While it's tough to compete with the arrival of a future king, Prince George wasn't the only baby whose birth made headlines in 2013. Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson welcomed baby Ace in June, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian took their relationship in a new direction (quite literally) with the arrival of North West, and funny couple Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard announced little Lincoln's debut with a tweet back in March. Click through to see the other famous faces who expanded their families this past year.
If your teen sees you as his personal ATM, it may be time for him to find a new source of income. While you may worry about him balancing work with school and a social life, many jobs offer flexible schedules in addition to great pay. From serving food to selling clothes, these nine jobs build your teen's bank account as well as his work ethic.
LandscaperIf your teen's chore list includes lawn mowing, have him do it for others. Based on the lawn size, he can charge $10 to $40 for the work, which adds up after a few afternoons. Of course, he should still mow your lawn for free.
BabysitterAre little ones drawn to your teen? Then he'd be a perfect babysitter. Post fliers at rec centers, reach out to relatives, or sign up for a Care.com account to find families that need child care. Though the pay may vary based on location, number of kids, and years of experience, the average babysitter makes $10 to $12 an hour. And since parents pay in cash, they won't have to worry about taxes come April.
Wait StaffThere's always work in the food industry. The US Department of Labor notes that waiters earn $2.13 an hour, which sounds low, but doesn't include the (hopefully generous) tips that patrons leave at the end of their meal. This job also benefits you, mom: most restaurants feed their staff, which means one less mouth to feed at dinner.
- Dress for the red carpet with celebrity dresses now on sale — Fashion
- Listen to Rebecca Black's infectious follow-up to "Friday" — Entertainment
- Tell us which celebrity created the best scent of 2013 — Beauty
- Feel the love with the best TV families of 2013 — Moms
- Sip on vanilla-specked mulled wine this holiday season — Food
- Make anyone love lentils with these recipes — Fitness
- See the photos of stars heating up Miami at Art Basel — Celebrity & News
- Winterize your wine bottles for festive home accessories — Smart Living
- Turn folding chairs into statement furniture — Home
- Jump into the holidays with these wintry date ideas — Love & Sex
- See the top five geek-tastic Instagram photos of the week — Tech
We've all got someone (or two or three . . .) on our gift list who rocks to their own special beat. So this holiday season, treat them to something spectacular that's easy on the eyes, music to their ears, and perfectly in tune with their personal sense of style.
Not only do Beats Solo HD headphones deliver the superior sound Beats by Dr. Dre products are famous for, but they also look as good as they sound — drenched in colors that are red like a heart, teal like Miami, white like snow, and lots more.
It's the holiday season, and we're getting in the spirit with our favorite holiday gifts. We've been rounding up our picks for everyone in your life, and now we want to gift you with something from our amazing giveaways with over $10,000 in prizes. Think Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Sephora, and Amazon, and more. So, enter for your chance to win our favorite holiday gifts now.
We turn on the TV to take a break from parenting duties, but we often find ourselves watching shows about families. There are some we wish to be part of and others that make us thankful for our own brood. From schemes gone awry to serious marital struggles, these seven families kept us entertained every week during 2013. Which family was your favorite to watch? Weigh in through our poll and comment section.
The Bravermans (Parenthood)It has been a difficult year from the Bravermans. Between Crosby's new baby, Sarah and Amber's arguments, and Joel and Julia's marital issues, it seemed like the family would fall apart in 2013. But in typical Braverman fashion, they banded together to help each other through the stressful times.
The Bluths (Arrested Development)After almost seven years off the air, the Bluths returned, as deceptive and dysfunctional as ever. Still living beyond their means, the money-hungry family kept people laughing with one-liners and a series of unsuccessful schemes.
Who says everyone on your gift list needs a present of their own? Sometimes it's a gift for the entire family that gets everyone excited. Be it a board game everyone can enjoy or a cooking project both kids and adults can have a hand in preparing, a family gift is a fun way to gather everyone together.
There's never a shortage of news in the parenting world — from new studies to differing parenting styles. It all provides us with fodder to discuss on the playground, in the pickup line, and online. Take a look at the five stories that had our moms talking the most this week.
1. The Sweetest Way to Tell Your Kids the Truth About Santa
If your kids are reaching the age of skepticism about Santa, a piece that originally ran in The New York Times may have the perfect response lined up for when the lil ones make their inevitable inquiry. The honest, heartwarming answer got an overwhelmingly positive response from readers on our site and social media.
2. Nine Things Moms Hate Most About Breastfeeding
If there's one topic that generates conversation among moms, it's breastfeeding. Like everything worth doing in life, breastfeeding has its challenges. Our readers' responses to this story were a mixed bag, some agreeing that the sleepless nights and unexpected milk overflow are a serious pitfall, with others sharing their own overwhelmingly positive experiences.
iPhones aren't just a way to Instagram pics of your tot. Take a trip to the app store, and you'll find tools that track your appointments, dole out allowances, and even translate your baby's cries. With so many to choose from, we narrowed the field and found the most download-worthy apps. Here, 20 high-tech ways to step up your mom game in the new year.
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