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Mom Turns Baby into Viral Superstar with 'Hairstyles of Pasha'

09/22/2014

Most babies stick to a "bald is beautiful look" until their hair grows in, but for four-month-old Pasha, this isn't the case. Rocking a full head of hair from a young age, Pasha played model as his fun-loving mom styled his thick head of hair into 12 adorable looks. She uploaded an image of the looks to Reddit, captioning it "People kept commenting on how much hair our baby son has, so naturally this was the next step." And people loved it! WIth more than 500 comments and with an 87% upvote, Pasha is a superstar. Take a look at his funny photos: Screen Shot 2014-09-22 at 2.28.29 PM

Today Parents got in touch with Pasha's mom Sahar Hafeez, who claimed that the idea for the hairstyles occured during bath time. She and her husband loved transforming his wet hair into different shapes and looks, but it was her husband who had the idea to create the photos of Pasha’s 'dos. For the record, she prefers the "Vogue" while her husband likes "Johnny Bravo." She thought the pictures were cute, but she had no idea that they would be so popular. “Pasha makes us laugh every single day,” she told Today.com. “We thought it was really cute because it was our son, but it's nice to see others agree with us.” Which looks is your favorite?

-- Mara Betsch

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How Jill Duggar Is 93 Days Pregnant But Got Married 90 Days Ago

09/19/2014

It's been a big year for Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard. They got married in June and announced in August that they are pregnant with their first grand-Duggar. When Jill told the world about her baby news, just two months after her wedding, it had some people scratching their heads (and doing a little math).

Most women are encouraged to keep their pregnancy quiet through the first trimester (the first 12 weeks), mainly because miscarriages often occur during that time. However, when Jill announced her baby news so early, some wondered about the timeline.

Then, she posted this adorable picture of her and "Baby Dilly" on September 17. As you can see, it says 13 weeks and 1 day (aka 92 days, at that point). So if she got married 90 days ago, and practiced abstinence until she was married, how in the world is she pregnant?

Don't worry, it definitely wasn't premarital hanky panky. We break down the math for you:

Contrary to popular belief, doctors typically start counting the 40 weeks of pregnancy from the first day of your last menstrual period.

And here's why this makes sense: It's very easy to tell when a woman starts her period. However it's pretty tricky to tell when she's ovulating, and it's even harder to determine when an egg is actually fertilized, especially when it can take 24 hours after sex for that to happen.

That's why a 40-week pregnancy is really just a guesstimation -- only 5 percent of babies are born during this time anyway!

So, rest assured. Jill and Derick kept to their side-hugging, no-kissing, hand-holding-only engagement, even though they didn't wait long after their marriage to start a family. We can't wait to meet baby Dilly in Spring 2015.

-- Mara Betsch

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Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton and Jimmy Fallon Have an Epic Lip Sync Battle

09/18/2014

In yet another brilliant lip sync battle, Jimmy Fallon challenges The Voice coaches Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton (Side note: Why weren't Pharrell and Adam Levin invited?) to a sing-off, sort of. Pulling out all the stops, choosing some huge pop hits, and breaking out their best dance moves, the singers gave it their best go. Blake Shelton kicked things off with Taco's "Puttin' on the Ritz" followed by Jimmy Fallon's hilarious version of "Burn" by Ellie Goulding and then Gwen Stefani's rocker rendention of Carly Ray Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe." There's even a joke about Gwen's Emmy flub and a surprise duet in the final round! Watch all the shenanigans below:

These never get old to me! Hope this gem will ease you into the weekend.

-- Mara Betsch

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Elmo and This Oscar-Winning Actress Have a Wonderful Message for You

09/17/2014

To kick off an all-new season of Sesame Street, Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o teamed up with your kids' favorite furry friend Elmo to spread an important message. In the clip below, the lovely actress and the iconic muppet have a frank discussion about what skin does for you and why it's SO cool that they have completely different skin tones. It's hard to tell who's more charming, and the message is simple: Love the skin you're in! Who can argue with that? And this is one video (and advice) you can absolutley share with your kids before they go to school.

Named as People magazine's "Most Beautiful" woman, Nyong'o is a vocal advocate for self-acceptance and widening perceptions of beauty. Shortly after her Oscar win, she gave a moving speech at the Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon where she said "I hope that my presence on your screens and in the magazines may lead you, young girl, on a similar journey...That you will feel the validation of your external beauty but also get to the deeper business of being beautiful inside. There is no shade in that beauty."

-- Mara Betsch

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Dad and Daughter Adorably "Shake It Off" to Taylor Swift's New Song

09/11/2014

If you haven't heard Taylor Swift's newest single "Shake It Off," then you're either living on a deserted island or haven't watched TV, listened to the radio or been on the Internet in the past few weeks. The earworm has hit the top of the charts and has already inspired plenty of imitation videos. However, this dad and daughter, with some creative choreography and the use of a fake horse head, have created a ridiculously cute parody of the popular video. And while most guys might be a little shy, this all-star dad is just as into it as his adorable daughter. Watch them shake their stuff below and be sure to note the insane amount of attitude she displays while popping out her hip and shaking her finger at the 12-second mark. We could watch this all day!

-- Mara Betsch

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Miliary Women Join Models on the Runway During New York Fashion Week

09/09/2014

Every year hundred and hundreds of the best, most recognizable models strut their stuff during New York Fashion Week, but this year, some particularly impressive women joined them. Fourteen brave military servicewomen walked the runway in little black dresses as part of the "Salute the Runway" event.

Sponsored by Little Black Dress Wines and Fatigues to Fabulous, a campaign meant to recognize female veterans and raise awareness about the difficulties transitioning back to civilian life, the evening celebrated the blood, sweat and tears that women have poured into defending our country.

