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"Kendra On Top" star Hank Baskett is “honored and blessed” to host the 1st Annual Every Thing For Dads Convention on March 15 in Sarasota, Fla. The convention will be the launch of a long-term grassroots movement designed to raise awareness of the increasing need for dads to be involved in parenting and for their role to respected and recognized in the parenting process.
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What's the first thing you think of when you hear "Jane Fonda"? It's probably not "adolescent sexuality expert."
Yet the 76-year-old actress says she spent several years researching and writing "Being a Teen: Everything Teen Girls & Boys Should Know About Relationships, Sex, Love, Health, Identity & More" (Random House, $17), which hits bookstore shelves this week.
"I have a...Read more »
Chef Melissa d'Arabian, star of Food Network's "Ten Dollar Dinners," knows a thing or two about healthy eating for less. The mother of four and cookbook author was raised on a shoestring budget, which is how she developed a coupon-cutter mentality.
Through her cooking show and various cookbooks, d'Arabian has shown it's possible to feed a family of four for under $10. She recently teamed up...Read more »
It appears Gisele Bundchen, the supermodel fellow moms love to hate, is at it again. A photo of the Brazilian beauty riding in an ATV with her 1-year-old daughter Vivian -- sans helmet -- in Costa Rica last weekend was posted by TMZ over the weekend.
A day after the photo went viral, Bundchen's representative told ABC News: "Gisele was on a private beach driving very, very...Read more »
From Captain America to the Muppets, here's Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures release schedule for 2014:
"The Wind Rises" (Feb. 28); rated PG-13. Written by Hayao Miyazaki, this animated tale follows the life of Jiro (voice of Joseph Gordon-Levitt), who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. The movie chronicles much of his life and key historical events including...Read more »
What’s one blunder Snooki confesses she made with her newborn?
Strapping an iPad to his crib.
In her new book, “Baby Bumps: From Party Girl to Proud Mama, and all the Messy Milestones Along the Way” (Running Press, $22), “Jersey Shore” star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi talks about how she and her husband, Jionni LaValle, used the iPad when their son, Lorenzo, now 16 months old, was...Read more »
It’s not unusual to hear children joke about alcohol. The other evening during a pause for dinner while watching the game, my friends’ daughter kept asking for a Bud Light, a shtick my 10-year-old and his buddies at the table found funnier than Boon singing “Shout” into a beer bottle in “National Lampoon’s Animal House.” Kids think booze is amusing and the idea of being drunk hilarious.
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Elmo, Chicken and “Glee” star Chris Colfer team up in an anti-bullying video that is part of the Sesame Workshop’s latest installment of its “Little Children, Big Challenges” campaign.
Other new resources for kids and parents include Elmo and his dad in a skit called “Bye Bye For Now,” which helps kids deal with separation anxiety. Explore all the new additions at SesameStreet.org/challenges.
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Kidsday reporters Julia Lanza and Sara D'Andrea, both 10, of West Islip, interviewed students at their school to find out which celebrities, and other notable people, had the greatest influence on kids in 2013. Here's what they had to say:
1. Taylor Swift is an influential performer because, unlike many people who become famous, the singer stayed true to herself and her beliefs.
2. Bridgit...Read more »
Monday is Mickey Mouse’s 85th birthday. Disney Channel is celebrating by showing this year’s Mickey Mouse cartoons every half-hour beginning at 1:25 p.m., culminating in the 8 p.m. airing of “Potatoland," the first-ever extended episode of “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts. “Potatoland” is a brand-new short that is longer than the usual 3-1/2 minutes.
“Potatoland” is a seven-minute cartoon...Read more »