I’ve written about parenting here for The Frisky for three years now, and when it comes to parenting and various parenting philosophies I usually come down on the side of “do whatever works best for your family and keep an open mind.” However, as the Mommie Dearest column comes to an end*, I’d like to… More »
Way too much happened in the world of parenting this week that I had troubling narrowing down what I wanted to sound off on. So, we’re going to take a look at a bunch of them. Join me for the good, the bad, and the ugly in this week in parenting.
The Good… More »
I never want to be a primary parent; I very much want to nurture and raise children as part of a committed family unit.
It’s alright if you need a minute. Go ahead and reread it. More »
“So what did you do with your placenta and umbilical cord after you gave birth?” I’m coming onto the blossoming revelation that this is a conversation that a lot of women have, these days.
It’s true enough that there are a variety of cultures around the world that have had specific customs pertaining… More »
In honor of Mother’s Day, the Frisky staff interviewed our moms to find out how their lives changed when we were born and what they learned about love and life as a parent. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, maternal figures and grandmothers out there! … More »
May the odds of tearing your perineum be ever in your favor! … More »
Former anti-vaxxer and mom of many Tara Hills, recently changed her stance after all seven of her children somehow mysteriously got whooping cough. WHOOPSIE DAISIES! (Sorry, I can’t stop.)
In case you didn’t know, anti-vaxxers are those special people who don’t believe you should vaccinate your children because it may cause autism… More »
My Facebook feed is exploding with new babies. Adorable, squishy, big-eyed baby pictures are popping up all over the place, and most of them belong to first time parents. One of the great things about social media is that I have easy access to an array of newborn cuteness, from friends across the globe. At… More »
Another day, another mother arrested for trying to have it all. And by “have it all,” I mean struggling to figure out child care with little support while maintaining a minimum wage food-service industry job.
A 46-year-old Black mother from South Carolina was jailed for letting her nine-year old daughter play at the… More »
I was a freshman in college when I found myself Googling “can Vitamin C induce your period?” There had been some condom-less sex and, surprise surprise, worries over a late period. I wasn’t about to head to my university’s health care office, which offered a Band-Aid and some Tylenol for pretty much every malady. I… More »
A new law just went into effect in Minnesota that bans the use of shackles and restraints on pregnant inmates and also allows them access to doulas. [RH Reality Check]
Jezebel.com recently announced the hiring of a new young editor who is white, while passing over a promotion of the deputy editor Dodai… More »
Buying your first piece of IKEA furniture. Backpacking around Europe. One-night stands. Splurging on dinner Friday night and spending the rest of the week eating ramen. These are just a few of the things most of us expect of our 20s.
Something that isn’t on anyone’s list? Slowing going blind from a degenerative… More »
Can seven-year olds be assholes? You bet.
Do parents sometimes talk about how their kids can be total assholes with their friends? Most likely.
Should parents — especially those with a decent-size platform — talk publicly about how their kids are huge assholes? Of course not.
But that’s exactly… More »
In 2011, actress and filmmaker Lina Esco went with a handful of friends to Occupy Wall Street, curious to see the response to a group of topless women.
“Within minutes there were hundreds of people taking pictures, and they didn’t know what to do with these boobs,” Esco told The Frisky. “After 10… More »
Childbirth is a miracle. It’s a miracle that I intend to experience (hypothetically, in the distant future, maybe) with an epidural and as many pain-numbing drugs as they’ll give me.
Some moms-to-be go the other extreme: giving birth outdoors, literally on the floor of the fuckin’ woods, sans a doctor. And because this i… More »
I’ve been out of the country for the past two weeks, spending almost the entirety of that time in Israel. Along the way, I’ve learned some interesting things about taking an extended global trip while parenting.
Contrary to what you might think, there are some pretty sweet perks to traveling with a child. More »
It must had been in third grade that my daughter Ella was assigned a project for Black History Month. She was assigned Maya Angelou.
I was unaware of how this selection would impact my view of being a feminist mom.
We eagerly trekked to the public library to check out children’… More »
A few months ago, I was having a rough time with my son. This is not unusual, as he is going through a particularly ornery stage and I am stubborn as a mule who is really good at yelling but not much else in the discipline realm. I ended up calling my parents for backup,… More »
When I was just a young, crayon-happy little blondie, my mother thought it was the cutest thing when I drew on anything— even more so when I signed my work with a backwards ‘K’ and upside-down ‘E’. The less legible it was, the more precious. Unfortunately, one Chinese businessman will no longer experience that joy whe… More »