Outrageously expensive gifts from celebs

If you’ve been sick to the stomach about breaking the bank this holiday season, don’t worry: here are some ridiculously priced presents that celebrities have given their loved ones to make you feel better about that pocket change you spent at Nordstrom, as seen on people.com: 1-One wall of flowers Kanye West showed his love (or extremism) by sending Kim Kardashian a giant garden wall of roses, hydrangeas … Continue reading»

Barbara Walters is doing something she swore she’d never do again: hosting another “Most Fascinating People” special. Set to air this Sunday, December 14, Walters said she only regrets not choosing Pope Francis. “He would have been great!” she told host Jimmy Fallon who originally made the suggestion. 1. Scarlett Johansson: ”What was surprising to me was that she forgot to tell me that she was married!” Walters told … Continue reading»

I love going on lds.org to read inspirational stories and watch uplifting videos. Sundays are perfect days for that, and today, this message from Elder L. Tom Perry hit home. My favorite quote from his talk is this: “It is my firm conviction that there has never been a period in my many years of life when our Father in Heaven’s children have needed the guiding hand of … Continue reading»

Happy Thanksgiving!

(TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images) This morning I woke up bright and early to the sounds of my three boys giggling and laughing with each other. We are staying with my parents this weekend, in a one-room casita with two beds. We are happily squished and smashed in there, but even though it’s a little cramped, I found myself waking up this morning with overwhelming feelings of love for … Continue reading»

I love Jimmy Fallon. My husband and I watch the Tonight Show almost every night before we turn in and last night Jimmy did a fantastic cover of U2′s hit “Desire” with The Roots. “Bono hurt his arm in a cycling accident yesterday. He’s doing fine, he’s in the hospital recovering and we wish him all the best, uh…but the show must go on. This just happened yesterday, … Continue reading»

Kelly Ripa on the Wendy Williams Show Tuesday, Nov. 4   Kelly Ripa doesn’t care if her kids like her. On a recent visit to the Wendy Williams Show, Ripa explained why. “She recently lost her computer and phone privileges, so it’s like taking away oxygen,” Ripa said. Lola, Ripa’s daughter, broke the house rules of no tweeting or texting during study time. “I don’t think she likes … Continue reading»

  . photo: Reuters/Lucas Jackson, Yahoo! Music The first time I heard Taylor Swift’s single, “Shake it Off,” I didn’t recognize who it was. It was so different, so pop-y that I was kind of shocked to hear the DJ-on a Top 40 station-announce who it was. I guess I haven’t been up-to-speed on my Swift news lately. Apparently Swift made an announcement to fans in August that … Continue reading»

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»