Parenting

Mommy’s New Tattoo

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 28, 2012
Once upon a time, there was girl who went to a tattoo shop with her mom ... nope, from page one, this isn't your typical picture book.  Mommy's New Tattoo: A Bedtime Story For People, by Levi Greenacres, is based on the author's true story of growing up with a parent who has ink and… More »


Stay-At-Home-Moms More Worried, Sad & Stressed, According To New Poll

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 18, 2012
As if the "mommy wars" need even more ammunition to make women feel bad about themselves: a new Gallup poll found that stay-at-home-moms were more likely to be unhappy than working mothers. Gallup surveyed nearly 61,000 women between the ages of 18 to 64 who had at least one child under the age of 18. A… More »


The Soapbox: I Want A Ceasefire On The Mommy Wars

By: Kate Fridkis / May 15, 2012
Here it is. The latest in the "mommy wars." Because everything is a war these days, it seems. Yesterday, we were talking about the “war on obesity.” I even heard that Obama declared “war on marriage.” So “war” means “having a different opinion.” Or possibly “wanting equal rights.” In a moment, it might mean, “Hey,… More »


2011’s Most Popular Baby Names: Credit Kardashians?

By: Newser / May 14, 2012
Jacob continues to dominate in the land of boy baby names, taking the No. 1 spot for the 13th year in a row. But there's a new winner in the female category: After twoyears atop the list, Isabella has now been replaced by Sophia. Isabella was downgraded to second place, followed by Emma (which wa… More »


10 Life Lessons We Learned From TV Moms

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 11, 2012
We've learned a lot of important lessons from our own moms, but we've probably learned even more from watching sitcoms (sorry, Mom!). In honor of Mother's Day, we thought it would be fun to compile some life lessons we've learned from TV Moms over the years. After the jump, check out our list, and please… More »


Girl Talk: I’m A Lesbian Mom

By: Jaime Jenett / May 11, 2012
When I think about Mother's Day, I usually picture a dad in plaid pajama pants destroying the kitchen with his kids in a clumsy effort to make his wife breakfast in bed. There is flour everywhere, kids are enthusiastically beating something in a bowl and Dad is putting a single red rose in a vase. More »


9 Reasons Not To Date A Mama’s Boy

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 11, 2012
If you want a girl to be your mother / go find another, go find another one So sang the band Elizabeth and the Catapult. Truer words were never spoken. Alas, mama's boys don't exactly ring your doorbell and announce themselves. They get you hook, line and sinker with their great relationship with their mom. More »


The Soapbox: Attachment Parenting Is The Lazy Mama’s Secret

By: Avital Norman Nathman / May 10, 2012
When you become a parent, one of the first things that you will learn is that everyone has an opinion about the way you choose to parent. From friends, family, your doctor, to strangers in line at the grocery store, everyone will impart their own unsolicited brand of wisdom — usually by telling you whatMore »


TIME Magazine Goes There With Toddler Breastfeeding Cover

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 10, 2012
Whoa. Hi there, TIME magazine. You went there, didn't you? I'm as pro-breastfeeding-in-public as one can be, but this cover photo the intentional provocation of this cover annoys me.  The 26-year-old mother Jamie Lynne Grumet is model-hot and that's no accident; nor is it an accident that her child she is breastfeeding is three-years-old, a… More »


Fancy Babies Have Their Own Hot Tubs Now

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 8, 2012
Babies are so lazy. They lie back in their strollers and get pushed around everywhere. They're given everything they want just by screaming and crying. They've even got people wiping their butts. Babies just got even more obnoxious: that is, the babies with their very own hot tub. A bath and shower company has launched… More »


10 Random Things Every Mother Knows

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 7, 2012
It might be maternal instincts, it might be years of parenting experience, it might be magic--we're not sure how it works, but we've noticed that mothers know things that other people don't. We put our heads together and came up with 10 random things that every mother seems to know. Check out our list, and… More »


10 Mothers Who Tried To Sell Their Babies

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 6, 2012
What's the absolute worst thing you can do as a mother? Oh, I don't know … TRY TO SELL YOUR BABY. Like 33-year-old Bridget Wismer of Delaware (pictured above), who was charged with felony child dealing when she allegedly tried to sell her newborn son to a gay couple for $15,000. And she did all… More »


The Dumbest Things Hipster Parents Do

By: TruTV / May 5, 2012
OK, hipster parents, I get that you're all WAY TOO ABOVE IT ALL to actually acknowledge being a dorky bunch of Moms and Dads, but I'm about to let you in on a little secret: you're all a bunch of dorky Moms and Dads now. That's what Moms and Dads ARE. You aren't a young… More »


25 Mom Confessions To Top All Mom Confessions

By: The Stir / May 4, 2012
There are confessions and then there are CONFESSIONS. You won't believe some of the stuff that the members of CafeMom are willing to spill publically (as long as they don't have to use their real names:). Mostly because they know other moms have either done some of them, or at least contemplated doing them very… More »


Lion Tries To Eat Baby In Zebra Stripe Hoodie

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 3, 2012
Baby Jack's parents dressed him in a cute black and white striped hoodie and took him to the zoo. Here's what happened when he plopped down in front of the glass at the lion exhibit. Thankfully, it's really strong glass. More »


Ann Romney On Working Moms: “Thank Goodness That We Value Those People”

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 24, 2012
"I love the fact that there are women out there who don't have a choice and they must go to work and they still have to raise the kids. Thank goodness that we value those people too. And sometimes life isn't easy for any of us." -- Ann Romney spoke to Republicans in Connecticut last… More »


Six-Year-Old Girl Arrested For Temper Tantrum

By: Tiffanie Drayton / April 23, 2012
Six-year-old girl Salecia Johnson landed herself in the slammer recently after throwing a temper tantrum. Georgia police arrived at Creekside Elementary School where the kindergartener was accused of tearing items off the walls, throwing furniture and knocking down a bookshelf that "injured" the principal. When officials attempted to calm her, she "resisted," so cops handcuffed… More »


The Soapbox: On Ann Romney & Women “Marrying Up”

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 18, 2012
Another day, another bombastically link-baity piece on the Internet to get everyone's feathers ruffled! Today's linkbait comes courtesy of The New York Daily News op-ed page, in which writer S.E. Cupp hammers away at Democratic consultant Hilary Rosen for a foot-in-mouth comment she made on "Anderson Cooper 360" last week, that stay-at-home  mother (SAHM) of five… More »


The Seahorses Are On To Something

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 11, 2012
Right about now, I'm wishing I were a seahorse. Their mating/reproduction/parenting model sounds absolutely ideal and egalitarian. You lay the eggs, he carries the babies and you take care of him while he's knocked up. I could be down for this setup. Can we make this happen for humans? [Buzzfeed] Artwork by Humon at DeviantMore »


Today’s Lady News: Little Girls & Their Pink Things Make For A Fascinating Photo Project

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 16, 2012
As if you needed further proof that toy companies are ruthless when it comes to marketing "girls" and "boys" toys in the basest way possible: "The Pink & blue Project," by photographer JeongMee Yoon, captures little girls and their pink — very pink — toys, dolls, shoes and clothes. [Flavorwire] Feminist activists Gloria Steinem, Robin Morga… More »


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