How Your Favorite TLC Stars Spent Their Holidays


Baby, it's cold outside! No matter how you're spending the holidays -- and we at TLC hope it's somewhere cozy, with the people (and pets) you love, and a cup of cocoa in your hand -- it's fun to get a glimpse into someone else's celebration. These photos from your favorite TLC stars will make you feel extra merry!

Kate Gosselin of "Kate Plus 8" and her kids let the wrapping paper fly, then settled in for quiet story time as a family.

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Buddy Valastro of "Cake Boss" and his family are wearing their holiday finest.

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Derick and Jill Dillard of "19 Kids & Counting" size up her Baby Dilly bump with a festive bow, and Derick said he preferred spending Christmas together as a married couple -- rather than spending it "8,000 miles apart" like last year.

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Over at the "Little Couple" house, Will and Zoey got some truly spectacular gifts! (Zoey might've asked for a real pony, but this is a pretty close substitute and she seems THRILLED.)

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Theresa Caputo of "Long Island Medium" and family give the "Cake Boss" famiglia a run for their money with these incredibly stylish holiday outfits!

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Brady Williams of "My Five Wives" declared it "the best Christmas ever" when he got to hold Baby Huck. And guess who else got to ho-ho-hold Baby Huck?!

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While Lori (nice) and Monte (naughty) of "Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta" said yes to spending the holidays together, Randy of "Say Yes to the Dress" said yes to a bright new year with his dog Chewy.

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How did you spend your holidays? Share your best 2014 memory in the comments below. 

Mom Pop Hilariously Spoofs Pop Songs "Shake It Off" with "Knock It Off" and More!


Many people are quick to tell you being a mom is one of the greatest experiences in life; but they aren’t as fast to tell you about the moments that make you question your sanity. From trying to project an image of keeping it together (meanwhile your yoga pants have pancake mix from this morning’s not-so-together breakfast on the left leg), to the yearning to hang out with adults to feeling defeated and serving Corn Flakes for dinner (we’ve all been there). Of course you love your little angels, even if they are covered in glitter glue. This is why we love MyLifeSuckers parody videos, which cleverly spoofs pop songs through the eyes of a mom. We have a feeling Deva -- the creator -- first heard these songs because her kids were playing them on loop and thought "if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em!"

“Knock It Off” – Taylor Swift – Shake It Off Parody

Favorite Lyric: “The kids are gonna play play play, the in-laws gonna hate, hate, hate  - I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake – don’t lick your plate, plate, plate.” 


“I Just Need Some Space” – Megan Trainor – “All About That Bass” Parody

Favorite lyric: “What’s that on your face, on your face, you’re in trouble – I just need some space, need some space.”


--Melanie Owens

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The Most Creative Pregnancy Announcement Video We've Ever Seen


If your Facebook newsfeed is anything like ours, you've probably seen your fair share of pictures of buns in ovens, baby shoes next to size 12 sneakers and plenty of other sweet, but maybe a little generic, ways to announce a pregnancy. Our TLC ladies like to be more direct with their announcements. But we have to say this couple's creative take, making use of the #shareacoke campaign, had us laughing from the very beginning. With the perfect mix of humor and sentimentality, you'll be wishing you had thought of this couple's idea first. Watch them create a truly original pregnancy announcement below:

-- Mara Betsch

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Anyone who has carried a child for nine months knows that some days you definitely don't have the "pregnancy glow." That's why this video really hits home for all "p-r-e-g-g-o" women. For ladies in the third trimester (and the first and second), you've probably felt everything mentioned in this parody of one of the hits of the summer, which even includes a few of its own recreated "Clueless" scenes.

Do you think the mom in this video gets it right? And, more importantly, do you relate to this video?

--Mara Betsch

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The Most Popular Baby Names of 2013


Baby-bear-costumeEach year, the Social Security Administration releases the list of most popular baby names, and 2013 proved to be a surprising year, especially for boys' names. It was the first year since 1960 that Michael or Jacob didn't take the top spot. Instead that honor goes to Noah, the top boy's name for 2013. Predictably, the name rose to popularity in 2005, the year after The Notebook (Ryan Gosling's character was named Noah) was released.

The most sought-after name for girls was Sophia, which has held the top spot for the past three years in a row. See the list of popular names below:


  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. Jacob
  4. Mason
  5. William
  6. Ethan
  7. Michael
  8. Alexander
  9. Jayden
  10. Daniel


  1. Sophia
  2. Emma
  3. Olivia
  4. Isabella
  5. Ava
  6. Mia
  7. Emily
  8. Abigail
  9. Madison
  10. Elizabeth

Unsurprisingly, many of those names are rooted in pop culture (both Jacob and Isabella spiked soon after the Twilight films were released, after all), so it's no surprise that some Game of Thrones and other popular characters' names have made big jumps. Between 2012 and 2013, these boys and girls' names had the biggest gains.


