Posts tagged "Parenting"

Mommie Dearest: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Of This Week’s Parenting News

Way too much happened in the world of parenting this week that I had troubling narrowing down what I wanted to sound off on. So, we’re going to take a look at a bunch of them. Join me for the good, the bad, and the ugly in this week in parenting.

The Good

By: Avital Norman Nathman / May 17, 2015

True Story: Why I’m Almost Childfree By Choice

I never want to be a primary parent; I very much want to nurture and raise children as part of a committed family unit.

It’s alright if you need a minute. Go ahead and reread it.

By: Katie Klabusich / May 11, 2015

8 Very Important Questions We Asked Our Moms This Mother’s Day

In honor of Mother’s Day, the Frisky staff interviewed our moms to find out how their lives changed when we were born and what they learned about love and life as a parent. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, maternal figures and grandmothers out there!

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 10, 2015

11 Year-Old Detained By Lego Store For Walking Around By Himself

I swear to god, you couldn’t pay me to have kids now, or to be one. They have boring playgrounds with no swings and five-foot tall plastic slides that they’re not allowed to walk to by themselves, they don’t get to go trick-or-treating in the dark, they can’t be outside without parental supervision, and now…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 30, 2015

Mommie Dearest: Taking Your Kid To A Concert Is Not Bad Parenting

It’s no secret that there are tons of judgmental assholes out there when it comes to parenting. Everyone is doing something wrong, starting all the way from how you birthed your baby to how you feed her, clothe her, get her to sleep, educate her, and more. But now, apparently, you can be taken to…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / April 27, 2015

Mommie Dearest: This Week In Breastfeeding News

It feels like there’s never a dearth of stories when it comes to breastfeeding. From the Pope blessing breastfeeding, to fining those who shame women who breastfeed in public, to the almost daily stories of moms actually being shamed or kicked out of places because of nursing in public, breastfeeding is a consistently hot topic.

By: Avital Norman Nathman / April 26, 2015

Father Of The Year Gets Small Child’s Likeness Tattooed On His Face

It is taking all my effort to rise above and laud this dad for being a committed father, instead of judging him for going with only a subpar tattoo artist for his totally normal and not at all strange full-face tattoo of his child.

Perhaps one day I will love something my body…

By: Beejoli Shah / April 23, 2015

Mommie Dearest: Quit Bitching About Kids On Airplanes

Very few parents want to be seen as the problem, and want to have as relaxed a flight experience as you do.

By: Avital Norman Nathman / April 16, 2015

Girl Talk: My Ex, Who Didn’t Want Kids, Is Having A Baby And My Feelings Are Complicated

Every relationship has its milestones: first kiss, first fuck, finally saying “I love you,” moving in together, meeting the parents, going on vacation, etc. But every major breakup has its milestones too, often full of either sadness or relief. Moving out of the place you once shared; unfollowing/unfriending on social media; realizing that his birthday passed and for once, you didn’t think about…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 15, 2015

Mommie Dearest: Do You Regret Your Kids?

Regrets. I’ve had a few. But my child hasn’t been one of them. But if he was, how eager would I be to sharing that openly? Over at Yahoo! Parenting, Brooke Lark gets brave and admits that her life might have been better if she never had her kids. Lark laments not being the “pretty,…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / April 12, 2015

Mommie Dearest: How Much Time Do You Actually Have To Spend With Your Kids?

Guilt and motherhood seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. With all the demands on our time and energy, mothers are constantly worrying: Are we spending enough time with our kids? Or are we spending too much time with our kids, running the risk of becoming a helicopter parent? What I’ve found i…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / April 5, 2015

Those Body-Shaming Onesies Are Back — At NYU

A few weeks ago, I wrote about some really gross baby snapsuits that were targeted specifically at female babies and read “I hate my thighs.” Now, Twitter’s found them — but not on Wrybaby’s website. Nope, they’re at the NYU campus store.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 3, 2015

Mommie Dearest: Shaming Women For Public Breastfeeding? There Should Be A Fine For That!

Another country making leaps and bounds over the US when it comes to supporting mothers? Insert my not-at-all-shocked face here. The Brazilian city of São Paulo recently approved a bill that will fine people $150 for shaming women who breastfeed in public. That’s right. Women in São Paulo who are nursing their babies no longer…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / March 29, 2015

Mommie Dearest: Being A Stay-At-Home Mother Is A Job, Not A Hobby, And Nothing Like Doing Heroin

The newest log to stoke the fires of the hyped-up “Mommy Wars,” is an xoJane essay that got extra legs when it was recently republished over at TIME.com. Liz Pardue Schultz’s piece “Being a Stay-at-Home Mother Is Not a Job,” compares being a stay-at-home mom to a hobby, like camping, throwing a party for a…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / March 16, 2015

Amnesty International: Iranian Women Are Being Made Into “Baby-Making Machines”

An Iranian bill restricting the availability of contraception and abortions in order to boost the country’s population is effectively going to turn Iranian women into “baby-making machines.”…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 11, 2015

Babies Should Hate Their Thighs, That’s Normal, LMAO (Not)

Oh, the scent of dumb bullshit in the morning. Today, it’s this adorable onesie from Wrybaby that reads “I hate my thighs” and is presumably targeted at baby girls. Because there’s nothing like parents projecting their own body insecurities and our culture’s unrealistic expectations of women’s bodies onto infants who can’t speak yet, don’t know…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 11, 2015

Brazilian President Rousseff Has Signed A New Femicide Law

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has signed a femicide bill into law, which increases the penalties for the murder of women relating to domestic violence.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 10, 2015

Overpraising Kids May Turn Them Into Narcissists

When I was about five years-old, I asked my dad if I was as good a singer as Billie Holiday. He told me I was not, and I cried quite a bit over this. I was reasonably sure, at that age, that my parents were supposed to believe that I, Robyn Elyse Pennacchia, was the…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 10, 2015

Mommie Dearest: “Born In The Wild” Is Full Of Bears And Bullshit

I’ve been hearing about Lifetime’s new reality show, “Born in the Wild,” for some time now. Everybody seems to have an opinion on the show, which follows an array of pregnant women who have voluntarily chosen to birth their babies in the wilderness, far from any form of hospital or — for the most part…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / March 9, 2015

The Soapbox: Sheryl Sandberg’s #LeanInTogether Campaign Erases My Family

Sheryl Sandberg’s new #LeanInTogether campaign makes me want to lean out and run as far away as I can from her brand of “feminism” as fast as my feet will carry me.

 

The COO of Facebook’s latest op-ed for The New York Times — “How Men Can Succeed in the Boardroom and the Bedroom,”

By: Katie Klabusich / March 6, 2015
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