It's not that I am not happy for Will and Kate -- I suppose that I am, as I would be for any couple giving birth to a healthy baby. However, I simply couldn't watch all the media coverage, as it brought up all the pain, time and energy I spent in pursuit of my own baby bump, birth and baby.
More hot weather is in store for the little prince -- and every other kid born into this generation. By the middle of this century, according to Greater London Authority, most summers in London will be as hot as the city's epic heat wave of 2003, which killed an estimated 600 people.
This week The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge join millions of parents in the latter phase of parenting, one which will necessitate very active roles in ensuring their child fulfills their personal hopes as well as the hopes of an entire country and world... no small task for certain.
With all the royal baby excitement, we're just about ready to book a trip to the visit the royal family in person. In preparation, we've highlighted fun things to do in Reading, where the duchess was born, Bucklebury, where she grew up, and Anglesley, where the royal couple has been living.
Some people might tell Kate that the birth experience doesn't really matter -- that all that matters is the healthy arrival of the third in line to the throne. Hogwash. Women care about the experience and remember how it happened.
It is my guess that their baby will enjoy the sort of upbringing that Kate enjoyed. One that is secure, uncomplicated and loving -- and with minimal sense of entitlement.
Intro by Sarah Ball, Q&A by Bridget Arsenault As Duchess Catherine continues to peck away at furnishing her London apartment and her country house--t...
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Whether it's Kim, Kate, or Drew, why not admire them for their courage to bear children under scrutiny and do it so beautifully? When it comes to the rest of us, remember that there is no such thing as a 'one size fits all' path toward motherhood.
By Sarah Ball , Vanity Fair Of Hollywood's crop of mothers-to-be, not one has volunteered the date she's set to hatch. Kim Kardashian and Jessica Sim...
Even the Duchess of Cambridge repeats outfits. We've taken a page from her playbook and pulled together the necessary maternity wear that can go from day to night, from five months to due date, and versatile pieces that you can wear long past baby's first steps.
Kate Middleton has no reason to be dismayed. She looks beautiful displaying her bump and she and Prince William are inspiring role models. Kate is a role model because she's showing that a pregnant woman's body is perfectly beautiful.
Perhaps non-celebrities should consider following the path of Metta World Peace by naming a child after a cause, rather than a vegetable. If it's a slow news day this might be your opportunity to become a quasi-celebrity.
In our outing of pregnancy as a public, glamorized and commoditized experience, we are sacrificing the reflection and introspection that nature once gave us to prepare for motherhood.
Think about how much judgement new moms feel over things like natural childbirth vs. c-sections. Can you imagine having your birth plan come up for conversation on Good Morning America?