Parenting

I Challenge You Not To Tear Up After Watching This Baby’s Tearful Reaction To Her Mother’s Singing

By: Rachel Krause / October 29, 2013
Anyone got a baby a girl could borrow for a week or two? This video of ten-month-old Mary Lynne Leroux's emotional reaction to her singing mother is enough to put me over the edge for the day. With emotion. There is just so much emotion to be had here! [via Gawker]… More »


Teen Girl Commits Suicide After Her Parents Wouldn’t Let Her Log Onto Facebook

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 29, 2013
Teenagers are known for having ... shall we say, dramatic ... reactions to things they don't like. But this story is beyond tragic: a 17-year-old girl in India committed suicide after her parents would not let her log onto Facebook. The college sophomore's parents chided her for spending too much time online and talking o… More »


Mirror, Mirror: I Am Sexier As A Mom

By: Kate Fridkis / October 29, 2013
I figured that after I had a baby my body would be like a soldier after war, with the proud, annoying battle scars that have a good story but don’t dress up well. A few things went differently than expected: I had a real baby, which is sort of impossible to imagine beforehand and sort… More »


Poll: Should There Be An Age Limit For Mixed Martial Arts Fighting?

By: Katie Oldenburg / October 28, 2013
This morning, I happened to stumble upon a CNN photo gallery of children partaking in a MMA fight … in a cage. Participants as young as age five are allowed to compete in the Thunderdome, where “they punch, kick, tackle and choke each other,” with their hands and feet. I asked myself, “How many parent… More »


Parents Posted This Sign To The Thief Who Stole Their 2-Year-Old Son’s Pumpkin

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 25, 2013
Two-years-old is too damn early to learn that sometimes people are mean for no reason. Alas, people can be terrible. A Redditor posted this sign that one of his neighbors put up for the person who stole his kid's jack-o-lantern. The sign reads:… More »


Baby + LED Lights = The Best Halloween Costume You’ve Ever Seen

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 25, 2013
OMFG. A baby in an LED costume. These are the moments when I long to be a parent -- so I can dress my baby up to look like a glow-in-the-dark stick figure on Halloween. Please, please, please parents of the world, let me live vicariously through you by putting this glow-y thing on your… More »


Disturbing Baby Shower Trend: Vagina Cakes

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 21, 2013
You might remember the woman who found herself with a penis-shaped cake pan and attempted to find creative ways to use it. That was satire. This birthing cake is not. The Pinterest user who made this cake -- featuring a strawberry vagina giving birth to doll head -- and posted it with the caption: "The… More »


Blonde Girl Named “Maria” Removed From Gypsy Couple’s Care In Greece

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 21, 2013
A hot international news story: Greece has taken a young blonde girl called "Maria" away from a Roma, or gypsy, couple, though they claim to have adopted her from her biological mother. Authorities instead have accused the Roma couple of abducting Maria, who is age four or five, and of falsifying paperwork for the child… More »


Vivian Vosburg, Mother Of One Of Rebecca Sedwick’s Cyberbullies, Arrested For Child Abuse & Child Neglect

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 21, 2013
"The apple doesn't fall far from the tree," said Florida's Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd in regards to the announcement that Vivian Vosburg, 30, of Lakeland, FL, the stepmother of one of the cyberbullies who tormented Rebecca Sedwick, 12, before her suicide, has been charged with child neglect and child abuse. Vosburg is the stepmom… More »


Diablo Cody On Directing: A Woman Is “Expected To Constantly Prove Yourself”

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 19, 2013
"As a woman you're still expected to constantly prove yourself, whereas men are allowed to have flops without people blaming it on their gender. If a man has a flop, people will blame it on a variety of factors. But if a woman directs a movie and it doesn't do well, suddenly it's because she'… More »


Poll: Should Parents Face Arrest If Their Child Is A Bully?

