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This 10-month-old baby 'hates' Brian Williams

Posted by Kristi Palma March 4, 2014 08:27 AM

Is it his clean shave? His crooked smile?

Whatever it is, there's something about NBC Nightly News anchorman Brian Williams that terrifies a 10-month-old baby named Jude McGuire.

Jude's dad Jordan McGuire posted this video to YouTube, which has gone viral. He named it "My 10mo son hates brian williams."

"This is a video of my son...we hate to do it, but anytime brian williams comes on the tv he starts screaming until we turn it off," writes McGuire.

To prove that point, McGuire tapes Jude watching President Barack Obama and NBC reporter Chuck Todd on the news. The baby watches quietly. Then Williams is back on the screen and Jude is immediately upset.

Does your child have a fear you can't explain?

Stylish baby bumps at the Oscars and late-night fast food for one pregnant star

Posted by Kristi Palma March 3, 2014 12:42 PM

Check out the stylish baby bumps on pregnant actresses Elsa Pataky, Kerry Washington, and Olivia Wilde last night at the Oscars.

Pataky, wearing an Elie Saab gown, is expecting twins this spring with hubby Chris Hemsworth.

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Pregnant moms Elsa Pataky with Chris Hemsworth, Kerry Washington, and Olivia Wilde with Jason Sudeikis on the red carpet at the Oscars.

Olivia Wilde and fiance Jason Sudeikis are expecting their first baby. She wore a Maison Valentino gown. And Kerry Washington, dressed in Jason Wu (the first ever gown he designed for the red carpet, according to hollywoodlife.com), is expecting her first baby with NFL husband Nnamdi Asomugha.

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Five kid-friendly Dr. Seuss-inspired recipes

Posted by Kristi Palma February 27, 2014 08:53 AM

Oh, the foods you'll eat!

In honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday March 2, we've rounded up some fun Seuss-inspired recipes from the web. So grab your copies of "Green Eggs and Ham" and "The Cat in the Hat" for inspiration and hit the kitchen with your kiddos to whip up some fantastical treats. And then follow it with a viewing of "The Lorax" as you munch.

Lorax Cupcakes

How fun are these? Your kids can eat Lorax trees! We especially love the cotton candy leaves on top. Get the recipe at myfrugaladventures.com.

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People magazine, 'Today' to shun paparazzi pics of celeb kids

Posted by Kristi Palma February 26, 2014 12:37 PM

People magazine and the "Today" show are adopting a policy against using unauthorized photos of celebrity kids, thanks to celebrity parents like Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard.

The famous couple launched a campaign last month against the paparazzi (or pedorazzi, as they call them). They are tired of photographers hounding their family to take photos of their daughter Lincoln, who turns 1 in March, without their consent. The "Veronica Mars" actress has been using social media to get the word out, posting tweets like this and using the hashtag #NoKidsPolicy:

And she has vowed to boycott media, as evidenced by this tweet:

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Kids' Choice Awards nominations revealed, tell us your child's favorites

Posted by Kristi Palma February 25, 2014 09:30 AM

Nickelodeon's "Sam & Cat," Bruno Mars, and Disney's "Frozen" are among the top nominees at Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards.

The fan-voted awards show, hosted this year by our own Mark Wahlberg, will take place March 29.

Below are the nominees. Tells us your child's favorite in each category!

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Bar Refaeli shares her baby pic featuring a cigarette

Posted by Kristi Palma February 24, 2014 10:33 AM

Israeli fashion model Bar Refaeli posted on Instagram this baby photo of herself as a tot with an unlit cigarette dangling from her mouth.

The 28-year-old Sports Illustrated model captioned the photo, "I swear they raised me well," referring to her parents.

What do you think of the photo?

Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox name their baby

Posted by Kristi Palma February 21, 2014 03:02 PM

Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox named their new baby, born Feb. 12, Bodhi Ransom. Do you think they took inspiration from American ski racer Bode Miller, who competed in Sochi this month? Though the names are spelled differently, they are pronounced the same (boh-dee).

Nope. It looks like the Greens instead liked the meaning behind the name, according to reports.

Bodhi is a Buddhism-inspired name. It means awakened or enlightenment. And Ransom means warrior's shield (Oh, and for what it's worth, Bode Miller's full name is actually Samuel Bode Miller).

Learn more about baby Bodhi in the Splash News video below.

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'Snow day: The Musical' is one family's take on the dreaded snow day

Posted by Kristi Palma February 14, 2014 08:50 AM

From the family that brought us "Christmas Jammies," we now have "Snow Day: The Musical," a musical depiction of parents' agony when school is canceled and kids want to sled and play all day.

Yup, it's the Holderness family in Raleigh, N.C. again. They should start a businesses doing this. Oh wait, they already have. These videos are a way to get the word out about the family's marketing company. With more than 100,000 views on YouTube and plenty of social media buzz, it looks like it's working.

Can you relate to the snow day complaints of these parents?

'A letter from working mother to stay-at-home mother, and vice versa' goes viral

Posted by Kristi Palma February 13, 2014 09:27 AM

You've probably seen a blog post called "A Letter From a Working Mother to a Stay-At-Home Mother, and Vice Versa" by Dr. Carolyn Ee on the blog "the healthy doctor" in your Facebook feed this week. The post has gone viral.

In the post, Ee, an Australian doctor and working mother of a four-year-old daughter and baby son, writes two letters -- one for stay-at-home moms from the working mom's point of view, and the other for working moms from a stay-at-home mom's point of view. It is obviously a topic that hits close to home, since in the introduction area of her blog, she writes, "I constantly grapple with balancing 'work', 'life' and being a mother."

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Here are some excerpts from her post.

"Working Mum" writes the following, in part, to "Stay-At-Home Mum":

I know you do unpaid work, often thankless work, which starts the moment you wake up, and doesn’t even end when you go to sleep. I know you work weekends and nights, with no discernible end to your day or working week. I know the rewards are joyous but few.
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Baby names banned in Sonora, Mexico: Facebook, Circumcision, and more

Posted by Kristi Palma February 12, 2014 09:05 AM

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Parents in Sonora, Mexico, can no longer choose the name Facebook or Circumcision for their babies.

Yes, that was happening.

The state has legislated a ban on a total of 61 names. Also on the list: Lady Di, Rambo, and Martian.

"The law is very clear because it prohibits giving children names that are derogatory or that don’t have any meaning and that can lead to bullying,” said Sonora state Civil Registry Director Cristina Ramirez to the Associated Press.

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Kristi Palma, Boston.com Moms producer, is the mom of a first grader and a preschooler. She is a writer who enjoys cooking her grandmother's Italian recipes (when her son isn't launching paper airplanes into them). Follow her on Twitter @kristipalma.
Jennifer Clark Estes is a teacher, writer, blogger, and the mother of four young children. In her free time, she blogs at A Mom's World, plays with the kids (or chauffeurs them around), and is desperately seeking a quiet spot so she can read a book. Follow her on Twitter @JenniferCEstes.
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