It looks like the "Saturday Game of the Week" is turning into a tradition in Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez's home. A week after the couple played some baseball with their kids, they broke out a different activity for everyone to try: volleyball.
View this post on Instagram A post shared by KATY PERRY (@katyperry) on Apr 3, 2020 at 8:32pm PDT Congratulations are in order for Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom! After surprising us all by announcing her pregnancy in her "Never Worn White" music video back in March, Katy took to Instagram on Friday evening to share a photo of Orlando covered in pink frosting with a huge smile on his face.
My 6th grader emailed her math teacher for some help, so he came over & worked through the problem with her on our front porch. @Chriswaba9 , our neighbor, MMS teacher & MHS Wrestling Coach.
Image Source: Getty / Robyn Beck / AFP Jennifer Garner's son, Samuel, is already shaping up to be quite the master of poetry. The 8-year-old recently channeled his creativity (read: likely boredom) while social distancing with his family by penning a highly relatable haiku titled "Corona Virus."
Today in PSAs about fun and free at-home activities your kids will love, I'm delighted to report that the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition is ready to be virtually explored from the comfort of your couch. Originally housed at the British Library in London, the sprawling display has been available to tour online for nearly two years through the Google Arts & Culture platform and garnered renewed interest after being spotlighted in the new Harry Potter at Home hub. The interactive exhibit allows you to get up close and personal with various spell books, artwork, and magical artifacts from the Wizarding World. Get up close and personal with the Ripley Scroll, a lengthy manuscript that details how to make the Philosopher's Stone. Admire the sketches of Jim Kay, the artist responsible for illustrating the Harry Potter book covers in color. Check out some of J. K. Rowling's early notes from when she was first conceptualizing the Harry Potter book series. Learn the history behind popular Hogwarts classes like Charms, Herbology, Potions, and more. Related: Calling All Wizards! You Can Do a Virtual Harry Potter Escape Room For Free Simply put, the online curation offers enough educational content to keep your Harry Potter-loving kids (and you, of course) occupied for hours on end. Ahead, take a look at a few photos from the original exhibit, and click here to dive into the full, immersive experience.
The magic of the wizarding world is about to be a little easier to access at home thanks to the all-new Harry Potter at Home hub from Wizarding World Digital. Featuring the first book for free (as an audiobook and an ebook), kid activities, parent and teacher resources, and more, the hub is a little internet nook filled with fun things to keep your family occupied while at home.
I never planned on having step-siblings. In fact, for the first 16 years of my life, I had a pretty "normal" family.
When we first got wind that we'd likely be spending weeks homebound with our kids, I did what my type A, perfectionist brain always does. I started thinking of all the things I'd do to make the most of this time.
Jennifer Lyn Holmes, a photographer who's currently pregnant with her 10th baby, refuses to let staying home to social distance get her family's spirits down. And like pretty much everyone in the US, she's completely obsessed with Tiger King, Netflix's over-the-top documentary series about the eccentric - and highly questionable - world of breeding and raising big cats. Putting her skills to the test, Jennifer staged a full-on Tiger King photo series starring her children that would make Joe Exotic exceptionally proud. "We watched the show and loved it! My daughter clipped one of her hair extensions in the back of our baby's hair the day before and we were laughing our heads off," Jennifer told POPSUGAR. "I knew we had to do it! Our family is always doing stuff like this, and we love replicating iconic films, shows, and people. We're always trying to come up with new and fun crazy ideas to share on our YouTube channel." At the end of the day, Jennifer just wanted to offer up a bright spot during this uncertain time. Keep reading to get a look at one of the most iconic photo shoots we've seen to date, which features mini versions of Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin. Related: This Dad Spoofed What His Wife Has Been Like While Self-Isolating, and Wow, I Relate to Her
Joanna Gaines has a brand-new cookbook, Magnolia Table, Volume 2 coming out on April 7, and of course, her five kiddos made exceptional taste testers! She recently opened up to People about how she included her children in the project and a handy trick for getting kids to try new foods.
Growing up, I was the oldest sibling in our family of five. I had two younger brothers - one three years younger and the other nine years younger.
