Posts tagged "children"

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…

Jessica Wakeman | April 12, 2013 - 9:40 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | April 6, 2013 - 1:00 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | April 5, 2013 - 2:00 pm

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:…

Jessica Wakeman | April 1, 2013 - 12:40 pm

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…

Amanda Chatel | February 7, 2013 - 1:00 pm

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…

Catherine Zuckerman | December 21, 2012 - 1:00 pm

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…

Avital Norman Nathman | November 29, 2012 - 2:00 pm

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,…

Daley Quinn | November 7, 2012 - 4:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 1, 2012 - 5:40 pm

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…

Kate McGuinness | October 30, 2012 - 12:00 pm

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…

Avital Norman Nathman | October 4, 2012 - 1:00 pm

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…

Daisy Barringer | September 28, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Schizophrenic Young Girl Jani Appears On “Dr. Phil”

You may remember Jani Schofield from a particularly haunting episode of “Oprah” a few years ago. Jani’s parents noticed that something wasn’t right with their daughter fairly early on, but…

Julie Gerstein | September 26, 2012 - 8:30 am

Aila Wang Makes Other Street Style Stars Look Like Child’s Play

Spotted at New York Fashion Week: the inimitable Aila Wang, three-year-old niece of designer Alexander Wang and total future It girl. She’s only three, but Aila has her uncle’s trademark…

Rachel Krause | September 19, 2012 - 1:40 pm

When Did Saying “Good Girl” Become So Bad?

Recently, I attended a dinner party. A couple brought their two-year-old girl with them. One never knows how a toddler and a fancy restaurant will go down, but the little girl held…

The Stir | September 4, 2012 - 10:50 am

Daddy Has A Penis, Grandma Has A Pagina

The moment in a child’s life when he or she learns about genitalia is a precious one, second only to the moment when they realize everybody poops. I know it…

Jessica Wakeman | August 8, 2012 - 9:20 am

Unbaby.me: The Facebook Baby Photo Exterminator

The worst is yet to come, but it has already begun: high school and college friends whose Facebook pages are 24/7 baby pics. Babies crying. Babies smiling. Babies staring blankly…

Jessica Wakeman | August 2, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Should Heidi Klum Get Her “Responsible Mom” Card Revoked For Letting Her Girls Wear Lipstick?

Growing up, I was never given any restrictions regarding whether or not I could wear makeup, or how much makeup I was allowed to wear. My parents, who are admittedly…

Rachel Krause | July 25, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Kickstarter Campaign To Raise Money For “Miss Zee” Coloring Book Depicting Black Girls

Designer Miss Gee of Louisville, Kentucky, is trying to raise $5,000 via Kickstarter for a line of coloring books for young black girls. Also a mama, she wanted to…

Jessica Wakeman | July 20, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Adorable 8-Year-Old Adorably Explains Why Being A Girl Rocks

I can’t handle the cuteness: the eight-year-old daughter of a Reddit user penned this adorable answer to a writing prompt about why it’s cool to be a girl. She says:…

Jessica Wakeman | July 20, 2012 - 1:20 pm
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