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Has South Korea’s Extreme Plastic Surgery Gone Too Far?

Plastic surgery has grown so extreme, it's made even routine things like travel difficult. Don't get me wrong. There's nothing wrong, in my humble estimation, with getting a little nip or a tuck as the years go by. I haven't had any plastic surgery, but should I have the money and think it might make me…

By: The Stir / April 26, 2014

Proud Mama Announces Son Is Transgender In The Most Awesome Way Possible

Las Vegas hairstylist Proud mama Jodi Gholson Oliver is definitely in the running for mom-of-the-year, at least in my book. Oliver recently took to Facebook to announce her 19-year-old son as a transgender person, and she did it in the most amazing and beautiful way possible. Along with a cute illustration of a baby-carrying white stork and the word…

By: The Stir / April 8, 2014

Mom’s Touching Post To Stranger At The Grocery Store Goes Viral

Andrea Gardner is just a regular mom who like many people these days is struggling to put food on the table after her husband was laid off last fall. Her family has been put "through the wringer," and they now rely on government assistance to feed their kids. She was out shopping with her kids recently…

By: The Stir / April 7, 2014

Mom Spends Fortune To Become Jennifer Lawrence

I honestly can't decide if this is outrageous, maddening, just plain sad, or a combination of all three. A mom was so unsatisfied with her post-baby appearance that she spent $25,000 on plastic surgery to look like Jennifer Lawrence -- and wait until you hear just how much work it took for her to achieve that result. Learn more

By: The Stir / April 2, 2014

12 Really Good Reasons To Say No To Being A Bridesmaid

This upcoming June, I will be in my sixth wedding. Always a bridesmaid, never a ... you get the picture. And of course it's lovely when your close friends or family members get married and you get to stand up there with them while they make those incredibly important vows and you get to share…

By: The Stir / March 30, 2014

Breastfeeding Cream Is the Best Lip Balm

Breaking news, ladies. Well, maybe not breaking for all of you, but for some of you, this is definitely breaking news. And it's weird. Did you know that nipple cream is one of the best lip balms out there? Learn more on The Stir...

By: The Stir / March 25, 2014

The Rudest Baby Shower Behavior We’ve Seen From Pregnant Moms

Bridezillas aren't the only ones to turn a party into a nightmare. Introducing the Baby Showerzilla -- the woman who terrorizes her baby shower guests with her outrageous demands and behavior. Here's some of the worst real-life examples women have ever seen. Read eight examples of how showerzillas attacked their guests on The Stir...

By: The Stir / March 22, 2014

Father Hires Escort Who Turns Out To Be Someone He Knows Far Too Well

Imagine you are a frisky 70-year-old man who decides to hire an escort for the evening when you're out of town. (Men. Do they ever change?) When the lovely lady of the evening arrives, you notice with a shock that the woman seems very familiar. In fact, she's more than just familiar. You know her very well. Read

By: The Stir / March 7, 2014

Hotel Guest Leaves Parents Nasty Note For Bringing ‘Crying Baby’ On Vacation

Recently, a mom and a dad and their baby went on a vacation. Nothing out of the ordinary, right? The family went to a ski resort in Colorado, where the brain surgeon dad had a conference, staying at a local hotel. And hotels, for those of you who have never been, have thin walls. During…

By: The Stir / March 7, 2014

New Law Means If You Don’t Take Parenting Classes, Kids Can’t Finish School​​

All right parents, who thinks they need to take parenting classes? Wait, scratch that. Better question: who has free time to go take parenting classes? Four parenting classes to be exact? Parents in one part of the US might be forced to find the time ... or their kids will fail the sixth grade! Read more on

By: The Stir / March 5, 2014

Jared Leto’s Dirt Poor Home Life Revealed in Shocking Detail

When Jared Leto won his Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, the first person he thanked was his mother, Constance. She was also his date to the event. Clearly, the two are close. But as Jared's speech hinted at, his childhood was a tough one. I'm not sure anyone knew how tough though. Now details about Jared's upbringing…

By: The Stir / March 5, 2014

How One Suburban Woman Almost Became The Victim Of Sex Trafficking

When most of us think about the victims of sex trafficking, rarely does an image of a suburban professional woman come to mind. Many imagine that it's a crime mainly affecting young girls and runaways in this country and others. However, North Carolina journalist Brittney Cason reveals how she was nearly kidnapped into a sex trafficking ring by…

By: The Stir / March 1, 2014

Quiz: Are You Ready To Be A Mom?

So, you think you're ready to be a mom, huh? What kind of questions did you ask yourself: am I financially viable, is my partner on board, do we have room for this baby? All good markers of motherhood preparedness, I suppose, but let's get real for a second. It isn't until I had a baby that…

By: The Stir / February 25, 2014

Toddler Just Can’t Handle Listening to Her Parents’ Wedding Song

Get ready for a dose of cute, because you’re about to get it. This little girl listening to her parents' wedding song is so adorable, so preciously and perfectly overcome with emotion, that you may just tear up yourself. Watch the video on The Stir...

By: The Stir / February 24, 2014

New Spanking Law Would Make It Legal For Parents To Leave Kids Black And Blue

Right now, child protection laws in Kansas only allow spankings that don't leave marks. Democratic State Rep Gail Finney has proposed a bill that would legalize 10 types of hand spankings and smacks to use while punishing your child. Parents can also give permission to others to spank their children. Read more on The Stir...

By: The Stir / February 21, 2014

10 Things You Can’t Expect To Get Back After A Breakup

Letting go after a relationship is definitely hard. There's the actual breakup, which is always always difficult. Then you have the Facebook relationship status change (let's face it, changing that little box to "single" is a big deal). And breaking the news to friends and family is utterly dreadful. Finally, there's the post-breakup etiquette and the…

By: The Stir / February 15, 2014

The 12 Stages You Go Through On A Really Bad Date

It's crazy to think that right now, somewhere in the world, some poor girl is on a bad date. It's sad, really. And there's nothing we can do about it. I feel bad for the girl even though I don't even know her. She's probably sitting at a Ruby Tuesday's somewhere, perusing the salad optio…

By: The Stir / February 8, 2014

‘Grandma Showers’ Are The Most Ridiculous Thing Since … Baby Showers

Well, well, well -- what will they think of next? Would you believe there is such a thing as grandma showers? Yes, as in a party for a grandmother-to-be, when either her daughter or daughter-in-law is preggo. You know, to give her tons of attention and get her all stocked up on supplies for the…

By: The Stir / January 28, 2014

A Hilarious Look Inside The Minds Of Real Women At Work

A typical day at the office usually involves coffee, important meetings, creative brainstorms, game-faced strategizing, snacks and more coffee, and tons of hard work, right? Sure, of course it does, but not just all of that! From Spanx to poor punctuation in gossip posts, managing procrastination to Miley Cyrus, we've got A LOT running through…

By: The Stir / January 9, 2014

An Open Letter To My Pregnant Friends I Refused To Be Happy For

Dear formerly pregnant friends, I know this is way, way overdue on my part -- but I really owe you an apology for how I reacted when you excitedly told me you were going to be a mom. The minute "I'm pregnant!" came out of your mouth, I saw the look of pure joy and…

By: The Stir / January 4, 2014

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