What does my name -Themis- mean?

Hi Jennifer,

I couldn’t find my name on your list, Themis, I am looking into the meaning and origins of it. Is there an alternate spelling to it?

Sincerely,

Themis Pierquet Flores

Dear Themis,

What a beautiful name! I bet you didn’t know this, but you’ve probably seen the “original Themis” all over the place. Read More

My teen sister ignores her baby!

Dear Grandma Maggie,

I’m 21- year-old college student and I currently live with my parents and my younger sister, who is 18. Two years ago my sister gave birth to a little girl, named Katie, and ever since things have been, well, a little complicated. Read More

Portable playtime with plushie pals

Looking for the perfect and affordable baby-shower or new-baby gift? Infantino’s Safari Fun Twist and Fold Activity Gym and Play Mat (currently around $30 at Amazon with free shipping for Prime members) is a portable, lightweight (a little over 3 pounds) activity mat that provides infants hours of creative fun and learning. Read More

Parenthood’s Erika Christensen welcomes daughter with an Irish name

Erika Christensen gets to experience Parenthood for real!  The actress and her husband, Cole Maness, welcomed their first child on June 21st.  Daughter Shane Maness was born at home, weighing 6 lbs., 3 oz.

According to babynames.com, Shane is a gender-neutral name of Irish origin meaning, “God is gracious.”

The actress had been actively sharing photos of her growing bump since announcing her pregnancy in March. Read More

Mother-in-law wants my baby to be HER religion. Help!

Dear Grandma,

I can’t seem to get my mother-in-law to back off and respect my parenting skills and religion. I’m of one religion and happy about it. She has left this religion and is now Born-Again. All she wants is my daughter to follow in her religion and do the very thing she does best: hurt people with a book. Read More

Eddie Redmayne and wife welcome daughter Iris Mary

English actor Eddie Redmayne and his wife, Hannah Bagshawe, have welcomed their first child, a daughter named Iris Mary.

According to babynames.com, the name Iris is of Greek origin and means colorful or rainbow.  The name Mary is of Hebrew origin and means, “of the sea” or “bitter.”

At January’s Golden Globe awards, the actor spoke to Entertainment Tonight about the couple’s preparations for parenthood.  Read More

How do I handle the heartbreak of miscarriage?

Dear Grandma Maggie,

I have a daughter who is 12. She is in the sixth grade. The three of us (my husband, my daughter and I) decided that we would try to have another baby. My daughter is learning in science about where babies come from and all that, so she understands the process. Read More

Chelsea Clinton welcomes son Aidan Clinton Mezvinsky

Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, welcomed their second child on Saturday, June 18th.  The proud mom Tweeted out news of his arrival, writing, “Marc and I are overwhelmed with gratitude and love as we celebrate the birth of our son, Aidan Clinton Mezvinsky.”  The following day she wrote, “At 7:41 AM Saturday, our family and hearts expanded with Aidan’s arrival.  Read More

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