Parenting

What Your Baby’s Name Says About You

By: Gillian Telling / November 16, 2010
What’s in a name? A lot, actually. Naming your kid is one of the hardest parts of starting a family, fraught with arguments, opinions and bad choices. You need to make sure your child’s name is something unique but not too weird, easily rolls off the tongue, and most importantly, totally reflects the kind of… More »

Father Of 88 Wants An Even 100 Kids

By: Julie Gerstein / November 15, 2010
How many kids is too many kids? If you're Daad Murad Abdul Rahman, then you can never have enough. The 64-year-old Arab Emirates citizen already has 88 children but wants to make it an even 100. So he's marrying an 18-year-old Indian girl named Aisha and hopes to have 100 kids by 2015 (this i… More »

A Super Mario Brothers Nursery

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 13, 2010
These parents-to-be decorated their baby's nursery with baby Mario and Yoshi from the Super Mario Bros. video game. Mario's so little he doesn't even have his trademark mustache! See another wall of the nursery with baby Princess Peach after the jump:… More »

New Parents Kiss Romance Good-Bye

By: Wendy Atterberry / November 12, 2010
As I've mentioned before, I'm beginning to think seriously about trying to make a baby soon-ish (with my husband's help, of course). Recently, I made a "cradle list," a list of things I'd like to do and accomplish before having a kid (I'm crossing off one of the items this weekend when I make… More »

Girl Talk: Breaking The Cycle Of Bad Parenting

By: Annabelle Charbit / November 10, 2010
We love to blame our parents for all sorts of things. It's their fault that you’re still single. If only they hadn’t made you wear corduroys, you might not be so self-conscious today! If mom had been less hard on your schoolwork, then you might not be failing to get that promotion. And, oh Dad,… More »

In San Fran, Happy Meals Will Soon Be Sad

By: Joanne Hinkel / November 10, 2010
Although Prop 19, legislation that would have legalized marijuana in California, didn't pass on Nov. 2, a new controversial bill has just gone into effect in the state: San Francisco passed an ordinance yesterday that prohibits toy giveaways in fast-food children's meals that have more than 35 percent of their calories from fat. Yes, kids,… More »

These Pregnant Women Sure Look Fat In A Bikini Contest

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 9, 2010
I'm the last person to say a new mama can't be sexy. But this bikini contest for pregnant women is bizarro. Moms-to-be don't need to pop every which way out of a thong bikini to look beautiful. And seriously, anyone who is that knocked up shouldn't be allowed to wear platform boots unle… More »

Facials Are A “Brainy” Toy For Girls

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 9, 2010
What sort of "brainy" toys can your little girl play with from the MindWare catalog, which prides itself as "the nation's best resource for educational toys for kids"? Facials! Your little Einstein-ette can "whip up a body scrub" or make fairy dust, fairy glitter and lip balms "from scratch" with her very own all-… More »

The Daily Ovulation: Octobaby

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 5, 2010
A Halloween costume that has tentacles on ovaries everywhere. [Reddit]… More »

Mom Defends 5-Year-Old Son Dressed As A Girl For Halloween

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 4, 2010
Halloween! A day for children to get dressed up like anyone or anything they want to be, rewarded with candy and compliments. Well, not always. What do to if your youngster innocently wants to wear a costume that challenges narrow-minded gender expectations? Like, say in the case of "Boo," a 5-year-old boy who decided he… More »

Girl Talk: Why The Third Trimester Is The Best Trimester

By: Annabelle Charbit / November 4, 2010
I know all the baby books wax on about how the second trimester is the most amazing, because you’re high on estrogen and so horny that you’re likely to sexually assault strangers in the street. That your husband can expect a lot of sex out of you at this time and that you’re simply a… More »

Girl Talk: Let’s Be Real — Pregnancy Hormones Will Drive You Mad

By: Annabelle Charbit / November 3, 2010
So pregnancy is supposed to be the most exciting time of your life, right? Yet, you are going bonkers. The train is late, the new office chair you ordered won't be delivered on time, you just ran out of cereal and the deli is closed. This is so cataclysmic that you are seriously considering throwing… More »

The Cutest Mummy Baby You Will Ever See

By: Susannah Breslin / November 3, 2010
American Apparel is having a Halloween costume contest, and submissions close today. Regardless of how you feel about the company, the kids' Halloween costume competition is totally adorable. Take, for example, this mummy toddler, Ryland from the UK. We're also fans of mini-Mr. T, this tiny Incredible, and the… More »

Stroller/Scooter Hybrid Makes Traveling With Your Baby Fun!

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 2, 2010
I may not have a baby (yet!), but I'm still completely obsessed with this scooter/stroller hybrid created by award-winning Austrian inventor, Valentin Vodev. With the click of a switch, the Roller Buggy transforms from your usual baby stroller into a scooter capable of going up to 10 miles per hour. As soon as this become… More »

What The Rich Ladies On Glamour’s “Love Your Life” Panel Can Teach You About Work-Life Balance

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 2, 2010
Yesterday I was thrilled to leave work early and attend Glamour magazine's "Love Your Life" conference, held at New York City's 92nd St Y. I only got to hear one of the two panel discussions: "Love Your Work Life." With a lineup including "Top Chef"'s Padma Lakshmi, designer Anna Sui, makeu… More »

Fertility Expert Says 20-Something Women Should Freeze Their Ovaries

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 2, 2010
When it comes to baby-craving, I am a complete lady cliché. I remark that my own ovaries are rotting between bites of huevos rancheros at brunch. I joke about having a back-up plan that involves "accidentally" getting knocked up by someone handsome, successful, and smart. Just this morning, I got an email from a pregnant… More »

I Hid My Pregnancy

By: Lemondrop / November 1, 2010
I was sickeningly shocked when I heard about Michele Kalina, the Pennsylvania woman who killed four of her newborn babies after getting pregnant as a result of a series of extramarital affairs. But the question on everyone's lips seems to be: How did she manage to hide all of those pregnancies?! Even from the people… More »

Girl Talk: Dating A Guy With A Kid Sucks

By: Anonymous / November 1, 2010
Don't get me wrong. I was a step-kid. I know how hard it can be to be a kid and your parent who used to be married to your other parent starts dating somebody who is not your parent. It's not easy for anybody: the parent, the potential step-parent, or the kid. So when I… More »

Adventures In Creepy Babysitting

By: Julie Gerstein / October 27, 2010
Behold, the creepiest baby doll we've ever seen. The Reborn Baby Doll doesn't just have the faux face of a real baby doll. It also spits up and has a faux heartbeat, too. They're custom weighted and individually molded out. And they really, really freak us out. [Reborn Baby]… More »

Where Children Sleep Around The World

By: Julie Gerstein / October 27, 2010
This picture is from Where Children Sleep, a remarkable new book by James Mollison, which chronicles the vast differences in the spaces and places that children inhabit. The above photo documents the bedroom of 4-year-old Kaya of Tokyo, Japan. Kaya owns more than 30 pairs of shoes and several dozen dresses, and lives in extreme… More »

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