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Girl Talk: Babies Can Wait Until After My College Reunion

A few years ago, I jokingly declared that I would refrain from reproducing until after my 10-year college reunion. That way, I said (again, facetiously, although of course I’d be…

Claire Zulkey |

Should Parents Kiss Their Kids On The Lips?

Personally, it feels strange even writing that title. Why wouldn’t parents kiss their kids on the lips? Isn’t that what all parents do? You know, kiss their kids on the…

Susannah Breslin |

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend’s Kids Get On My Nerves”

I’ve been with my boyfriend now for four years and I love being with him; we get a long very well, especially considering our 20-year age difference. My problem lies…

Wendy Atterberry |

Girl Talk: My Biological Clock Is Broken

I’m smack in the middle of my 30s and recently married. For some childless women my age, this is tick-tick-tick time. However, while other women may be intimately in touch…

Colleen Kane |

Girl Talk: I’m Sick Of Hearing About Motherhood

Recently I was complaining to my cousin Lei about my mother.

“I tell her I’m happy,” I said as we waited for our table to be called, “but she…

Angela Tung |

Cash & Coupling: How Having A Baby Changed Us — Financially

When I began dating my now husband, I already had a little girl from a previous relationship. In order to get serious with me, he had to adjust to the…

Colleen Meeks |

Girl Talk: I Would Trade A Successful Career For A Family Of My Own

Recently, during a weekly therapy session, my doc and I were doing our thing, talkin’ ’bout boys, my frustration with the ones I have met, and my recent relapse into…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Girl Talk: I Had My Tubes Tied

When a study released in late June revealed that one in five women would remain childfree into the next generation, a lot of people were shocked. I wasn’t. In an…

E.M. Todd |

Girl Talk: More On Marrying For Money

Of all the personal essays I’ve written, “Why Marrying For Money Isn’t A Totally Bad Idea” has provoked the biggest response. It has actually run twice on the Frisky site:…

Jessica Wakeman |

“Human Barbie” Mom Teaches Her 7-Year-Old To Pole Dance

This is one of those stories that you hope is just something from an episode of “30 Rock,” but then you’re, like, Ugh, these people really exist:

Sarah Burge,…

Jessica Wakeman |

Dear Wendy: “My Ex Still Contacts My Kids On Facebook”

I’m a single mom and I recently broke off a relationship of about a year with a guy who’s a single dad. I grew up in a step-family and could…

Wendy Atterberry |

“Single Ladies” Tots Have Danced “Sexy” Before

They’re baaaaack! Remember the little girls who did that super amazing but sorta sexy dance to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies,” and people went nuts over whether it was appropriate or…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Funny New Blog: @#$% My Kids Ruined

In case you were thinking about having kids anytime soon, this new blog S**t My Kids Ruined will make you think twice. This alternative form of birth control features the…

Ami Angelowicz |

Girl Talk: Oops … It’s Almost Time To Give Birth!

I’m now six days away from the official due date of my unplanned (but now certainly wanted) first baby, and I think I have learned what it might be like…

Katrina Devoe |

Shirtless, Oily Diaper Ad Takes Cues From Shirtless Oily David Beckham Ad

Creepy sexualization of the kiddies or a clever copycat of David Beckham’s hot Armani underwear ad? Whether or not you think this South Korean ad for Good-Nites diapers is inappropriate,…

Jessica Wakeman |

Weird Or Genius: Breast-Like Baby Bottles

Certain products are made to simulate real things for quite useful reasons—think Splenda, dildos and Skype video chat. And then there are things that when “brought to life” fall in…

Leonora Epstein |

These Kids Dress Better Than You Do

We all troll The Sartorialist for style inspiration and general lusting for items of clothing and shoes that we’ll never be able to afford. But now there’s Planet Awesome Kid,…

Bianca Posterli |

Creepy Onesies: When Did It Become OK To Sexualize Infants?

I am so not OK with the baby onesies above, or any of the others BuzzFeed found for “douchebags in training.” [BuzzFeed] …

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Mother Gives 9-Year-Old Son Pot: Therapeutic Or Psychotic?

Ah, Double X. Welcome to the world of “alternative motherhood.” This week, Marie Myung-Ok Lee delivers an update on why she gives her nine-year-old son pot. Yes, nine. Yes, pot.

Susannah Breslin |

Girl Talk: How Soon Is Too Soon To Talk About Kids?

I committed one of the cardinal sins of dating recently. I somehow found myself in a heated conversation about the B word. As in BABIES. With someone I’ve been seeing…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |
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