Posts tagged "Parenting"

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…

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…

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,…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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’…

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…

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…

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…

Jessica Wakeman / March 19, 2010

Involved Dads Can Hurt Mom’s Self-Confidence

When it comes to gender dynamics, women are caught between a rock and a hard place. Some men haven’t changed their way of thinking and still expect us to take care of the house and the kids; even if you do find a guy who helps out, he might make you feel worse about yourself…

Catherine Strawn / March 18, 2010

Girl Talk: I Want To Be A Bad Mom

A few nights ago I met up with an older journalist for cocktails. We sipped our drinks and talked about work, men, the usual subjects. Then she mentioned she’s going to New Orleans for a week with nine of her friends from college to build homes. “That’s so cool!” I exclaimed.

“Oh, we’ve…

Jessica Wakeman / February 26, 2010

Edie Falco Says Her Daughter Looks Like Chucky And Other Questionable Kid Confessions

While Carmella Soprano would have baked her kids eggplant parmesan, Edie Falco prefers to embarrass hers. This week, she described both of her adopted kids to People, likening her 5-year-old son Anderson to Fabio. Meanwhile, she described her 2-year-old daughter Macy as having “bright red hair and blue eyes. She looks like Chucky. She like…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 14, 2010

10 Reasons Why Frances Bean Is Ditching Courtney Love

Poor Frances Bean Cobain. On top of having a dead father she also has the most bat s**t, crazy mother in the world. So crazy is her mommy dearest that she had to try to escape before her 18th birthday. We all let out a little sigh of relief last week when Crazney Love lost…

Ami Angelowicz / December 24, 2009

Quickies: Was Britney A Good Or Bad Parent This Decade & The Douchebag Frame

Who are the best and worst celebrity parents of the decade? [Shine]
Malia and Sasha Obama answered questions at the Children’s National Medical Center, and First Dog Bo tagged along. [Politics Daily]
Check out the latest “Lost” promo. [The Daily What]…

Annika Harris / December 23, 2009

Most Parents Suck At Talking About The Birds And The Bees

Maybe you have kids and are already dreading having to talk to them about sex. Or maybe you’re still trying to recover from that super uncomfortable conversation with your own parents. Seriously, is there any way the experience cannot be traumatic for all parties involved? A new study proves what we always knew about our…

Ami Angelowicz / December 8, 2009

Frisky Rant: Please Don’t Bring Your Baby To A Rated “R” Movie

Have you seen “Precious” yet? It’s everything the buzz says it’s going to be: Gabby Sidibe plays Precious, who has been raped by her father and had two children by him, and Mo’Nique plays the abusive mother who calls Precious the most vile names and throws a TV set at her head. Incest, physical violence,…

Jessica Wakeman / November 25, 2009

15 Freaky Facts About Octomom

Man, I think Nadya Suleman is really mentally ill. I mean, really mentally ill. I have no idea why her 14 children are still living in her house. After reading all about the Suleman kids in a forthcoming New York Times Magazine article, I feel fine saying her fetishistic breeding of children, plus plopping said…

Jessica Wakeman / November 13, 2009

Will You Read Jerry O’Connell’s Parenting Memoir?

In what has to be one of the worst-named books of all time, former star-turned-husband-of-Rebecca Romijn and stay-at-home-dad, Jerry O’Connell, will be penning a parenting memoir called Cry, Feed, (Make Love to Wife), Burp. You may remember the celebrity couple are parents to twin babies, born late last year. Here’s a blurb about the book:…

Wendy Atterberry / October 29, 2009
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