Parenting

Kate Middleton’s Mom Is The Only One Who Can Get Prince George To Sleep

By: The Stir / August 18, 2013
Kate Middleton is becoming the guest that just won't leave. What started out as a quick post-baby trip to mum's has turned into a potential six-month stay. And Carole's like, "Dude. Leave already." Just kidding. The Duchess could never be an intrusion to anyone, least of all her mother. But Kate really is considering staying… More »


The Soapbox: Quit Stereotyping Teen Moms

By: Chandra Burks / August 15, 2013
I started dating Trent when I was 18 and he was 21. Three dates in, I was hooked. We spent all our free time together, going for drives out in the country, watching the latest movies or just sitting around talking. We were also having the copious amounts of sex you would expect from a… More »


Yoga Mom Takes Breastfeeding To A Whole New Level

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 15, 2013
Amy Woodruff, the hand-standing, breastfeeding mom pictured above is a blogger and a yogi who sells handmade goods on Etsy.  On her blog, Daughter of the Sun, she explains the circumstances of the photo, which she posted back in April: "The truth is we were living on a small community in Hawaii where our land was clothing… More »


Not This Crap Again: Texas Mom Stands Up For Her Right To Breastfeed In Public

By: Mary Odell / August 10, 2013
Lucy Eades was at the Burleson Recreation Center in Texas with her husband and 16-day-old infant waiting for their older daughter to finish her dance class when the baby became hungry. Eades breastfeeds and damn well knows that it is her legal right in Texas to breastfeed in a public place. An employee, however, did… More »


The Children’s Place Knows That Girls Are Bad At Math But Good At Shopping

By: Mary Odell / August 7, 2013
I know we were all just thinking that girls and young women needed another reason to avoid pursuing math and science, so The Children’s Place has graciously started selling shirts for young girls that clearly tell them math isn't for them. Especially when there's shopping to do, amiright?! Thank goodness you’re here, The Children’s Place. More »


Mommie Dearest: Let’s Talk About The Difference Between ‘Sex’ & ‘Gender’

By: Avital Norman Nathman / August 7, 2013
"So? What are you having?" Throughout my pregnancy, that was the number one question I received, tied only with: “How are you feeling?” At first I was polite about it, telling folks that it was too early to tell, but that we weren’t finding out anyway until the birth. After I passed 20 weeks, I… More »


Study: Women With Higher IQs Are Less Likely To Have Children

By: Mary Odell / August 5, 2013
Plenty of women decide early on that having children is not for them, while others realize later on that their lifestyle will not allow for the time, money, and commitment that raising a child demands. A new study, however, shows that the decision to not have children may have a lot to do with something… More »


5 Ways Not Having Kids In Your 30s Is Different From Not Having Kids In Your 20s

By: Lilit Marcus / August 5, 2013
I’ve known for most of my life that I didn’t want to have kids, although I didn’t know or use the word “childfree” until I was in my 20s. For a while, it was easy to be childfree. My peers were also young, single, career-focused, and not worried about meeting The One, let alone procreating… More »


Mom Leaves “Please Stop Masturbating” Sign For 13-Year-Old Son

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 31, 2013
Puberty is rough — rougher still when you ignore your mother's warnings to stop wiping jizz on her nice bathroom towels. If this Redditor's 13-year-old son doesn't start depositing his spank bank splooge into tissues soon, he's going to find his bedroom redecorated with Justin Bieber towels and My Little Pony decor. Way harsh, Mom. More »


Sex Advice From A Dad To His Daughter That Every Parent Should Read

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 29, 2013
Have a young girl in your life? Then here's a blog post that you'll want to email to her parent right now. Houston Press writer Jef With One F was appalled by all the garbage he had been reading online about the pro-abstinence "purity" movement, which teaches girls and young women they are only "pure"… More »


I Tried To Play Feminist Barbies With My Nieces And Kinda Failed

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 26, 2013
I think I'm a decent aunt. Not so good at remembering birthdays, admittedly, but what I lack in presents-giving, I make up for in lots of facetime. We play all kinds of games — usually "doctor," in which I pretend to have some terrible malady wrought by a zoo animal ("Help! A hippopotamus bit my… More »


Mommie Dearest: Royal Poops And All

By: Avital Norman Nathman / July 23, 2013
If the last nine months have taught us anything, it’s that Royal Baby Fever is a real thing. Princess Kate has most likely amassed more headlines than any other woman when it comes to her pregnancy. And, with the Royal Baby having finally descended upon us, I have a feeling that the royal family will… More »


Real Talk: Mothers Of Sons Respond To The George Zimmerman Verdict, Part 3

By: Avital Norman Nathman / July 19, 2013
In the wake of George Zimmerman's not guilty verdict this past weekend, I wanted to gather a group of parents to discuss the jury decision as well as the larger impact of Trayvon Martin’s murder. I especially wanted to hear from fellow mothers of boys, in hopes of fostering dialogue about how we as mother… More »


Baby Wigs Finally Make The New York Times Style Section

By: Ami Angelowicz / July 18, 2013
When I first saw a picture of a baby wearing a Beyonce-inspired lace front wig -- this was back in December of 2009 -- I found myself disturbed by the idea. Mostly, because the mother said, "It’s never too early for my baby to start looking glamorous like Beyonce!” which I thought was ridiculous. One of… More »


Real Talk: Mothers Of Sons Respond To The George Zimmerman Verdict, Part 2

By: Avital Norman Nathman / July 18, 2013
In the wake of George Zimmerman's not guilty verdict this past weekend, I wanted to gather a group of parents to discuss the jury decision as well as the larger impact of Trayvon Martin’s murder. I especially wanted to hear from fellow mothers of boys, in hopes of fostering dialogue about how we as mother… More »


Real Talk: Mothers Of Sons Respond To The George Zimmerman Verdict, Part 1

By: Avital Norman Nathman / July 17, 2013
In the wake of George Zimmerman's not guilty verdict this past weekend, I wanted to gather a group of parents to discuss the jury decision as well as the larger impact of Trayvon Martin’s murder. I especially wanted to hear from fellow mothers of boys, in hopes of fostering dialogue about how we as mother… More »


The Soapbox: Is It Wrong For Kids To Play With Water Guns?

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 12, 2013
Last weekend, families across the country gathered for hot dogs, fireworks, American flags, and clouds of bug spray. So much bug spray. My family was no different: we had our annual party at my sister's house. But our party was better this year: we had a kiddie pool and a bucket filled with squirt guns. More »


Mommie Dearest: Why Is Maternity Care So Darn Expensive?

By: Avital Norman Nathman / July 10, 2013
Apparently, when it comes to maternity care costs in this country, I lucked out big time. Seven years ago, when I found myself pregnant for the first time, I had just switched from my own insurance to my husband’s much better one, and had only one, $25 co-payment for the entirety of my pregnancy --… More »


China Says To Go See Your Parents … Or Else

By: Mary Odell / July 2, 2013
A lot of parents play the guilt card if you don't visit enough. You never write! You never call, either! But China will actually fine you or throw you in jail for not stopping by to visit Mom and Dad. The country is having some pretty big problems with its population: as the number of… More »


Police Called To New York Country Club Over Breastfeeding

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 1, 2013
Police were called to a country club in White Plains, New York, earlier this month because the wife of a United Nations employee was breastfeeding the couple's child during lunch. After the police arrived, the the couple was accused of terrorism. What a complete and utter embarrassment this entire story is!  FYI: in New York, women are… More »


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