Having survived an unusual and challenging childhood in the spotlight, model mom Brooke Shields says she is trying hard to learn from the past when she makes decisions about how to raise her own daughters Rowan, 6, and Grier, 3. In the January 2010 issue of Good Housekeeping, the Lipstick Jungle star opens up about her difficult relationship with her mother, her philosophies on parenting and the golden rule she teaches her girls.
“As the classic child of an alcoholic, I was the caretaker,” Brooke says of her childhood with her mom Teri, who controlled Brooke’s career and life with an iron fist. “I should have been a disaster.” Now a mom herself to two beautiful daughters, Brooke, who is married to producer Chris Henchy, seems very conscious of the lessons she is teaching them.
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Christmas is just a few weeks away which is why now is the perfect time to get in the holiday spirit! And what better way to start than by building a gingerbread house!? Sure its a fun activity for kids with colorful candies and an edible frame, but gingerbread houses are not relegated to child’s play! Essentially all you really have to do is find your favorite gingerbread recipe, roll out the dough, then cut shapes that would create a house. If you’re feeling lazy and want a shortcut, Sur La Table sells two different DIY kits both costing around $30. One is a bit easier and just requires icing pieces together then decorating, while the other is more hands-on and actually calls for baking all pieces. But let’s face it, you don’t really need to shell out the bucks for either of these kits. And just think, that wafting aroma of sweet and spicy yumminess wafting through your home, plus a dinner table center piece. Nice.
Homemade Gingerbread House
Start with your favorite gingerbread cookie recipe like this one from Bon Appetit. However, since you’re making a house, double the recipe to make sure you have enough dough.
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Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith and their 9-year-old daughter Willow posed for a pic as they arrived at the Oslo Town Hall in Norway yesterday (December 10). The famous family were on hand to witness President Barack Obama accept his Nobel Peace Prize.
“It’s a fantastic historical event,” Will told the press, adding, “It’s something we absolutely positively had to be a part of.”
Pursuit of Happyness star and his talented wife will be playing hosts at tonight’s Peace Prize Concert.
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Melina Kanakaredes was spotted shopping with her adorable 6-year-old daughter Karina in Hollywood on Thursday (December 10). Melina and her hubby of 7 years, Peter Constantinides, are also parents to 9-year-old daughter Zoe.
The 42-year-old CSI: NY star is also well know for portraying Dr. Sydney Hansen in the drama series, Providence, that ran for five seasons on NBC.
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Gorgeous! Wayne Gretzky and his beautiful 20-year-old daughter Paulina posed at the 2009 UNICEF Ball in Beverly Hills on Thursday (December 10). Paulina is a singer, actress and model. Wayne and his wife of 21 years, Janet Jones, are also parents to Ty, 19, Trevor, 17, Tristan, 9, and Emma, 6.
Wayne is practically a god in Canada, known as the greatest hockey player of all time. Born and raised in Brantford, Ontario, Wayne established many scoring records while playing for the Edmonton Oliers and led his team to four Stanley Cup championships.
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