Posts tagged "families"

Oh Thank Goodness, “The Talk” Is Getting Less Awkward For Both Parents And Children

I was glad that my mom and I had exactly the same feelings on having “The Talk”: neither of us wanted to do it, and we were glad that it was over so quickly. I was 11-ish or 12-ish, and my mom casually asked, “We haven’t had The Talk yet, have we?” And I said,…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 16, 2014

Tech Companies Want To Help Female Employees Freeze Their Eggs, But What We Really Need Is Better Paternity Leave

Apple and Facebook are going to start helping female employees cover the cost of freezing their eggs -- some employees, anyway; Apple’s benefits vary depending on your position -- so that those women don’t have to choose between having a family and working through some of the prime years of their careers. This is great…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 14, 2014

5 Varyingly Effective Ways To Deal With Family Drama

Happy Holidays, everyone! You know how it goes: your brother and your dad aren't on speaking terms. Your mom is "just concerned" that if you don't get pregnant soon she'll never have grandkids. Your uncle genuinely believes that a covert team of communist Kenyan hackers stole the election for Barack Obama. Oh sweet mercy, how are…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 22, 2012

Australia Enacts Paid Parental Leave For Dads, Gay Couples

In America, we don't have even have nationwide paid maternal leave. We just have the Family And Medical Leave Act, which ensures three months of unpaid job-protected leave for a new mom. Look and learn, folks, because Australia is putting us all to shame: starting in 2013, Aussies will have the Dad And Partner Leave…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 3, 2012

Mom Trades In SUV For Family Bike; Makes The Rest Of Us Look Incredibly Lazy

This is Emily Finch, a mother of six who traded in her gas-guzzling Suburban for a thigh-burning family bike. Apparently a full load of kids, gear, and groceries can weigh up to 550 pounds, but Finch keeps pedaling away in her cute wedge sandals, making sure to "rotate kids into pumping position to keep them…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 11, 2012

Children Combinations: The Good And The Bad

According to a new study, the happiest families have exactly 2.0 daughters. No more, no less. While two girls is heaven, double the number of girls, and parents report being in hell. Four girls is the worst brood combination to get stuck with. Hell hath no fury like sisters scorned. The next best child combo…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 7, 2011

Would You Marry A Man Who Hated On Your Family?

A woman wrote in to the Guardian this week seeking advice in dealing with her jackass of a husband who makes her feel “deeply inadequate as a wife” because her parents aren't rich like his. She writes that she and her husband are both in their late 20s and come from Indian backgrounds. “It i…

By: Wendy Atterberry / March 12, 2009

So I’m Engaged: Meet The Parents

As I said in a previous column, I have anxiety about people having fun and getting along, not just at my wedding, but in life. I'm a little uptight, to say the least. I worry terribly about what people close to me think -- though I don't care too much what people who don't know…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 29, 2008