Mental Health

A Former Employee Reveals Ellen DeGeneres ‘Tormented Household Workers’

It seems that Ellen DeGeneres created a toxic work environment as well as a toxic home life after reports of the celebrity “tormenting” her household staffers. A person claiming to have worked at one of DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi’s California homes for several months in the past decade revealed to the website how DeGeneres’ alleged behavior behind the scenes of her show did not compare to how she acted at home, The Daily Mail reports. “My belief is that someone’s real personality comes out at home,” the unnamed ex-staffer reportedly said. “So after everything that has been said about her at work, you can imagine how terrible Ellen is going to be at home when her guard is down.” The ex-employee alleged how DeGeneres gave staffers a daily list of performance complaints from the previous day, listing petty things like her coffee not being frothed to her liking, food being served in the wrong bowl or a worker leaving the salt shaker in the wrong spot. And according to the Daily Mail’s source, DeGeneres also allegedly called out a chef for using the guest bathroom and a maid for forgetting to put a piece of trash in the …

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How Can I Help My Child Grieve the Loss of His Beloved Great-Grandma?

How Can I Help My Child Grieve the Loss of His Beloved Great-Grandma?

A mom writes in asking for advice about grief and grieving. She says her two-year-old son is grieving the loss of his beloved great-grandma. Since her death at the beginning of the year, he has stopped talking. He takes a picture of himself with his great-grandma with him everywhere and won’t let anyone touch it. He has also been sleeping with the blanket that belonged to his great-grandma when she was in the nursing home. The doctor told this mom her son may just need a grieving period, but how do you help a toddler process such powerful emotions?

I'm Pregnant with My Third Child: Why Am I More Anxious Than Ever Before?

I’m Pregnant with My Third Child: Why Am I More Anxious Than Ever Before?

A mom writes in asking for advice about having a third child. This mom says she has two children ages 7 and 5, and she is currently pregnant with her third. Despite this not being her first rodeo, this mom is experiencing severe anxiety thinking about balancing jobs, finances, and life with three kids. Have any other moms experienced a similar uptick in anxiety when having multiple kids?