Posts tagged "Parenting"

Dear Wendy Updates: “No Kids, Please” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing today. After the jump, we hear from “No Kids, Please,” who said she didn’t want to ever have small children, preferring, instead, to maybe one…

Wendy Atterberry / June 13, 2011

Texas Chick-Fil-A Hosting Daddy-Daughter “Date Night”

Saturday June 18 will be a creepy evening in the Dallas/Fort Worth area: it’s Daddy-Daughter Date Night at Chick-Fil-A. Dads and daughters can RSVP for tables at participating restaurants on DaddyDaughterDate.com, a site so festooned with red hearts, filigree and curlicue script that it wouldn’t look out of place on Valentine’s Day. Even though June…

Jessica Wakeman / June 9, 2011

“Human Barbie” Mom Gives Boob Job Voucher For Her Daughter’s 7th Birthday

It figures a mother who made headlines when she taught her six-year-old daughter to pole dance would find another way to make the news: Sarah Burge of the UK gave her girl, Poppy, a voucher for breast implants on her 7th birthday. Burge, who is known as “the Human Barbie” for her slavish devotion to…

Jessica Wakeman / June 8, 2011

UK May Ban Raunchy Music Videos On TV Before 9 PM

Raunchy music videos would be banned from television until after 9 p.m., if UK politicians listen to a parents’ group that apparently did not appreciate Rihanna and Britney Spears’ recent lingerie-clad pillow fight whilst singing high praises to S&M.

Jessica Wakeman / June 4, 2011

Dear Wendy: “I Don’t Want Kids, But My Live-In Boyfriend Does. Are We Doomed?”

I have been in a wonderful relationship with my boyfriend for about a year and a half. We moved in together about a year ago and it has been going great! He is financially responsible (although we both deal with school loan debt), fun to be around, and has a great family. We have talked…

Wendy Atterberry / May 26, 2011

Quickies: “Botox Mom” Visited By Child Protect Services & LiLo Hangs Out With Marilyn Manson

“Botox mom” Kerry Campbell, who injects Botox into her eight-year-old daughter Britney’s forehead to help her compete in beauty pageants, had her daughter removed by Child Protective Services. An all-around very sad story. [TMZ]
Donald Trump has at last announced he won’t be running for president, praise be! “After considerable deliberation and reflection, I…

Jessica Wakeman / May 16, 2011

Frisky Q&A: Dr. Peggy Drexler, Author Of “Our Fathers, Ourselves” About Women And Their Dads

Confession: I’m a bit of a daddy’s girl. My dad has always made me feel protected and loved, even if he hasn’t always verbalized it the way my mom does. In the back of my mind, I’m always comparing how well the men I date treat me with how well my father treats me.

Jessica Wakeman / May 16, 2011

Butt-Toning Skechers Shape Up Sneakers Miiiiight Not Be Appropriate For Little Girls

We’ve all seen Kim Kardashian’s softcore porn for Skechers’ Shape Ups, the sneakers which claim to tone your ass (despite the health and fitness community calling BS on that one). Whatever, that’s what Kim Kardashian does in every commercial. But Skechers is also selling Shape Ups butt-toning sneakers for your little girl!

Jessica Wakeman / May 11, 2011

Girl Talk: I Was Pregnant, He Was Partying

One night, while six months pregnant, I woke to the sound of something crashing down the stairs. That something, I discovered, was my husband Jason, who lay sprawled on the floor like a limp marionette. At first, I was worried. Had he broken his neck? Was the father of my unborn child alive? But my…

Judy Dutton / April 20, 2011

Kate Moss-Inspired “Anorexia” Tees Now On Sale In Children’s Sizes

A T-shirt inspired by Kate Moss’ controversial personal motto, “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels,” is being sold on a UK website and marketed to children. As you can imagine, people are outraged, especially those who work for the campaign, Beating Eating Disorders (BEAT). The organization called for a ban on the “dangerous” tees.

Ami Angelowicz / April 16, 2011

Tina Fey Panicked Over Whether To Have A Second Child

“I went for my annual checkup and, tired of carrying this anxiety around, burst into tears the moment [my doctor] said hello. I laid it all out for her, and the main thing I took away from our conversation was the kind of simple observation that only an impartial third party can provide: ‘Either way,…

Children Combinations: The Good And The Bad

According to a new study, the happiest families have exactly 2.0 daughters. No more, no less. While two girls is heaven, double the number of girls, and parents report being in hell. Four girls is the worst brood combination to get stuck with. Hell hath no fury like sisters scorned. The next best child combo…

Ami Angelowicz / April 7, 2011

The “Tiger Mother”‘s Daughter Accepted Into Harvard: Was Mom’s Strict Parenting Worth It?

Earlier this winter, Yale Law Professor Amy Chua published Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother, a memoir about her strict parenting style rooted in her Chinese upbringing. A “Chinese mother” is a broad term to describe a sub-set of strict parents who expect excellence from their children and force them to both study and rehearse…

Jessica Wakeman / April 5, 2011

Pregnant Couple Celebrates The Circle Of Life

I’m all for celebrating the circle of life, but this is too much celebration for my taste. Let’s hope Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon don’t see this and get any crazy ideas. [The Clearly Dope]…

Ami Angelowicz / April 4, 2011

Frisky Rant: Katie Holmes, Penis Is Not A Dirty Word!

When I was five years old, I used to play with a little girl named Megan who lived across the street from my grandmother. One day, we were at Megan’s house playing with Barbie and Ken and I had a confusing realization. Grabbing the Ken doll, I asked Megan’s mom, “Why doesn’t Ken have a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 31, 2011

Mother Gives 8-Year-Old Daughter Monthly Botox

Being a stage mom is bad enough. But being a stage mom wielding a needle to give your 8-year-old daughter Botox injections every three months? Well, that is just straight up insane. Beautician Kerry Campbell does this to daughter Britney, a beauty pageant enthusiast, and defends her actions saying she is actually a responsible parent.

The Breast Milk Baby Teaches Little Girls To Breastfeed Just Like Mommy

A little girl may have only stopped nursing a few years ago herself, but that’s no reason she can’t play mama to a Breast Milk Baby, right? The $89 doll by Berjuan Toys shows girls — and yes, this doll is by default for girls — how to nurture their babies by breastfeeding from their,…

Jessica Wakeman / March 23, 2011

Kate Walsh Feels Like A Loser For Not Having Kids

“I feel like a loser [for not having kids]. I would definitely love to be a parent, but I definitely don’t think I want to do it on my own… I thought I’d be married and have three or four kids. I always knew I wanted to be an actress, but I think I alway…

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