Posts tagged "Parenting"

Elton John Enjoys The Scent Of Dirty Diapers

"I love the smell of [soiled] nappies ... Fatherhood is fantastic ... It's been the most wonderful thing that’s happened to me after meeting David. This little soul that you're feeding, changing, bathing and telling bedtime stories to is a blank canvas. And all it needs is love and nurturing. When he gets to talking…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 24, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Are “Chinese Mothers” Superior?

The Wall Street Journal ran a controversial op-ed by Yale Law professor Amy Chua about "Chinese mothers," or more broadly, a sub-set of strict parents who expect excellence from their children and force them to both study and rehearse instruments for hours a day. "Chinese parents can get away with things that Western parents can’t.

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 10, 2011

Today’s Lady News: The Regrets Of A Stay-At-Home Mom

These are the regrets of a stay-at-home mom who "opted out" of the workforce, got divorced, and is now broke. For anyone who would eventually like to stay at home and raise some babies, this is a must-read. [Salon.com] Beth Ditto of The Gossip is writing a memoir! Yay! [Vogue IT] A Kentucky Senate committee…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 6, 2011

To Stop Your Dog From Barking, Breastfeed Her!

Single mother Suzanne Morgan made a life-changing discovery one evening after she put her daughter Tasha to bed. Her dog Dixie was howling, barking uncontrollably, hungry to be fed. She opened the cupboards and discovered they were bare. She was low on cash after her husband split. So instead of going to the store to…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 6, 2011

Gwyneth Paltrow Opens Up About Postpartum Depression

"[After the birth of her son, Moses,] I felt like a zombie. I couldn't access my heart. I couldn't access my emotions. I couldn't connect.It was terrible, it was the exact opposite of what had happened when Apple was born. With her, I was on cloud nine. I couldn't believe it wasn't the same. I…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 4, 2011

Elton John Has A Baby Boy!

Elton John is father to a new baby boy! The "Rocket Man" singer became father of his own little "Tiny Dancer" on December 25, with his husband David Furnish. Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John was born via anonymous surrogate in California. "We are overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment," the couple told…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 28, 2010

MTV To Air An Abortion Special, “No Easy Decision,” Starring Markai Durham

It's about time! MTV will air a special called "No Easy Decision" in which Markai Durham, a teen on the latest season of "16 And Pregnant," has an abortion. As first reported by Crushable, Markai got pregnant by her boyfriend James shortly after giving birth to baby Za'karia and decided to end the pregnancy. The…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 22, 2010

Dear Wendy: “Is 25 Too Old For A Delicious High School Relationship?”

My new boyfriend and I have been "together" for about a month now, but I'm not sure if we have any business dating each other. I'm a single mother and my daughter and I live with my mom. I hate it but I can't do much else right now unless I decide to put myself…

By: Wendy Atterberry / December 9, 2010

“Pink Stinks” Parents Group Are Anti-Pink Toy Crusaders

There's good news across the pond for parents who want their little girls to believe they can grow up and be anything they want: A parents group called Pink Stinks, which pressures toy companies and stores to rise above marketing based on traditional gender roles, seems to have been successful in getting the Early Learning

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 6, 2010

Why I’m Happy I Don’t Have Daughters

I'm glad I have sons ... and only sons. My friends who are mothers of daughters say that if I had given birth to two daughters instead, I'd be just as glad. I'm not so sure. When I was pregnant with each of my sons, I was convinced from the start that I was carrying…

By: YourTango.com / December 5, 2010

Move Over Girlies, Boys Are Taking Over The Pageant Scene

There’s some new pageant competition in town: boys! Over the past five years, the number of tap-dancin’, lip-gloss wearin’, catwalk-workin’ lil' dudes has doubled. Nearly 10 percent of beauty pageant contestants are male. Yeah, break that glass ceiling, kiddies! While normally, I’d probs take this opportunity to make a few jabs at the whole “Toddlers

By: Simcha / November 19, 2010

Get Your Kid The Pony She’s Been Begging For

Raise your hand if you wanted a pony when you were a kid. All hands raised? Good. Behold the horse bike -- $220 for the next best thing to a real, live mini-pony? That's a deal. It's sad that they only make them in kid sizes because I WANT ONE! [Boing Boing]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 18, 2010

What Your Baby’s Name Says About You

What’s in a name? A lot, actually. Naming your kid is one of the hardest parts of starting a family, fraught with arguments, opinions and bad choices. You need to make sure your child’s name is something unique but not too weird, easily rolls off the tongue, and most importantly, totally reflects the kind of…

By: Gillian Telling / November 16, 2010

Father Of 88 Wants An Even 100 Kids

How many kids is too many kids? If you're Daad Murad Abdul Rahman, then you can never have enough. The 64-year-old Arab Emirates citizen already has 88 children but wants to make it an even 100. So he's marrying an 18-year-old Indian girl named Aisha and hopes to have 100 kids by 2015 (this i…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 15, 2010

New Parents Kiss Romance Good-Bye

As I've mentioned before, I'm beginning to think seriously about trying to make a baby soon-ish (with my husband's help, of course). Recently, I made a "cradle list," a list of things I'd like to do and accomplish before having a kid (I'm crossing off one of the items this weekend when I make my…

By: Wendy Atterberry / November 12, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Lesbians Don’t Abuse Their Kids, Study Says

The child abuse rate in lesbian households is zero percent. Yup, zero percent for both physical and sexual abuse. That's according to the U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study from the UCLA School of Law. [Huffington Post] Meet King Peggy — also known as Nana Amuah-Afenyi VI — an American woman who reigns as king…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 11, 2010

Girl Talk: Breaking The Cycle Of Bad Parenting

We love to blame our parents for all sorts of things. It's their fault that you’re still single. If only they hadn’t made you wear corduroys, you might not be so self-conscious today! If mom had been less hard on your schoolwork, then you might not be failing to get that promotion. And, oh Dad,…

By: Annabelle Charbit / November 10, 2010

In San Fran, Happy Meals Will Soon Be Sad

Although Prop 19, legislation that would have legalized marijuana in California, didn't pass on Nov. 2, a new controversial bill has just gone into effect in the state: San Francisco passed an ordinance yesterday that prohibits toy giveaways in fast-food children's meals that have more than 35 percent of their calories from fat. Yes, kids,…

By: Joanne Hinkel / November 10, 2010

The Daily Ovulation: Octobaby

A Halloween costume that has tentacles on ovaries everywhere. [Reddit]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 5, 2010
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