Posts tagged "Parenting"

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…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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]…

By: 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…

By: 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,…

By: 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…

By: 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:…

By: Wendy Atterberry / October 29, 2009

Betty Draper, Mother Of The Year. No, Seriously!

Betty Draper doesn’t take any crap. Well, until she booted Don out of the house last season, the “Mad Men” matron took a lot of crap from her two-timing husband. Rather, stay-at-home suburban mom Betty doesn’t take any crap from her two oldest children, Sally and Bobby, and that brand of maternalism would make her…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 27, 2009

Quote Of The Day: Kate Gosselin Wonders Why Her Kids Are Acting Out

“I’m trying to give them the grace to see, if they’re acting out of line, I’m trying to look deeper into why that is. Why the kids are acting out. Cause it’s all inter-related. I mean, they don’t see it, but it’s all interconnected.”

Kate Gosselin talks to Vanity Fair about…

By: Wendy Atterberry / October 20, 2009

Parent Feels Daughter Is Passing Up A Great Opportunity — To Star In Porn

You know, sometimes my parents get on my nerves, but I am really glad they never badgered me into going into porn. This mom (I think, unless “Tara” is a dude’s name) seems to think her daughter is passing up her golden opportunity to make loads of cash fast by, you know, f**king for a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 19, 2009

Will You Tell Your Kids You Didn’t Inhale?

This is the most bad-ass story my mom has to tell you: Before she married my dad, she dated a guy who rode a motorcycle and she smoked a puff of marijuana with him. She didn’t get high. The End! My dad has never smoked pot, ever, and neither parent experimented with any other drugs.

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 9, 2009

Moms Need Support In More Than Bra Form

Graphic designer Nicole Weiner created a series of ads for SLO-CAP (San Luis Obispo County Child Abuse Prevention Council) that deal with parenting. They’re certainly eye-catching, but what do they mean? Is the one above about how you shouldn’t let your daughters get you down, that your boobs may start sagging because you’ve breastfed your…

By: Catherine Strawn / September 29, 2009

Really, Really Weird Rituals Involving Children

In India, people think having their baby dropped off a roof and onto a sheet 50-feet below will bring good luck and health to the kid’s family. It’s pretty terrifying and also quite dangerous, considering that babies are carried up a steep wall in sacks dangling from some dude’s back. [DailyMail UK]…

By: Nikki Dowling / August 8, 2009

Jennifer Aniston Won A Parenting Award?!

They must be handing out parenting awards these days because Jennifer Aniston—who, uh, doesn’t have children—has won one. She didn’t technically do any parenting for the award, but the actress narrated an accompanying CD to kids’ book Loukoumi’s Good Deeds. Along with her father, “Days of Our Lives” actor John Aniston, Jennifer Aniston recorded the…

By: Justine Fields / August 7, 2009

Should Letting Your Kid Get Really Fat Be A Felony?

A South Carolina woman is being charged today with criminal neglect, a felony that could land her up to ten years in the slammer. Why? Because her 14-year-old son weighs 555 pounds. The kid’s mother, Jerri Gray, was poor and often had to work back-to-back shifts, so her son was home alone a…

By: Nikki Dowling / July 22, 2009

Barbie Has A Tramp Stamp

Totally Stylin’ Tattoos Barbie hit store shelves recently, and parents aren’t happy. What’s disturbing most parents is the “tattoo gun” that comes with each doll and allows children to put temporary tattoos on Barbie, her clothes, and themselves. “Now she’s teaching our little girls how to apply tramp stamps. Next she’ll have her very ow…

By: Annika Harris / March 6, 2009

Quickies!: Lynne Spears Has Parenting Advice For You

The author of The Rules: Time-Tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right got married! Again! [NY Times]
Lynne Spears shares her vast knowledge of bringing up respectable and responsible young women in Through the Storm. [Candy Kirby]
Lingerie for pregnant women in the United Kingdom is unacceptable. [Tango]
The first recorded use of…

By: Annika Harris / August 11, 2008

Poll: Would You Front The Cash For Your Kid’s Nose Job?

Our post yesterday about the mother in the U.K. who said she would get her daughter a boob job for her 16th birthday got some of you talking. How do the rest of you feel about the issue?

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 16, 2008
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