Facials Are A “Brainy” Toy For Girls

Jessica Wakeman | November 9, 2010 - 1:40 pm

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-natural dayMore »

The Daily Ovulation: Octobaby

Ami Angelowicz | November 5, 2010 - 12:10 pm

A Halloween costume that has tentacles on ovaries everywhere. [Reddit] … More »

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

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 4, 2010 - 3:50 pm

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

Annabelle Charbit | November 4, 2010 - 3:00 pm

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

Annabelle Charbit | November 3, 2010 - 3:00 pm

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

Susannah Breslin | November 3, 2010 - 12:20 pm

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 beastly Max. So far, I believe,… More »

Stroller/Scooter Hybrid Makes Traveling With Your Baby Fun!

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 2, 2010 - 7:15 pm

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 becomes… More »

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

Jessica Wakeman | November 2, 2010 - 6:45 pm

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, makeup guru Bobbi Brown, Dylan’s… More »

Fertility Expert Says 20-Something Women Should Freeze Their Ovaries

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 2, 2010 - 1:40 pm

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

Lemondrop | November 1, 2010 - 8:45 pm

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… More »

Girl Talk: Dating A Guy With A Kid Sucks

Anonymous | November 1, 2010 - 2:00 pm

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

Julie Gerstein | October 27, 2010 - 4:50 pm

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

Julie Gerstein | October 27, 2010 - 3:50 pm

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 »

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

Jessica Wakeman | October 26, 2010 - 4:20 pm

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 belt: Kentucky,… More »

Breastfeeding Is Like Slim Fast In Diapers, Says New PSA

Jessica Wakeman | October 22, 2010 - 7:45 pm

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?

Wendy Atterberry | October 21, 2010 - 8:15 pm

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 BuzzFeed]… More »

Do You Have A Cradle List?

Wendy Atterberry | October 20, 2010 - 5:40 pm

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,” which I… More »

Girl Talk: Step Off, Stepmothers

Diane Shipley | October 20, 2010 - 2:00 pm

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,… More »

Quotable: Betty Draper Just Like All Our Mothers

Wendy Atterberry | October 18, 2010 - 5:50 pm

“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

Ami Angelowicz | September 28, 2010 - 5:10 pm

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]
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