Posts tagged "Parenting"

A Loving Partner Can Help You Become A Better Person

A new study conducted at the University of Minnesota found that the better relationship you had with your parents, the better you are at letting bygones be bygones with your S.O. Why? When parents or caregivers help you regulate negative reactions when you’re a kid, you’ll be better able to do it as an adult,…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 23, 2011

Billy Ray Cyrus Is Worried About Miley, Regrets “Hannah Montana”

“I’m scared for her. She’s got a lot of people around her that’s putting her in a great deal of danger. I know she’s 18, but I still feel like as her daddy I’d like to try to help. Take care of her just a little bit, to at least get her out of danger.

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 15, 2011

Today’s Lady News: You Mean Everyone Can’t Afford To Be A Stay-At-Home Mom?

While cutting funding for a Head Start program for disadvantaged preschoolers, elected officials in Frederick County, Maryland, made appallingly ignorant comments about how their own wives took time off of work to stay home with their kids when they were young, so why can’t other moms? [TDB.com]
A subcommittee of Iowa’s state House of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 14, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Lots Of Boobs At The Smithsonian On Saturday

Breastfeeding moms are holding a “nurse-in” at the Hirschorn Museum at the Smithsonian on Saturday after a woman who sat on a bench to nurse her daughter in January was told by a security guard to go feed the baby in the bathroom. A 1999 federal law states “a woman may breastfeed her child…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 10, 2011

In Defense Of Slumber Parties

Going to slumber parties used to be a fun thing, well, unless you were the girl who got her undies put in the fridge, or the first to fall asleep, or the one who cried because they were doing drugs in “Footloose” (that was me). I guess slumber parties were not always that fun –…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 10, 2011

Dr. Phil Tells Mom To Not Let Son Play With Barbies

Dr. Phil doesn’t want your son to be “confused” — especially if “confused” means “gay.” Not that one of America’s most prominent psychological experts (thanks a lot, Oprah) comes right out and says being gay is bad. The gay and lesbian blog Queerty points us to DrPhil.com, where he kindly suggests a mother “direct” her…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 7, 2011

Mother Punishes Son With Hot Sauce, Cold Shower

On “The View” this week, the ladies discussed a mother who appeared on Dr. Phil, who punishes her young son for misbehaving by pouring hot sauce on his tongue and forcing him into a freezing cold shower. (The mother has since been charged with abuse.) In the clip above, it’s clear this poor kid…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 4, 2011

Health Care Reform Might Require Coverage Of Birth Control

For the past three years, I have not taken any birth control pills and instead solely relied on condoms for contraception. These past few years, I have been a full-time freelancer without health insurance and I have prioritized paying for my anti-depressant prescription — anywhere from $100 to $120 bucks a month, depending on the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 3, 2011

Happy Daughters Play Video Games With Dad

Fathers and daughters who game together stay together, according to a new study. Researchers found that adolescent girls who played video games with their parents (more specifically, their dads) were happier, less aggressive, better students who were more connected with their families. The same results did not apply to the boys. Of course, we’re talking…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 2, 2011

Jane Krakowski Is My Pregnancy Role Model

You know what’s annoying? When a friend gets pregnant and all of a sudden, all they can talk about is the number of toxins in industrial carpet and the ins and outs of breastfeeding. I mean, I respect that these are things they have to think about, but does it have to be the only…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / January 31, 2011

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 parent…

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…

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
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