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I’m at a dinner party. Hosted by a mom friend of mine, the
guests are all moms as well. Truth be
told, the conversation’s a little bit boring. The gal to my left is talking nap schedules and the one across from me
just told a story about switching her cleaning supplies to non-toxic cleaners.
Zzzzz. This dinner isn’t exactly a party.
Let’s face it: Moms who talk about their kids all the time
are about as interesting as men who talk sports all the time. And if there’s
anything that a dinner party should be, it’s interesting.
The lady to my right just starting talking about how she got
her little one to eat broccoli. My boredom’s gotten the best of me. I start to
In my head, I’m at a dinner party filled with the most
fabulous celebrity moms. We’re a stylish group, laughing so hard we nearly
spill our martinis. We have so much to
talk about, the subject of our kids never comes up. Victoria Beckham’s just flown in from London
while Heidi’s heading out early to catch a flight to Berlin. But they all made it to my imaginary celebrity mom dinner party.
Sarah Jessica Parker. First of all, I’d invite SJP even
if she weren’t a mom. She’s just that fabulous. But the fact that SJP is
raising her three kiddos in New York City (dream come true!) and is one of the
most stylish, glamorous stars around makes her a dinner party favorite. And the fact that she can use the word
“lovely” as a noun, verb and adjective guarantees the night will be just that—lovely.
Heidi Klum. She’s the
glamorous mom of four and she’s a fashion icon. She also seems like a whole lot of fun. Plus, wouldn’t we all be waiting
until the end of the night when Heidi kissed us on each cheek and said,
“Auf Wiedersehen?” I know I would.
Jennifer Lopez. Every dinner party needs a diva, and no one does
diva better than J.Lo. (Well maybe Elton John does it better, but I’d dread the
part of the evening when he gets behind the piano and makes us all sing “Candle
in the Wind.” So J.Lo is my choice for dinner party diva. Sure, she’ll arrive 45
minutes late and leave 45 minutes early, but she’ll be a ton of fun for the 10
minutes she’s there.
When Katie gets the invite and offers the obligatory “What can I bring?” there’s only one response: every Tom Cruise story you’ve got.
Neil Patrick Harris. You do not have to be a celeb mom to be a Celeb Mom. So let’s not exclude America’s favorite host, NPH. He sings, dances, and summers in St. Tropez with Elton John. Plus, Neil would be one celeb mom who won’t bore the table with stories of nap schedules and sleep training. He’s busy hosting the Tonys! Surely he’ll have a backstage story or two.
Angelina Jolie. When Angie’s not saving the world or kicking
ass onscreen, she’s raising her 47 children. When she’s not doing that, she
going to come to my house for dinner where we’re hopefully going to chat about
saving the world, Angie’s 47 children and what it’s like to wear a vial of blood
on her neck. She’s smart, talented and
gorgeous. Who wouldn’t want to hang out?
Plus, maybe Brad Pitt will drop her off or pick her up. It would be rude of him
not to come in to say hello, right?
Katie Holmes. When Katie
gets the invite and offers the obligatory “What can I bring?” there’s only one response: every Tom Cruise story you’ve got. The world wants to know. Or, at least my
other dinner party guests do.
Victoria Beckham. Underneath that harsh demeanor and those big
sunglasses, I’m certain there is a woman who smiles. She may even swear like a sailor and drink
like one, too. That’s my kind of mom and my kind of friend. There’s always room
at my table for Mrs. B.
Kelly Ripa. You know there will never be a lull in conversation
with Regis’s former sidekick at the table. That’s because Kelly’s got the gift of gab. And since she’s been married
to hunky actor Mark Consuelos forever and they’re raising their three kiddos
without much fanfare, chances are Kelly’s got some good mommy advice and some
great stories to tell.
So, who would be on your celeb mom dinner party list?