THIS WEEK IN MOM…Lil kids, BIG MESSES! Oh dear, you only turned your back for a second…

  • This Week in M.O.M…Was it just me, or were the Golden Globes overflowing with moments of motherhood?

    From a grinning Jodie Foster showing off her two sons,

    Jodie Foster and sons

    to a radiant Jessica Alba, who only delivered 4 months ago, moms were representing big time at the 2012 Golden Globes.

    Jessica Alba

    One highlight was Michelle Williams' touching acceptance speech for her role in My Week With Marilyn, where she said that she "considers herself a mother first, and an actor second" and thanked her daughter Matilda for sending her off to work every day with a hug and a kiss. She also shared that for weeks, she read all the princesses' voices in Matilda's bedtime stories in a Marilyn Monroe voice. Now, that's a mom who knows how to multi-task, and knows the importance of job #1. Love her!

    Michelle Williams

    And not to leave the dads out, Peter Dinklage's acceptance speech for his role on Game of Thrones was one that every parent could relate to. He revealed that it was he and his wife's first night away from t

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  • Resolve to smile more in 2012.

    Resolve to smile more in 2012.

    New Year's resolutions abound. Even if you don't make resolutions at the start of a new year, it's virtually impossible to not think about what you want to improve over the next 366 days. (Remember, it's a leap year!) If you're a parent, you might even be asking yourself what you'll do differently in the months ahead.

    Do you resolve to be a better parent? I know I do. A few years ago I wrote about the "4 Ls" to being a better parent: Lighten up, Let it go, Listen, and Laugh. These tips still apply to my life as a person and a parent. But my kids are older now and as we've all grown a few years, I've learned a few more lessons along the way.

    Here are five resolutions I've come up with to foster a happier family life summed up in one nice word: SMILE.

    Let's break it down, shall we?

    Smiles are beautiful. They feel good. And like laughter, smiles are contagious. Smiles may even make you healthier. (Watch this TED video on the Science of Smiling.) I'm not saying you should re

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  • THIS WEEK IN M.O.M…We are celebrating with videos of kid firsts! From a baby's first step, to a toddler's first haircut, or a child's first lost tooth…these are the moments we will never forget. Some parents are lucky enough to capture these memories on tape, and we are sharing these home videos with you today.

    Do you remember your child's first step? Leave us a comment below and share your story with us!

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  • Get a load of these guys.

    Get a load of these guys.

    For the first time in history, childless women under 30 are earning more than men in the same age bracket. At the same time, there are more twins being born in the U.S. than ever before. What do those two facts have to do with each other? Everything.

    A new report from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention confirms that the rate of twin births has doubled in the past three decades. As of 2009, one in ever 30 births is a twin.

    Increased use of fertility drugs and treatments are getting credit for the multiples movement. Another factor is that more women are waiting until they're over 30 to start a family. In 2008, 14 percent of all births in the U.S. were to women 35 and older. That number continues to rise.

    Thanks to evolution's mad genius, women in their third decade are biologically more likely to knock out two kids at the same time, even without fertility treatments. In a strange way it's as if both our bodies and our collective scientific progress are making up for lost

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  • Baby Jackson is 2 months old and his parents have just discovered that he gets startled by the sound of his dad's snoring. Jackson is all smiles until he hears a snore, and then his eyes go wide in shock at that funny sound. It's caught on tape and is enough to make anyone smile! This video has gone viral with over 130,000 views on Baby Jackson's youtube page!

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