Our Kind Of Parenting Book

Jessica Wakeman | December 26, 2011 - 9:00 am

Good to know we can still say the word “titty” after we poop one out. Stay tuned for the follow-up book, How Soon Until I Can Drink Again? [BuzzFeed]… More »

Girls Can Like Superheroes, Boys Can Like Pink Stuff

Jessica Wakeman | December 25, 2011 - 11:00 am

Let’s do the Time Warp, yeaaaah!

Amelia has gone back in time and unearthed a video of Baby Jessica Wakeman (real name: Riley), who is just as opinionated as she is in adult form. Riley is seen shopping in a toy store, with a man I presume is her father, when she goes… More »

Motherhood Only Makes Ani Di Franco More Radical

Jessica Wakeman | December 23, 2011 - 2:30 pm

“I do a lot of interviews where people ask, ‘Now that you’re all happy and content are you going to lose your edge?’ Like there’s nothing edgy about being a mom. Which means that as we all become parents, songs are not written for us anymore, and we have to relive our youth to get… More »

Girl Talk: People Have Strong Feelings About My Ovaries

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 15, 2011 - 1:00 pm

When you’re 32, have no serious romantic prospects besides the one(s) in your head, most of your close friends are getting married or having babies, and the only thing you’re sure of is that you’d like to have a baby someday too, you spend a lot of time thinking about how that’s going to happen. More »

Brace Yourselves For Yet Another Disney Princess

Jessica Wakeman | December 12, 2011 - 12:20 pm

You know what little girls don’t have enough of? PRINCESSES. The scarcity of doe-eyes, glass slippers, and pink frilly dresses is truly criminal. But children need not suffer anymore: Disney is introducing a new princess marketed towards two- to seven-year-olds. “Sofia The First,” a red-haired princess in an elegant purple gown, is getting her own… More »

Homeschooling Tips From “Toddlers & Tiaras”

Rachel Krause | December 7, 2011 - 3:40 pm

For what it’s worth, the mothers depicted on “Toddlers & Tiaras” are not widely considered the bastions of good parenthood. I’ve never actually watched the show, but from what I’ve heard and the clips I’ve seen, the parents of the pageant girls make a damn good case for exactly how not to raise a child. More »

Brunchables: For The Hipster Child’s Lunchbox

Jessica Wakeman | December 6, 2011 - 10:20 am

If it’s making fun of hipsters, you know we are going to post it. Damn, I don’t even know what a Dutch pancake or eggs Rothko is. [College Humor]… More »

Baby Goes As “Golden Girl” For Halloween

Stefanie Blejec | December 4, 2011 - 5:00 pm

Tell me this baby isn’t way cuter than the slew of pea pods, lions and angels we usually see on Halloween. Somehow that plump face perfectly showcases character Sophia Petrillo’s trademark sass on “The Golden Girls.” I’m now wondering if they actually sell pressed velvet pants for infants. Is there a granny-inspired infant clothing line… More »

48 Pagan Baby Names Perfect For Your Little One

The Stir | November 20, 2011 - 11:30 am

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

Jessica Wakeman | November 18, 2011 - 5:40 pm

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… More »

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

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 16, 2011 - 11:00 am

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

Rachel Krause | November 15, 2011 - 3:40 pm

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

The Stir | November 15, 2011 - 1:50 pm

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

Jessica Wakeman | October 27, 2011 - 5:20 pm

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… More »

The 7 Worst Ever Celebrity Dads

Rachel Krause | October 26, 2011 - 10:00 am

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

Jessica Wakeman | October 24, 2011 - 3:20 pm

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

Ami Angelowicz | October 20, 2011 - 12:20 pm

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 wooden… More »

Carla Bruni Misses Smoking & Drinking While Pregnant

Jessica Wakeman | October 13, 2011 - 2:20 pm

“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?

Jessica Wakeman | October 11, 2011 - 2:20 pm

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… More »

Sexist Beliefs Are Passed Down From Mom, Study Finds

Jessica Wakeman | October 6, 2011 - 4:40 pm

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 »

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