Posts tagged "children"

Cool Mama Teaches Her Daughter To Be A Real Hero

A lot of little girls want to dress up as princesses or Disney characters for their birthdays. But Emma, the five-year-old daughter of photographer Jaime Moore, had another idea. Instead, said Jaime, "It started me thinking about all the REAL women for my daughter to know about and look up too, REAL…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 15, 2013

Hitched: What Not To Say To People Who Don’t Want Kids

Now that I’m an old-ass boring married lady, spending all my time vacuuming in heels, watching my stories and making martinis at 5 p.m. in anticipation of the imminent arrival of the most interesting man in my world, the only thing left for me to do in life is get pregnant. But that is not…
By: Andrea Grimes / May 8, 2013

LEGO Construction Worker Stickers That Build Sexism!

Last week the blog Talking To Strangers posted about a LEGO sticker showing a construction worker figurines catcalling, "Hey Babe!" LEGO issued a response, where they said, "To communicate the LEGO experience to children we typically use humor and we are sorry that you were unhappy with the way a minifigure was portrayed here." I'm…
By: Sarah Gray / April 30, 2013

Five-Year-Old Rape Victim Dies At Indian Hospital

Last night, a five-year-old girl died in a hospital in India from cardiac arrest, succumbing to wounds suffered when she was raped. According to a hospital official, the child had been in a coma for over a week and suffered brain damage as a result of being smothered during the attack to stifle her cries.  Two…
By: Sarah Gray / April 30, 2013

These Creepy Comments From Children Will Give You Chills

When my youngest son was maybe 2 years old, he crept outside our bedroom door very early one morning while my husband and I were still asleep. I awoke to a deadpan, tiny voice whispering, "Let her in. Let. Her. In. Let her in," over and over and over. Turns out the cat was pawing at…
By: The Stir / April 30, 2013

Gwyneth Paltrow Blasted For Selling Little Girls’ Bikinis Over GOOP

To tell you the truth, I don't really give a shit that Gwyneth Paltrow is selling bikinis for little girls through her website, GOOP. Gwyneth Paltrow is also the person who suggested your spring wardrobe could use a $1,615 black skirt. She's not really the arbiter of sensibility or good taste, no matter…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 23, 2013

Dad’s Amazing Story Of How His Son Got The “Sofia The First” DVD

Okay, so this story is a little old, but I'm posting because it's still utterly charming:  a little boy wanted the "Sofia The First" DVD, a random douchebag in line piped up to say the kid shouldn't watch "girl movies," the boy's dad defended his son's right to watch princess flicks, and then some lady…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 16, 2013

We’re Groupies Of This One Baby Band

Really, what's the point of having a baby if he won't star in his very own viral videos? This is Quentin Rex, son of music lover Joey Angerone, who bravely lets his toddler play with instruments and then layers them together into Quentin's very own jam. And Quentin's even got a rocker boy fauxhawk to complete…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 14, 2013

The Daily Squee: Adorable Child Sings “My Favorite Things” Adorably

This video comes to us via reader Karinne, who quite rightly believes 2.5-year-old Sasha should be a star. What acting skills! Such verve! I keep watching it over and over again for the face she makes when she sing "When the dog bites ... " Watch your back, Julie Andrews. [YouTube]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 12, 2013

Where Are The Black Barbie Birthday Themes?

Karen Braithwaite is a mom any Barbie lover would be lucky to have: she is asking Mattel to make birthday party merchandise featuring black Barbie dolls. Mattel already sells black Barbie dolls (Barbie's black friend Christie appeared in 1968; these days Barbie herself is black) and certain black Barbie items, such as stickers. But their…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 6, 2013

The 13 Hottest Baby Names Of 2013 (So Far) & What They Say About US

You can thank "Girls" for this: according to some new baby name study from baby-naming experts Nameberry, Marnie is the top hot new baby name of 2013. Why people would want their kid to share a name with a whiny, self-absorbed, terrible-singing character on an HBO show is beyond me, but there…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 5, 2013

RIP Society: Fifth Grade Boys Plotted To Rape, Murder Female Classmate

When I was a 10-year-old, the worst thing a boy did to me was put Scotch tape in my hair. If only! Proof that society is going down the toilet: two fifth grade boys in Colville, Washington, have first-degree murder conspiracy charges against them for plotting to rape and kill their female classmate. They were…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 1, 2013

Girl Talk: My Parents Are Threatening To Move Away If I Don’t Give Them A Grandchild

My sister is the good daughter. My sister was kind enough to get married and procreate. She’s not only doing the species a favor, but my parents as well. My parents had always wanted to be grandparents to a couple of rascals. My sister gave them two: Jackson and Elliot. My parents are obsessed with…
By: Amanda Chatel / February 7, 2013

Girl Talk: Motherhood & The Tragedy At Sandy Hook Elementary

I am not a mother. This fact has kept me from expressing my heartbreak over the shootings in Sandy Hook. In the aftermath of this horrifying event, I've watched countless friends -- mothers, all of them -- post wrenching status updates on Facebook. I've read them, feeling oddly ashamed inside. These moms talked of compassio…
By: Catherine Zuckerman / December 21, 2012

Mommie Dearest: Why Toy Catalogs Make Me Roll My Eyes

Mommie Dearest is The Frisky's new biweekly column about being a mama. I have a love/hate relationship with catalogs. There are some that I love to flip through and pretend that I have the money to burn. Who wouldn't want her own cotton candy machine, night vision goggles, or handcrafted teak patio furniture? (I don’t…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / November 29, 2012

Children Of Lesbian Mothers Have Higher Grades And Happier Lives

Bad news for those who believe homosexual parents can negatively affect their children: a study of 17-year-olds who were raised by lesbian mothers found that they did well in school, with grades ranging from A- to B+, and were overall happier with their lives.
By: Daley Quinn / November 7, 2012

Study: Children With Lesbian Parents Are Not Screwed Up

Lesbians are great parents whose children are happy with life and academically successful, according to the findings of a study conducted by the Williams Institute. [Queerty] A cultural history of mansplaining. [The Atlantic] A Wisconsin politician said he had to become a lobbyist because "my wife loves to shop." You know,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 1, 2012

The Soapbox: Trying to Make Sense Of The NYC Nanny Murders

Originally appeared on Role/Reboot. Republished here with permission. Last week, two young children, Leo and Lulu Krim, were allegedly stabbed to death by their nanny in their home in Manhattan. The children’s mother discovered the bodies as Yoselyn Ortega, the nanny, began to hack at her own throat. Although the nanny survived, she…
By: Kate McGuinness / October 30, 2012

The Soapbox: On “Helicopter Parents” And “Free Range Kids”

I grew up in the ‘80s on a tree-lined neighborhood that skirted the edge of New Haven, Connecticut. Nobody really traveled down my short street unless they lived there or were visiting, and my family was friendly with all of our neighbors. With a backyard that was mostly brambling bushes and trees, I spent the…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / October 4, 2012

Girl Talk: I Am My Mother’s Least Favorite Child

When I was little, I was convinced my mother hated me. Between my two older brothers and me, I was positive I was the one she liked least. Even at a young age I could sense I was a disappointment, that I didn’t fit the stereotype of her dream daughter: sweet, demure, cooperative, loving. I…
By: Daisy Barringer / September 28, 2012
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