HEALTHY BREAKFAST POLENTA WITH HONEY AND YOGURT


If your kids are sick of oatmeal try substituting warm polenta for cold mornings. Quick-cook polenta–not just for dinner–gets a healthy boost from Greek yogurt, honey and fruit. Courtesy of Katie at the Kitchen Door.
Ingredients
2 cups water
2 cups skim milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup instant or quick-cooking polenta
1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup honey
1 cup fresh raspberries (or other berries of your choice)

13 PERFECT LEONA LEWIS STYLE MOMENTS

Believe it or not, we can always count on Leona Lewis to give us life with her red carpet looks. The 29-year-old has amazing style and loves bright colors and sequins. We aren’t mad. The star also has great skin and credits her diet for this. Lewis is an aminal rights activist as well as a vegan and she takes it very seriously:
‘My makeup and hair people know I don’t use any brushes that use real animal hair, and we stay away from products from parts of the world where they’re animal-tested and not humane at all. And I’ve found there are websites with good information on what products are cruelty-free.’

THE GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY OF HAVING TWO KIDS UNDER TWO

 


With Jessica Simpson allegedly in the two kids under two boat and a couple of my friends recently receiving positive pregnancy test results while they still have infants in the home, I figured what better time to share what I know as a veteran (ha!) mom of kids less than two years apart. Here’s the good, bad and the ugly of being a parent to two kids still in diapers. Buckle up.

The Good:
While it may come as a shock to you to be pregnant again, the familiarity of it all is comforting. It may feel like you just had a baby and you’re slowly finding your way to “normal” but then you get thrust back to the starting line again. And that’s scary. However, imagine taking the same college class two semesters in a row. You’d be ahead of the game with knowing what to expect and you’d be more comfortable than the people who had never taken that class before.

 

ARE SELFISH PARENTS GIVING THE REST OF US A BAD NAME?

Restaurants banning kids. Airlines instituting child free zones. It seems that the world is becoming an increasingly child unfriendly place. Each time I see one of these headlines I ask myself how we got here. When did society turn against its littlest citizens and why?
A few months ago I was hanging out at a library with my kids and their grandparents. My in-laws hung out with my children at the kids’ area while I set up shop with my laptop at a nearby table. As I attempted to catch up on some writing I noticed a little girl standing on a desk, jumping off, and running through the library screaming while being chased by a man and a woman who appeared to be her parents.

DEAR NICKI MINAJ: AN OPEN LETTER FROM A FATHER


Dear Nicki Minaj,

I own AllHipHop.com.

AllHipHop has been historically uber supportive of the rapper Nicki Minaj. That’s YOU, homie! When I say historically, we can take it all the way back to when you had to stand in line to get into parties or those grimy underground videos you once pumped out on the streets. You know, that period of time before Lil Wayne and Young Money. Along the way, something changed.

 

My goal

I Can’t Stick To An Exercise Routine–Can I Blame My Kids?

Before I had kids, I wasn’t in the greatest of shape but I did work out regularly. At least three times a week I would do something, whether it was going to the gym or popping in a workout DVD. I was always within five pounds of my goal weight and I was happy with the way I looked.

But since having kids six years ago, I can’t say any of that has continued. For me, it has been one spurt of exercise after the other. You know the drill—workout hard for two weeks, get frustrated, quit. Starting working out three months later, stop once you get comfortable. And so on and so on.

I’ve tried almost everything to find something that could give me some “stick-to-it-ness.” I’ve tried Zumba, circuit training at the gym, regular ol’ running, the 30 Day Shred, a few days of Insanity, one hour of P90X, yoga and more.

Real Talk: Did Your Boobs Sag After You Stopped Breastfeeding?

It was April 25, 2007. The day my boobs officially said, “We quit.”
I remember the day because I was breastfeeding my five-month-old daughter (my firstborn) in the midst of some last minute work in preparation for graduation a week later. She pulled away from me, full and satisfied. I looked down and noticed that my breasts fell incredibly light. Not “just got done nursing” light, but “things are never going to be the same” type of light.
– See more at: http://web.archive.org/web/20130902223847/http://mommynoire.com/10843/real-talk-did-your-boobs-sag-after-you-stopped-breastfeeding/#sthash.IAmpNelr.dpuf