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Charlize Theron Never Knew She Needed That Little Sleep

Charlize Theron talks about juggling life as a single mother and having a rough childhood to Britain’s The Sun. On raising 6-month-old Jackson – she admits she gets little sleep.

She says, “I’ve never felt more creative and with more energy but on the tiniest amount of sleep. I never knew I needed that little sleep. I always had eight hours and now it’s, ‘Wow, OK, you can function on just four’. But Jackson is great. I’ve always been very aware of balance and, even before I had a child, my life always takes priority to my work.” Read more …

The Soapbox: Attachment Parenting Is The Lazy Mama’s Secret

What Is "Kiss Feeding"?
Alicia Silverstone chews her son's food and spits it in his mouth. Read More »
Breastfeeding on Time
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Time magazine's breastfeeding cover is just a tad provocative. Read More »

When you become a parent, one of the first things that you will learn is that everyone has an opinion about the way you choose to parent. From friends, family, your doctor, to strangers in line at the grocery store, everyone will impart their own unsolicited brand of wisdom — usually by telling you what you are doing wrong.

However, in the five years that I’ve been a mother, one thing I have learned is that there certainly isn’t one right way to parent. What works for one family might not work for another, and that’s okay. As long as kids are healthy, happy, and safe, do what you need to do.

But don’t think that coming to this realization will stop other people from judging you for your parenting choices.

The latest parenting trend under the microscope is Attachment Parenting (AP). Coined by pediatrician Dr. William Sears, this parenting philosophy promotes a handful of basic principles with the goal of fostering a healthy and secure bond between parents and children. While the principles of AP have been around for many years, the media has recently latched on to the less mainstream aspects of the philosophy in response to Hollywood celebs sharing glimpses into their apparently controversial parenting practices. Keep reading »

Australian Company Offers Double Pay To Moms Who Return To Work

Staying At Home
Stay at home moms are front and center this election season. Read More »
On Marrying Up
Let's be realistic about the finances it takes to raise a family. Read More »
Single Mom Speaks
Rick Santorum can kiss this single, working mother's ass. Read More »
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As an incentive for working mothers not to drop out of the workforce, the Insurance Australia Group (IAG) is offering double pay for new moms for their first six weeks back from maternity leave. The double-pay incentive is on top of IAG’s 14 weeks paid maternity leave after giving birth or adopting a child, plus an Australian law that either gives parents up to 18 weeks pay at minimum wage or a $5,800 “baby bonus,” whichever is greater. Color me impressed, Aussies. Keep reading »

The Soapbox: On Ann Romney & Women “Marrying Up”

Single Mom Speaks
Jennifer has been a single mom and Rick Santorum can kiss her ass. Read More »
Romney Vs. Rosen
Was Hilary Rosen wrong in her comments about Ann Romney? Read More »
GP On "Working Moms"
GOOP's "Day in the Life" of three wealthy working moms. Read More »

Another day, another bombastically link-baity piece on the Internet to get everyone’s feathers ruffled!

Today’s linkbait comes courtesy of The New York Daily News op-ed page, in which writer S.E. Cupp hammers away at Democratic consultant Hilary Rosen for a foot-in-mouth comment she made on “Anderson Cooper 360″ last week, that stay-at-home  mother (SAHM) of five Ann Romney “never worked a day in her life.” Rosen later clarified that she meant Ann shouldn’t be her millionaire husband’s earpiece for issues on women and the economy; alas, her point was lost by inelegant phrasing.

The rudeness of Rosen’s comments were chastised by everyone from First Lady Michelle Obama, members of the president’s staff, and feminists such as myself. But that fact has been conveniently ignored by S.E. Cupp. Instead, she wants to pat Ann Romney on the back for “marrying up,” writing:  

[W]hile liberal women may praise Ann for (at least) getting herself an education, where is the praise for Ann’s best decision of all — to marry well? Keep reading »

On Ann Romney, Hilary Rosen & Women In The 2012 Election

2012 Election
All of The Frisky's posts about the 2012 election. Read More »
Single Mom Speaks
Jennifer has been a single mom and Rick Santorum can kiss her ass. Read More »
Mitt On Morning After
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Mitt Romney called the morning after pill "abortive pills." Read More »
Get Rid Of PP
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Mitt Romney promises to get rid of Planned Parenthood. Read More »

Election year silliness is in full swing.

