January 18, 2012 |
Question: My brother and his wife are expecting a little boy this spring. We're all very excited, and I've offered to host the baby shower. The problem is that the parents-to-be are putting all kinds of conditions on the shower. They want it to be coed, because my sister-in-law doesn't want to have all the attention on her. They also don't want to open gifts at the shower. I really don't like these ideas, and wish I hadn't offered to host. I sincerely doubt men want to go to a baby shower.
May 19, 1988 |
Clusters of pale blue and pink balloons outside the Willingboro Township Municipal Complex yesterday hinted at a celebration, but offered no clue about the unconventional nature of the party inside: a group baby shower for pregnant teens. Orange punch and pastel cupcakes were served. A woman dressed in a giant stork costume welcomed about 25 young mothers-to-be - and a handful of uncomfortable boyfriends - into the room. Beyond the lure of refreshments and gifts, social-service workers and physicians promoted a special agenda: healthy habits for the care of pregnant mothers and their unborn children.
September 13, 1990 |
A dispute between two men during a baby shower Sunday night in Whitemarsh Township resulted in injuries to a pregnant woman and one of the men. According to Whitemarsh police, Loren Lloyd, 41, of the 1100 block of Jones Street, was stabbed in the face with a butcher knife. Michael John Tague, 32, of the Plymouth Garden Apartments, 1300 Fayette Street, was charged in the stabbing. Police said Tague showed up at the shower in the 1100 block of Jones Street, where Lloyd lives.
September 16, 2008
RE Christine Ireland's " 'Police Brutality' Payday" letter: Comments like this one always astound and then enrage me as an African-American. Let me ask you one simple question, Ms. Ireland: Were you there to witness the incident at the baby shower where a woman and her little girl were maced by police? You're a smug, supercilious racist who uses the Daily News as a platform to voice your true reasons for submitting a letter in the first place! For example, you ask: "Who is selling the drugs?"
June 10, 1994 |
What are we to make of the recent Hollywood trendlet wherein the hubris of adults gets punished with a life-threatening childbirth? Angie and The Paper tapped a nerve in parents who worry about balancing the professional and the personal, but they also recalled the Greek tragedian Euripides, whose idea of judgment day was the gods visiting the sins of the fathers upon their children. Babyfever, Henry Jaglom's anxious comedy "for those who hear their biological clocks ticking," is mostly about the fear that the gods will visit the sins of would-be mothers on the incipient eggs of their unborn children.
March 14, 2011 |
P INK IS HEADING home this weekend for her baby shower. We hear the Doylestown- native pop star is flying here from Los Angeles to celebrate with family and friends Saturday afternoon. She and Motocross-rider husband Carey Hart are expecting their first child in June. Out and about Spike Lee checked out some new Knicks gear at Mitchell & Ness (12th & Chestnut) Friday afternoon. The filmmaker was in town to be honored by the African American Musuem of Philadelphia.
June 4, 1996 |
What do you get the Material Girl who has everything? More stuff, of course! Tiny little undershirts, stuffed bunnies, a diaper pail, maybe a stroller. Madonna's buddies threw the expectant mom a baby shower in New York Sunday afternoon. Among the gals in attendance: Comedian-actress Rosie O'Donnell, herself a high-profile new mom, actress Debbie Mazur and Madonna's spokeswoman, Liz Rosenberg. The widening pop star, due in September, has been staying at her Upper West Side home since finishing her role in "Evita" in London and Budapest.
February 18, 2012 |
A night that turned violent began with a baby shower in southern Chester County, according to testimony at the preliminary hearing Friday for five of 12 defendants accused of participating in a gang-linked double slaying. After listening to more than three hours of testimony, District Judge Matthew Seavey ruled that sufficient evidence existed to hold Manuel "Mongo" Mora, 20, of Kennett Square; Dominick Daddezio, 17, James L. Jones, 19, and Rafael "Rafa" Lopez Alvarado, 19, all of West Grove; and Cristian "Snoopy" Eumana, 18, of Greenville, Del., for trial on charges that include third-degree murder and conspiracy.
September 27, 2015 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: I just got an invite to one of my closest friends' baby shower (thrown by another friend). I do not want to go for several reasons. First, I hate showers, especially when they are gift grabs (as this one is), and especially when they are gift grabs for people who seriously do not need other people to buy them things. Second, this friend has not been a very good friend to me since she met her now-husband. She rarely calls, came to town and didn't visit with us because they were seeing the husband's friends, and her husband was downright rude to me at their wedding.
June 24, 2011
Q: How do friends and family celebrate the birth of a second child? I've heard a shower should be thrown only in honor of the first baby's birth. A: Strict etiquette holds that friends and family shower the mother-to-be only the first time around, because the gifts given generally provide the parents with the items they'll need for children who may follow. Also, people shouldn't feel pressured to buy gifts for each new member of the family. But as with most questions of etiquette, good reasons arise for breaking the rules.