Posts tagged "motherhood"

Today’s Lady News: Put Motherhood On Your Resume?

Two women are running for governor of Oklahoma. One woman is married with six children. The other woman has never married nor had kids. Interestingly, whether or not motherhood is an asset or a burden to the governorship is a hot topic for the election. What do you think? [San Francisco Chronicle]
Actress Sigourney…

Jessica Wakeman / October 25, 2010

Quotable: Betty Draper Just Like All Our Mothers

“The question of Betty Draper’s motherhood is very peculiar to me. Because we were all raised by women like this. And I know it’s easy to hate her and think she seems childish and impulsive. We’re all here because of women like that. We’ll see how those kids turn out. They could end up being…

Wendy Atterberry / October 18, 2010

Mommy Loves Her “Princess Boy” Who Likes To Wear Girls’ Clothes

This is the sweetest story: this little boy likes to wear princess clothes and that’s just fine with his mom. Cheryl Kilodavis has written a children’s book called My Princess Boy about how it’s OK for boys, like her son Dyson, to enjoy pretty dresses. It warms my dark, craggy heart. Some mom…

Jessica Wakeman / October 15, 2010

Dear Wendy: “My Fiancé Doesn’t Want Kids, But I’m Undecided”

I’m 24 and engaged to a fantastic guy I love a lot. He doesn’t want to have kids, though, which I’ve known all along, and I’m undecided about them. If my fiancé wanted kids I’d have them, but how can I know if I’ll eventually want to have children myself? P.S. I am really good…

Wendy Atterberry / October 14, 2010

Cash & Coupling: How Much Does A Baby Really Cost?

I have two children, and we’re expecting our third (and last … hello, vasectomy!) in the spring. I recently saw a billboard that claimed babies cost about $700 a month. I did the math on my 2.5 kids, and holy disposable income; the figure hurt. The billboard was an advertisement to deter teenage pregnancy, but…

Colleen Meeks / October 11, 2010

Girl Talk: I Placed My Son Up For Adoption

Fresh out of a long, committed relationship with my childhood sweetheart to whom I was engaged long before I was ever ready to fully commit myself to someone in that regard, I rebounded. His name was Stan* and he was quiet, shy, compassionate and funny at times. I knew he wasn’t “the one,” but I…

Jenna Miraglia / September 14, 2010

9 Life Tips I’ll Pass Along To My Kids

Recently, a blogger pal of mine posted a few life tips, or “life hacks” as she calls them, that she’ll pass along to any potential offspring. Her tips included great advice, like, “Never take Tylenol while you’re still drunk,” “Peeing after sex helps prevent UTIs,” and “Never click on the last picture in an U…

Wendy Atterberry / August 24, 2010

Quotable: Jennifer Aniston Would Choose Artificial Insemination Over Sex With Bill O’Reilly

“Many women dream of finding Prince Charming … but for those who’ve not yet found their Bill O’Reilly, I’m just glad science has provided a few other options.”Jennifer Aniston’s classy response to talk show host Bill O’Reilly, who blew his top the other night over Jen’s new movie, “The Switch.” In the flick,…

Jessica Wakeman / August 13, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Jennifer Aniston Glamorizes Single Motherhood, Says Bill O’Reilly

Do you know who is the most raging feminist ever to encourage women to leave their husbands, kill their babies and practice witchcraft? Jennifer Aniston. Comments she made about women not needing men to become parents while promoting her new movie “The Switch” (plot: she is 41, single and gets pregnant via a sperm…

Jessica Wakeman / August 11, 2010

Girl Talk: I’m Sick Of Hearing About Motherhood

Recently I was complaining to my cousin Lei about my mother.

“I tell her I’m happy,” I said as we waited for our table to be called, “but she doesn’t believe me.” I had money in the bank, a dream career, and was in a sickeningly loving relationship with a guy she adored like…

Angela Tung / July 26, 2010

Would You Have A Baby With Your Gay Best Friends?

I just finished reading what I found to be a heartwarming story written by Marina Khidekel in Marie Claire about a 30-something woman who decided to have a baby with her gay best friend and his boyfriend. After getting out of a bad marriage, followed by a relationship with a dude who didn’t want kids,…

Ami Angelowicz / July 23, 2010

Girl Talk: My Mom Wants Me To Lose Weight

It had been a bleak year. I started taking anti-depressants and was slowly putting on weight, as the side effects had warned. This alone was not a problem: guys always told me I was a little too skinny and that I had a bony butt, so I actually enjoyed having a juicy badonkadonk for the…

Jessica Wakeman / July 14, 2010

Michelle Duggar Of “19 Kids And Counting” Wins Mother Of The Year Award

Oh, dear. TLC’s resident brood sow “19 Kids and Counting” star Michelle Duggar has received a “Mother of the Year Award.” Perhaps she is a fine mother to her children, but she is most famous for having many of them — which is not in-and-of-itself a marker of good parenthood at all. It’s silly to…

Jessica Wakeman / July 14, 2010

What’s Up With Mothers Who Encourage Their Daughters To Get Plastic Surgery?

Five years ago, British mum Deborah Higley had a boob job, increasing her bust from a 32A to a D. Her teen daughters, flat-chested themselves, shared a bedroom and would chat before sleep at night about how they, too, wanted breast implants. This year Deborah arranged for her 19- and 21-year-old daughters, Harriet and Rose,…

Jessica Wakeman / July 9, 2010

Kourtney Kardashian Opens Up About Mason’s Controversial Sleep Habits

Everyone stop what you are doing right now and pay attention to Kourtney Kardashian’s MAJOR parenting dilemma. In her mommy blog for People, she expresses her thoughts on the controversial topic of co-sleeping. The new mom gushes:”I know that having Mason sleep in my bed might be a controversial topic. But I have to be…

Ami Angelowicz / June 30, 2010

Ex-Bodyguard Claims Britney Spears Hit Her Kids With A Belt

Is Britney Spears a “Toxic” parent? Ex-bodyguard Fernando Flores allegedly claims she hit her kids with a belt, the UK’s Sun newspaper reports. A “source” said that according to Flores, last March or early April, Britney “came marching into the pool house and her mansion and demanded [Flores’] belt. He handed it over, but the…

Jessica Wakeman / June 30, 2010

No Children Is The New Motherhood

According to a new study, way fewer women are having kids these days. The percentage of American women in their 40s who have never popped one out is up to 18 percent. That stat is double what it was in the ’70s. Whoa, that’s a lot of non-breeders. So what’s going on? Researchers say that…

Ami Angelowicz / June 25, 2010

Questions For Our Mothers: Simcha’s Mom

In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re interviewing our moms to find out how their lives changed when we were born and what they learned about love and life as a parent. Today, Simcha’s mom.

My parents met through the family yentas. My great-aunt Molla and my great-grandma Rose were in the same women’s group,…

Simcha / May 9, 2010
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