Posts tagged "kids"

The Soapbox: Is It Wrong For Kids To Play With Water Guns?

Last weekend, families across the country gathered for hot dogs, fireworks, American flags, and clouds of bug spray. So much bug spray. My family was no different: we had our annual party at my sister's house. But our party was better this year: we had a kiddie pool and a bucket filled with squirt guns.
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 12, 2013

Watch A 6-Year-Old Girl Front A Screamo Band On “America’s Got Talent”

Judging by her sweet face, polka dot dress, and pink tights, most people expected six-year-old "America's Got Talent" contestant Aaralyn to sing a cute version of "Animal Crackers In My Soup," but that's not Aaralyn's music style of choice. When she took the stage, backed by her nine-year-old brother Izzy on the drums, something totally unexpected…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 27, 2013

Your Kid’s Hairstyle Probably Says Absolutely Nothing About You

I receive innumerable beauty and style-related PR emails each day, ranging on the spectrum from the genuinely appealing (well, of course I would like to try this new beauty product!) to the questionable and bizarre. They are usually boring and occasionally troubling (no, I do not wish to attend your "Cellulite Diaries" event, please do…
By: Rachel Krause / June 20, 2013

A Conversation With A Two-Year-Old Girl, Starring A Grown Man

What would the words of a two-year-old girl sound like if they were reenacted by a grown man? Really, really intimidating. Also hilarious -- I've watched this approximately 17 times now and I'm still laughing. [YouTube via Lemon Love]…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 1, 2013

Children’s Network Debuting “SheZow,” A Show About A Gender-Bending Crime Fighter

The Hub, a children's network, is soon debuting an Australian cartoon called "SheZow" about a 12-year-old boy who morphs into ... a girl! Gus turns into SheZow, a superhero girl, when he says "You go girl!" and suddenly becomes clad in a purple skirt and pink gloves. And yes, conservatives are losing their mind over…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 29, 2013

That’s Original! Women Names All 15 Of Her Kids Walter

Remember how George Foreman named each of his five sons George? He couldn't get enough of his own name, I guess. Well, a Brazillian mother of 12 has got him beat by a friggin' mile. She's named each of her 15 kids Walter. Like, all of them. Even the girls. Erotides Brandao promised she'd name…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 17, 2013

The Soapbox: It’s Not Just That I Don’t Want Kids, It’s Also That I Don’t Like Them

Last week, I was in a conversation on Facebook in which I admitted to not liking kids. (My comment: “Real talk: I don't actually like babies, actually, or children.”) I thought about taking it down as soon as I posted it. An hour later, I was still thinking about taking it down. No one paid…
By: Chanel Dubofsky / May 16, 2013

Minnesota Town Elects Youngest, Most Adorable Mayor Ever

You know how Adam Scott's character Ben Wyatt on "Park & Rec" is a failed teenage mayor? Well, there's a new mayor in town, and he's got Wyatt beat by at least 14 years (FYI, Ben's character was at least partially based on these…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 15, 2013

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
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