My parents got a divorce when I was 5 years old, and although I didn't understand the capacity of what that meant for my family dynamic, I was certainly devastated by my situation, as my dad moved out almost immediately after their separation. Fortunately, I maintained a positive relationship with both my parents, and my family did a good job at balancing the time my sister and I spent with each parent.
Based on the most popular names of 2019, it's safe to say that many parents' tastes in baby names are shifting. Between the rise in gender-neutral names and the fact that many are moving away from choosing classics like Mary or Edward, there's been more room for less common names - some unique, some that just haven't been used in a while.
Although there are plenty of educational resources and movement and exercise videos available online for kids, toy brand Mattel wants everyone to remember that "Play is never canceled." Through its new website, Mattel Playroom, the brand is delivering free games, activities, coloring sheets, DIY projects, and more featuring favorite characters like Barbie, Thomas the Tank Engine, and American Girls (plus, there are a bunch of resources for parents and caregivers).
It's special to be able to name any baby, but if you're welcoming a rainbow baby - a baby who is born after the loss of their sibling either through miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death - choosing a name for that sweet miracle baby becomes that much more meaningful. Although the concept of having a rainbow baby is completely bittersweet, these babies represent hope, strength, and joy for their families after they've gone through such tragic loss, which can help to inspire significant names. Scroll through for some of the most beautiful name ideas for your rainbow baby. Related: Mom's Reaction to Holding Her Newborn Rainbow Baby Is So Powerful
JJ Hirsch, a mom of three from Minnesota, recently opened up about why it's so important to be flexible with your children's teachers right now. In the candid post, she explained that she knows how stressful teaching is at present and that she'll be supportive of whatever educators need to do to get through this time.
With a lot of schools shut down for the foreseeable future due to the coronavirus outbreak, many parents are finding themselves at home trying to juggle their jobs with raising their kids, which for now includes providing education as well. Although many teachers have sent home work so kids don't fall behind and some schools are conducting classes online, there's also a slew of free educational websites and apps at parents' disposal.
My brother and I have always had a complicated relationship. One day we're best friends, and the next we are screaming at each other so viciously that we ruin Christmas.
For many young families, we're spending so much time doing our best to avoid the spread of the novel coronavirus that we haven't fully prepared ourselves for what we should do if we - or another member of our household - contracts COVID-19. Sasha Romary, a postpartum doula and sleep consultant for the online resource Cleo, and her husband were both infected and had to simultaneously care for their two children, including their 4-year-old son who also showed mild symptoms in line with the virus.
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is supporting home study during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
TV worlds collided when The O.C.'s Adam Brody and Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester got together. The two met on the set of their 2010 movie The Oranges.
Monitoring our children's screen time and determining whether they're actually learning from devices are issues that continue to weigh on parents. We all know there's a difference between good screen time and bad screen time, it just requires a little bit of research on the parents' side to find out what those valuable - and entertaining - options are.
On a typical work day, I'd likely change clothes four or five times. I'd try on at least two outfits before deciding on the one I'd wear to the office, come home later and immediately switch into my "at-home clothes," and make a change later in the evening if my itinerary required, say, dinner with my husband or book club at a friend's house.
There's something about Disney movies that make it so you're always in the mood to put one on, whether to watch seriously or to have on in the background of another activity. From animated classics and Pixar movies to live-action remakes and those movies everyone always forgets are Disney (National Treasure and the Star Wars films, anyone?), there's something for every member of the family (and then some) in Disney's catalog. Ahead, find the Disney and Pixar movies you and your kids can stream on Netflix in 2020 - that is, until they all start disappearing one by one thanks to their held spots on Disney+. (And see a bunch of the other kids' films available on Netflix now.) Related: 24 Family Movies Coming Out in 2020 That Your Kids Will Want to See
There are so many options for fall inspired baby names, especially if you love cozy sweaters, pumpkins, colorful leaves, Halloween, and hot apple cider. But even if your baby isn't born between September and December, you might want to consider one of these cooler weather ideas. Read ahead for 100 beautiful names that perfectly capture the fall season. Related: The Top 20 Baby Names of the Year So Far Feature a Few Newcomers Compared to Past Years