Parenting

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

Another Day, Another Mother Giving Her Baby A Bong Hit

Rachel Braaten of Washington was arrested after this video of her giving her 22-month-old son a bong hit surfaced.”I guess it was a joke and a stupid mistake that wasn’t…

Ami Angelowicz | March 13, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Seriously, The Most Insane Surrogacy Story You’ve Ever Heard

When Crystal Kelley agreed to carry a child for a Connecticut couple, she was expecting a happy ending. The 31-year-old (29 at the time), who had been a surrogate before,…

Ami Angelowicz | March 5, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Mommie Dearest: Reality TV Producers Have Come Knocking At My Door

I recently received an email from a talent agent who is working with a production company specializing in reality television. This particular company, which has produced a number of popular…

Avital Norman Nathman | February 19, 2013 - 2:00 pm

The Soapbox: In Defense Of Older Mothers

Magazines seem to love writing about women’s choices, particularly if they can inspire readers to conclude that we’re making the wrong ones. Just before the new year, a much-talked about New

Caren Lissner | February 15, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Australian Officials Take Germophobia Too Far, Try To Ban Kids From Blowing Out Birthday Candles

Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is going to extreme measures to prevent the spread of germs amongst children. The council has set forth some stringent, new guidelines…

Ami Angelowicz | February 10, 2013 - 9:00 am

Mayim Bialik’s Son Has Quit The Tit!

“Well, nay-sayers, prepare to be proven wrong. All of you snarky mamas who glared at me nursing my 3 1/2-year-old on the NYC subway, prepare to be amazed. And to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 9, 2013 - 10:00 am

Girl Talk: My Parents Are Threatening To Move Away If I Don’t Give Them A Grandchild

My sister is the good daughter. My sister was kind enough to get married and procreate. She’s not only doing the species a favor, but my parents as well. My…

Amanda Chatel | February 7, 2013 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: I’m A Mom Who Smokes Pot

“So, this is kind of a random question…”

I nodded my head at the man across from me. I was in the kitchen of a fellow parent from…

Anonymous | February 6, 2013 - 11:00 am

“Diet Mom” Dara-Lynn Weiss Attempts To Justify Putting Her Dieting Daughter In The Pages Of Vogue

“I understand the desire to make a child feel beautiful at any weight. I truly advocate for size acceptance. The culture of body image upsets me and has tortured me…

Julie Gerstein | January 16, 2013 - 3:40 pm

The Soapbox: On Steubenville High School & Teaching Boys Not To Rape

My son turns six next week, and among all the other wishes I have for him, I have a silent hope that won’t be shared at his birthday party. It’s…

Avital Norman Nathman | January 3, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: Motherhood & The Tragedy At Sandy Hook Elementary

I am not a mother. This fact has kept me from expressing my heartbreak over the shootings in Sandy Hook. In the aftermath of this horrifying event, I’ve watched countless…

Catherine Zuckerman | December 21, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Jada Pinkett Smith Defends Daughter Willow’s Right To Do Her Hair However She’d Like

“This subject is old but I have never answered it in its entirety. And even with this post it will remain incomplete. The question why I would LET Willow cut…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 26, 2012 - 8:30 am

Astrology 101: Things You Said To Your Parents

No matter how awesome our parents are, we’re bound to have some issues with them. Whether we hash them out in therapy or over cocktails with friends, certain complaints are…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger & Katelyn Kollinzas | November 2, 2012 - 10:00 am

If Your 11-Year-Old Asks For A Tattoo, You Should Probably Say No

A North Carolina woman named Odessa Clay is set to stand trial for tattooing her 11-year-old daughter with a “small, heart-shaped tattoo near her right shoulder.” The 30-year-old’s excuse for…

Ami Angelowicz | October 8, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Australia Enacts Paid Parental Leave For Dads, Gay Couples

In America, we don’t have even have nationwide paid maternal leave. We just have the Family And Medical Leave Act, which ensures three months of unpaid job-protected leave for a…

Jessica Wakeman | October 3, 2012 - 9:40 am

People Are Not Laughing About This Picture Of A Baby Doing A Keg Stand

Arizona State University police were not laughing about this picture of what appears to be a baby doing a keg stand at an ASU tailgate party. Authorities are still unclear…

Ami Angelowicz | September 30, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Am My Mother’s Least Favorite Child

When I was little, I was convinced my mother hated me. Between my two older brothers and me, I was positive I was the one she liked least. Even at…

Daisy Barringer | September 28, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Frisky Q&A: Jessica Valenti, Author Of “Why Have Kids?” Plus, Enter To Win A Kindle Fire!

Go to the parenting section of any bookstore and there are hundreds of thousands of pages to read on how to do it and setting expectations for what…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 20, 2012 - 3:00 pm
1 ... 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 ... 22