Parenting

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 »


Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: Treat Your Baby Right

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 1, 2011

I pity the baby who doesn’t have a onesie with Mr. T’s face on it. Seriously though, if you’ve been looking for a badass baby shower gift, it doesn’t get more badass than this. [$14.99, Truly Sanctuary]… More »


Elizabeth Banks Almost Makes Me Want To Be A Surrogate

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 31, 2011

“I have been very fortunate in life both professionally and personally … The one true hurdle I’ve faced in life is that I have a broken belly. After years of trying to get pregnant, exploring the range of fertility treatments, all unsuccessful, our journey led us to gestational surrogacy … From that came two miracles. More »


Sometimes Mommy Bloggers Need To Shut It

By: The Stir / March 19, 2011

Oh boy, one mom has really stepped in it after publishing her piece about favoring her son over her daughter. In hopes that the post will be taken down permanently, I’m not going to name names (after all, if her post lives, that poor girl might be able to find out what her mom really… More »


What Kind Of Parent Would Give Their Kid This Slutty Wolfwoman To Play With?

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 17, 2011

Toy companies have made it easy for Child Protect Services: just park at Toys ‘R Us near the slutty wolfwoman doll and snag whomever’s hand in the beartrap of poor decisions. Much like Barbie, Mattel‘s Monster High doll, Clawdeen Wolf, sports a lush head of hair, a fur-lined jacket, and the shortest of miniskirts. But… More »


A 3-Year-Old Alcoholic !?

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 15, 2011

You know there’s a problem when … your toddler needs to be treated for alcohol addiction and alcohol abuse. The UK’s National Health Service reports that the youngest patient they’ve treated for alcohol addiction was three years old. They are not releasing any further info on the patient’s identity to protect his or her confidentiality. More »


Is Posting YouTube Vids Of Your Pregnancy Test Sweet Or Creepy?

Taking a pregnancy test isn’t glamorous. There’s the peeing part, of course, then the waiting, then the rush of emotions that comes when the pink or blue line—or plus or minus sign or whatever—pops into view. One would think women would want this to remain a private moment, like most things that take place… More »


In Defense Of Slumber Parties

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 10, 2011

Going to slumber parties used to be a fun thing, well, unless you were the girl who got her undies put in the fridge, or the first to fall asleep, or the one who cried because they were doing drugs in “Footloose” (that was me). I guess slumber parties were not always that fun –… More »


Dr. Phil Tells Mom To Not Let Son Play With Barbies

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 7, 2011

Dr. Phil doesn’t want your son to be “confused” — especially if “confused” means “gay.” Not that one of America’s most prominent psychological experts (thanks a lot, Oprah) comes right out and says being gay is bad. The gay and lesbian blog Queerty points us to DrPhil.com, where he kindly suggests a mother “direct” her… More »


Mother Punishes Son With Hot Sauce, Cold Shower

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 4, 2011

On “The View” this week, the ladies discussed a mother who appeared on Dr. Phil, who punishes her young son for misbehaving by pouring hot sauce on his tongue and forcing him into a freezing cold shower. (The mother has since been charged with abuse.) In the clip above, it’s clear this poor kid… More »


Happy Daughters Play Video Games With Dad

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 2, 2011

Fathers and daughters who game together stay together, according to a new study. Researchers found that adolescent girls who played video games with their parents (more specifically, their dads) were happier, less aggressive, better students who were more connected with their families. The same results did not apply to the boys. Of course, we’re talking… More »


Miranda Kerr: “I Intend To Breastfeed For As Long As I Can”

By: Celebrity Baby Scoop / January 28, 2011

Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom welcomed son Flynn on January 6 and in addition to being in awe of her “beautiful little soul” the new mom is cherishing the experience of breastfeeding her newborn son.

“I intend to breastfeed for as long as I can,” she said. “My breast milk will give our little… More »


Should Pregnant Ladies Get Special Parking Privileges?

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 24, 2011

A New York City councilman will introduce a law next week that would grant pregnant women special parking privileges. Women who are having difficult pregnancies that create mobility problems could get a doctor’s note entitling them to park in no-parking or no-standing zones, without fear of getting a ticket, up to 30 days after their… More »


The Daily Ovulation: I Hope My Daughter Speaks French And Has A Bob

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 18, 2011

Little kids are basically always adorable, but certain traits are bound to make any childless woman’s uterus do cartwheels. For example, a child retelling a classic story, like Winnie-The-Pooh, with wide-eyed enthusiasm. Or a little girl with a perfectly “Amelie”-esque bob haircut. Or a wee voice speaking in perfect French. This little girl ha… More »


Do You Have A Backup Baby Daddy?

By: Julie Gerstein / January 18, 2011

My friend Erin and I were stuck driving behind a slow-moving bus yesterday, and to kill time, we started talking about the particular mythical unicorns in our lives — our fallback baby-making guys. Men who, if neither of us was in a committed relationship, we might want to have children with. For Erin, it’s her… More »


Cheapskate: The Children’s Place Sale

By: Annika Harris / January 17, 2011

I don’t have any children, but I have a few cousins with at least three children each, who don’t want for anything. So when it comes to birthdays, I prefer to get my cousins’ children, whom I consider my niece and nephews, clothing rather than toys. I often look to The Children’s Place for affordable… More »


Gwyneth And GOOP’s “Day In The Life” Of 3 Privileged Working Moms

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 13, 2011

For every step forward Gwyneth Paltrow makes in her attempt to improve her image, she takes two steps back. Though I was warming up to ol’ Goopie again, after that adorable and funny guest appearance on “Glee,” I am back to full GP attack mode thanks to her latest GOOP newsletter. I skipped last week’… More »


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