jigsaw family noun a family in which two or more sets of children from previous relationships live together
When she was asked to write a sequel to a classic children’s book, Jacqueline Wilson said no. But then she saw the fun she could have with the wish-granting fairy and a modern jigsaw family.
[www.guardian.co.uk 10 Aug 2012]
momshell noun informal a very attractive and glamorous new mother, usually a celebrity
Call them ‘momshells’ (mother-as-bombshell) for bouncing back after having a baby and jumping right back into their busy Hollywood careers looking svelte and stylish with no signs of baby weight.
[http://news.yahoo.com 20 Aug 2012]
three-parent IVF noun a form of in vitro fertilization in which the egg of a third person is used to provide a shell into which an embryo is planted
Accusations of ‘medical consumerism’ and ‘scientific fetishism’ are levelled at the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority today as it seeks the views of the public on the controversial technique known as three-parent IVF.
[The Independent (UK broadsheet) 17 Sept 2012]