Despite my best intentions to sleep in and be served breakfast in bed this morning, I woke up really early, thinking about motherhood and the changes and joys it’s brought into my life in the almost 3 years since Phoebe was born. There’s no question that she’s my greatest inspiration to be the best version of myself and to make the most of every moment. Of course, today is extra special around here too, since I’m carrying around another babe in my belly — fully grown and ready to make his debut any day now, as soon as he feels ready. I still have moments of apprehension about what it will be like to have 2; but I’m mainly just so excited to meet this little guy and be carried along on our family’s next adventure. Hope you’re all having a lovely start to this Mother’s Day — and don’t forget to shower those special ladies in your life with some extra love! Lots of great reads to share today, so enjoy! xo

To a woman about to give birth, these celebrity labor stories are both heartwarming and terrifying.

What 30 well-known healthy people eat for breakfast every morning.

Just added this pretty leather tote to my spring wishlist.

11 things you should do to make your baked goods look better.

This donut-themed party could not be cuter.

10 tricks to look like the smartest person in the room (hilarious.)

Blake Lively’s trainer on scoring perfect abs without crunches.

Don’t you love our media director Kelly’s gorgeous family photos?

You’ve got to see this unlikely (animal) friendship video.

*and a few fun things you may have missed!

The 20 best swimsuits of 2015.

How to shake up your makeup routine for spring.

What it’s really like to work in the beauty industry.

*photo credit:Elle France, August 1996, Photographed by Antoine Vergla

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