By: Katie Oldenburg / October 18, 2013
A riveting op-ed by KJ Dell'Antonia in The New York Times yesterday still has me thinking. The piece, questioning whether or not parents should face criminal charges if their teenager is a bully, describes the recent suicide of a teenage girl who was endlessly harassed and cyber bullied by two of her female classmates. So… More »


Teen Carrying Dead Fetus In Bag Arrested For Shoplifting At NYC Victoria’s Secret

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 18, 2013
Today in Horrible Things I Would Rather Not Know: a 17-year-old girl was arrested  for shoplifting at a Victoria's Secret in midtown Manhattan yesterday and was carrying a dead fetus inside her bag. Two 17-year-old girls were pulled over by security guards inside the Victoria's Secret in Herald Square because they were seen stealing lingerie. More »


Detroit Pastor Refuses To Bless Son Of Unwed Mother In Church Dedication Ceremony

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 17, 2013
The pastor of a Detroit church refused to bless the two-year-old son of an unwed mother in a dedication ceremony before the congregation. Pastor Marvin Winans said it is his "policy" not to bless children born out of wedlock. The boy's mother, Charity Grace, said "I've never felt so degraded and disrespected in my life. More »


Covering Up Naked, Immodest Barbies Is Apparently A Thing

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 17, 2013
There are people who are worried that Barbies give little girls unrealistic expectations about their bodies. Then there are people who are worried that when Barbie's clothes come off, she is naked. Justin and Cassity, the bloggers behind the DIY remodeling blog Remodelaholic*, are those people. I came across their "No More Naked Barbies!!! Tutorial" o… More »


It’s Time To Cry: Foster Kid Davion Only, 15, Pleads With Florida Church Congregation To Adopt Him

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 17, 2013
Every day, there are roughly 400,000 children living in foster care. One of those children is Davion Only, a 15-year-old boy in Florida who has cycled through foster homes so many times that he has lost count how many there have been. Currently he live inside a group home with 12 other boys. Recently, Davio… More »


The Kids Won’t Be All Right: Here’s A Child’s Potty Affixed With An iPad

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 11, 2013
No wonder so many gross young people are grossly using social media on the toilet without realizing it is gross: we as a society are literally training them to do so. Yes, my flabbergasted friends, this is a child's potty affixed with an iPad stand so toddlers can play Toca Kitchen Monsters while they're doing their… More »


This Video Of A 10-Year-Old Girl Making A Virginity Pledge To Her Father On His Deathbed Creeps Me Out

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 8, 2013
I'm just going to say it: a 10-year-old girl making an abstinence pledge to her dying father on his hospital bed is all kinds of emotionally manipulative. I thought this YouTube video would be a touching, if extremely sad, occasion for Johnny, a gravely ill father, and his 10-year-old daughter, Nakeol. Gathered by family, they… More »


Watch This: Stay-At-Home Mom Posts Her Own “I Quit” Video

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 6, 2013
We all know now that the epic "I quit!" video that went viral was probaaaaably a PR stunt, but that didn't stop Brenna Jennings, a stay-at-home mom fed up with doing so much thankless work, make her own version. This tired mom is done making beds and cleaning the "petri dish" her family calls a bathroom. More »


Breaking News: Christina Aguilera Prefers Her Child Over Exercise

By: Claire Hannum / October 3, 2013
Shocking! Christina Aguilera cares more about her five-year-old son, Max, than exercise. It seems that we’re supposed to be surprised enough for that statement to be worthy of a headline. Apparently, she's expected to be a veggie-eating robot who delegates the "child" nonsense to nannies in favor of spending extra hours alone on the treadmill. More »


Mom Plans To Breastfeed Until Her Daughter Is 10 — Yes, 10

By: Claire Hannum / October 3, 2013
Leading the way in creating Mommy Issues For 20-somethings of the future, Maha Al Musa, a 51-year-old mom who told the UK tabloid New! that she plans to breastfeed her daughter Aminah until she is 10 years old. Yes, you read that correctly. She'll be breastfeeding her child until the 5th grade. Aminah, who i… More »


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