Parenting

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, makeup guru Bobbi Brown, Dylan’… 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… 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 »


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 belt: Kentucky,… 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 BuzzFeed]… 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,” which I… 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,… 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 cute. 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 nominateMore »


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 fiveMore »


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 »


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