Friday, January 12, 2007

What Does Love Mean?

A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, "What does love mean?" The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think: "When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love." Rebecca- age 8 "When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth." Billy - age 4 "Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other." Karl - age 5 "Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs." Chrissy - age 6 "Love is what makes you smile when you're tired." Terri - age 4 "Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK." Danny - age 7 "Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss" Emily - age 8 "Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen." Bobby - age 7 (Wow!) "If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate," Nikka - age 6 (We need a few million more Nikka's on this planet) "Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday." Noelle - age 7 "Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well." Tommy - age 6 "During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that. I wasn't scared anymore." Cindy - age 8 "My mommy loves me more than anybody . You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night." Clare - age 6 "Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken." Elaine-age 5 "Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Brad Pitt." Chris - age 7 "Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day." Mary Ann - age 4 "I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones." Lauren - age 4 "When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you." (what an image) Karen - age 7 "You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget." Jessica - age 8 And the final one -- Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge. The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child. The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there. When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, "Nothing, I just helped him cry" Source

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Marcia Cross Ordered For Bedrest

People magazine reports that Marcia Cross, star of Desperate Housewives, has been ordered for bedrest for the remainder of her pregnancy. Cross, 44, is expecting twins in April. Considering her tough work regiment, her age, and the fact that she is carrying twins, I'm sure bedrest is the best thing for her now. “This is a precautionary measure only,” a spokesperson for the actress reports. It is rumored that since Cross can't go to the set, the set is coming to her! They are moving production to her Los Angeles home for 2 days of finishing filming. I know this is a difficult time in her pregnancy and I wish her the best!

Funny Pregnancy Test Commercial!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Anna Nicole Got a New Tattoo

What does everyone think about this? It just goes along with one of my questions of the week, tattooed Moms- Sexy or Skanky. Do you think her tattoo looks good or just trashy? In my opinion, and mainly because this is Anna Nicole, I think it just looks trashy. I think if another Mother had a tattoo of herself and her daughter on their shoulder it wouldn't look quite as bad. I thought maybe a tattoo of her departed son, Daniel and daughter, Dannielynn, together would be very touching. Maybe it is her son and daughter, but it really looks likes Anna to me. What do you guys think about the tat?

Brooke Burke and David Charvet Welcome Baby Girl

Rock Star: Supernova host Brooke Burke and her fiancé, former Baywatch star, David Charvet, welcomed their first child on Monday at St. John's hospital in Santa Monica, California, Us Weekly has learned.

Daughter Heaven Rain Charvet is 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and 18 3/4 inches long.

"Mother and baby are doing very well and are now resting comfortably at home," Burke's rep tells Us. "Everything went well with the delivery, and Rain looks just like her mother."

According to a source, Burke, 35, and Charvet, 34, chose the name because "rain grows everything."

"She's an amazing baby," says the source. "She almost never cries. She's very quiet."

The couple, who have been friends for several years, began dating in 2005 and became engaged in August of 2006. The new parents plan to marry this spring.

Charvet tells Us, "I am the happiest man alive!"

Burke, who also hosted E!'s popular travel show Wild On, was previously married to Extreme Makeover plastic surgeon Garth Fisher, with whom she has two daughters, Neriah, 6, and Sierra Sky, 4.

Doesn't she look great in the pregnant pic? I wish I looked that great. It must be all that working out and dieting she does to stay in such a great form even throughout her pregnancy.


Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Health Tip: If You Have Leg Cramps During Pregnancy

Leg cramps are a common side effect of pregnancy. To help prevent these painful nuisances, follow these suggestions from the Nemours Foundation:
  • Before you head to bed, do some exercises to stretch your calves. But while exercising, never point your toes.
  • If you do get a cramp, try to stretch out your leg and flex your foot to ease the cramp.
  • Gently massage the calf to help the cramp subside.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Bowel disease linked to pregnancy problems

Women with inflammatory bowel disease are at increased risk for a number of adverse pregnancy outcomes, including premature birth and birth defects, according to the results of a review of previous studies.

Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. To better understand the effect of IBD on pregnancy outcomes, Dr. Paris P. Tekkis, from St. Mary's Hospital in London, and colleagues analyzed data from 12 studies on the topic.

All told, the studies involved 3907 women with IBD who were compared with 320,531 unaffected "controls."

Compared with controls, IBD patients were approximately twice as likely to have a low birthweight baby, a premature birth, to undergo a cesarean delivery, and to have a baby with congenital abnormalities, the team reports in the medical journal Gut.

They say how best to manage pregnancies in women with IBD needs to be settled with a definitive study. From this, they hope, will come "a new set of guidelines, to help both patients and their clinicians determine best practice."