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Shocker, Goth Kids Are More Likely To Be Depressed

A new study revealed that kids who associate with the goth scene tend to be more depressed than average, and are more likely to engage in self-harm. The researchers said that the majority of goth kids aren’t at risk, but that it could be important to reach out to the minority who are.

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Baby Shits All Over Dad’s Terrible Tribal Tattoo

I mean, can you blame him? More »


Netflix Now Offering Unlimited Paid Maternity And Paternity Leave

Yesterday, Netflix announced that they would be offering unlimited maternity and paternity leave to new parents during the first year following their child’s birth or adoption. According to Tawni Cranz, Netflix’s Chief Talent Officer:
We want employees to have the flexibility and confidence to balance the needs of their growing families without worrying about… More »


Cops Say Parents Banished Teen For Eating Pop-Tart

A 14-year-old girl who ate an unauthorized Pop-Tart found herself banished to the woods for a week with only a tent, a roll of toilet paper, a flashlight, and a watch, police say. James Driggers, 33, and Crystal Driggers, 36, of Dalzell, SC, were arrested Friday and have been charged with unlawful neglect for their… More »


“Catastrophe” Wants To Prove That Pregnancy Is Really NBD

Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney get real about pregnancy, relationsips and the importance of offense. More »


PSA: Don’t Forget To Air Out Your Baby In Its Baby Cage

House your baby in the same place you’d put an AC window unit. More »


Mommie Dearest: Whatever You Do, Don’t Parent Like The Duggars

I’ve written about parenting here for The Frisky for three years now, and when it comes to parenting and various parenting philosophies I usually come down on the side of “do whatever works best for your family and keep an open mind.” However, as the Mommie Dearest column comes to an end*, I’d like to… More »


Mommie Dearest: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Of This Week’s Parenting News

Way too much happened in the world of parenting this week that I had troubling narrowing down what I wanted to sound off on. So, we’re going to take a look at a bunch of them. Join me for the good, the bad, and the ugly in this week in parenting.

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True Story: Why I’m Almost Childfree By Choice

I never want to be a primary parent; I very much want to nurture and raise children as part of a committed family unit.

It’s alright if you need a minute. Go ahead and reread it. More »


8 Very Important Questions We Asked Our Moms This Mother’s Day

In honor of Mother’s Day, the Frisky staff interviewed our moms to find out how their lives changed when we were born and what they learned about love and life as a parent. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, maternal figures and grandmothers out there! More »


11 Year-Old Detained By Lego Store For Walking Around By Himself

I swear to god, you couldn’t pay me to have kids now, or to be one. They have boring playgrounds with no swings and five-foot tall plastic slides that they’re not allowed to walk to by themselves, they don’t get to go trick-or-treating in the dark, they can’t be outside without parental supervision, and now… More »


Mommie Dearest: Taking Your Kid To A Concert Is Not Bad Parenting

It’s no secret that there are tons of judgmental assholes out there when it comes to parenting. Everyone is doing something wrong, starting all the way from how you birthed your baby to how you feed her, clothe her, get her to sleep, educate her, and more. But now, apparently, you can be taken to… More »


Mommie Dearest: This Week In Breastfeeding News

It feels like there’s never a dearth of stories when it comes to breastfeeding. From the Pope blessing breastfeeding, to fining those who shame women who breastfeed in public, to the almost daily stories of moms actually being shamed or kicked out of places because of nursing in public, breastfeeding is a consistently hot topic. More »


Father Of The Year Gets Small Child’s Likeness Tattooed On His Face

It is taking all my effort to rise above and laud this dad for being a committed father, instead of judging him for going with only a subpar tattoo artist for his totally normal and not at all strange full-face tattoo of his child.

Perhaps one day I will love something my body… More »


Mommie Dearest: Quit Bitching About Kids On Airplanes

Very few parents want to be seen as the problem, and want to have as relaxed a flight experience as you do. More »


Girl Talk: My Ex, Who Didn’t Want Kids, Is Having A Baby And My Feelings Are Complicated

Every relationship has its milestones: first kiss, first fuck, finally saying “I love you,” moving in together, meeting the parents, going on vacation, etc. But every major breakup has its milestones too, often full of either sadness or relief. Moving out of the place you once shared; unfollowing/unfriending on social media; realizing that his birthday passed and for once, you didn’t think about… More »


Mommie Dearest: Do You Regret Your Kids?

Regrets. I’ve had a few. But my child hasn’t been one of them. But if he was, how eager would I be to sharing that openly? Over at Yahoo! Parenting, Brooke Lark gets brave and admits that her life might have been better if she never had her kids. Lark laments not being the “pretty,… More »


Mommie Dearest: How Much Time Do You Actually Have To Spend With Your Kids?

Guilt and motherhood seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. With all the demands on our time and energy, mothers are constantly worrying: Are we spending enough time with our kids? Or are we spending too much time with our kids, running the risk of becoming a helicopter parent? What I’ve found in… More »


Those Body-Shaming Onesies Are Back — At NYU

A few weeks ago, I wrote about some really gross baby snapsuits that were targeted specifically at female babies and read “I hate my thighs.” Now, Twitter’s found them — but not on Wrybaby’s website. Nope, they’re at the NYU campus store. … More »


Mommie Dearest: Shaming Women For Public Breastfeeding? There Should Be A Fine For That!

Another country making leaps and bounds over the US when it comes to supporting mothers? Insert my not-at-all-shocked face here. The Brazilian city of São Paulo recently approved a bill that will fine people $150 for shaming women who breastfeed in public. That’s right. Women in São Paulo who are nursing their babies no longer… More »


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