Posts tagged "children"

Mommie Dearest: Quit Bitching About Kids On Airplanes

Very few parents want to be seen as the problem, and want to have as relaxed a flight experience as you do.

By: Avital Norman Nathman / April 16, 2015

Girl Talk: My Ex, Who Didn’t Want Kids, Is Having A Baby And My Feelings Are Complicated

Every relationship has its milestones: first kiss, first fuck, finally saying “I love you,” moving in together, meeting the parents, going on vacation, etc. But every major breakup has its milestones too, often full of either sadness or relief. Moving out of the place you once shared; unfollowing/unfriending on social media; realizing that his birthday passed and for once, you didn’t think about…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 15, 2015

Mommie Dearest: Do You Regret Your Kids?

Regrets. I’ve had a few. But my child hasn’t been one of them. But if he was, how eager would I be to sharing that openly? Over at Yahoo! Parenting, Brooke Lark gets brave and admits that her life might have been better if she never had her kids. Lark laments not being the “pretty,…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / April 12, 2015

Mommie Dearest: How Much Time Do You Actually Have To Spend With Your Kids?

Guilt and motherhood seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. With all the demands on our time and energy, mothers are constantly worrying: Are we spending enough time with our kids? Or are we spending too much time with our kids, running the risk of becoming a helicopter parent? What I’ve found i…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / April 5, 2015

Hitched 2.0: Do I Want Babies At My Wedding?

Babies are cool and all, but do I really want a crying baby as the soundtrack to our ceremony?

By: Emma Sarran / February 26, 2015

That Bomb-Ass Dancer From The Missy Elliot Videos Has Still Got It

Here’s the little girl from the Missy Elliot videos all grown up and still puttin’ in work on the dance floor. Reminisce on how eerily talented Alyson Stoner was here, and then check out her moves, which are still fly as hell, above. [h/t Jezebel]…

By: Megan Reynolds / February 14, 2015

Colombians Are Outraged Over A Children’s “Miss Tiny Thong” Beauty Pageant

While wet t-shirt contests and dancing for hordes of beer-soaked men usually doesn’t raise an eye when talking about sunny trips to Latin America, local residents are rightly outraged at the latest reports coming out of Colombia: a “Little Miss Thong” bikini contest for 6-10 year old girls.

The “Miss Tanguita” pageant (which…

By: Beejoli Shah / January 15, 2015

Mommie Dearest: Mom Issues That Deserve Media Coverage In 2015

The media loves a good “mom story.” Flip through the TV or hop on a news website and there will invariably be some sort of story with a mom at the center. Whether it’s celeb-based or breaking news, moms make good media. Why? Because everyone can connect to them — whether they are one or…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / January 2, 2015

Your Last-Minute Being-Around-Kids Preparation Checklist

I’m gonna tell you some cute stories about my nephews! I got to Texas yesterday morning to visit my family for Christmas. I’ve got three nephews who are better than anyone else’s kids, ever, in every single way, especially in cuteness.
The first thing my middle, four-year-old nephew did when I got in the…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 24, 2014

Mommie Dearest: Sister Wife-ing It Up

I used to watch TLC’s “Sister Wives” — a reality show about a Mormon household with one husband, four wives, and a combined 17 children =- with a mix of shame, incredulity, and, dare I say it, jealousy. While I couldn’t imagine sharing my husband like that, there was something appealing about the way the…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / December 12, 2014

Mommie Dearest: No, Feminism Is Not About Stripping Boys Of Their Masculinity

Recently, Tara Kennedy-Kline, a mother of two boys, took to the internet to proudly declare that she cannot (and will not) support feminism. If the title of the piece didn’t send up a bevy of red flags, the fact that it appeared on Thought Catalog should have clued me in to the fact that it…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / November 24, 2014

Lupita Nyong’o & Elmo: “I Love My Skin”

“Elmo can see that Miss Lupita’s skin is a beautiful brown color!”

That’s Elmo learning all about skin when “12 Years A Slave” actress Lupita Nyong’o visited “Sesame Street.” They talked about touch and tickling, but the most heartwarming part of their skin conversation is loving their skin color. I hope all the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 16, 2014

Adorable Children Try Vegemite For The First Time, Are Not Impressed

“Vegemite is a dark brown Australian food paste made from leftover brewers’ yeast extract with various vegetable and spice additives,” begins the Wikipedia page for noxious spreadable Vegemite. If you haven’t had the pleasure, Vegemite tastes extremely salty, is the color of dark poop, and has the consistency of slightly melted peanut butter.  You ca…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 30, 2014

Dungeons & Dragons Can Be A Game For Girls, Too

“It’s a good thing that boys are challenged the way they’re taught their exclusive activity is open only to them.” These are the words of a 25-year-old man named Sam. He may as well be speaking about any male-dominated space — ground combat, restaurant kitchens, construction work — but Sam was referring to one space…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 15, 2014

Little Girl Is Devastated To Learn That Deleted Photos Are Gone Forever

When four-year-old Cadence pressed the wrong buttons on her family’s digital camera, she realized she’d deleted a photo of her Uncle Dave — and that deleted photos never, ever come back. This was a pretty earth-shattering discovery for Cadence, if her somber message to Uncle Dave is any indication. The good news is that Uncle…

By: Claire Hannum / August 13, 2014

New LEGO Set Features Three Women Scientists!

LEGO has received steady pressure to include more women figurines in more diverse roles. Well, good news: they have listened to their fans and a new LEGO play kit out this month features three female scientists — a paleontologist, chemist and an astronomer — as part of a “Research Institute” set. Several year…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 4, 2014

Daughter Dreams Of Being A Flower Girl, Has Wish Immediately Granted By Helicopter Parents

Annabelle Earl, a four-year-old Brooklyn girl, had a dream of being a flower girl but no wedding to attend. With a long dress, bouquet, and a poster that read “Can I be your flower girl?” she took to Brooklyn City Hall to find herself a willing couple.

It sounds like a Hallmark moment, until…

By: Claire Hannum / July 16, 2014

Mommie Dearest: My Son’s Long Hair Gets Him Mistaken For A Girl

My seven-year-old son has hair that many people would kill …  or at least pay an arm and a leg at the salon for: honey blonde with natural ombre highlights, ringlets that cascade down, skimming right above his shoulders. [I have seen photos of Avital’s son and his hair is indeed glorious. — Amelia]

By: Avital Norman Nathman / April 23, 2014

New Survey Says You’re Never Too Old To Pop Bubble Wrap

In honor of the new children’s TV show, Zack & Quack, Nick Jr. UK polled 2,000 adults to find out their thoughts on remaining childlike even though they are technically adults. There’s no mention of what age qualifies you as a grownup although they do say that your ” imagination and ability to see thing…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 23, 2014

New Moms In The UAE Are Now Required To Breastfeed For Two Years

New mothers in the United Arab Emirates are now required by law to breastfeed their babies for two years, according to a clause in the country’s Child Rights law. Mothers who cannot nurse would be provided with a wet nurse by the government.  One viewpoint held by the council is that children have the right…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 31, 2014
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