Posts tagged "Parenting"

Uh Oh, Kathie Lee Gifford Said Something Dumb

In an interview with Family Circle magazine, Kathie Lee Gifford did that thing where she speaks without thinking. When asked about parenting 19-year-old Cassidy and 22-year-old Cody, she said: "I'm not a perfect mom, but my kids haven't been arrested, in rehab or kicked out of school, so I must be doing something right!" What'…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 9, 2012

Should Heidi Klum Get Her “Responsible Mom” Card Revoked For Letting Her Girls Wear Lipstick?

Growing up, I was never given any restrictions regarding whether or not I could wear makeup, or how much makeup I was allowed to wear. My parents, who are admittedly pretty laissez faire by most standards, are also the type to choose their battles, and what I put on my face was just not one…

By: Rachel Krause / July 25, 2012

Brave Mom Helps Capture 9-Year-Old Daughter’s Would-Be Rapist

It's a story so sick and twisted, it's difficult to even comprehend, but fortunately it didn't end as badly as it could have. Ryan Firoved of Kirkland, Washington, is a registered sex offender, who had arranged to meet and rape his girlfriend's 9-year-old daughter. Thankfully, the brave mother was able to work with police to…

By: The Stir / July 18, 2012

Girl Talk: My Husband At I Are Both Work-At-Home, Stay-At-Home Parents

My husband and I weren’t making a political statement, revolutionizing the stay-at-home parenting dynamic or sticking it to corporate America when we deliberately choose to both be work-at-home, stay-at-home parents. While there are lots of acronyms for one parent doing this—WAHM, SAHM, WAHD and beyond—I have yet to see one that fits our family. Perha…

By: Susan Finch / July 12, 2012

A Reality Show About Breastfeeding Older Children Is On The Way

On the heels of the Time magazine cover and all the talk about attachment parenting, Collins Avenue,the production company that brought us "Dance Moms" (which I happen to love, that Abbey Lee Miller is a trip), is developing a reality series about mothers who breastfeed older children. And no, I am not making reference to Michelle

By: Ami Angelowicz / July 9, 2012

Mom Accused Of Putting Beer In Her Kid’s Sippy Cup

A Phoenix mother has been arrested after authorities say she put beer in her 2-year-old son's sippy cup. Phoenix police were called to a pizza restaurant Tuesday night after witnesses say they saw 36-year-old Valerie Marie Topete pour beer from a pitcher into her son's cup and then the child drank some of it. Phoenix…

By: The Huffington Post / July 7, 2012

Nerd Girl Porn: Super Hot Dads Holding Super Adorable Babies

Most would probably agree that the sight of a dad holding a baby in one of those swaddle things is basically the hottest thing ever because it touches on two primal urges -- the desire to f**k and the desire to procreate. I'm not saying all women want kids, but a glimpse of a hot…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 17, 2012

Elizabeth Wurtzel Pens The Most Nasty, Judgmental Linkbait About Women You’ll Read Today

I am going to smack the next idiot who tells me that raising her children full time -- by which she really means going to Jivamukti classes and pedicure appointments while the nanny babysits -- is her feminist choice. This is how writer Elizabeth Wurtzel begins a piece on TheAtlantic.com entitled titled "1 Percent Wive…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 15, 2012

Dads Raising Daughters: On Teaching Girls They Are Smart And Beautiful

You may have noticed here at The Frisky we pull a lot of stuff out of our ass. 5 Things You Can Lie To Your Therapist About! 7 Ways To Wear Roadkill This Season! 13 Ways To Orgasm Using Pinterest! But a serious subject calls for Serious Journalism. And for some Serious Journalism this Father'…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 14, 2012

What’s The Going Rate For The Tooth Fairy These Days?

This weekend, I called my sister to rehash my love life.  Suddenly I could hear her turning to a small child in the background. "Do you want to tell Aunt Jessie the big news?" she asked. "No!" My five-year-old niece M. replied.  "Tell me, what's the big news?" I asked my sister, wondering what constitute…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 12, 2012

Mommy’s New Tattoo

Once upon a time, there was girl who went to a tattoo shop with her mom ... nope, from page one, this isn't your typical picture book.  Mommy's New Tattoo: A Bedtime Story For People, by Levi Greenacres, is based on the author's true story of growing up with a parent who has ink and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 28, 2012

Why Will And Jada Pinkett Smith Let Daughter Willow Cut Her Hair

"We let Willow cut her hair. When you have a little girl, it’s like how can you teach her that you’re in control of her body? If I teach her that I’m in charge of whether or not she can touch her hair, she’s going to replace me with some other man when she goes out…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 25, 2012

Time To Cry: Gay Penguin Couple Finally Gets An Egg Of Their Own

Inca and Rayas are a pair of Gentoo penguins who have been in a committed relationship since they first met at a Madrid zoo six years ago. Every year since then, they've built a nest together in the apparent hopes that they could hatch and raise a baby penguin, but every year the nest ha…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 24, 2012

8 Celebrity Attachment Parents

Alanis Morissette has something she thinks you oughta know: she intends on breastfeeding her 16-month-old son Ever until he's ready to stop, saying that the practice will keep him out of therapy. "For me, I protect his safety and his well-being and his attachment," she told Billy Bush. "That stage of development is a very important stage.”…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 21, 2012

Judge Judy Thinks Parents Should Be Licensed To Have Children

National treasure Judge Judy hit up "The View" this morning. I barely recognized her when she's not screaming at someone! But as always, J.J. spits the truth. The ladies asked Judy what her thoughts were on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"' Brandi Glanville, who made headlines this week [second to last item] for saying…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 18, 2012

Girl Talk: I’m A Lesbian Mom

When I think about Mother's Day, I usually picture a dad in plaid pajama pants destroying the kitchen with his kids in a clumsy effort to make his wife breakfast in bed. There is flour everywhere, kids are enthusiastically beating something in a bowl and Dad is putting a single red rose in a vase.

By: Jaime Jenett / May 11, 2012

Debate This: Should Parents Encourage Teens To Have Sex At Home?

North Carolina mom Patty Skudlarek says she would prefer her 18-year-old son have sex in her home. Why? Because she thinks its "safer" there. "With the kids having sex at home, it's a safer environment, because, you know, it's clean. And usually the place they keep the condoms are in their bedroom. So then they're…

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 11, 2012

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

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

By: Avital Norman Nathman / May 10, 2012

TIME Magazine Goes There With Toddler Breastfeeding Cover

Whoa. Hi there, TIME magazine. You went there, didn't you? I'm as pro-breastfeeding-in-public as one can be, but this cover photo the intentional provocation of this cover annoys me.  The 26-year-old mother Jamie Lynne Grumet is model-hot and that's no accident; nor is it an accident that her child she is breastfeeding is three-years-old, a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 10, 2012

The Dumbest Things Hipster Parents Do

OK, hipster parents, I get that you're all WAY TOO ABOVE IT ALL to actually acknowledge being a dorky bunch of Moms and Dads, but I'm about to let you in on a little secret: you're all a bunch of dorky Moms and Dads now. That's what Moms and Dads ARE. You aren't a young…

By: TruTV / May 5, 2012
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