This Baby-Inspired Workout Will Strengthen Your “Awww” Muscles

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 3, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Tummy time: an important part of your baby’s development and, as new dad (and health coach) Michael Stansbury demonstrates, the next best thing to a personal training session for busy parents. Watch Michael follow his baby daughter Lilly Ann’s patented core-strengthening moves, including the “Superman,” the “head on the ground,” and the “lay down.” My abs… More »

Teens Discover The Real Danger Of Selfies: Lice

Ami Angelowicz | February 25, 2014 - 2:00 pm

What’s the true danger of teen selfie-snapping? Not that they’ll be embarrassed of their online footprint later in life. Not that they might take a risqué picture that falls in the wrong hands. The more immediate consequence of taking regular selfies is an increased change of getting lice. Yes, lice. … More »

New Spanking Law Would Make It Legal For Parents To Leave Kids Black And Blue

The Stir | February 21, 2014 - 11:45 am

Right now, child protection laws in Kansas only allow spankings that don’t leave marks. Democratic State Rep Gail Finney has proposed a bill that would legalize 10 types of hand spankings and smacks to use while punishing your child. Parents can also give permission to others to spank their children. Read more on The Stir…More »

Mommie Dearest: How Friendships Change When You Have Kids

Avital Norman Nathman | February 20, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Within our group of friends, my husband and I were the first to get pregnant and have a kid. More than seven years later, I can now look back and see how much my friendships, particularly with my child-free friends, changed. I may not have realized it at the time, but in retrospect we experienced… More »

Frisky Q&A: Avital Norman Nathman, Editor Of The Good Mother Myth

Jessica Wakeman | February 5, 2014 - 11:00 am

You know Avital Norman Nathman as the columnist behind Mommie Dearest, our feminist parenting column. But Avital is also the “mom” of her first book, The Good Mother Myth: Redefining Motherhood To Fit Reality.

The anthology explores the same ground she writes about here on The Frisky, like teen parents, postpartum depression, the changingMore »

The Daily Ovulation: Little Boy Has A Moment With A Christina Aguilera Ballad

Ami Angelowicz | February 3, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Four-year-old Jackson is a sensitive guy in the making. Just watch as he has a moment with A Great Big World song “Say Something” featuring Christina Aguilera. It’s so moving that he just can’t stop himself from weeping in his car seat. We’ve all been there.
But what’s so precious about this little guy with… More »

Mommie Dearest: What If The Media Reported On Male Politicians Who Are Fathers Like It Reports On Wendy Davis?

Avital Norman Nathman | January 29, 2014 - 2:00 pm

When a woman attempts to find some semblance of “having it all,” she automatically becomes demonized. We can’t seem to rise up in the ranks — whether it’s in the corporate world or in politics — without our personal lives, particularly our mothering skills, being called into question.

The latest female politician in… More »

Mommie Dearest: 6 Things To Consider When Bringing Babies To Restaurants

Avital Norman Nathman | January 23, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Earlier this month, the head chef of Alinea restaurant in Chicago, Grant Achatz, made headlines when he tweeted about some of his patrons:
Tbl brings 8mo.Old. It cries. Diners mad. Tell ppl no kids? Subject diners 2crying? Ppl take infants 2 plays? Concerts? Hate saying no,but..

— Grant Achatz (@Gachatz) January 12,More »

Black Gay Dads Post Adorable Instagram Photos With Kids, Are Inundated With Hateful Comments

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 19, 2014 - 9:00 am

Black gay dads Kordale and Kaleb recently found themselves inundated with hateful comments and messages when their Instagram account, featuring photos of the couple with their three kids, caught the attention of ignorant (and often racist) homophobes. Many of the hateful comments have since been deleted — and they’ve received an outpouring of… More »

Pope Gives Thumbs Up To Moms Breastfeeding In Sistine Chapel

Jessica Wakeman | January 13, 2014 - 3:30 pm

“Today, the choir will sing, but the most beautiful choir of all is the choir of the infants who will make a noise. Some will cry because they are not comfortable or because they are hungry. If they are hungry, mothers, feed them, without thinking twice. Because they are the most important people here.”
It’s not… More »

Mommie Dearest: On Postpartum Depression

Avital Norman Nathman | January 10, 2014 - 12:00 pm

It’s no secret that becoming a new parent can be one of the most trying times in a person’s life. Seven years later, I can still vividly remember those first few hours and days together, despite the foggy haze of sleeplessness I was in. A plethora of hormones coursed through my body, screwing with my… More »

Poll: Is Liveblogging A Home Birth Intriguing Or Appalling?

