For Vogue, by Michelle Ruiz. It feels like only yesterday that I awoke with a start in the middle of a hot July night and felt a siren call luring me...
We Americans would have undoubtedly chosen Jolene, Mary Lou or Tammy Fay. Thus, we consider the names that you have picked to be nuclear options and reflective of the growing proliferation in your country of names that are too British-sounding, to say the least.
You probably saw the news. There's a new royal in the world, all 8 pounds, 3 ounces of her, bundled in a sweet designer white blanket and matching cap.
Motherhood is the great equalizer. Something we can have in common even with a princess. No, you cannot escape the reality of motherhood even if you are a royal.
Many parents worry about how the new baby will change the family dynamic that everyone is used to. These are some things we did before and during those first few weeks that I think helped make that transition a success.
I'd mentioned a name to colleague and some moron would say something really stupid about the name and immediately, they and that baby name were dead to me.
I'm always on the lookout for new couple friends. You know, a couple to have brunch with on Sunday mornings, take long walks with in the park while pushing our respective prams and to just sit down with over tea and biscuits and talk about life, love and our encounters with the unwashed masses.
Now that we know the most eagerly awaited baby name of the century, I, co-founder of Babynames.com, will break the name down in meaning and popularity... and let's not forget heart.
I know postpartum isn't glamorous or how models should look on the runway; however, despite how we look or what Mother Nature does to our bodies, we simply want to look beautiful. The moment is beautiful. I want to remember being beautiful.
When I lost my third baby, I knew what to expect in the coming months. I knew that progress reports on the royal baby and Kate Middleton's health would be intermittent reminders of yet another loss.
It's thrilling to share the joy of a newborn baby, and even more royal when the baby's mother is Kate Middleton. What are a few things you can gift to show your love and support when the parents clearly have a well-appointed nursery? Perhaps not to the Royal Family, but here are a few gift ideas for mannerly inspiration.
You know, I think you're letting the whole princess thing go to your head. I saw pictures of you with your newborn daughter, and you are really letting yourself go.
Being a princess isn't for the faint of heart. It is for the strong. It means that you lead after you listen. It means that you accuse less and encourage more. Being a princess means that you have power to make change, and you should.
In honor of the second child of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, we've rounded up up the favorite hotels of the British royal family -- from the spot where Kate spent her wedding eve, to the Queen's go-to Caribbean getaway.
As the baby countdown gets underway with the commencement of Kate's maternity leave, speculation abounds as to the baby's intended name.
Children are not replicants. Naming people after relatives gives them a persona before developing their own. Both girls and boys need to have their own journey in life and that means creating the mystique associated with their names.