Parenting

Mom Plans To Breastfeed Until Her Daughter Is 10 — Yes, 10

Leading the way in creating Mommy Issues For 20-somethings of the future, Maha Al Musa, a 51-year-old mom who told the UK tabloid New! that she plans to breastfeed her…

Claire Hannum | October 3, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Little Girls Sing About “Disrupting The Pink Aisle” In Toy Stores To The Tune Of “We Are The Champions”

Late last year, Debbie, a woman in the male-dominated field of engineering, became frustrated with what she saw as the link between the gender disparity in her field and the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 30, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Terrified Mother Passes On Breastfeeding Baby Born With Two Bottom Teeth

When 26-year-old Vicki Griffiths gave birth to baby Eva earlier this month, she was looking forward to breastfeeding her child. That is, until she discovered that Eva was born with…

Ami Angelowicz | September 19, 2013 - 11:40 am

Worst Grandma In The World Complains About Fat 6-Month-Old

This weekend in the New York Times Social Q’s column, a woman wrote in to inquire about how to handle a ruthless grandma who is obsessed with her six-month-old granddaughter’s weight:…

Julie Gerstein | September 9, 2013 - 10:20 am

The Soapbox: Slutshaming Social Media Mom Kim Hall Needs To Learn Some Appropriate Boundaries With Her Kids

By now you’ve probably heard about the Is-She-Serious? blog post written by a Christian mother of three sons and one daughter addressed to the teenaged girls her kids are friends…

Jessica Wakeman | September 5, 2013 - 2:00 pm

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

Study: Women With Higher IQs Are Less Likely To Have Children

Plenty of women decide early on that having children is not for them, while others realize later on that their lifestyle will not allow for the time, money, and commitment…

Mary Odell | August 5, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Frisky Rant: I Will Love My Dog Forever, Even After I Have Kids, Thanks

The first few months that I had my dog Lucca were rough. I adored her, make no mistake, but training a two-month-old puppy is no joke. I would set my alarm for…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 29, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Women Receives Free Pizza For Breastfeeding At A Restaurant

When Jackie Johnson-Smith’s child began to cry during dinner at Fong’s Pizza in Iowa, as you might expect, she fed the child and then exited the restaurant to avoid disturbing…

Mary Odell | July 19, 2013 - 3:30 pm

RIP Society: Florida Mom Leaves Kids In Car During Lil’ Wayne Concert

Some Lil’ Wayne fans will to go extremes to see him perform — like leaving their young children in a car in the parking lot while they go to his…

Daley Quinn | July 17, 2013 - 9:40 am

‘Marijuana Moms’ Say Smoking Weed Makes Them Better Parents

There’s a buzz happening in Beverly Hills over a group of women who call themselves the “Marijuana Moms.”

Many of the members of this loosely-knit group of pot-smoking…

Huffington Post Weird News | June 19, 2013 - 2:45 pm

Today In Terribleness: Dad Sticks Baby In Freezer & Falls Asleep

First off, you just don’t stick a baby in a freezer. Nope, not okay. Never okay. But secondly, if you do, you don’t just lie down for a nap afterwards.

Julie Gerstein | May 29, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Today In Terribleness: Mom Tries To Unload Toddler On Craigslist

I so desperately want to tell you about good stuff in the world. Like, Joe, the retired barber who cuts homeless peoples’ hair in exchange for hugs. Let Joe remind…

Ami Angelowicz | May 18, 2013 - 4:00 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

Mom Enters Fetus In A Beauty Pageant

It’s never too early to start prepping your child to be a beauty queen. At least, that’s what mom-to-be Jenny Oliver thinks. At seven months pregnant, she’s already entered her…

Ami Angelowicz | May 16, 2013 - 9:20 am

RIP Society: Rich Mothers Are Hiring Disabled People To Cut Lines At Disney World

In a New York Post expose that made my stomach turn, I learned that rich, Manhattan mothers have discovered the most despicable way imaginable to bypass long lines at Disney…

Ami Angelowicz | May 14, 2013 - 2:30 pm

Girl Talk: My Husband’s Parenting Made Me Question Myself As A Mother

When I was pregnant, everyone warned me not to judge myself against other women either positively or negatively. They told me not to compare myself to the Super Moms, the…

Susan Finch | May 14, 2013 - 2:00 pm

On The Matter Of Mattering In The Aftermath Of A Parent’s Death

It has been five-and-a-half months since my dad died and yet it sometimes feels like it hasn’t hit me yet. Even though his ashes are sitting in a box in…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 30, 2013 - 11:00 am

Huh? Good Men Project Founder Calls NY Times Piece On The Benefits Of Paternity Leave An “Attack On Dads-At-Large”

Last week, The New York Times published a fairly straight forward news piece on the bountiful array of studies conducted here and in other parts of the world that suggest that offering…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 8, 2013 - 3:00 pm

It’s Time To Cry: Father Of Gay Son Writes A Pre-Emptive Letter On His Coming Out

A dad overheard his son talking on the phone about coming out to his parents, and decided to write a pre-emptive letter to his kid, letting him know that he…

Julie Gerstein | March 15, 2013 - 12:20 pm
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