Posts tagged "children"

Cheating For The Kids

I thought I had heard every excuse for cheating — it’s payback, my needs aren’t being met, I was drunk, etc. — but this excuse takes the cake. A woman revealed to an acquaintance that she is cheating for her kids. Yep, you read that right. She’s not planning on staying in her marriage, so…

By: Annika Harris / February 3, 2009

Don’t Do It: Dating A Guy With Children

If you’re a 20- to 35-year-old woman without any children I caution you against dating a man with kids. I did this once and, let me tell you, I learned my lesson. I dated The Cop off-and-on for about six years and I have to admit that love kept me from realizing just how big…

By: Annika Harris / January 5, 2009

Get Up And Do Something

Any physical activity is good activity is the message behind the federal guidelines for physical activity, which the Department of Health and Human Services released this month. The core guideline is that Americans should get at least 150 minutes of moderately intense activity per week, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend that time…

By: Annika Harris / October 27, 2008

Can You Judge A Politician Based On His Baby-Holding Abilities?

I’m not sure, but Barack Obama supporters certainly have a lot of cute examples if they decide to use that as campaign fodder. Oh wait! They have! “Yes We Can (Hold Babies)” has already launched and it’s filled with adorableness. But what about McCain? While there’s no site called “Country First (Babies Too!)” (snatching that…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 7, 2008

Bad Names: How Can Parents Do This To Their Children?

Some people don’t like their names. They wish their parents had named them “Melissa” instead of “Margaret,” or that they had a better/more normal middle name, something like “Marie,” the most popular middle name in my seventh grade class. And then there are those who need to change their name in order to function normally…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 24, 2008

Birth A Kid, Lose A Tooth

If you’re planning on having children, please promise that you’ll continue to brush your teeth and visit your dentist twice a year. Researchers at NYU and Yale examined data on 2,635 U.S. women, and they found that across all socioeconomic groups, women with children had fewer teeth than women without children. Among those in the…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 29, 2008

The Duggar Family: Eternally Pregnant For Jesus

Sunday is Mother’s Day, and Michelle Duggar, 41, is pregnant with her 18th child. She has been pregnant for more than 11 years, which sounds like the opposite of fun to me, but Michelle’s husband Jim Bob says they’ll keep having children as long as God wills it. The family includes seven sisters and 10…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 9, 2008

The Matrimommy: Not Lovin’ McLovin’

My two and a half year old son has taken to calling himself “McLovin’”. Needless to say, that is not his name.

This new moniker originated courtesy of my husband, R. who, clearly in a moment of amazing judgment, decided to watch a portion of Superbad with our toddler son. As if exposing…

By: Chelsea Kaplan / May 5, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: George Clooney, Vitamins, And Wembley Stadium

George Clooney doesn’t want to have kids. “If I need to surround myself with children and feel like I have this big extended family, I can always call Brad and Angie and ask them to stay with me, just to remind me why I’m so happy without,” George told Heat magazine. He’s not planning o…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 16, 2008

The Matrimommy: Remote Control Rumble

I never dreamed that I’d find a guy who would want to join me for weekly manicures and pedicures; that was a chick ritual best kept for me and my friend Michelle. No husbands allowed – or desired, for that matter. I always assumed, however, that the man I’d choose to spend the rest of…

By: Chelsea Kaplan / April 7, 2008

So I’m Engaged: Babysitting

I’ve had a case of baby fever practically since I was an infant, so the possibility of someday having children has always been a no-brainer, even more than the idea of getting married. Put me in a room with a dozen adults and one youngster, and the child will have my ear all night. Whe…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 27, 2008

If You Want A Baby, Stop Buying Marc Jacobs

Did you have a baby last year? We didn’t — good thing, too, because babies are expensive and we really can’t afford one at the moment. Yesterday, the USDA released its estimate for what it will cost to raise a child born in 2007 until he or she turns 18. Factoring for inflation, middle-income familie…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 25, 2008

French Museum Teaches Kids About Kissing

“Sex — What’s the big deal?” A French Museum of Science and Industry exhibit for children is asking that very question. The “cheeky, hands-on” experience is adapted from a book by Zep and Hélène Brulle and features a comic girl and boy as hosts. Kid visitors, unlike most adult sexual experiences, start off “Being i…

By: Simcha / March 13, 2008

Dark Roots: Childless In The City

I like kids. Not enough to have one of my own, but I like them. Especially the ones that can walk, talk, and fetch me Diet Coke. When I was a kid, children were a form of cheap labor — “Take out the garbage!” “Clean your room!” — and we did not commingle with adults.

By: Deirdre / March 6, 2008

You Need To Be Taught A Lesson!

Who doesn’t like a good spanking? Turns out even your kid eventually will. If that grosses you out — or explains some things — then a new report, which links childhood penalties with adult sexual behavior, will come as no surprise. Elizabeth Gershoff, an assistant professor of social work at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor…

By: Simcha / February 22, 2008

Parents Want Kids’ Doc To Talk To Them About Sex

Talking to kids about sex must be tough. It’s probably not something that I would look forward to if I were a parent. Actually, I can’t even remember being given “the talk” when I was a wee girl. So, it’s not surprising that sexual topics were among the top 10 that parents hope doctors will…

By: Catherine Strawn / January 29, 2008
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