Parenting

Teen Pregnancy: It’s (Statistically) A Southern Thang

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 26, 2010
Country music, Chick-fil-A, and teen pregnancy: three things that can be found anywhere in America but are heavily concentrated in the South. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released reports last week which show the top 10 states with the highest rate of pregnant teens in 2008 sweep across the Bible… More »

Breastfeeding Is Like Slim Fast In Diapers, Says New PSA

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 22, 2010
Burning 500 calories a day without any cardiovascular exercise? Sign me up! Oh wait, you mean I have to go through childbirth and then breastfeed a baby? Damn it, New York State Department of Health. There you go burying the lede. More »

Anyone Order A Tiny Taco?

By: Wendy Atterberry / October 21, 2010
Since there can never be too many cute babies in costumes, here's another to get you through this not-quite-Friday-yet afternoon. I know we all made our cradle lists yesterday and everything, but you know, if we get busy, like, right now, we can have our own babies to dress like this next year. [via… More »

Do You Have A Cradle List?

By: Wendy Atterberry / October 20, 2010
The other day, on my personal blog, I confessed to having started a list of things I want to do/accomplish before I have a baby. Someone in the comments section alerted me to a recent episode of "How I Met Your Mother" where such a list is referred to as a "cradle list,"… More »

Girl Talk: Step Off, Stepmothers

By: Diane Shipley / October 20, 2010
For years, stepmothers have complained that "Snow White" cast them in an unflattering light. Pop culture has tried to rehabilitate their reputation, presenting us with such paragons of step-parental virtue as Julie Andrews in "The Sound of Music," Florence Henderson on "The Brady Bunch," and Allison Janney in "Juno." But in real life, many wome… More »

Quotable: Betty Draper Just Like All Our Mothers

By: Wendy Atterberry / October 18, 2010
"The question of Betty Draper’s motherhood is very peculiar to me. Because we were all raised by women like this. And I know it’s easy to hate her and think she seems childish and impulsive. We’re all here because of women like that. We’ll see how those kids turn out. They could end up being… More »

The Daily Ovulation: Bulldog Leads, Baby Follows

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 28, 2010
Sophie the bulldog is doing better with “crawlie” and "kissy" than Isabelle the baby. Is it bad that this video makes me have pangs for a dog more than a kid? Fantasy pet, here I come. [BuzzFeed]… More »

Gay Celebrity Men Who Have Started Families

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 18, 2010
Congrats to Neil Patrick Harris, who announced this weekend that he and his partner are expecting twins. Sadly, NPH also announced that he is planning to take a break from the biz to be a full-time daddy once the babies arrive. We will miss him, but I'm sure those babies will be stupid… More »

Men Also Feel The Emotional Pain Of A Miscarriage

By: Annika Harris / July 26, 2010
New research has dispelled the assumption that men don't bond with an unborn child as much as women do and, therefore, don't feel as depressed after a miscarriage. According to a study conducted in Hong Kong, men feel the same emotional pain as women, but are able to heal faster. Researchers followed 83 couples for… More »

Betty Draper’s Parenting Skillz

When it comes to Betty Draper's parenting on "Mad Men," people either roll their eyes at her for constantly barking orders at her kids and never seeming to care that much about who they are, what they say, or things they're interested in or they applaud her for her authoritarianism and want to… More »

Woman Is Pregnant With Two Babies Who Aren’t Twins

By: Annika Harris / July 19, 2010
A Utah woman was shocked to find out that she was pregnant with two babies that aren't twins. One fetus is five weeks and four days old, and the other is six weeks and one day old. So how did this happen? Angie Cromar, who has didelphys or double uteruses, beat the one in five… More »

29 Signs Your Biological Clock Is Ticking

By: Simcha / July 1, 2010
I thought I could beat science. I thought breeding would be best left to girls with, you know, feelings. It was for women whose gag reflex is strong enough to handle rooms full of "baby pink" and stores with names like "A Pea In The Pod." I remember watching Marisa Tomei in "My Cousin Vinny"… More »

10 Scary Childbirth Facts That’ll Alarm You More Than Your Biological Clock

By: Simcha / February 15, 2010
Is there anything in the world cuter than a baby in a little doofy winter hat? If you answered yes, your biological clock is ticking louder than Marisa Tomei’s in “My Cousin Vinny.” And I’m right there with you, girl! But just because Mother Nature is ready for us to spawn, doesn’t mean we are. More »

Amazing New Site: Man Babies

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 1, 2010
Time with dad is such an important part of a young man’s life. The luckiest boys are the ones with great fathers ready and willing to help them navigate through the rugged trenches of manhood. This new amazing site, Man Babies, depicts some heartwarming scenes of father-son bonding like you’ve never seen it… More »

Man Goes Through Simulated Childbirth To See If He Can Handle The Pain

By: Nikki Dowling / October 15, 2009
We've all heard the old women-versus-men pain threshold debate. It almost always goes the same way. A man in the middle of a crowded bar raucously boasts that he can withstand more pain than a woman. Any woman! Then, some gal in his vicinity gently puts down her gin and tonic, peers over her glasse… More »

Good Sex Makes Babies

By: Catherine Strawn / March 25, 2009
More babies are made when the people involved in the process have orgasms. When men are fully stimulated, they ejaculate up to 50 percent more than during just any ole intercourse, and an extra five minutes of going at it before he gets off can produce even more sperm. For women, scientists believe that having… More »

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