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Men Also Struggle Have It All

Stay At Home Dad

Imagine your next formal event. Now picture meeting a man in a tuxedo, asking him, “So what do you do?” and hearing him reply, “I’m a stay-at-home dad.”

How do you respond? As a veteran at-home father (and now writer), I can attest that most men — and some women — stumble here, though progress inches along. Of the many less-than-appropriate replies I have heard while in a tux, regular suit, or just “average dad” clothes at various social events, here is the most memorable: “You must like watching cartoons.”

Not exactly a having-it-all moment. Read more on Ask Men…

4 Terrible Messages That Girl-Centered Ads Are Sending

Dove Real Beauty Ad Send The Wrong Message

The Internet has exploded in an estrogen-charged fury of pro-girl viral ads, each more emotionally manipulative than the last. And it’s a good thing, because prior to the summer of 2014, American girls were languishing in princess towers, completely clueless that they had any value beyond their homemaking and boob-flashing skills.

As a grown woman and a mom of middle school daughters, I’m convinced that the new wave of viral ads are just as pandering and insulting as the things they’re trying to prevent. You just have to get past your gut reaction of “Yay! Girls!” to see it. Read more on Cracked…

Stop What You’re Doing & Let The ‘Apparently Kid’ Make Your Day

Stop What You're Doing & Let The 'Apparently Kid' Make Your Day
"Apparently I've Never Been On Live Television Before..."

In my day, I’ve come across many children I want to snatch up and keep for myself, and Noah Ritter has now made his way to the top of my list (sorry, Blue Ivy, you’ve been bumped). The five-year-old was visiting a local fair when WNEP gave him the chance to talk on live television about one of the rides, but he had an agenda of his own.  Needless to say, he completely stole the show. Noah may only be in kindergarten, but he’s “apparently” already found his favorite word. He’s also apparently the cutest, funniest kid ever and I can only hope my offspring are as awesome as he is.

The Most Clever Pregnancy Announcement You Ever Will See

Pregnancy Announcement
They Should Totally Get Free Coke For Life

I think Coke’s #ShareACoke campaign is stupid. Just think of how many germs you’re spreading by sharing your soda with someone just because it says their name on the can. I’m not drinking my “Katie” Coke and then offering it to some other random chick named Katie just because we share the same name, nor would I be accepting one. What if Other Katie has herpes or something?! No, thank you.

Anyway, the McGillicuddys have come up with a ridiculously clever way to use the #ShareACoke campaign to announce they’re expecting. I’ve seen a lot of clever pregnancy and birth announcements in my day— a Taylor Swift-inspired announcement, a hip-hop announcement and a time lapse video of a pregnant belly, to name a few— but this one takes the cake. See how the couple used the soda’s social campaign to reign supreme in the pregnancy announcement world (and also why they should probably get free Coke for the rest of their lives.)

Mommie Dearest: Bravo Is Serving Up Some “Extreme Parenting”

Parenting Is Getting Extreme

There’s a new reality show coming to Bravo this Thursday: “Extreme Guide to Parenting” will be an hour-long show that follows the lives of a variety of families, all living on the “extreme” edge of parenting. Several stereotypical parenting philosophies will be represented, from the helicoptering couple to the overly attached attachment parents, authoritative parents who push their kids to excel at everything, and even a mom who hypnotizes her husband and children. Keep reading »

Glamour Photographs Olivia Wilde Breastfeeding At A Diner Wearing A Fancy Gown, As You Do

“Being shot with [my son] Otis is so perfect because any portrait of me right now isn’t complete without my identity as a mother being a part of that. Breast-feeding is the most natural thing. I don’t know, now it feels like Otis should always be on my breast. It felt like we were capturing that multifaceted woman we’ve been discussing—that we know we can be. You can be someone who is at once maternal and professional and sexy and self-possessed. [But] I mean, I certainly don’t really look like that when I’m [typically] breast-feeding. And there’s usually a diaper involved.”

Olivia Wilde is one glamourous nursing mommy in the new issue of Glamour, although she admits herself that it’s more fantasy than reality! It’s still a gorgeous photo, though. [Glamour] [Photo credit: Patrick Demarchelier for Glamour]

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