Image from beautyhaven.com The entertainment world went into shock this week as Bridget Jones’ Diary actress Renee Zellweger hit the red carpet with what looked like a completely different face. Her signature squinty eyes looked to have been changed from almond to oval shape, as well as a brow lift and possibly a more chiseled jaw. “I’m glad folks think I look different! I’m living a different, happy, more … Continue reading»

Doctors say epidurals don’t cause birth delays

One of my biggest fears in getting an epidural with my firstborn was that if I received a spinal block, I would get so relaxed that my labor would slow down and I would have to have an emergency C-section. I waited and waited until I was absolutely sure I wanted one-at 6 centimeters dilated-and then caved. Four hours of fast labor later, I held my boy for … Continue reading»

Are Time Outs the wrong response to bad behavior?

I had just literally sent my boy into “time out” (the bottom stair) when I came across a video on foxnews.com that argues these time outs may do more harm than good. According to a study conducted in 2012, the brain scans of kids sent to time out were the same as for kids who were spanked. Elizabeth Hasslebeck interviewed two parenting experts mental health professional Stephanie W., and … Continue reading»

Do your homework! Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader get a good laugh with KWGN Denver reporter Chris Parente as he asks the SNL funnies questions about their Sundance film festival debut, “The Skeleton Twins.” Parente has obviously not seen the film, and tries to cover up several bad questions with equally bad jokes that leave Wiig and Hader laughing hysterically. “Doesn’t this film have muppets in it? Do … Continue reading»

Believe there is good in the world! In Texas last week, a few mean high school girls (unnamed) decided to trick another girl, Lillian Skinner into believing she had been nominated for the homecoming queen along with two of her best friends, Anahi Alvarez and Naomi Martinez who attend Grand Prairie High School. Little did they know, Alvarez and Martinez found out about the plot and decided to give … Continue reading»

Photo courtesy TLC   The “19 Kids and Counting” sibling Jill Duggar Dillard recently opened up about why she and husband Derick revealed that they were expecting much sooner than most celebs do. “I was thinking that maybe we should take a pregnancy test,” the new mom-to-be told  Us Weekly. She took two pregnancy tests several weeks after their wedding that were both negative, but decided to take just … Continue reading»

Bruce Rosenblum speaks as Sofia Vergara slowly spins on a turntable during the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. Photo cred Mario Anzuoni/Reuters, Newsweek.com   Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara is taking a lot of flack for her choice to stand on a rotating pedestal at the Emmy Awards Monday night. This was supposed to be a tongue-in-cheek bit about how no one listens to the Academy of Television Arts … Continue reading»

America’s Got Talent – Season 9 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT — Episode 916 — Pictured: One Voice children’s Choir — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC) Courtesy nbc.com   Utah’s got some serious talent, and that hasn’t been better showcased than on “America’s Got Talent” with the incredible “One Voice Children’s Choir” who just missed the cut into the semi-finals. One of the last two acts standing, three out of four … Continue reading»

Kenny Chesney’s “hip” new song

Kenny Chesney has always been one of my favorite country singers. Maybe it’s because my older sister and brother-in-law listened to him all the time, so I thought he was cool. Or that somehow, almost every song on his “When the Sun Goes Down” CD has a memory tied to it. And, being able to climb aboard his beach-themed multi-million dollar tour bus a few years back didn’t … Continue reading»

Foods to avoid at your summer BBQ

I love cooking outside, especially in the hot summer months. It seems like we’re firing up the grill at least once a week all throughout the summertime, but a recent article in USA Today has had me thinking twice about what foods to serve-and how to serve them-to avoid a picnic sicknic. 1-Use a food thermometer  I admit I don’t own one of these, but after reading about the … Continue reading»