By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.
Yesterday, Kris Jenner teased the audience at the inaugural taping of her new talk show with a faux-North West. The proud grandma knows we're eager to see pics of Kim and Kanye's new baby, and it looks like the wait will continue for awhile. An interesting (and kind of sad, to be honest) survey in yesterday's Daily Mail revealed that almost a fifth of new parents secretly believe their babies are ugly. Surely this isn't the reason North hasn't yet made her public debut.
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It mostly likely isn't, because the poll also found that even if parents are disappointed with their new baby's looks, "the vast majority suffer their disappointment in silence, choosing to put on the brave face society expects." We're still talking about newborn infants here, right? The ones that are the result of a sperm and egg uniting to form an entirely new human being, which is mind-blowing when you think about it. Are parents who
- Redbook | Parenting – Tue, Jul 16, 2013 7:36 PM EDT
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Getty Images / The BumpThere's a whole new generation of babies just hoping Kate Middleton delivers any minute now - and for good reason, too! According to Netvouchercodes.co.uk (a U.K. discounted shopping website), new U.K moms are actually willing to leave their newborns unnamed until Kate and Prince William deliver (and name) their own little he (or she).
While the world waits with bated breath, the U.K. company surveyed 400 new mothers and found that more than 10 percent have put off naming their children until Clarence House announces the much-anticipated name of the royal baby. Luckily, laws in the U.K allow mothers to leave their children nameless for up to six weeks postpartum - which is a hell of a long time to wait before donning your own royal kid with a moniker (isn't it?).
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Here's why mums in England are willing to wait before deciding on a name:
"My husband and I have decided to wait to see what the
- Disney Spoonful | Parenting – Tue, Jul 16, 2013 3:52 PM EDT
Everybody's a comedian!"Whose Line is it Anyway?" returns to TV tonight. You can put together your own troupe of kid-medians with this simple game. Many of the best comic minds of our era got their start doing improvisational comedy. Who knows? Maybe you've got a budding late-night host in your midst!Read More »from "Whose Line is it Anyway?" Returns to TV - Celebrate with Game Night!
Ideas - people, places, situations
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1. The Basics: Explain to the kids that they'll be playing characters. How would they behave? What would they say to each other? The first rule of improv is to always say "yes" to another character's suggestions. In other words, don't take the story off-track by refusing to play along.
2. Choose who will perform in this scene. Then have the audience suggest characters, a location, and a situation. For example: two squirrels stuck at the top of a redwood tree.
3. Yell "action!" If your actors are a bit shy, give them some lines to start off (i.e., "I can see my
- Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer | Parenting – Tue, Jul 16, 2013 3:43 PM EDT
Talia Joy Castellano, the young YouTube star who delighted and inspired millions with her ebullient spirit and love of life has died after a long, bravely fought battle with cancer.
It was impossible to encounter the 13-year-old without being moved by her. Her pixie-ish humor and bubbly personality were grounded by an uncanny wisdom. After she lost her hair from chemotherapy, rather than wear a wig, she started playing with makeup to boost her self-confidence and eventually broadcasted beauty tutorials online. Her videos often receive over 500,000 views, and one has been watched over 8 million times.Read More »from 13-Year-Old YouTube Star Talia Joy Castellano Loses Cancer Battle
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A little over a year ago, she posted a more personal video addressed to her fans sharing her fears about needing a bone marrow treatment. Poised and reassuring, she said, "Having cancer has been a gift--but a horrible, horrible, terrifying thing. But I've gotten so many benefits from it. ...The journey of having cancer was amazing. But every journey has an
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Parenting – Tue, Jul 16, 2013 3:20 PM EDTgender announcement on Reddit.Oh boy. A couple with four sons who discovered they were expecting a baby boy has posted a hilarious
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The photo, which racked up almost 4,000 comments as of Tuesday afternoon, depicts the mother, Brittany Frisbie, who is around five months pregnant, pretending to cry at the idea of having another boy, while surrounded by her four sons posing in superhero costumes and husband Isaac Frisbie, who is carrying a lightsaber and a toy sword.
