Parenting

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

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…

Simcha | November 19, 2010 - 3:10 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | November 18, 2010 - 5:20 pm

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…

Gillian Telling | November 16, 2010 - 2:00 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | November 15, 2010 - 12:50 pm

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…

Wendy Atterberry | November 12, 2010 - 2:10 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 11, 2010 - 9:00 pm

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…

Annabelle Charbit | November 10, 2010 - 4:30 pm

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…

Joanne Hinkel | November 10, 2010 - 3:40 pm

The Daily Ovulation: Octobaby

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

Ami Angelowicz | November 5, 2010 - 12:10 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 4, 2010 - 3:50 pm

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…

Lemondrop | November 1, 2010 - 8:45 pm

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…

Anonymous | November 1, 2010 - 2:00 pm

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,…

Ami Angelowicz | October 28, 2010 - 5:20 pm

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…

Wendy Atterberry | October 27, 2010 - 12:00 pm

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…

Susannah Breslin | October 26, 2010 - 6:15 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 25, 2010 - 8:30 pm

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?

Jessica Wakeman | October 22, 2010 - 7:45 pm

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…

Diane Shipley | October 20, 2010 - 2:00 pm

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…

Wendy Atterberry | October 18, 2010 - 5:50 pm
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