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Giuliana Rancic talks parenting and 'Ready for Love'

Bill and Giuliana Rancic. (April 15, 2013)

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Born in Naples, Italy, Giuliana Rancic is best known for her role as co-anchor on "E! News" as well as a red carpet host for The Golden Globes and The Academy Awards.

Rancic and her husband opened up their personal life to fans on their own reality television show "Giuliana and Bill" on the Style Network and now, they're hosting the new dating competition show "Ready...

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Parent Talk bloggers reflect on Mother's Day

Happy Asian mother giving her daughter a piggyback

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Whether you share the same sweet sentiments or the true realities (albeit sometimes unpleasant realities) of being a mom, you can appreciate all the little moments that make you love your children all that much more. So in honor of Mother's Day, the Parent Talk bloggers reflect on the moments they knew they were a mom:

*There are many defining moments in a mother's life when she just knows...

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Free mini-golf this weekend on Long Island

Boomers in Medford is offering a free round

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On Saturday, grab your putters and hit the greens with your family at Boomers Family Fun Center in Medford.

In honor of National Mini-Golf Day, Boomers is offering a free round of mini-golf for families. Miniature golf became an official competitive sport in the U.S. in the 1930s and has been a treasured leisure time activity for kids and adults alike.

To enjoy the free round of mini-golf,...

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Weekend family fun on Long Island: Mother's Day events and more

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot, walks on

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Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? After celebrating Mother's Day, pack up the family and meet Buzz Aldrin, explore the outdoors and head to a performance of "The Little Princes." Here are my top five picks for fun, family friendly activities this weekend:

1. Meet Buzz Aldrin at Cradle of Aviation (Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City). Astronaut Buzz Aldrin will...

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10 funny parenting books for Mother's Day

What better gift is there for mom than a good, heartfelt laugh? Here are 10 recently published or about-to-be-published parenting books that should tickle the funny bone on Mother’s Day and beyond: The famed, funny and fake toddler who tweets with the Twitter handle “The Honest Toddler” has written a book, supervised by his mother, Bunmi Laditan. “The Honest Toddler: A Child’s Guide to Parenting”...

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Feeding the kids: Roasted cherry tomato pizza poppers

The Roasted Cherry Tomato Pizza Poppers recipe can

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In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a fun twist on traditional pizza, perfect for an appetizer or served with a salad for lunch. I found the recipe in "Fresh: Recipes for Enjoying Ingredients At Their Peak," by the editors of Better Homes and Gardens (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; $29.99).

Roasted Cherry Tomato Pizza...

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Builders attempt to set Guinness World Record for tallest toy train in NYC

TOMY is attempting to set a Guinness World

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TOMY, the maker of Chuggington, a popular preschool line of toys, is attempting to set a Guinness World Record for the Tallest Toy Train Layout in Manhattan this Saturday.

Builders will use Chuggington StackTrack, a durable die-cast railway system that enables kids to achieve elevation in toy train play. The toy train will be featured as part of the Grand Centennial Parade of Trains in Grand...

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How celebrity moms celebrate Mother's Day

Holly Madison talks about her Mother's Day plans.

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In honor of Mother’s Day this Sunday, CelebrityBabyScoop.com asked some celebrity moms how they’re planning to spend the special day.

From new moms Holly Madison and Giuliana Rancic, to mom-of-four Tori Spelling and single mom Kelly Bensimon, let’s look at how the stars celebrate all things mom.

Giuliana Rancic Reality stars Giuliana Rancic and...

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'Mom's Nite Out' on Long Island

"Moms Nite Out 2012" will take place at

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Hey moms, looking for a night out? I know I am -- I'm exhausted, but forcing myself to have fun always ends well.

National Mom's Nite Out, a free evening filled with pampering, refreshments, entertainment, fashion and beauty services, is taking place on Thursday, May 9 from 5-8 p.m. at Simon malls across the country.

This year, National Mom's Nite Out is sponsored by Rethink Varicose...

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Pregnant Kim Kardashian shows off swollen feet

Pregnant Kim Kardashian shows off her swollen feet

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Pregnancy symptoms are not pretty — along with fluctuating hormones, unusual food cravings and a bulging belly, many women experience swollen legs and feet. And if you're like Kim Kardashian, you show off your not-so-glamorous pregnant body while many women try hide it.

Along with tight dresses and super high-heel shoes Kardashian, pregnant with her first child with boyfriend Kanye West, isn't...

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