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

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 18, 2011 - 7:00 pm

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 has… More »

Do You Have A Backup Baby Daddy?

Julie Gerstein | January 18, 2011 - 4:30 pm

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

Annika Harris | January 17, 2011 - 6:00 pm

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

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 13, 2011 - 11:45 am

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’s… More »

To Stop Your Dog From Barking, Breastfeed Her!

Ami Angelowicz | January 6, 2011 - 2:15 pm

Single mother Suzanne Morgan made a life-changing discovery one evening after she put her daughter Tasha to bed. Her dog Dixie was howling, barking uncontrollably, hungry to be fed. She opened the cupboards and discovered they were bare. She was low on cash after her husband split. So instead of going to the store to… More »

Gwyneth Paltrow Opens Up About Postpartum Depression

Jessica Wakeman | January 4, 2011 - 5:30 pm

“[After the birth of her son, Moses,] I felt like a zombie. I couldn’t access my heart. I couldn’t access my emotions. I couldn’t connect.It was terrible, it was the exact opposite of what had happened when Apple was born. With her, I was on cloud nine. I couldn’t believe it wasn’t the same. I… More »

“Bikini Bottom Groom & Go” For Kids Sounds More Wrong Than It Is

Jessica Wakeman | December 31, 2010 - 1:11 pm

When Should A Child Give Up The Pacifier?

Annika Harris | December 30, 2010 - 3:40 pm

Salma Hayek-Pinault and her adorable daughter, Valentina, were photographed taking a stroll on a beach in St. Barts. But what I found interesting is that 3-year-old Valentina still sucks on a pacifier. Now, I have never read a parenting book and don’t have any children, but I thought that most parents would try to wean… More »

Do You Look Like Your Mom Or Your Dad?

Annika Harris | December 28, 2010 - 6:45 pm

Jerry Hall and daughter Liz Jagger (dad is Mick Jagger) opened the sale at Harrods in London on December 27. While I guess that’s a major honor, I was more struck by how much Liz looks like Jerry. Liz’s features are so similar to her mother’s that it looks as if former model Jerry cloned… More »

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

Annabelle Charbit | December 16, 2010 - 3:00 pm

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… More »

Why He’ll Never Understand Your Pregnancy

The Stir | December 11, 2010 - 8:00 pm

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!

Wendy Atterberry | December 9, 2010 - 2:10 pm

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

Jessica Wakeman | December 8, 2010 - 4:20 pm

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?

Angela Tucker | December 7, 2010 - 5:20 pm

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“Pink Stinks” Parents Group Are Anti-Pink Toy Crusaders

Jessica Wakeman | December 6, 2010 - 6:15 pm

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 | December 5, 2010 - 7:00 pm

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?

Jessica Wakeman | December 2, 2010 - 3:00 pm

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

Joanne Hinkel | December 2, 2010 - 12:20 pm

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?

Annika Harris | December 1, 2010 - 4:50 pm

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?

Joanne Hinkel | December 1, 2010 - 12:40 pm

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 »

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