Posts tagged "Parenting"

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…

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…

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

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…

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…

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]…

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…

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…

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…

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 a…

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,…

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,…

Joanne Hinkel / November 10, 2010

The Daily Ovulation: Octobaby

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

Ami Angelowicz / November 5, 2010

Mom Defends 5-Year-Old Son Dressed As A Girl For Halloween

Halloween! A day for children to get dressed up like anyone or anything they want to be, rewarded with candy and compliments. Well, not always. What do to if your youngster innocently wants to wear a costume that challenges narrow-minded gender expectations? Like, say in the case of “Boo,” a 5-year-old boy who decided he…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 4, 2010

I Hid My Pregnancy

I was sickeningly shocked when I heard about Michele Kalina, the Pennsylvania woman who killed four of her newborn babies after getting pregnant as a result of a series of extramarital affairs.

But the question on everyone’s lips seems to be: How did she manage to hide all of those pregnancies?! Even from the…

Lemondrop / November 1, 2010

Girl Talk: Dating A Guy With A Kid Sucks

Don’t get me wrong. I was a step-kid. I know how hard it can be to be a kid and your parent who used to be married to your other parent starts dating somebody who is not your parent. It’s not easy for anybody: the parent, the potential step-parent, or the kid. So when I…

Anonymous / November 1, 2010

Rachel Dratch Met Her Baby Daddy At A Bar

Rachel Dratch had been keeping the identity of her baby daddy on the DL. But she is finally revealing who’s the father of three-month-old Eli Benjamin. Drumroll please … Actually, it’s no one we’ve ever heard of. He’s a random dude named John Wahl. Don’t get out of your chair. The part I’m obsessed with…

Ami Angelowicz / October 28, 2010

Dear Wendy Updates: “Not Sure About Children” 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 “Not Sure About Children” the 24-year-old who was engaged to someone who didn’t want children, but, as her…

Wendy Atterberry / October 27, 2010

Baby Feels The Spirit

Some babies feel the power of the Lord more strongly than others. Here, a baby named Ava attends a service at Ignite Church in Lakeland, Florida, and lets the vibes of the worship experience take her over. Well, at least now we know what we’re going to be for Halloween.

Susannah Breslin / October 26, 2010
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