Posts tagged "kids"

Bright Girls Have Big Confidence Problems — And Here’s Why

When I was in sixth grade, I’d advanced far enough along in my math studies to be in pre-Algebra. I went to magnet school in Fort Worth, Texas, with a…

Julie Gerstein | September 4, 2013 - 11:40 am

Texas Mom Starts Clothing Line For Girls Who Are Sick Of Girly Clothes

A new clothing line called Girls Will Be was inspired by a simple question frequently uttered by the founder’s 8-year-old daughter, Maya, when shopping for clothes: “Why do boys get…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 29, 2013 - 12:45 pm

Your Daily Squee: Toddlers Tasting Lemons For The First Time

Has this week been kinda brutal for you guys? I swear half the recent updates on my Twitter and Facebook feeds have been along the lines of “Today sucks!” or…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 18, 2013 - 9:00 am

The Children’s Place Knows That Girls Are Bad At Math But Good At Shopping

I know we were all just thinking that girls and young women needed another reason to avoid pursuing math and science, so The Children’s Place has graciously started selling shirts…

Mary Odell | August 7, 2013 - 3:40 pm

“Breaking Bad” As A Middle School Musical

The final season of “Breaking Bad” premieres/resumes this Sunday, and to get you all caught up, the kids at one local middle school put together this charming and on-point musical synopsis…

Julie Gerstein | August 6, 2013 - 1:40 pm

11 Toys That Scared The Crap Out Of Us As Kids

As far as I’m concerned, the ’80s toy Teddy Ruxpin was already a bit of a creepster. A strange combo man/bear with perpetually outstretched arms, Ruxpin was at turns needy…

Julie Gerstein | August 2, 2013 - 9:00 am

I Tried To Play Feminist Barbies With My Nieces And Kinda Failed

I think I’m a decent aunt. Not so good at remembering birthdays, admittedly, but what I lack in presents-giving, I make up for in lots of facetime. We play all…

Jessica Wakeman | July 26, 2013 - 11:00 am

The “You Are You” Camp Gives Boys The Chance To Be The Girls They Want To Be

For the past three years, photographer Lindsay Morris has been following a group of special kids who attend an annual four-day camp for “gender-nonconforming boys and their parents.” In order…

Julie Gerstein | July 23, 2013 - 9:40 am

Is Barbie On The Decline?

Mattel’s Barbie doll has long embodied all that is wrong with society’s expectations of women and the female body. But there’s good news, sort of: the impossibly shaped, blonde doll’s popularity appears…

Mary Odell | July 17, 2013 - 4:30 pm

18 Ways That Drunk Adult Ladies Are Just Like 4-Year-Old Girls (In GIFS!)

This past weekend, Amelia, Jessica and I went to our awesome marketing manager Sophie’s wedding in Maine. It was so much fun. And so much lobster. (Maine!) There were a…

Julie Gerstein | July 17, 2013 - 10:00 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 12, 2013 - 11:00 am

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,”

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | June 27, 2013 - 12:20 pm

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!)…

Rachel Krause | June 20, 2013 - 5:30 pm

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | June 1, 2013 - 9:00 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 29, 2013 - 6:30 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | May 17, 2013 - 4:20 pm

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…

Chanel Dubofsky | May 16, 2013 - 1:00 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | May 15, 2013 - 1:20 pm

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,…

Julie Gerstein | May 15, 2013 - 9:40 am

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…

Andrea Grimes | May 8, 2013 - 12:00 pm
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