Tag Archives: nick jr.

The Soapbox: No, Nickelodeon, Mothers Do Not Need Our Own TV Channel

Jessica Valenti Q&A
The author of "Why Have Kids" explores parenting and happiness. Read More »
Helicopter Parents
"Helicopter parents" versus "free range moms." Read More »
Soapbox: Mommy Wars
Calling a ceasefire on the mommy wars, because it helps no one. Read More »

I’m a TV junkie. Once my kid finally falls asleep, you’ll find me splayed out on the couch, flipping through the over 800 channels we apparently subscribe to. And my tastes run rampant: I’m just as happy sitting through an hour of “Alphas” on the Syfy channel as I am watching Barry’s antics on “Storage Wars” or crossing my fingers for a “Charmed” marathon on TNT. I DVR “30 Rock” to watch each week as well as the latest episode of “Top Chef.” Truly, there is very little I won’t watch.

Oh, except Nickelodeon’s new channel for moms, NickMom. You probably won’t find me watching that anytime soon, despite being a mom. On October 1st, NickJr — a channel originally created to provide age-appropriate programming for preschool children — began airing a block of nighttime programming “just for moms.” When I heard the news, I started wondering what I, a self-professed TV fiend and mom, was lacking from my already jam-packed television watching schedule.  Keep reading »

Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of October 15th 2008

MUSIC

  • Secret Machines Secret Machines
    Known for their layered, creeping cacophony of self-loathing and sex appeal, the Secret Machines are back with their third record. The release is self-titled, so you know they want to get personal. These citified charmers will seduce you somewhere between the heaving drums, the deep vocals, and stunning guitar.
  • Keep reading »

  • Zergnet: Simply Irresistible

  • HowAboutWe

  • Popular