Oh boy, one mom has really stepped in it after publishing her piece about favoring her son over her daughter. In hopes that the post will be taken down permanently, I’m not going to name names (after all, if her post lives, that poor girl might be able to find out what her mom really thinks about her), but you can get the gory details on Babble.
This particular mom wrote something that’s not terribly shocking, in that some parents favor one child over another. She also appears to be working through some postpartum depression issues that negatively affected her bonding experience with her older daughter. Neither of these issues are new ones. As a former Babble editor, I can tell you we published many features that highlighted these issues, but none that really took it as far, and did so much damage, as this particular mom has done to her 3-year-old daughter. Read more… Keep reading »
I just got a new job, and it allows me to work from home. Great, right? But I’m worried that my style is going to devolve into sweatpants and mu-mus. Can you help me find some work-from-home appropriate pieces that will get me motivated? –Jenny
Since all of us Frisky ladies are in a similar work-from-home boat, I can sympathize with your plight. While some are more comfy and productive in sweats (hey, don’t knock it ’til you try it), others work way better dressing like they’re heading to an office for the day. Personally, I fall into the latter category. Everyday, I dress up — not in a suit or anything — but in something work appropriate, so that I can get in the work mindset. And also, in case there’s a fire in my building or some kind of emergency (like, say, someone spots Joseph Gordon-Levitt hanging out in the neighborhood) that forces me out of my apartment, I’m ready to go. My biggest work outfit productivity trick? I wear shoes in the house. Putting shoes on seems to really get me in the game. After the jump, a cute and comfortable option for you. Keep reading »
Nothing freaks a dude out like the idea his deeds — both good and bad — might be blogged about. (Trust me, this is something Frisky bitches know a thing or two about.) That’s why you can get cheeky on your cheeks with these cute panties teasing fellas, “I’m blogging this.” Let’s hope you only sleep with dudes with a good sense of humor! [$7.99, Think Geek] Keep reading »
After a bit of a hiatus, I reactivated my online dating account in July. I got lots of messages in those first few weeks, but only one person stood out to me as someone I might like to meet in person. Ryan* and I messaged back and forth a few times and then he suggested we meet for a drink. To make the arrangements, we switched to email and that’s how I learned his full name. Armed with that information, I did what I almost always do in advance of a first date — Google the person to make sure he’s not wanted by the FBI, a convicted rapist, or a Christian rock musician. Ryan* was none of these things, thank goodness, but I did stumble upon some other unsavory information during my research: his political views — which he expressed on an occasionally used Twitter account and in conversations with a couple friends on his Google Buzz page — were vastly different from mine. Things I believe strongly in, he believed strongly against and so forth. Clearly, I needed to cancel this date immediately. Keep reading »
Fashion blogger Sara Zucker is a woman on a mission — for both great grilled cheese AND incredible fashion. Zucker runs her eponymous blog SaraZucker.com, which has been featured in Lucky magazine, she’s written for a slew of great style publications, and she was kind enough to talk to The Frisky about some of her favorite inspirations right now.
“It’s all about the men in my life,” she tells us. “That is, the men that inspire my wardrobe choices on a daily basis. I’d like to think of myself as a fairly strong, independent, single woman, but it has to be said that my personal style is all about the testosterone. Think wide-brimmed hats, fatigue, neutrals, clean lines and no frills. So who are these men that play such a huge part in my life?”
After the jump, Sara’s top five fashion man-spirations. Keep reading »
The Sartorialist is chock-full of impossibly cool and beautiful people looking impossibly cool and beautiful, and we’ve often wondered just what it takes to get noticed by Sartorialist blogger Scott Schuman’s discerning eye. Wonder no more: this handy and hilarious chart offers up a surefire way to get noticed, and photographed, by the world’s coolest style blogger. Check it out after the jump. [I Love Charts] Keep reading »