Parenting

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 4, 2011 - 10:00 am

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…

Wendy Atterberry | May 26, 2011 - 2:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 16, 2011 - 7:00 pm

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.

Jessica Wakeman | May 16, 2011 - 3:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 11, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Poll: What Do You Think About Paternity Leave?

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Jessica Wakeman | April 22, 2011 - 4:00 pm

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…

Judy Dutton | April 20, 2011 - 1:00 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | April 16, 2011 - 3:00 pm

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…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | April 8, 2011 - 12:20 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | April 7, 2011 - 3:20 pm

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”

Jessica Wakeman | April 5, 2011 - 3:00 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | April 4, 2011 - 12:20 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 31, 2011 - 10:40 am

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…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | March 24, 2011 - 4:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | March 23, 2011 - 12:20 pm

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…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | March 22, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Two Men And A Baby … Kind Of

There are alternative ways of becoming a parent if traditional human child rearing is not your cup of tea. Partners of 26 years, Mark Kirby and A.J. Sapolnick, adopted their…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 21, 2011 - 3:40 pm

Sometimes Mommy Bloggers Need To Shut It

Oh boy, one mom has really stepped in it after publishing her piece about favoring her son over her daughter. In hopes that the post will be taken down permanently,…

The Stir | March 19, 2011 - 2:00 pm

What Kind Of Parent Would Give Their Kid This Slutty Wolfwoman To Play With?

Toy companies have made it easy for Child Protect Services: just park at Toys ‘R Us near the slutty wolfwoman doll and snag whomever’s hand in the beartrap of poor…

Jessica Wakeman | March 17, 2011 - 12:20 pm

A 3-Year-Old Alcoholic !?

You know there’s a problem when … your toddler needs to be treated for alcohol addiction and alcohol abuse. The UK’s National Health Service reports that the youngest patient they’ve…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 15, 2011 - 3:20 pm
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