children

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 24, 2014 - 1:00 pm

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…

Avital Norman Nathman | December 12, 2014 - 2:00 pm

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…

Avital Norman Nathman | November 24, 2014 - 12:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 16, 2014 - 4:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 30, 2014 - 1:00 pm

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.

Jessica Wakeman | August 15, 2014 - 4:00 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | August 13, 2014 - 3:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 4, 2014 - 11:08 am

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…

Claire Hannum | July 16, 2014 - 9:30 am

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,…

Avital Norman Nathman | April 23, 2014 - 1:00 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | February 23, 2014 - 9:00 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | January 31, 2014 - 4:00 pm

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

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…

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

Mommie Dearest: 5 Questions To Ask If You Think You Want To Have Kids

Earlier this week, Jessica asked the question that passes through the mind of many a woman: How do you know — really know — if you want to have kids?

Avital Norman Nathman | December 6, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: How Do You Know, Really Know, You Want To Have Children?

I have a couple of girl friends whom I really envy. They know exactly what they want — or rather, what they don’t want.  They don’t want to have children.

Jessica Wakeman | December 2, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Call It What You Want, Porscha Starr, But That Looks Like Lingerie For Kids To Me

This picture here?  This is lingerie for kids.  The mesh lace over the belly and the butt?  The lace on the sides?  If I wasn’t convinced already due to my…

Jessica Wakeman | November 22, 2013 - 11:40 am

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

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…

Katie Oldenburg | October 28, 2013 - 3:00 pm

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

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 17, 2013 - 11:07 am

The Daily Squee: Little Boy With Down Syndrome Hugs Pushy Labrador Retriever

Pets are nothing if not persistent when there’s affection to be had. Nowhere is that better illustrated than this squee-dorable video of a little boy with Down Syndrome being won…

Jessica Wakeman | October 3, 2013 - 9:20 am

Kids Who Begin Dating Earlier More Likely To Engage In Delinquent Behavior

I have been achingly cool for almost as long as I can remember, but circa fifth and sixth grade was the absolute low point of my coolness. I know it’s…

Rachel Krause | October 1, 2013 - 1:40 pm
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