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“Both my wife and I come from male-dominated families and we have four sons, so we were hoping for a girl this time,” Isaac Frisbie, 33, a scientist in the Salt Lake City area, told Yahoo! Shine. “On the morning we took the photo, we found out that we were having boy. We were holding hands waiting for the results and when we saw the sonogram, we just looked at each other and
- Ramadan is the most significant month of the year for over 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide. What makes Ramadan so special is that it is the month that the Holy Qur'an, or the Muslim Holy Book, was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by the Angel Gabriel. During this month, Muslims all over the world fast from dawn until dusk to achieve a higher level of God consciousness. Acts of charity, increased prayer and supplications, repentance, and forgiveness of others take place. Children and pregnant or nursing women are exempt from the mandatory fasting but are encouraged to participate in the previously stated acts.
Ramadan is based on a lunar calendar. Because of this, Ramadan typically falls 10 days earlier than the previous year. This year, Ramadan begins either July 9 or 10, depending on the sighting of the new crescent moon. - By Amnah Ibrahim
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- Disney Baby | Parenting – Tue, Jul 16, 2013 2:37 PM EDT
Call firstThere really is nothing like the arrival of a new baby. There is so much happiness and joy and celebration from family and friends. While new moms and dads do want to celebrate their new bundle with the world, some of it can be overwhelming and even stressful, especially during the first few hours and days of the baby's life. Having two girls myself, I can say that I learned some of this the hard way! The next time you are off to celebrate someone's new baby, make sure to consider these 12 dos and don'ts for making your visit easy on the parents:Read More »from Visiting a New Baby? Here's How NOT to Be Obnoxious
1. Call first
Before you visit the hospital or the home, make sure to call. An unexpected visitor can be really stressful for new parents!
2. Be quick
Don't over-stay your welcome. Visits should be quick - like 15-20 minutes. Unless you have been invited to stay longer, make it brief.
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3. About gifts
Yes, a new baby is a great reason to give a gift. But make sure to bring that gift to the home
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"Just don't name it Ethel."
Announcing a pregnancy is not, contrary to popular belief, the same thing as asking for a crowd-sourced baby name. Do you have strong feelings about certain trends in natal nomenclature? Do you have a boy and a girl name all picked out for your imaginary children? That's nice. But you're not allowed to hoard names, or ask people to avoid the ones you don't like. You are encouraged, however, to wait until a name is shared, even if it's been weeks since the kid was born, and then, on hearing the news, smile and say, "How perfect!"
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"Did you hear about the woman who ran a marathon right before she gave birth?"
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A massive brawl erupted at a Long Island Chuck E. Cheese's on Saturday evening—not between kids, but adults.
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The fight, which occurred at the eatery located in Commack, was captured on a camera phone and shows a group of adults pushing and shoving one another.
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One woman held a baby while pushing another woman with her free arm. A young girl was seen trying to pull back one adult. A manager also tried to separate the angry women.
A spokesperson for Chuck E. Cheese's said they are working with police so they could not provide specific details about the incident and could not confirm the cause of the argument. She emailed Yahoo! Shine the following statement:
"The store manager and employees acted quickly, followed proper safety procedures and contained the incident until local on-duty officers arrived. We want to assure Read More »from Chuck E. Cheese's Brawl Ruins Children's Birthday
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Parenting – Tue, Jul 16, 2013 12:01 PM EDTRead More »from Jenny McCarthy Joins 'The View' and Instantly Sparks Internet Outrage
officially named the new co-host of "The View." By that afternoon, she could unofficially be called the series's most controversial addition yet. McCarthy has an unusual resumé for a mainstream talk show host: Playboy Playmate, MTV game show host, parody film star, parenting author, and one of the biggest public opponents of childhood vaccines. It's that last line on her CV that's sparking the outrage bubbling up on social media after the announcement.On Monday morning, Jenny McCarthy was
"Sickened that @theviewtv is going to give anti-vaccination zealot Jenny McCarthy a bigger platform,"
tweeted feminist author Jessica Valenti.
"ABC and the View should be ashamed of themselves. Jenny McCarthy deserves to be on some History conspiracy show, not network television," tweeted the Guardian's Harry Enten.
"The View? I for one am immune to her charms," culture critic Mo Rocca quipped, pun intended.
Comedian and TV writer Julie Klausner, meanwhile,
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