Katie Oldenburg | January 9, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Just when you thought your friends were oversharing on Facebook and Twitter, someone else comes along and puts them to shame in the TMI department.

Exhibit A: New mom, Ruth Iorio.

In case you haven’t heard, Ruth decided to liveblog her home birth, giving her followers (and the world) a play-by-play… More »

Photo Of Baby-Toting Dad Doing His Daughter’s Hair Goes Viral

Jessica Wakeman | January 9, 2014 - 12:40 pm

It’s not hard to understand why this picture went viral: 39-year-old Doyin Richards and his kids are pretty damn cute. As Doyin explained on his blog, Daddy Doin Work, his wife usually does his two-year-old daughter’s hair in the mornings but one day she was running late. He was on paternity leave in October, when… More »

Woman Liveblogs Home Birth On Twitter And Facebook

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 9, 2014 - 11:00 am

Many, many people are guilty of revealing too much information on social media. certainly am. But sometimes those tweets and status messages that we might write off as best kept private are actually doing a larger service to those reading along. Such in the case, I think, with new mom Ruth Iorio’s decision to liveblog her home… More »

New Favorite Thing: Kids Who Suck At Hide And Seek

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 8, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Is there anything cuter than a kid who thinks she’s dominating hide and seek, but is actually completely visible to everyone? The answer is no, as illustrated by this hilarious roundup of failed hide and seek photos. I couldn’t resist compiling a few of my favorites. Click through to see if you can spot these tiny masters… More »

The Soapbox: Forget Being A Tiger Mother, I Want To Make “Sloth Mom” Happen

Andi Zeisler | January 8, 2014 - 10:00 am

There’s a tai kwon do place that I pass daily while driving my five-year-old to and from school, where I can see through the huge plate-glass window tiny people in bright white, slightly-too-large uniforms, kicking avidly.

That looks like a good time, I think. I should sign the kid up for a class. More »

Woman Pops Out A Baby In Her Onesie

Ami Angelowicz | January 7, 2014 - 11:20 am

I’m a huge fan of onesie pajamas. Aside from the peeing obstacles they present, I need no further reason to love the all-in-one pajama. But if you weren’t sold on the all-in-one quite yet, I should add that in addition to keeping you super warm on polar vortex nights, onesies are also great for surprise… More »

Tiger Mom Is Back To Explain Why You’re Inferior

Jessica Wakeman | January 6, 2014 - 3:00 pm

The last time we checked in with “Tiger Mom” Amy Chua, she had just published a book, Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother, which argued that strict Chinese-style “tiger mother” parenting is superior to permissive, indulgent Western parenting. The Yale professor explained how her two daughters were never allowed playdates or sleepovers and were punished… More »

This Children’s Book Illustration Is The Dirtiest Thing I’ve Seen All Week

Katie Oldenburg | January 2, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Since I began working at The Frisky, it’s safe to say my mind has taken a permanent vacation in the gutter: I see phallic clouds, vaginal-looking sandwiches and the number 69 is everywhere. So when someone else stumbles upon something unintentionally inappropriate, I smile wide and remember that I’m not alone in this dirty, dirty… More »

If Only Plus-Size Barbies Were A Real Thing!

Jessica Wakeman | December 24, 2013 - 4:00 pm

There are Asian dolls and Jewish dolls and Black dolls … and 1,894 variations of other dolls that Mattel, Bratz and the American Girl Company have dreamed up. But to the best of my knowledge, there isn’t a doll that more accurately reflects the body size of the majority of American women — that is… More »

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