Two days ago, Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen appeared on “Anderson Cooper 360″ to discuss the Republicans’ problems with women and Mitt Romney’s use of his wife, Ann Romney, on the campaign trail to talk about economic issues affecting women. 

“Guess what?” Rosen said. “His wife has actually never worked a day in her life. She’s never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing.” She also called Mitt “so old-fashioned when it comes to women.”

Ann Romney then joined Twitter and sent out her first tweet: “I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work.”  

And all hell broke loose. Keep reading »

Charlize Theron Says Baby Jackson Is The “Coolest Kid Ever”

New mom Charlize Theron gets glam on her first British Vogue cover, on stands April 9. In the May 2012 issue, the 36-year-old “Snow White and the Huntsman” star opens up about her “incredible” son Jackson and the joys of motherhood. ”Jackson is incredible, the greatest gift. He is the coolest kid ever,” she gushes. Read more…

Susan Sarandon On Feeling Sexy At 65

Susan & Tim Split
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Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon are no more. Read More »
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Jessica fell for an older dude. Read More »

“I was told by John Cassavetes when I did ‘Tempest’ never to be a mom because I would not be sensual anymore. I think I laughed. I’m happy to be considered desirable. I love it!”

Susan Sarandon, mother of three, tells People magazine about feeling sexy and desirable at age 65. Can we just take a moment to appreciate the fact that this woman is 65? She looks incredible, and I love her outlook on life, even though she makes me feel old and frumpy by comparison. [People]

Girl Talk: The Pregnancy Test

My Miscarriage
One writer discusses her miscarriage. Read More »
At Peace With Abortion
This writer feels getting an abortion was the best decision of her life. Read More »
Broken Biological Clock
Some biological clocks just don't tick. Read More »

I am a writer. I have been a writer since age eight, when I penned a dramatic tale about a girl who gets asked to the prom by the school bully. He turns out to be really nice, and they end up getting married. It was daring, featured some witty dialogue, and suggested an attraction to bad boys that never played out in real life. It also suggested something else—my classic, boring, old-fashioned interest in getting married and living happily ever after, in that order. Keep reading »

The Soapbox: I’ve Been A Single Mom And Rick Santorum Can Kiss My Ass

Ann Hates Single Moms
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Ann Coulter trashed single mothers on the "Today" show. Read More »
Rick To Rape Victims
Rick Santorum talks to Piers Morgan
"Make the best out of a bad situation!" Read More »
Santorum on Lesbians
Today's Lady News
Says being a lesbian is a "choice." Read More »

Senator Rick Santorum — long known for his insightful analyses of same-sex marriage (a mere gateway, as he alluded, to human-dog couples) and more recently for his repudiation of education — proclaimed in 1994 that before single mothers continued on their heedless quest to destroy the “fabric of the country,” they needed a swift “kick in the butt.”

I was a single mom, living separately from my child’s father or any other adult, until my son was four. I worked full-time in order to support myself and my child and, during that time, there were many things I needed: child care that I could both trust and afford, health insurance (I worked freelance and was responsible for paying for own medical care), and the occasional night off. Topping that list, I now realize, should have been a kick in the butt.

Frankly, I’m flattered that a busy family man of Santorum’s stature would be willing to take time out of his day to spur me on, literally, as a responsible cowboy would his trusty (but, face it, lazy) horse. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Statewide Breastfeeding “Nurse-In” Happening In Georgia On Monday

  • Last summer, Nirvana Jennette’s pastor compared her breastfeeding her baby in a Georiga church to stripping. Now she and other breastfeeding advocates have organized a nurse-in on Monday at five sites around the state demanding Georgia toughen its breastfeeding laws. [TIME]  
  • A criminal complains has been filed this week against a suburban New York woman named Annie George who kept an immigrant Indian woman as a slave in her home, forcing her to work 17-hour days seven days a week and sleep in a walk-in closet. The National Human Trafficking Resource Center was tipped off to the immigrant woman’s working conditions. [Raw Story]
  • Maryland’s governor signed a bill yesterday legalizing gay marriage, which takes effect in 2013. [Wall Street Journal Keep reading »
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