Posts tagged "Parenting"

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 a…

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

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…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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.

By: Susannah Breslin / October 26, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Put Motherhood On Your Resume?

Two women are running for governor of Oklahoma. One woman is married with six children. The other woman has never married nor had kids. Interestingly, whether or not motherhood is an asset or a burden to the governorship is a hot topic for the election. What do you think? [San Francisco Chronicle]
Actress Sigourney…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 25, 2010

Breastfeeding Is Like Slim Fast In Diapers, Says New PSA

Burning 500 calories a day without any cardiovascular exercise? Sign me up!

Oh wait, you mean I have to go through childbirth and then breastfeed a baby? Damn it, New York State Department of Health. There you go burying the lede.

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 22, 2010

Girl Talk: Step Off, Stepmothers

For years, stepmothers have complained that “Snow White” cast them in an unflattering light. Pop culture has tried to rehabilitate their reputation, presenting us with such paragons of step-parental virtue as Julie Andrews in “The Sound of Music,” Florence Henderson on “The Brady Bunch,” and Allison Janney in “Juno.”

But in real life,…

By: Diane Shipley / October 20, 2010

Quotable: Betty Draper Just Like All Our Mothers

“The question of Betty Draper’s motherhood is very peculiar to me. Because we were all raised by women like this. And I know it’s easy to hate her and think she seems childish and impulsive. We’re all here because of women like that. We’ll see how those kids turn out. They could end up being…

By: Wendy Atterberry / October 18, 2010

Mommy Loves Her “Princess Boy” Who Likes To Wear Girls’ Clothes

This is the sweetest story: this little boy likes to wear princess clothes and that’s just fine with his mom. Cheryl Kilodavis has written a children’s book called My Princess Boy about how it’s OK for boys, like her son Dyson, to enjoy pretty dresses. It warms my dark, craggy heart. Some mom…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 15, 2010

Parents Did Not Want 6-Year-Old Cheering “We Shake Our Booties Left To Right”

“Our backs ache/
Our skirts are too tight/
we shake our booties from left to right!”

Jennifer and Duane Tesch, of Madison Heights, Michigan, would have sooner gang-banged the cast of “Yo Gabba Gabba” than hear those words come out of 6-year-old daughter Kennedy’s mouth. I mean, who did the coaches think these kid…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 16, 2010

Meet The Baby Girl With A Pet Python

Someone call Child Protective Services! Baby girl Sidhi Siddharth Sinune of Maharashtra, India, plays with a python that her father brought home after earning extra cash as a snake catcher. “I can’t buy her costly toys, but I can get her snakes to play with,’ he told the Daily Mail. Sorry, that’s a parenting FAIL.

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 7, 2010
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