Parenting

48 Pagan Baby Names Perfect For Your Little One

By: The Stir / November 20, 2011
Everywhere you look there's a John, Christian (Christie?), Daniel, Jacob, Sarah, Lily -- names derived from the Bible, or at least credited that way. My Jewish friend chose the Hebrew name 'Ethan' for her son, and I"m sure many of you know people whose religious beliefs influenced their children's names as well. My own kids'… More »


Today’s Lady News: Judge Scolds Mom For Breastfeeding In Courtroom

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 18, 2011
Michigan mother Natalie Hegedus was sitting in the back of a courtroom breastfeeding her son when a bailiff spotted her and wrote a note to the presiding jude. When the judge called her up, the judge then asked her if she thought it was appropriate to do that. She told a local TV station that… More »


Connie Britton Adopts A Baby, Plus 7 Other Adoptive Single Moms

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 16, 2011
ZOMG I LOVE HER SO MUCH. Tami Taylor, ugh, I mean Connie Britton, the actress who played Tami Taylor, best mom/wife in the history of ever on "Friday Night Lights," has announced that she adopted a baby boy from Ethiopia! "It was such a wonderful moment of completion," Britton said of holding baby Yoby in her… More »


If Your Little Girl Wears Crotchless Thongs, You Are A Bad Parent

By: Rachel Krause / November 15, 2011
If I ever have a daughter, I know what she's getting for her seventh birthday: a crotchless thong, of course! No, but seriously, a Colorado woman was shopping with her children at Kids N Teen in Greeley Mall when she spotted the unthinkable: a tiny thong featuring a split down the crotch. Erin French snapped… More »


20 Things That Make Pregnancy Terrible

By: The Stir / November 15, 2011
Ah, pregnancy. It's a beautiful time, isn't it? The little life you have growing inside of you, the glow you get, the skinny jeans and generous glasses of pinot noir you have to eschew. Okay, so perhaps what I should have said is pregnancy is both a beautiful and frustrating/ugly/weird time. Don't get me wrong, I feel… More »


Today’s Lady News: Photo Of Boy With Down Syndrome Who “Survived Roe Vs. Wade” Spreading Around Facebook

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 27, 2011
A photograph of this adorable little boy is circling around Facebook. The boy has Down Syndrome and he's holding a sign (written by someone who is not him) which reads: "I may not be perfect but I'm happy. I am God's handiwork and I bear His image. I am blessed. I am the 10% of childre… More »


The 7 Worst Ever Celebrity Dads

By: Rachel Krause / October 26, 2011
I'm fully convinced that Michael Lohan's headline-making domestic violence arrest yesterday was copied straight out of Mel Gibson's playbook. Of course, Mel's famed blowouts were uniquely terrible because some of them were directed towards the teenage son of ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. Last month, Mel paid $100,000 to Oksana's 14-year-old for the guarantee that he wouldn't sue… More »


Terrible Women Encourage Two Young Girls To Fistfight

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 24, 2011
That time your mom made you come home from the party by 11 and you were so pissed and thought she was the worst mother on Earth? Yeah, you should forgive her. At least your mom didn't make you fistfight another kid in a parking lot. Alas, we cannot say the same for Nida Longoria, 28,… More »


Parents Arrested For Disciplining Daughter With A Medieval Duel

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 20, 2011
Talk about old-fashioned parenting. Freemon Everett Seay and Julie Seay, from Washington State, were arrested for going Medieval on their 16-year-old daughter. When they found out she had gone to a party without their permission, she was beaten with a tree branch and forced to dress in armor and fight her stepfather with a woode… More »


Carla Bruni Misses Smoking & Drinking While Pregnant

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 13, 2011
"Quite frankly, I can't stand it any more. I spend most of my time either sitting down or lying down. I can't drink or smoke any more. I'm in a hurry to get it over with." — French First Lady Carla Bruni is so over this pregnancy thing. Glad to hear we're not the only ones who think… More »


What Do We Think Of “Pothead” Candy?

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 11, 2011
Some things really get my goat when it comes to kids, like little girls wearing heavy makeup. (Cough, cough.) But pot leaf-shaped candy? Meh. Parents around the country are reportedly upset with "pothead" lollipops and ring-pops, which are sour apple-flavored suckers in the shape of marijuana leaves. According to the Washington Post, the lollipops sell… More »


Sexist Beliefs Are Passed Down From Mom, Study Finds

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 6, 2011
Children learn more than just ABCs at their mother's breast: a new study of 1,455 adolescents and their parents in Spain finds that mothers are the parent most likely to socialize traditional gender roles and therefore pass along sexist beliefs. More »


How To Teach Boys To Be Feminists

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 25, 2011
Recently, I wrote a blog post about teaching our girls to be feminists. But I also think boys should be taught what it is to be a feminist. A couple of years ago, I recall a conversation I had with my 13-year-old nephew who is quite intelligent and a bit beyond his years. He wa… More »


Baby Owner’s Manual

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 28, 2011
Congratulations on acquiring your new baby! Understanding its anatomy is essential to maximizing its cuteness. When all the parts are working together in harmony, it's possible to achieve optimized functionality. Baby parts are important to become familiar with. For example, the cry hole is connected to the snot hole. So if you stop one u… More »


Deadbeat Dads Should Be Stigmatized Like Drunk Drivers, Says UK Prime Minister

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 20, 2011
Deadbeat dads should be stigmatized by society just like drunk drivers, UK Prime Minister David Cameron wrote in a Father's Day article for the Telegraph newspaper. Cameron blasted what he called "runaway" fathers and said society should be "genuinely hostile" and make them feel the "full force of shame heaped upon them." The prime minister… More »


“Human Barbie” Mom Gives Boob Job Voucher For Her Daughter’s 7th Birthday

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 8, 2011
It figures a mother who made headlines when she taught her six-year-old daughter to pole dance would find another way to make the news: Sarah Burge of the UK gave her girl, Poppy, a voucher for breast implants on her 7th birthday. Burge, who is known as "the Human Barbie" for her slavish devotion to… More »


A Man Who Is Determined To Breastfeed

Common knowledge says that men can't breastfeed. But … can they? In a kind of awesome article over at Slate.com, writer Michael Thomsen decided to see if he—a 33-year-old male—could lactate after reading that Charles Darwin said it was possible for men to produce milk and looking up a Bible verse (Numbers 11:12, which reads,… More »


Poll: What Do You Think About Paternity Leave?

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 22, 2011
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Kate Moss-Inspired “Anorexia” Tees Now On Sale In Children’s Sizes

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 16, 2011
A T-shirt inspired by Kate Moss' controversial personal motto, "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels," is being sold on a UK website and marketed to children. As you can imagine, people are outraged, especially those who work for the campaign, Beating Eating Disorders (BEAT). The organization called for a ban on the "dangerous" tees. More »


Pregnant Couple Celebrates The Circle Of Life

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 4, 2011
I'm all for celebrating the circle of life, but this is too much celebration for my taste. Let's hope Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon don't see this and get any crazy ideas. [The Clearly Dope]… More »


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