  1. Jayceon
  2. Milan
  3. Atlas
  4. Jayse
  5. Duke
  6. Castiel
  7. Zayn
  8. Thiago
  9. Forrest


  1. Daleyza
  2. Marjorie
  3. Lennon
  4. Jurnee
  5. Everleigh
  6. Everly
  7. Henley
  8. Freya
  9. Neriah
  10. Oakley

Do these lists affect your own list of baby names? How so?

--Mara Betsch

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Why Are Babies So Stinkin' Cute?


There's no denying it: When you see a newborn child, it's darn near impossible not let out an audible "aww." Whether it's their cherubic cheeks, huge eyes, or toothless grins, there's something indisputably adorable about babies. But it's more than just a gut reaction -- it turns out that scientists have actually pinpointed the tested traits that make something appear cute. These traits include everything from a rounded head to large eyes below the midline of the face. Watch ASAP Science explain why we just can't resist these tiny humans.

-- Mara Betsch

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Mila Kunis Is Pregnant!


Actress Mila Kunis and Two and a Half Men star Ashton Kutcher are expecting their first child, according to E! News.

The pair began dating in 2012, but they became friends while playing a couple on That ’70s Show, from 1998-2006. At the end of February, Kunis was spotted wearing some serious bling on her left hand and confirmed that she and Kutcher were engaged. 

The couple hadn't announced any wedding plans, so it is still to be determined if the couple will marry before or after their child's birth towards the end of this year.

It does seem like Kunis is embracing her upcoming motherhood, as she was recently spotted attending a prenatal yoga class in Hollywood. The only bummer is that Kunis is new face of Jim Beam bourbon, so she won't be sipping on any of the brand's beverages for the next few months.

Before the big announcement was made, Kunis and Kutcher were all smiles when caught on the Kiss Cam at a L.A. Clippers Game. Watch it below:

-- Mara Betsch

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Fergie Names Her Son Axl Jack Duhamel + 10 Other Wacky Celeb Baby Names


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Mazel tov to singer Fergie and her husband Josh Duhamel! The pair welcomed their first child, Axl Jack, last Thursday, and immediately speculation began that the pair named their child after embattled Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose. 

Say what? We never thought the Black Eyed Peas sounded much like Guns N' Roses, but you never know where inspiration will come from, I guess. 

Of course, Fergie's hardly the only famous mama to name her kid something less-than-traditional. Hollywood is chock full with strange names, each one more far-out-there than the last. After the jump, a few more famous faces, and their uh, interestingly-named spawn. 

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What Should William & Kate Name Their Baby?



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We are heavily on Royal Baby Watch over here, and are anticipating the moment when the new baby will finally make its debut. The Duchess of Cambridge went into labor Monday morning, and royal watchers are going gaga over the new baby's arrival.

Related: How to pick a baby name

But will it be a boy or girl? Odds are on a girl, based on superstition, and little hints the Prince and Princess have given throughout the pregnancy. And apparently the world wants the couple to have a girl, too (now that changes in succession rules have made it possible for first-born girl children to ascend the throne. And bookies are even taking bets on the baby's name. So far, top choices appear to be Victoria, Elizabeth or Diana if its a girl, and William, Charles, Philip and George if its a boy. A few daring, if financially irresponsible souls have even put their money on Barack (200 to 1) and Elvis (500 to 1).

Related: Baby name trends

There are even a smattering of family names that might be up for contention, including Permelia, Grissel, Honor and Hyacinthe. Her Royal Highness Hyacinthe does have a nice ring.

But what do you think? What names would you pick?

[Huffington Post]

Video: The Little Couple Talk About Their Family's New Addition


For Dr. Jen Arnold and Bill Klein, the road to parenthood has been more harrowing than most. After dealing with infertility, surrogacy and miscarriage, the couple found a baby with dwarfism to adopt -- in China. Last month, the couple traveled to China to take home their son Will.

The Little Couple's Bill Klein and Jennifer Arnold


"It brought us together. It strengthened our relationship," said Bill, of their journey to parenthood.

"It can be stressful, it can be long. But it's not only worth it, it can be pretty easy." said Arnold of the adoption process. "We went through the process a little differently because we found a child with special needs. We really wanted to adopt another little person. It just made sense."

Watch the whole interview and don't miss the next episode of the The Little Couple, Tuesday, 10/9 c.


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