In 24 hours, the picture has received about 100,000 likes on both Instagram and Facebook and generated a heated debate. "Kudos to Gisele for starting the conversation," Ricki Lake, actress and producer of the upcoming documentary film, "Breast Milk", tells Yahoo Shine. "So many women look up to her—she makes [breastfeeding] look effortless. I thought the photo was breathtakingly beautiful." Breastfeeding can use all of the publicity it can get. Despite a huge amount ofRead More »from Gisele Bundchen Rebrands Breastfeeding
- World Health Organization. On Tuesday, the supermodel posted a snapshot of herself swathed in a white bathrobe nursing her 1-year-old daughter, Vivian, while being fussed over by a manicurist, makeup artist, and hairstylist. It was accompanied by the note, "What would I do without this beauty squad after the 15 hours flying and only 3 hours of sleep #multitasking #gettingready."With a single viral photo, Gisele Bundchen may have just forwarded the cause of breastfeeding more than years of effort from groups such as the
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- A recent survey suggests parents prefer classic, meaningful names for babies. I think it's possible to blend unique names with family-inspired ones.Baby names are fascinating to me: first and middle name combinations, sibling sets, nicknames and other trends. Growing up I kept a list of names I liked for future children. (You did that too, right?) It's interesting to see how my preferences have changed over the years. At one time I liked names such as MacKenzie, Ianna and Delilah for girls and Trenton and Cayleb for boys.
I've always preferred more unique baby names. Names that aren't overly popular or common yet not completely "out there." I'm not a fan of drastically changing spellings, but I appreciate new twists on the classics.
Maybe I prefer less common names because my own name, Darcy, is not very common. Throughout my life I've met only a handful of other Darcys. My husband, on the other hand, has a very common name. When it comes to name preferences, apparently I'm in the minority according to a new survey conducted by BabyCenter.
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- Babble.com | Parenting – Wed, Dec 11, 2013 11:51 AM EST6-Year-Old Boy Suspended for Sexual Harassment After a Smooch on the Hand
Six-year-old boys can be a lot of things. Rambunctious, for one. Also: silly, curious, funny, kind, smart, temperamental and generous. But sexually aggressive? Geez, hopefully not.
Hunter Yelon, a 6-year-old boy at the Lincoln School of Science and Technology in Cañon City, Colo., seems like a boy with a lot of passion, some of which is directed at a classmate of his. He has a crush on her, so one day he kissed her hand, and another day he kissed her cheek. Perhaps that's too forward for a boy his age, even if the girl does purportedly return his feelings of affection. So perhaps a serious talk is in order, letting Hunter know that physical affection at this age is not always appropriate.
Instead, however, he was suspended for violating his school's sexual harassment policy.
Local Colorado news station, KRDO, reports Kiss-gate happened during school hours.
"It was during class yeah," Hunter told the TV station. "We were doing reading group and I leaned over and kissed herRead More »from 6-Year-Old Boy Suspended for Sexual Harassment After a Smooch on the Hand
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I grew up in an age (and a socio-economic class) where all children were taught the roadmap to a Successful and Happy Life: First get good grades, then go to a good college, and then get a good job. If you wanted to be anything, college wasn't only a suggestion; college was an imperative. There was no other option.
And so, like the good little girl I was, I followed that map. I took my passion (writing), applied it to a profession (journalism), and scored internships at some of the top magazines - including the prestigious Condé Nast internship (RIP). I went into deep debt for that degree - debt that will continue to weigh us down for a long time - but it would be worth it because JOBS and MONEY and SUCCESS!
Well sure - unless you graduated college in the spring of 2008. Not only did the economy crash months later (the timing!), but the magazine industry was spiraling like a plane out of fuel. Hiring freezes and magazine foldings - all with a fist raised to the darn InternetRead More »from Will You Insist that Your Kids Go to College? I Might Not
- Babble.com | Parenting – Wed, Dec 11, 2013 11:45 AM ESTThe Beginning of Santa's End
Seven years ago, we started a family tradition. The Tuesday following Thanksgiving, we headed over to the biggest mall in our area and had our daughter's picture taken with the best Santa I've ever seen. As you can see, the picture was amazing.
So we returned the following year, and the year after that. Those years involved crying and terror, but by the time my daughter was three and a half, she was back to smiling while sitting on Santa's lap. Eventually she insisted that my husband and I also be in the photo, which we've done for the last two years.
I began discussing the annual Santa photo with Tori last week; I was broaching the delicate topic of trying to buy her a dressy outfit, because she's utterly unwilling to wear dresses or dress up in any way these days. To my surprise, she stated, unequivocally, that she will NOT be taking a photo with Santa this year.
"It's not REALLY Santa," she declared. "He'd need a privateRead More »from My Daughter is Figuring Out the Truth About Santa — and It's Breaking My Heart
- Jenny Isenman from TheSuburbanJungle | Parenting – Tue, Dec 10, 2013 5:27 PM EST
I'm aware that living in South Florida, has its perks. Our kids can play outdoors all year round. Our spring/summer wardrobe can be extensive and therefore chicer than most people's spring/summer wardrobes, and one could do an outdoor hot yoga class 2/3rds of the year ….
Plus, I love being able to mention the weather to my Northern friends for the sole purpose of making them jealous. However, there's one time of year when I'm truly bitter that I live in a season-less paradise of outdoor fun, and that's wintertime. I haven't seen snow on Christmas for well, about a decade.
Growing up in the North, there was nothing like the joy of waking up to a layer of snow. I recall running to the frosted windows in the back of my house to see one of my favorite sites, a fresh white blanket perfectly tucking in the houses and the fences and the play-sets in my neighborhood. It would always shimmer in the morning like it was enhanced or photoshopped. Next, I would run to the windows thatRead More »from I Miss the Smell of Snow - a Floridian Gets Nostalgic - Wanna Trade?
- Redbook | Parenting – Tue, Dec 10, 2013 4:50 PM EST
By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.
In this photo shared on her Instagram account, Gisele Bundchen breastfeeds daughter Vivian Lake while a team of stylists does her hair, makeup, and nails for a photoshoot. "What would I do without this beauty squad after 15 hours flying and only 3 hours of sleep #multitasking #gettingready," Gisele captioned the snap.
The model is a major advocate of breastfeeding, even going far as to tell Harper's Bazaar UK that "There should be a worldwide law that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months." And while this photo definitely makes it look extremely effortless to fit into your day, not all new moms are lucky enough to have a team that can work around them while their babies nurse. It is a beautiful moment, though, and will hopefully evoke fond memories in all mothers of the bonds they formed with their children while breastfeeding.
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