Julissa Ramos

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Pink Tutu Inspired Ballerina Birthday Party // Hostess with the Mostess®

<b>Katie</b> <b>and</b> <b>Alice</b> of KaLice Events were perfectly on point <b></b>with the dreamy design of this <b>Pink Tutu Inspired Ballerina Birthday Party</b>! With adorable tutu …

Calyn's Ice Cream Themed Birthday Party | The Little Umbrella

This darling ice cream themed birthday party was inspired by one-year-old Calyn's love of ice cream. Calyn's mom, photographer Meegan Weaver, knew …

Giant Popsicle Pinata DIY

This might be my favorite pinata yet. This Giant Popsicle Pinata would be the perfect addition to any celebration! Make one for a popsicle themed …

Tiny Party

Introduction<p>The big idea here is that it's a small world after all.<p>Hint at the charm of all things Lilliputian by sending an itsy-bitsy invitation of mostly envelopes -- each opens to reveal one a size smaller, with the last one holding colorful confetti and a wee card.<p>Guests sip strawberry from …

Obstacle Course Birthday Party

On your mark, get set, go!<p>There's logic to the notion of an obstacle-course-themed birthday party considering how many real-life obstacles an 8-year-old has surmounted. Each little triumph of language and locomotion has been a confidence-building occasion.<p>On this golden afternoon, the challenges …

DIY Favors and Decorations for Kids' Birthday Parties

Flavorful Gumball Party<p>Colorful and bright are the first words that come to mind when you think of a child's birthday party. Kara Allen of Kara's …

Ballerina Birthday Party

For a girly birthday party that's on <i>pointe</i>, consider a Ballerina theme! Decorate with lots of tulle, provide a tutu for guest and hire a ballet …

Three-Parent Medical Technique in Development, Could Prevent Genetic Disorders

British researchers are close to developing a new medical technique in which genetic material from two women and one man are used to create an embryo that would not face the risk of mitochondrial diseases. The technique, if successful, would enable women who are carriers for mitochondrial genetic …

Papa-isms: 8 Life Lessons from the Fridge Door

Growing up in the '70s and '80s, my siblings and I used to snicker and roll our eyes at our dad's frequently-repeated phrases of wisdom, rules and advice. To be sure, some of these gems were corny, archaic holdovers from his own childhood -- "A little deprivation is good for the soul," for …

Parenting

Would You Give Birth in the Wild—and on TV?

Lifetime has had a full slate of questionable reality shows for a while, including the painful-to-watch therapy session of <i>True Tori</i> and the bitter backstage griping at <i>Dance Moms</i>. But the latest show they're developing may just go a bit too far—called "Born in the Wild," the show will chronicle …

Andrea Gargotta: How to Create Memories with Perfect Party Floral Arrangements

<b>By Andrea Gargotta</b><p>Recently I have had quite a few occasions to host parties. Over the course of one month I will have my daughter's First Holy Communion, my son's elementary-school graduation, and several family events to celebrate both. For me, when the emotions start to get the best of me and I …

The Power of a Name

There was a time where I didn't like my name. "Maryn" was too different; people had trouble pronouncing it; and there were never any coffee mugs for sale that had my name printed on it. But as an adult, I sing a completely different tune. I love my name. I've never met another Maryn; I've only …

Model Natalia Vodianova Instagrams Stunning Breastfeeding Photo

Blogger Mama Bean recently addressed the question many breastfeeders have heard before, "Do we really need to see it?"<p>To that question, she says, "Yes... because if we continue to treat it as a secret art form, reserved for private rooms and hushed conversations, it will remain a taboo. It will …

Don't Die With Your Music Still In You

Don't die with your music still in you is the most profound phrase I heard over and over as a child. I knew that we all incarnated in this lifetime with a purpose, with something unique that called to us and excited our soul, and the idea of dying without ever expressing the music I came here to …

I Wear a Bikini Because... F*ck You

Here are the top six reasons why I, as a <b>43-year-old</b>, <b>size 12</b>, <b>mother of four</b>, <b>woman with thunder thighs</b>, feel totally justified in rocking a two-piece.<p><b>1. I don't give a sh*t.</b><p>I actually do not exist for your viewing pleasure, and your ideas about who should and should not be seen in a bikini are zero …

12 Kids' Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

The wait-and-see approach is fine for some kids' health problems. But not these.<p>When you become a parent, you earn a medical merit badge of sorts. Whether you're sopping up a goopy nose or extracting a dangling-by-a-thread baby tooth, eventually few things faze you. But sometimes it's tough to tell …

Super Smoothies

Smoothies are kitchen superheroes. Packed with calcium, vitamins, and fiber they are also downright delicious. Blend one up for breakfast or an afternoon snack, and you'll have some happy sippers on your hands.<p>1 of 8<p>4 Ways to Make Your Favorite Smoothie Healthier<p>1 of 8<p>2 of 8<p>Berry Tasty<p>2 of 8<p>Bruce …

How My Sex Life Changed When I Got My Tubes Tied

In my last article, "How I Thrive," I described parts of my recent personal transformation and mentioned that I chose to have my tubes tied in the fall as part of my self-liberation. In reality, it's been part of my sexual liberation and one that I think more women, and mothers, should know about. …

Pregnancy

Not the Worst Mom in America

Kim Brooks recently wrote about the day she left her 4-year-old son in the car and the legal aftermath she faced for "contributing to the delinquency of a minor." The charge seems ridiculous -- she didn't take her son to a bar for a round of shots. Instead, she left him alone without incident for …

Daddyless Daughters: 7 Steps to Becoming Whole

If you have had a less-than-stellar father as a daughter, this can leave a gaping hole in your heart and psyche. his hole is one that you will try to fill as long as you haven't learned to heal it yourself. Your father's character and his relationship or lack of relationship with you impacts your …

Relationships

How A Mom's Hunch Turned Into A Diagnosis Of A Brand-New Disorder

<i>As part of Speak Up for Kids, an initiative led by the Child Mind Institute to provide the public with information about children's mental health, The Huffington Post is running a series of stories about families whose children have been diagnosed with mental health conditions.</i><p>Here, in her own …

Melanoma Risk Tied to Sunburns During Teen Years

Teens--especially young women--who get multiple blistering sunburns during their teenage years may be at greater risk of developing the serious skin cancer melanoma as adults, according to new research published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention. More from The New York …

Setting Limits on Technology

When we give our child technology to calm them down, we are weakening the extent to which our children will turn to us. Here's how you can set limits on your use of technology with your child.<p>[MUSIC] When we give our child at two or three, technology to calm them down or to entertain them, we're …

Who Deserves a Medal in Your Life?

I have been waiting and waiting to launch this post introducing you to a new fantastic company I am working with called Animal Jam by National …