Once again the media found itself in a feeding frenzy with the pregnancy and subsequent birth of the new little royal Prince George. I remember thinking to myself, isn't it 2013? As a woman who grew up in the '70s I find it hard to understand why we still look to being a princess as being ideal.
From the moment it was announced that Prince William's wife, Kate, was expecting their first child, and third-in-line-for-the-throne-heir, many moms and the media have struggled to find commonalities between her new baby experience, and everyone else's. Everyday challenges a new mom faces will always have a slight variance for Kate.
Last Wednesday, singer Beyoncé Knowles posted a photo on Instagram that sent star-gazers into an uproar. Just once we'd love to see a Facebook status update like: "OMG! Beyoncé was collecting food for the food bank. I am so, like, going out tomorrow and doing a food drive!"
The birth of a royal prince shared headlines with babies given away as game-show prizes in Pakistan. In both cases, ecstatic crowds clapped and cheered. For what, exactly? Life -- or luck?
When it comes to sports in the States, America's "National Pastime" is still considered to be baseball. While American football may have surpassed it ...
Giving birth is a difficult business for all women -- that's why it's called labor. But for tens of millions of women around the world, too often bringing new life into the world means risking their own.
Kate and Will couldn't wait to get baby George out of London. After one night at their apartment in Kensington Palace, the new parents zoomed off to the little village of Bucklebury in Berkshire. But there's another royal hideaway that gets little attention these days...
The birth of the newest royal puts Diana back in the hearts and minds of our entire generation. We watched her fairy tale wedding; lived through her challenges; grew to adore and were devastated by her death. As many of us are becoming grandparents, we feel a fresh wave of pain at her loss.
Prince George has many years to live up to the name carried by many a royal and many a celebrity, but we all know he will inevitably become a heart-throb in his own right. Here's a list of our favorite heart-throb George's of all time.
Any Internet user searching for the most recent updates on baby Prince George should keep in mind the following common celebrity Internet scams and hacker campaigns as royal mania reaches its peak over the coming weeks.
This is the Royal Family, a brand at a bright and shiny moment in its history. There have certainly been other moments before, but in recent memory this was certainly a high point. With refreshed imagery and contemporary messaging, this is a brand set for continued political and social power.
No matter whether you hear him called -- "George Cambridge," "George Wales" or "George Mountbatten-Windsor" -- the closest thing to a statutory surname that our new little prince will have will be "Windsor."
While the the melodramas of the moment which too often define the media culture played out, America's Asia-Pacific Pivot continued over the past week with major developments. In a host of seemingly disparate events ranging across many thousands of miles, a multi-faceted geopolitical strategy played out on multiple fronts.
This week began with the end of the royal baby watch when the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a baby boy. It turned out to be not only a happy occasion, but also the beginning of many debates. Did Prince William screw up plugging George into the car seat for his ride home from the hospital? Did Kate do fellow women a service by appearing for photographs with the remains of her baby bump still prominent? Or was the good undone by the less realistically attainable perfect hair, makeup, and clothes? (Where's the royal spit-up?) But perhaps the most productive discussions were those that involved the merits of the monarchy.
To address when I commented -- with deliberate irony -- how "brilliant a royal Kate is" [for having a boy], perhaps I should share the historical context that some appear to have missed, where many a royal wife suffered at the hands of her husband for not producing a male heir.
Science can fail to forecast it, doctors can't always diagnose it, parents can never be prepared for it, and even the best social etiquette experts are unsure how to celebrate it; another child is being born, and sometimes unexpectedly, born with special needs.