Category Archives: Parenting

Company Tweets Baby Bottles Will Help “Reclaim Your Wife”

Nursing Show
A reality TV show about breastfeeding older children is on the way. Read More »
Erotic Breastfeeding
Man's erectile dysfunction was cured by his wife's breast milk. Read More »
Breastfeeding on Time
TIME magazine breastfeeding cover photo
Time magazine's breastfeeding cover is just a tad provocative. Read More »

Breasts. You may have heard of their alternate use as feeding mechanisms for tiny offspring. You may also have heard of their function in women’s sexual pleasure. But let us not forget the real purpose of a lady’s chesticles: sexual pleasure for her husband.

And all that time a new mama spends nursing? That’s time her hubby isn’t playing with his boobs.

Thus seems to be the logic behind baby bottle manufacturer Bittylab’s recent tweets advertising their product, called Bare, which read “New baby? Reclaim your wife” and “Feeling like you’re competing with your newborn for mommy’s attention? Meet BARE air-free #babybottles.” Keep reading »

Brave Mom Helps Capture 9-Year-Old Daughter’s Would-Be Rapist

It’s a story so sick and twisted, it’s difficult to even comprehend, but fortunately it didn’t end as badly as it could have. Ryan Firoved of Kirkland, Washington, is a registered sex offender, who had arranged to meet and rape his girlfriend’s 9-year-old daughter. Thankfully, the brave mother was able to work with police to thwart his attempts, but the actions of this man and what could have happened to this girl are horrifying.

According to the Kirkland Reporter, Firoved, who is also married, told his girlfriend that he wanted to have sex with her daughter. He was blatant about his previous exploits, and according to police documents, he told her, “I guess you could say I am a pedophile, but at least I am not a predator. People come to me and I make it consensual.” Read more …

Adele Just Wants To Line Dance & Other Weirdo Pregnancy Cravings Of The Stars

We always knew Adele had a set of pipes, but it turns out she’s got dancing feet, too. The pregnant songstress was recently seen at a line-dancing class with some of her friends. Adele apparently picked up the country dance style after traveling throughout the U.S. and liked it so much she brought a line-dancing CD to bring home. That’s pretty ballsy for a seven-months-pregnant woman. But hey, whatever! She’s getting her exercise in. [The Sun UK]

Adele isn’t the only celeb doing something kinda-weird while she’s knocked up. Check out all the preggo celebs in Hollywood who had their pickles and ice cream on speed dial!

Adele Is Pregnant!
The singer is expecting a baby with boyfriend Simon Konecki. Read More »

Girl Talk: My Husband At I Are Both Work-At-Home, Stay-At-Home Parents

SAHM Mom Speaks
Responding to Elizabeth Wurtzel's offensive piece in The Atlantic. Read More »
Mommy Wars Ceasefire
I want a ceasefire on the mommy wars, because it helps no one. Read More »
On Attachment Parenting
One woman's opinion about attachment parenting. Read More »

My husband and I weren’t making a political statement, revolutionizing the stay-at-home parenting dynamic or sticking it to corporate America when we deliberately choose to both be work-at-home, stay-at-home parents. While there are lots of acronyms for one parent doing this—WAHM, SAHM, WAHD and beyond—I have yet to see one that fits our family. Perhaps DIWAHSAHPWOB (Double-Income-Work-At Home-Stay-At-Home-Parents-With-One-Baby).

Regardless of what you want to call us, we don’t really fit into any of the categories Elizabeth Wurtzel’s now infamous piece in The Atlantic mentions. Though I do sometimes shrug off work to go do errands (that don’t involve yoga or pedicures). Because to me, it’s a necessity to do errands during non-mobbed Trader Joe’s hours so my husband and I can de-career our marriage for a few hours and do adult things. Like have a beer before I try to finish freelance assignments I’ve barely scratched because I spent all day wrangling a baby girl with a stuffy nose. Keep reading »

Just NO: An Adorable Edible Baby

Baby Bong Pics
Mother arrested for posting pics of her baby with a bong on Facebook. Read More »
Baby Genius Pooper
This little genius had to poop during her "Today Show" interview. Watch »

I am impressed by the talent of this cake topper artist who crafted such a tiny, adorable baby face with perfect features. I also think that the person who actually eats the edible fondant baby at the baby shower should be reported to Child Protective Services. Munch, munch, munch. [Etsy]

A Reality Show About Breastfeeding Older Children Is On The Way

On the heels of the Time magazine cover and all the talk about attachment parenting, Collins Avenue,the production company that brought us “Dance Moms” (which I happen to love, that Abbey Lee Miller is a trip), is developing a reality series about mothers who breastfeed older children. And no, I am not making reference to Michelle from TLC’s “Strange Sex” series who practices erotic breastfeeding with her husband. I am talking about mothers who are still nursing kids old enough to ask for the tit by name.

