Parenting

Today’s Lady News: Lesbians Don’t Screw Up Their Children As Much As Bigots Might Hope

Adolescent children of lesbian parents are just as well-adjusted and happy with their quality of life as their peers whose parents are of the opposite sex, according to a…

Jessica Wakeman | January 12, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Meet Ryan, 6-Year-Old Child Model With Down Syndrome

Hold onto your ovaries, ladies! This is Ryan. He’s six years old, a child model for Nordstrom and Target, and living happily with Down syndrome. His mom writes that modeling…

Jessica Wakeman | January 5, 2012 - 3:20 pm

The “Human Barbie” Mom Needs More Attention Again

Last time we left heard from “the Human Barbie,” Sarah Burge of the UK had taught her seven-year-old daughter Poppy how to pole dance and had given her a boob job

Jessica Wakeman | January 4, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Soapbox: Pulling The Mommy Card On Reproductive Rights

This is not the change I voted for. Nor how I thought the year would end for women’s rights in the USA. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius…

Veronica Arreola | January 2, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Our Kind Of Parenting Book

Good to know we can still say the word “titty” after we poop one out. Stay tuned for the follow-up book, How Soon Until I Can Drink Again? [BuzzFeed] …

Jessica Wakeman | December 26, 2011 - 9:00 am

Girls Can Like Superheroes, Boys Can Like Pink Stuff

Let’s do the Time Warp, yeaaaah!

Amelia has gone back in time and unearthed a video of Baby Jessica Wakeman (real name: Riley), who is just as opinionated…

Jessica Wakeman | December 25, 2011 - 11:00 am

Motherhood Only Makes Ani Di Franco More Radical

“I do a lot of interviews where people ask, ‘Now that you’re all happy and content are you going to lose your edge?’ Like there’s nothing edgy about being a…

Jessica Wakeman | December 23, 2011 - 2:30 pm

“What to Expect When You’re Expecting” Looks … Underwhelming

Oh yes, there is another rom-com chock-full of celebs is heading our way. Watch the trailer for “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and pray, as I am, that it…

Stefanie Blejec | December 9, 2011 - 12:40 pm

Homeschooling Tips From “Toddlers & Tiaras”

For what it’s worth, the mothers depicted on “Toddlers & Tiaras” are not widely considered the bastions of good parenthood. I’ve never actually watched the show, but from what I’ve…

Rachel Krause | December 7, 2011 - 3:40 pm

If Your Little Girl Wears Crotchless Thongs, You Are A Bad Parent

If I ever have a daughter, I know what she’s getting for her seventh birthday: a crotchless thong, of course! No, but seriously, a Colorado woman was shopping with her…

Rachel Krause | November 15, 2011 - 3:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Photo Of Boy With Down Syndrome Who “Survived Roe Vs. Wade” Spreading Around Facebook

A photograph of this adorable little boy is circling around Facebook. The boy has Down Syndrome and he’s holding a sign (written by someone who is not him) which reads:…

Jessica Wakeman | October 27, 2011 - 5:20 pm

The 7 Worst Ever Celebrity Dads

I’m fully convinced that Michael Lohan’s headline-making domestic violence arrest yesterday was copied straight out of Mel Gibson’s playbook. Of course, Mel’s famed blowouts were uniquely terrible because some of them…

Rachel Krause | October 26, 2011 - 10:00 am

Dumb Parenting Of The Day: Drunk Dad Makes 9-Year-Old Drive

Michigan man, Shawn Weimer reached an all-time parenting low when, after a night of drinking, he recruited his 9-year-old daughter to play chauffeur. Propped up on a booster seat, the…

Ami Angelowicz | October 21, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Sexist Beliefs Are Passed Down From Mom, Study Finds

Children learn more than just ABCs at their mother’s breast: a new study of 1,455 adolescents and their parents in Spain finds that mothers are the parent most likely to…

Jessica Wakeman | October 6, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: On Being Over 50 And Pregnant

New York magazine has a controversial piece about whether it’s unethical — morally, biologically, etc. — to be 50+ and pregnant, which is now possible thanks to science. Rather…

Jessica Wakeman | September 26, 2011 - 6:40 pm

App Helps French Mothers Figure Out If Sons Are “Le Gay”

Apparently even French mothers have trouble answering the question “gay or European?” A new smartphone app offers French mothers a questionnaire to help figure out if their sons like sticking…

Jessica Wakeman | September 26, 2011 - 1:40 pm

How To Teach Boys To Be Feminists

Recently, I wrote a blog post about teaching our girls to be feminists. But I also think boys should be taught what it is to be a feminist. A couple…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 25, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Evening Quickies: Parents Protesting Ben & Jerrry’s Schweddy Balls Ice Cream

A handwringing parents’ group called One Million Moms is protesting Ben & Jerry’s new flavor Schweddy Balls, which is named after a classic “Saturday Night Live” skit starring Alec Baldwin,…

Jessica Wakeman | September 20, 2011 - 7:00 pm

Tori Spelling Worries About Screwing Her Kids Up

“I’m scared of screwing up my kids. I thought that once we were out of the baby stage, parenting would be a breeze. But it’s an even bigger challenge now…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | September 13, 2011 - 11:26 am
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