It’s a boy for Thandie Newton!
The Rogue star, 41, and her husband, writer, director and producer Ol Parker, welcomed their third child on Monday, March 3.
“Our baby boy is finally here! Booker Jombe Parker. Born joyously at home yesterday,” Newton announced via Twitter on Tuesday.
“My [third] home birth with brilliant independent midwife Caroline Flint — and Carole Goddard at Phoenix Midwives. Keep independent midwifery alive!”
The couple, who wed in 1998, are already parents to daughters Nico, 9, and Ripley, 13.
No doubt, Gwen Stefani is a mom of three!
The No Doubt lead singer and her husband, Gavin Rossdale, welcomed their third child on Friday, February 28th.
“Welcome Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale 2/28/14,” Rossdale wrote on Twitter Saturday. “Bowie and Flynn = [our] mothers’ maiden names.”
Gwen, 44, and Gavin, 47, have been married for 11 years. They are parents to Kingston, 7, and Zuma, 5.
Follow these tips to keep your food bill and "food-print" down at the same time:
Shop Wisely. Plan meals, use shopping lists, buy from bulk bins, and avoid impulse buys. Don't succumb to marketing tricks that lead you to buy more food than you need, particularly for perishable items. Though these may be less expensive per ounce, they can be more expensive overall if much of that food is discarded.
Buy Funny Fruit. Many fruits and vegetables are thrown out because their size, shape, or color are not "right". Buying these perfectly good funny fruit, at the farmer's market or elsewhere, utilizes food that might otherwise go to waste.
Learn When Food Goes Bad. "Sell-by" and "use-by" dates are not federally regulated and do not indicate safety, except on certain baby foods. Rather, they are manufacturer suggestions for peak quality. Most foods can be safely consumed well after their use-by dates.
Mine Your Fridge. Websites such as www.lovefoodhatewaste.com can help you get creative with recipes to use up anything that might go bad soon.
Use Your Freezer. Frozen foods remain safe indefinitely. Freeze fresh produce and leftovers if you won’t have the chance to eat them before they go bad.
Request Smaller Portions. Restaurants will often provide half-portions upon request at reduced prices.
Eat Leftovers. Ask your restaurant to pack up your extras so you can eat them later. Freeze them if you don't want to eat immediately. Only about half of Americans take leftovers home from restaurants.
Compost. Composting food scraps can reduce their climate impact while also recycling their nutrients. Food makes up almost 13 percent of the U.S. waste stream, but a much higher percent of landfill-caused methane.
Donate. Non-perishable and unspoiled perishable food can be donated to local food banks, soup kitchens, pantries, and shelters. Local and national programs frequently offer free pick-up and provide reusable containers to donors.
Whether you rocked a size 2 or 12 pre-pregnancy, the weight you gain during your pregnancy can determine whether you have a C-section or regular delivery. A Norwegian study of over 50,000 new moms showed that being overweight before getting pregnant also put women at risk for a Cesarean as well. So follow your doctor’s advice and try to gain no more than 25-25 pounds during your pregnancy.
Valentine’s Day gift-givers, take note: Americans overwhelmingly prefer chocolate instead of flowers (69% vs. 31%) on Valentine’s Day, according to a nationwide survey by the National Confectioners Association (NCA). Women are a little divided on the matter, however, with 59 percent preferring chocolate compared to 83 percent of men.
The survey of more than 1,300 adult consumers also suggests that Cupid struck Americans with a love for caramel – it’s the most popular flavor in a box of Valentine’s Day chocolates with 34 percent of the responses. Chocolate-covered nuts also scored high (24 percent), with cream-filled (13 percent) and chocolate-filled (13 percent) rounding out the pack of top choices.
Total U.S confectionary sales for Valentine’s Day 2014 are projected to be $1.057 billion, a 1.9 percent increase over 2013. Chocolate makes up around 75 percent of candy sales at Valentine’s Day.
“Americans have a longstanding tradition of sharing candy with family, friends and colleagues during the holidays,” said NCA Vice President of Communications Susan Whiteside. “Valentine’s Day is no exception, with 83 percent of respondents citing the February holiday as a top candy-sharing occasion. There’s no question that sweet treats have a special place in everyone’s heart this holiday season.”
On Monday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT) Nickelodeon expands its growing slate of original, creator-driven content with Breadwinners, a brand-new animated series that follows two booty-shaking ducks as they operate a bread delivery service out of their awesome, jet-fueled rocket van. The 20-episode series, produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studios, charts the adventures of best friends, SwaySway and Buhdeuce, as they fly around in a rocket van, delivering bread to hungry beaks everywhere. A brand-new episode of Breadwinners will premiere on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon in its regular timeslot.
When you think of a hug from someone you love, what scent comes to mind? Cookies? Flowers? In honor of National Hugging Day, Glade decided to ask people what smell reminds them most of a hug.
Overwhelmingly, survey respondents say VANILLA most reminds them of a hug.
Here are some other stats from the survey:
- Men prefer vanilla, lavender and cake, while women prefer cotton.
- Vanilla is most popular for ages 18-24, lavender for 45-54, cotton for 35-44, cake for 35-44 and jasmine for 55-64.
- The Northeast prefers vanilla, while the Midwest prefers lavender and the South prefers cotton.
- Vanilla was strongly preferred by respondents making more than $100k, while jasmine was only preferred by those making less than $25k.
Readers, what scents do you associate with a hug? Let us know in the comments section below!
Laura Linney now has the new role of a lifetime--mom.
The acclaimed actress, 49, and her husband, Marc Schauer, welcomed their first child on Wednesday, January 8th.
Son Bennett Armistead Schauer is the first child for the couple, who married in May 2009.
Nothing strikes fear into the hearts of parents everywhere than those dreaded two words: potty training. That's why Quilted Northern recently conducted a study to see, among other things, how many TP a typical person uses in the loo (3-5 squares!), and how parents are handling potty training. Among their findings:
- Non-tangible rewards (i.e. kiss, hug, praise) are the most popular types of potty training rewards.
- A majority of Americans would consider using a healthy snack (57%), but few would comparatively use a sugary snack (27%) as a potty training reward.
- Men are less likely to reward with affection such as a kiss or hug, but are more likely than women to reward with verbal praise.
- Moms are significantly more likely to use the bathroom as an excuse to get a break from a child.
Sure you want your baby to develop your love for Beyonce—in the womb. But it turns out that your baby would just rather hear your singing voice instead. In a study of 272 newborns in a neonatal intensive care unit, preemie babies responded better to the sound of their parents crooning than that of, say, Usher. When parents would sing a lullaby, the babies ate and slept better—and so did their parents, whose stress levels were reduced. So even if you think your voice is cringeworthy, sing a song to your baby--and to better health for both of you.