Laura Prepon Asks For Fans’ Help With One of Her Biggest New Mom Struggles

A new baby can bring a lot of challenges and so far one of the biggest Laura Prepon has faced is trying to work out her daughter’s travel crib. The new mother, who gave birth to a daughter in August, shared a funny Instagram photo of herself Monday as she struggled with the contraption. “Having a little trouble with the new crib… Any tips on traveling with a newborn so I can avoid stuff like this?! #MomTipMonday,” the Orange Is the New Black actress wrote in the caption. Prepon shares her daughter with fiancé and fellow actor Ben Foster. Details about their baby girl, including her name and birth date,… Read More

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Shannon Beador Reveals Husband David Asked for Their Separation: ‘It Was a Knife in the Heart’

The Real Housewives of Orange County reunion part 1 came to an emotional conclusion on Monday when Shannon Beador, who has been separated from her husband David Beador since September, revealed for the first time that he was the one who made the decision to end their marriage of 17 years. “We went on a trip to Hawaii which I kind of hoped would bring us back together, but he left the trip early. And when I came home, he said, ‘We’re done,’ ” Shannon told reunion host Andy Cohen, recounting the painful moment she knew their relationship was over. Though the choice took Shannon by surprise, she admitted she… Read More

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How can I use media to teach my kid gratitude?

(Credit: Getty/Rawpixel Ltd) Our culture is saturated with come-ons to buy, buy, buy: smartphones, in-app purchases, pricey laptops, and advertising that targets kids at every turn. No wonder many parents fret over how to teach kids gratitude. But gratitude actually has nothing to do with the amount of stuff you have or don’t have. You can use media to teach kids gratitude by expressing appreciation for what you have, letting kids earn the devices and features that they want, using online tools to help others, and resisting consumerist culture. Try these ideas: Movies, TV, and Books: Check books out of the library, join a book-exchange group, and visit or build… Read More

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Animals feel a “landscape of fear” – just like humans

FILE – In this Nov. 17, 2015, file photo, deer forage after a night of fresh snowfall, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file) (Credit: AP) Anyone who has ever watched a horror movie late at night while home alone understands how fear can affect behavior. You may be on high alert, checking door locks, tip-toeing down hallways, and taking the long route through your house to avoid passing windows. This (probably) isn’t how you behave in the light of day. Animals respond the same way to the threat of predation. When predators like hawks, leopards, and lions are around, prey animals, like small birds, squirrels, and gazelles, begin to… Read More

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