The New York Post interviewed some mothers who breastfeed their older children. “If she’d wanted to stop any earlier she just would have,” said one mother whose daughter self-weaned at age seven. Yikes. Seven? She sounds old enough to have written an English assignment about her love of breast milk. Keep reading »

Erotic Breastfeeding
This man's erectile dysfunction was cured by his wife's breast milk. Read More »
On Attachment Parenting
One woman's opinion about attachment parenting. Read More »

Mom Accused Of Putting Beer In Her Kid’s Sippy Cup

A Phoenix mother has been arrested after authorities say she put beer in her 2-year-old son’s sippy cup.

Phoenix police were called to a pizza restaurant Tuesday night after witnesses say they saw 36-year-old Valerie Marie Topete pour beer from a pitcher into her son’s cup and then the child drank some of it.

Phoenix police say Topete admitted pouring the beer in the cup because the child kept reaching for the beer pitcher. Read more …

Woman Gives Birth Alone On The Subway At 1:30 A.M.

I Had A C-Section
This mama tells what it is like to give birth via C-section. Read More »
Drinking While Pregnant
Celebs caught in the act. Read More »
Birth Safety
What's more safe: childbirth or terminating a pregnancy? Read More »

I am proud of myself when I kill a spider without bursting into tears and shrieking. So I can’t imagine what it must be like to give birth on a subway car. Alone. In the middle of the night. But that’s exactly what Wanda Dueno, 24, of Philadelphia did two nights ago. While visiting family in New York City and heading to her sister’s house at 1:30a.m., Dueno started going into labor. Keep reading »

The Soapbox: The Truth About Being A Stay-At-Home Mom

On Feminist Judgement
What's feminist about judging other women's choices? Read More »
Mommy Wars Ceasefire
I want a ceasefire on the mommy wars, because it helps no one. Read More »
Single Mom Speaks
Rick Santorum can kiss this single, working mother's ass. Read More »

I just had the extreme displeasure of reading Elizabeth Wurtzel’s essay for The Atlantic, about how rich stay-at-home moms are “anti-feminist and helping make the ‘war on women’ possible.”  In the opener, Wurtzel says that she wants to “smack the next woman who says that raising her children full time—and by that means going to yoga classes and pedicure appointments while the nanny babysits —is her feminist choice.” Why yes, we’d all want to smack that woman too. Does she even exist?

To be honest, I seriously doubt that even the wealthy 1 percent women are going around making up excuses for why they don’t work—they’re rich enough not to, and surely don’t feel defensive about it. So it really seems that Wurtzel is just pissed that some women out there can afford what she perceives to be a life of leisure. She bashes them by saying people who don’t pay their own rent and bills are immature and anti-feminist. Actually, what Wurtzel is doing is immature and anti-feminist.  Sure, everyone is jealous of rich women from time to time, but to take a personal axe-to-grind and pretend it’s about feminism is a total joke. Keep reading »

The Soapbox: On Feminism & Judging Other Women

1 Percent Wives
rich women photo
Elizabeth Wurtzel penned a judgmental piece on wives of the rich. Read More »
On Marrying Up
Let's be realistic about the finances it takes to raise a family. Read More »
Staying At Home
Stay at home moms are front and center this election season. Read More »

It was easy to roll one’s eyes at Elizabeth Wurtzel’s recent piece on TheAtlantic.com, “1 Percent Wives Are Helping To Kill Feminism And Make The War On Women Possible.” Although I understand the point Wurtzel was trying to make (educated women who don’t advance in the workforce and financially support themselves/their families are bad for feminism) she couched the whole thing in kind of bombastic, linkbait-y statements like, “I am going to smack the next idiot who tells me that raising her children full time — by which she really means going to Jivamukti classes and pedicure appointments while the nanny babysits — is her feminist choice.”

But I want to go a little deeper than the eye-rolling. I want to look at the phenomenon of self-described feminists — like Wurtzel — judging other women’s choices. Keep reading »

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