Parenting

Girl Talk: I’m A Pregnant Women In A World Without Chivalry

By: Annabelle Charbit / December 16, 2010
This is an old chestnut I know, but it needs to be dealt with once and for all. Someone please explain to me why pregnant women are left standing on buses and trains, whilst able-bodied men sit back and pretend not to see them? As a member of the "club" myself, I have yet to… More »


Why He’ll Never Understand Your Pregnancy

By: The Stir / December 11, 2010
Pregnancy, for a dad, can feel like an awkward office-party where you're the new employee. It's as though you have to paste on a forced smile that you have to wear for months. Not fake, just forced. The feeling is completely sincere -- you are genuinely pleased and happy (if you like your partner and… More »


Woman Still Breastfeeds 6-Year-Old!

By: Wendy Atterberry / December 9, 2010
If you're in the middle of your breakfast (or lunch), you may want to bookmark this article and come back to it later. That's because we're going to talk about breastfeeding, which is a beautiful and natural thing, to be sure, but when it's a 6-year-old who's suckling at momma's boob? Hmm, not so much. More »


The Black Baby Doll Project Puts Dollies In Hands Of Little Girls

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 8, 2010
One of the privileges I had as a little white girl was always having had toys that look like me. In fact, American Girl's brown-haired, brown-eyed Samantha Parkington doll looked almost exactly like me. Like little girls all around the world, I used to hold her, brush her hair, pretend she was my daughter and… More »


Poll: How Do You Handle Invites To Children’s Parties?

By: Angela Tucker / December 7, 2010
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“Pink Stinks” Parents Group Are Anti-Pink Toy Crusaders

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 6, 2010
There's good news across the pond for parents who want their little girls to believe they can grow up and be anything they want: A parents group called Pink Stinks, which pressures toy companies and stores to rise above marketing based on traditional gender roles, seems to have been successful in getting the Early LearningMore »


Why I’m Happy I Don’t Have Daughters

By: YourTango.com / December 5, 2010
I'm glad I have sons ... and only sons. My friends who are mothers of daughters say that if I had given birth to two daughters instead, I'd be just as glad. I'm not so sure. When I was pregnant with each of my sons, I was convinced from the start that I was carrying… More »


Girl Talk: Am I Meant To Be A Mother Or An Aunt?

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 2, 2010
This Thanksgiving, I arrived at my aunt and uncle's house to see my 7-year-old nephew in the backyard pulling a plastic toy bow-and-arrow about 2 feet away from my 5-year-old niece's face. "WHAT ARE YOU DOING!?" I barked before I even said "hello." I pushed the plastic arrow so it was away from her face… More »


One Columnist Argues That Marriage Is Still Important … To Kids

By: Joanne Hinkel / December 2, 2010
In this week's Boston Herald, op-ed columnist Jennifer C. Braceras suggests that while adults might think marriage is becoming unnecessary, kids definitely need the institution. She supports this idea with statistics from a recently published Pew Research Center study, conducted in coordination with Time magazine. Braceras highlights the study's (unsurprising) finding that single-parent households are… More »


Will You Read “LuckyKids” Magazine?

By: Annika Harris / December 1, 2010
I don't pay attention to the ads in Women's Wear Daily often, but today I noticed an ad seeking advertisers for LuckyKids magazine. Now, I love Lucky, the women's magazine about shopping, as much as the next style geek seeking relatable fashion (and I even still own the very first issue of Lucky), but I… More »


The Pill: Has It Made Our Lives Simpler Or More Complicated?

By: Joanne Hinkel / December 1, 2010
There's no question that the birth control pill has given us modern women an undeniable amount of freedom that our grandmothers didn't have -- both sexual and cultural -- since its introduction to the free market 50 years ago. But what it's costing our generation is an increased likelihood of infertility, or so says NewMore »


Are Attractive Women More Likely To Have Daughters Than Unattractive Women?

By: Wendy Atterberry / November 30, 2010
In today's totally scientific study of the day, we learn that attractive women are more likely to have daughters than unattractive women. Or, are they? The results, you see, are a tad confusing. First, "Dr. Satoshi Kanazawa, of the London School of Economics, analyzed data from a survey of 17,000 babies born in Britain i… More »


Neil Patrick Harris Loves Hearing His Son Burp

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 28, 2010
"Gideon, our son, he’s a great burper. Which, let me tell you those who don’t have babies, they can burp. It’s the greatest thing, I’ve never been happier." Neil Patrick Harris talks about being a dad, along with boyfriend David Burtka, to twins Gideon and Harper [People]… More »


Rihanna Wants A Karma Baby

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 25, 2010
"I don't really plan on the age. It could be a year from now. It could be 10 years from now. Whenever is right. I mean, I have a lot of other stuff to accomplish before I get to kids. Whenever the time is right, I'll just know. ... If I had a girl, she'd… More »


Girl Talk: Everyone’s Knocked Up – But Me!

By: Rainbow Kirby / November 23, 2010
It was like the post-WWII baby boom at my publishing company in Manhattan. The ladies’ room was full of women patting their stomachs, complaining about morning sickness that lasted all day and chugging Cheerios to battle nausea. I had never seen anything like it at any place I’ve ever worked. At my last job, many… More »


Surprising News: An Only Child May Be A Happier Child

By: Joanne Hinkel / November 20, 2010
While growing up -- with one sister, a mother, and a father -- I’d sometimes fantasize about being part of a massive family. This was, no doubt, because my favorite TV reruns – like "The Brady Bunch" and "8 Is Enough" – made it look like all fun and giggles to have scads of sibling… More »


Girl Talk: Don’t Judge Me Because I Had A C-Section

By: Gillian Telling / November 19, 2010
When I was pregnant and watching DVDs about the birthing process, the OB-GYN onscreen kept insisting that no matter what, “You do NOT want a Cesarean!” She herself had managed to have twins out the viola without drugs, and if she could do it, so could you! She drove this point home over and over:… More »


Move Over Girlies, Boys Are Taking Over The Pageant Scene

By: Simcha / November 19, 2010
There’s some new pageant competition in town: boys! Over the past five years, the number of tap-dancin’, lip-gloss wearin’, catwalk-workin’ lil' dudes has doubled. Nearly 10 percent of beauty pageant contestants are male. Yeah, break that glass ceiling, kiddies! While normally, I’d probs take this opportunity to make a few jabs at the whole “ToddlersMore »


Kraft And Chef Marcus Samuelsson Team Up To Feed Your Kid

By: Annika Harris / November 18, 2010
Children are notorious for being picky eaters. There was a time when I would only eat peanut butter on a spoon, and after tiring arguments and discussions with my doctor, my mom gave in and let me eat only peanut butter for some meals. It's too bad personal computers were an extravagance back then and… More »


Get Your Kid The Pony She’s Been Begging For

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 18, 2010
Raise your hand if you wanted a pony when you were a kid. All hands raised? Good. Behold the horse bike -- $220 for the next best thing to a real, live mini-pony? That's a deal. It's sad that they only make them in kid sizes because I WANT ONE! [Boing Boing]… More »


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