10 Amazing Facts About Pregnancy

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So much is written about our changing bodies, what to expect and how things work. I thought I’d kick off the week with this list of 10 amazing facts about pregnancy.

1. The most common day for babies to be born is Tuesday.

2. Babies are born with kneecaps made of cartilage. As they grow, the cartilage slowly changes to bone.

3. Mothers who are over 40 at the time of a child’s birth are 128% more likely to have a left-handed baby than a woman in her 20s.

4. Most babies aren’t born on their due date. Only an estimated 5% of babies in America are actually born on their exact predicted, due date.

5. Male twins will not have twins unless their wives have the ability to produce two eggs.… [read more]

The Great Nature Project

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Time to get those cameras out!

National Geographic is inviting people of all ages to help them celebrate the planet and all its wonders by creating a global snapshot through The Great Nature Project. Your mission is to take pictures of the plants and animals in your world, and then share them on social media using the hashtag #GreatNature.

By participating, children can help National Geographic Kids attempt to break a Guinness World Records title for the largest online photo album of animals. Any photo of an animal that is hashtaged #GreatNature AND #animal will count towards the record!

This is a great activity for the whole family!

Over the weekend, my husband and I went on a nature walk with our 2-year-old daughter at the beautiful Jean Drapeau Park in Montreal. Originally constructed for Expo 67, the island has a whole range of wildlife and plants. Our favorite picture was of the heron we spotted while crossing over the bridge above the St. Lawrence River. The picture shows how well a heron blends in into his environment. Try to see if you can find him!… [read more]

Anna Faris: Jack Said “Mama” The Other Day!

Anna Faris at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Anna Faris had her 12-month-old son Jack on her mind while walking the red carpet at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (Sept. 22).

Wearing a bright yellow Monique Lhuillier gown, she gushed that the baby has been “giggling” and is really “starting to know things.”

“He does funny things like [mock pouting],” Faris said while demonstrating her son’s look to Us Weekly.

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