Posts tagged "Parenting"

Girl Talk: My Dad Is Gay

My dad is gay.

It is usually after I have known you for a little while before I will say those words to you. Sometimes it’s our first long conversation, when people go through the whole “Where are you from; what do you do; where’d you grow up?” script that everyone in the world…

By: Emily Morris / August 19, 2010

Cute Or Offensive? Tool Belt Diaper Bag For New Dads

So what do we think of this Daddy’s Little Project Diaper Bag? It is designed to look like a tool belt, with a ton of pockets, and comes with blueprints on how to change a diaper.

Now, a diaper bag is just a bag you put diapers in, so clearly this is all…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 19, 2010

Should Mothers Blog About Their Kids?

In a new post, “The Older Child,” blogger Heather Armstrong, better known as Dooce, seems to suggest that her eldest daughter no longer wants her mother to blog about her, at least not without her permission. Which begs the question: Should so-called “mommy bloggers” be able to blog about their kids without their kids’ permission?

By: Susannah Breslin / August 10, 2010

A Stay-At-Home-Dad: Status Symbol, Mr. Mom, Babysitter … Or Parent?

There are many names you could call a stay-at-home dad who raises the young’uns while wifey brings home the bacon. “Mr. Mom.” The babysitter. Or, according to Marie Claire magazine, a status symbol — the beta husband of the “alpha mom.”

One stay-at-home dad, however, has a different label he would like you…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 10, 2010

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend’s Kids Get On My Nerves”

I’ve been with my boyfriend now for four years and I love being with him; we get a long very well, especially considering our 20-year age difference. My problem lies in the fact that he has two children (12 and 9) who I love as if they were my own. They are living with u…

By: Wendy Atterberry / August 8, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Senate Candidate Says Stay-At-Home Parenting Is “Right” Thing To Do

Sharron Angle, a U.S. Senate candidate for Nevada, has said that having one parent staying at home with children is the “right” and “acceptable” thing to do. Gee, I wonder which gender she’s talking about?! A group of Las Vegas working moms wondered the same thing and recently held an event to denounce Angle…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2010

Would You Have A Baby With Your Gay Best Friends?

I just finished reading what I found to be a heartwarming story written by Marina Khidekel in Marie Claire about a 30-something woman who decided to have a baby with her gay best friend and his boyfriend. After getting out of a bad marriage, followed by a relationship with a dude who didn’t want kids,…

By: Ami Angelowicz / July 23, 2010

Betty Draper’s Parenting Skillz

When it comes to Betty Draper‘s parenting on “Mad Men,” people either roll their eyes at her for constantly barking orders at her kids and never seeming to care that much about who they are, what they say, or things they’re interested in or they applaud her for her authoritarianism and want to nominate

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 22, 2010

Girl Talk: My Mom Wants Me To Lose Weight

It had been a bleak year. I started taking anti-depressants and was slowly putting on weight, as the side effects had warned. This alone was not a problem: guys always told me I was a little too skinny and that I had a bony butt, so I actually enjoyed having a juicy badonkadonk for the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 14, 2010

Michelle Duggar Of “19 Kids And Counting” Wins Mother Of The Year Award

Oh, dear. TLC’s resident brood sow “19 Kids and Counting” star Michelle Duggar has received a “Mother of the Year Award.” Perhaps she is a fine mother to her children, but she is most famous for having many of them — which is not in-and-of-itself a marker of good parenthood at all. It’s silly to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 14, 2010

Angelina Jolie Says Something Sensible About Parenting

I’m not sure I’d want to be raised by a majah supah-stah like Angelina Jolie. Her kids will go to 72 different schools while she zips around the world filming movies. They’re followed by paparazzi everywhere and they’re probably mostly raised by nannies. Still, Angelina sounds like a kick-ass mom in the area where it…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 12, 2010

What’s Up With Mothers Who Encourage Their Daughters To Get Plastic Surgery?

Five years ago, British mum Deborah Higley had a boob job, increasing her bust from a 32A to a D. Her teen daughters, flat-chested themselves, shared a bedroom and would chat before sleep at night about how they, too, wanted breast implants. This year Deborah arranged for her 19- and 21-year-old daughters, Harriet and Rose,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 9, 2010

Girl Talk: I Had My Tubes Tied

When a study released in late June revealed that one in five women would remain childfree into the next generation, a lot of people were shocked. I wasn’t. In an ironic twist of fate, I had my tubes tied the same weekend.

By: E.M. Todd / July 6, 2010

Kourtney Kardashian Opens Up About Mason’s Controversial Sleep Habits

Everyone stop what you are doing right now and pay attention to Kourtney Kardashian’s MAJOR parenting dilemma. In her mommy blog for People, she expresses her thoughts on the controversial topic of co-sleeping. The new mom gushes:”I know that having Mason sleep in my bed might be a controversial topic. But I have to be…

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 30, 2010

Ex-Bodyguard Claims Britney Spears Hit Her Kids With A Belt

Is Britney Spears a “Toxic” parent? Ex-bodyguard Fernando Flores allegedly claims she hit her kids with a belt, the UK’s Sun newspaper reports. A “source” said that according to Flores, last March or early April, Britney “came marching into the pool house and her mansion and demanded [Flores'] belt. He handed it over, but the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 30, 2010

“Human Barbie” Mom Teaches Her 7-Year-Old To Pole Dance

This is one of those stories that you hope is just something from an episode of “30 Rock,” but then you’re, like, Ugh, these people really exist:

Sarah Burge, 50, owns a swingers’ sex party club and is known as the “Human Barbie” for her $600,000-worth of plastic surgery treatments. She’s also the mother…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 16, 2010

Samantha Bee Talks Princesses, Airbrushing And Her Vagina In Part 2 Of Our Frisky Q&A

Watch your bestseller-list ass, Chelsea Handler. For years, Samantha Bee has been giving brain boners as Most Senior Correspondent on “The Daily Show” and now Canada’s finest import has published her first book, a collection of autobiographical essays titled I Know I Am, But What Are You?.

From saucy recaps of her Barbie dolls’…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 8, 2010

Were Your Parents As Strict As The Obamas?

Yesterday, Michelle Obama made an appearance on “The Situation Room” to talk about kids and technology. “In my household, we try to establish a set of guidelines and rules that make sense—no computers, phones, television during the week,” she said of Sasha, 8, and Malia, 11. And if that weren’t bummer enough, when the girl…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / April 15, 2010

Shrink Says Nannies Turn Baby Boys Into Cheating Dogs

If I were to ever have a baby, and he were to be a son, I’d want him to be a really good, stand-up guy who treats women well. So, according to psychiatrist Dennis Friedman, if I want this to be the case, I need to avoid one fatal parenting flaw—getting him a nanny. “It…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 22, 2010

How Did You Get Out Past Curfew? The Frisky Shares Our Sneakiest Stories

Being a teenager totally sucked. But it especially sucked when my parents arbitrarily made up rules. Some nights they were whatevs about a curfew, but other nights they’d randomly say “be home by midnight!” or “be home by 11!” Inconsistent parenting like that was very, very frustrating — especially since I was basically good kid…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 19, 2010
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