Parenting

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…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | February 15, 2011 - 3:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | February 14, 2011 - 7:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | February 10, 2011 - 7:20 pm

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,…

Ami Angelowicz | February 10, 2011 - 11:40 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | February 7, 2011 - 1:40 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 4, 2011 - 2:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | February 3, 2011 - 4:20 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | February 2, 2011 - 3:20 pm

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…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | January 31, 2011 - 4:40 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | January 24, 2011 - 1:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | January 10, 2011 - 7:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | January 6, 2011 - 7:30 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | January 6, 2011 - 2:15 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | January 4, 2011 - 5:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | December 28, 2010 - 12:45 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | December 22, 2010 - 7:30 pm

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…

Wendy Atterberry | December 9, 2010 - 4:30 pm

Poll: How Do You Handle Invites To Children’s Parties?

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Angela Tucker | December 7, 2010 - 5:20 pm

“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,…

Jessica Wakeman | December 6, 2010 - 6:15 pm

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…

YourTango.com | December 5, 2010 - 7:00 pm
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