Every woman participating got a head-to-toe makeover, including coaching from Hilary Rhoda of IMG Models and makeup tips from famed cosmetics brand Bobbi Brown. They donned chic black dresses from top designers, including Michael Kors, Nicole Miller and Betsey Johnson, before walking in front of a large and supportive audience.

Fatigues to Fabulous spokeswoman retired Army Capt. Leslie Nicole Smith (pictured below) walked the runway with her Seeing Eye dog and proudly exposed her prosthetic leg.

“There is an overwhelming sense of pride in having worn the uniform,” Smith told Women's Wear Daily. Calling it an "amazing experience," she felt like this event gave servicewomen the opportunity to say, “I’m beautiful, and I’m a woman, and I feel so confident.” What do you think of the event?

-- Mara Betsch

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7 Moms Who Are Totally #Winning Lunchtime

09/05/2014

Packing your kids lunch is an amazing way to ensure that they're eating healthy foods. Though some days it's easier to hand them $10 or a prepackaged meal, making a homemade lunch can be a special treat. The moms below are using some insanely clever ways to make celery sticks, PB&J and other lunchbox staples look like a million bucks. But don't worry, they're not hand-rolling sushi for their kids. Though these meals are clearly aspirational, they are also doable. Steal these moms' amazing techniques to get your kids to chow down on nutritious midday meals.

Adding eyes to celery, sausages and other normal foods takes them to the next level.

This mom has a child with an autoimmune disorder, but notice her amazing use of whole foods.

It looks like this lucky kid gets leftovers -- mashed fauxtatoes, chicken breast with garlic shallots, half a larabar, a clementine!

This is a trick that any mom can steal. Cutting sandwiches into fun shapes can make them the highlight of your child's lunch.

The perfect combination of simple yet sophisticated, this mom pairs cut-out sandwiches with tons of fresh produce and some on-the-go Babybel cheeses.

Talk about a happy meal! In a healthier version of a Lunchable, this mom packed adorably rolled cold cuts, crackers, fruits and veggies, and smiling yogurt.

Just because they're kids doesn't mean they have to eat kid food. Don't Panic Mom proves this with a delicious combo of grilled chicken, grape tomato and yellow sweet pepper sticks, pita chips, guacamole, and peaches.

A Real Woman's Guide to Crop Tops: 5 Ways to Make Them Work for You

08/21/2014

As much as we wanted to think crop tops are just a passing phase, it looks like they are here to say (see the recent sartorial choices at the Teen Choice Awards). And lest you believe that pop stars (we're looking at you, Taylor Swift) or ladies who are a size two are the only ones who can pull them off, we're here to prove you wrong. Follow our real woman's guide to baring your midriff. We'll show you five brilliant ways to style them so you can rock this trend while looking chic and sophisticated.

1. Layer a Blazer on Top

With crop tops, we've learned that less (skin) is more. Even though blogger Gabi Fresh is curvy, she paired this crop top with an adorable shorts suit, showing off just a sliver of skin. This look is perfect for a weekend outing.

2. Look for Tops with Volume

If you're body conscious, choose a crop top that doesn't hug the body, so that the hem grazes the waistband of your bottom. Pair it with an A-line or pencil skirt, depending on your body type. You'll create a lovely silhouette without any effort. The look below is from Monique Lhuiller's resort collection, and this could work for a wedding or formal event.

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3. Choose High-Waisted Bottoms

Even if you don't have six-pack abs, make crop tops work for you by choosing a skirt or pair of pants with a high waist. This will slim your hips, butt and thighs while also highlighting the thinnest part of your waist.

4. Choose Matching Separates

If you're especially nervous about rocking a crop top, this is the way to go. Wearing two pieces of matching fabric will create a cohesive look that doesn't draw attention to the skin you're baring around your midsection.

5. Try a High-Low Hem

This is another super flattering way to whittle your middle. Having a crop top that is higher in the front than the back will draw attention to the cascading hem, going away from your body, and not your belly.

-- Mara Betsch

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You Have to Hear This Best Man's Speech to "Let It Go"

Trust me, even if you think you've heard enough rendentions of "Let It Go," you need to hear this one. With a fresh take on wedding speeches, the brilliant "Best Man Joe" tweaks the lyrics of the "Frozen" hit to create a personalized song for this lucky couple. Don't worry, he gets a few jabs and inside jokes in there as well as a nice shout-out to a deceased parent. Though customized wedding dances, songs and raps aren't exactly new ideas, especially on our shows like "Four Weddings", this one seemed refreshingly original. The overall result is a thoughtful performance that actually made us LOL. Watch the charming video below:

-- Mara Betsch

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All-New 'Kate Plus Eight' Episodes Will Air in December

08/19/2014

Kate-plus-8-2014-special-12You watched Kate Gosselin plan the sextuplets' 10th birthday bash in June (and have an epic meltdown) and now you can follow your favorite oversized family on their summer vacation and into the new school year. "Kate Plus Eight" will return to TLC in December with all-new episodes! This time around, Kate and her eight growing kids will travel to Boston and explore different parts of New England on a family vacation.

You'll also see the kids rounding out the final days of summer with fun activities, while Kate preps the household for another school year. Teenagers Cara and Mady start 8th grade, and the sextuplets you know and love -- Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah and Joel -- are beginning 4th grade. We can't wait to see the kids prepare for pencils, books and maybe even teachers' dirty looks, while balancing their time between friends and siblings. And you can be we'll see more classic Kate moments and funny banter from the outspoken kids.

-- Mara Betsch

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