Archive for May 5th, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Mother's Day 2009 (05/05)

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore:
Motherhood & Mother’s Day

May 05 : 05 days till Mother’s Day

Did you know that having children later in life may help moms to live longer?

The oldest “new” mom on the books is Indian schoolteacher Satyabhama Mahapatra, who gave birth in 2003 at the age of 65 to a baby boy.

Mahapatra just outpaced Italian Rosanna Dalla Corte, who, in 1994, had a baby boy at the age of 63. Both children were conceived through artificial insemination with the eggs of younger relatives.

Mother’s Day is a time of commemoration and celebration for Mom. It is a time of breakfast in bed, family gatherings, and crayon scribbled “I Love You’s.” So join our Mother’s Day festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Mother’s Day on May 10th!

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Countdown to Mother's Day: Top 10 Celebrity Moms: #4

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009


In honor of Mother’s Day, join us as we continue our countdown of the Top 10 celebrity moms.

We’ll be highlighting 1 mom daily leading up to the big day, and to our #1 Celebrity Mom herself!

A Top Celebrity Mom

Sarah Jessica Parker
Star of the HBO hit series and movie Sex in the City, entrepreneur of her own line of affordable fashion, wife to Broadway actor Matthew Broderick, and Democrat party activist, Sarah Jessica Parker seemingly does it all. Of course, ask her and she’ll tell you that the most important title she holds is mom to James Wilke. When she’s not building Lego towers or playing Star Wars with her six-year old son, she’s apparently raising him to follow in her footsteps – not as an actor or entrepreneur (at least not yet), but as a political activist.

Sarah had said on The Today Show that James was an ardent supporter of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. Of course, James Wilke’s views of the salient issues might still be a bit juvenile. Sarah laughingly explained that her son likes Barack, “because he’s a boy. For him, it’s all about gender identification. James Wilke is a boy and so is Barak Obama.”

Update: Representatives for Sarah Jessica Parker and Mathew Broderick have announced that they will become parents of twins via a surrogate mother this summer.

Check back each day for another celeb mom (or you can cheat and check out our whole top 10 list here).

Photo Credit: USA TODAY

(May 05) Today we're celebrating . . .  Cinco De Mayo

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Cinco De Mayo
Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not a celebration of Mexico’s Independence Day, but rather a celebration of the Mexican defeat over the French in the Battle of Puebla.

But throughout the US, Cinco de Mayo has become a day for partying with plenty of tasty, tasty Mexican food and Margaritas!

One of my personal favorite holidays of the year, I was introduced to Cinco de Mayo while living in Los Angeles many, many moons ago! I’ve had many celebrations and parties for Cinco de Mayo over the years and look forward to a nice jumbo strawberry margarita! Sweeeeeet!!


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