Posts tagged "Parenting"

The Most Clever Pregnancy Announcement You Ever Will See

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…
By: Katie Oldenburg / August 6, 2014

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

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…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / August 5, 2014

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…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 5, 2014

Pissed Off Mom Sells “Spoiled Brat” Daughter’s Katy Perry Tickets On Facebook

One teenage girl from Fargo, North Dakota, won't be seeing Katy Perry's whipped cream rocket bra in person this month, thanks to her fed up mother. Cindy Bjerke decided to teach her daughter a lesson by selling the teen's Katy Perry concert tickets online, which to me, seems like a pretty good punishment. The problem…
By: Katie Oldenburg / August 4, 2014

RIP Society: Mom Dressed 4-Year-Old In A Hooters Outfit For Beauty Pageant

The world of child beauty pageants is like its very own "Twilight Zone" where normal rules of society need not apply. How else to explain the British mom who dressed her four-year-old up in a Hooters uniform? Hooters Toddler appeared in a British documentary "Blinging Up Baby" about the strange world of children's glam,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 1, 2014

Mommie Dearest: Florida Hospital Tried To Force C-Section On A Mom

A Florida mother gave birth to her fourth baby this past Friday amidst a hell of a controversy. Jennifer Goodall, who has had three previous C-sections, had been hoping to attempt a vaginal birth with her fourth delivery. However, her providers at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte were not on board with her wishes and went…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / July 31, 2014

You Can Add Gwen Stefani To The List Of Celebs Who Are Totally Cool With Breastfeeding

In another step towards killing the taboo surrounding the totally normal act that i…
By: Claire Hannum / July 28, 2014

Real Talk: On Debra Harrell’s Arrest, Motherhood & Race

In last week's Mommie Dearest column, I wrote about Debra Harrell, a South Carolina mother who was arrested for "abandoning" her nine-year-old daughter at a park while she worked at a nearby McDonald’s. (Just yesterday we learned that Harrell has been let go from her job.) I had mentioned in my post…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / July 23, 2014

Jada Pinkett Smith On #JusticeForJada, Rape Culture, And Her Niece Being Roofied

"My niece was given a date rape drug that weekend. She's 20-years-old – thank God nothing happened because she was with some responsible guys that took care of her. She was safe because she was with a group of friends that realized – she said, 'Oh, my god, I can't feel my … " and she started…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 22, 2014

Arizona Will Drop Child Abuse Charges Against Mom Who Left Kids In Car During Job Interview

Arizona said it would drop child abuse charges against an unemployed, sometimes homeless mother who was arrested for leaving her kids inside a car while she went…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 18, 2014

Mommie Dearest: Mother Arrested For Leaving 9-Year-Old At The Park While She Went To Work

Another day, another mother arrested for trying to have it all. And by "have it all," I mean struggling to figure out child care with little support while maintaining a minimum wage food-service industry job. A 46-year-old Black mother from South Carolina was jailed for letting her nine-year old daughter play at the park unsupervised…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / July 16, 2014

Dad Makes Daughter’s Dream Of Being A Princess Come True In The Most Obnoxious Of Ways

I get it: you have kids and you love them so much you just want to give them the world, or whatever comes closest to it. But sometimes giving your kids whatever they want in life comes at a price. In the case of Virginia dad Jeremiah Heaton, that meant traveling halfway across the world…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 14, 2014

Study: Maybe Millennials Aren’t Into The Whole Marriage And Babies Thing

Millennials aren't exactly lining up to tie the knot, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. Researchers asked people of every generation whether they believe society is better off if people prioritize marriage and children. Of all the participants combined, 46 percent said society would be better off, while 50 percent thought society…
By: Claire Hannum / July 13, 2014

Mommie Dearest: Are We Now In The Age Of DIY Abortions?

I was a freshman in college when I found myself Googling "can Vitamin C induce your period?" There had been some condom-less sex and, surprise surprise, worries over a late period. I wasn’t about to head to my university’s health care office, which offered a Band-Aid and some Tylenol for pretty much every malady. I…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / July 10, 2014

New Minnesota Law Prevents Pregnant Inmates From Being Shackled

A new law just went into effect in Minnesota that bans the use of shackles and restraints on pregnant inmates and also allows them access to doulas. [RH Reality Check] Jezebel.com recently announced the hiring of a new young editor who is white, while passing over a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 8, 2014

Zooey Deschanel Rants About Feminism In InStyle (Stars, They’re Just Like Us!)

"Like every woman is dying to give birth! I don’t think so. Nobody asks guys that. And you go into a supermarket and every tabloid is like, ‘Pregnant and Alone!’ Stuck in the 1950s ideal of how a woman should live her life. This brings out the fiery feminist in me." Zooey Deschanel has alway…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 8, 2014

Mommie Dearest: Motherhood Is Not For Everyone And At Least Cameron Diaz Realizes It

Motherhood — it’s not for everyone. Yet we live in a society that pushes it as the one path of femininity and womanhood above all. For women who choose not to head down that road, they’re usually subjected to all sorts of invasive questioning, unsolicited advice, and are generally made to feel as if they’re…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / July 3, 2014

Motherhood Changed The Way Kim Kardashian Approaches Her “Work”

“I took a hiatus after I had the baby and found it challenging to start working again because I didn’t want to spend any time away, but you adjust and prioritize and just figure it out! ... It is an adjustment trying to balance a career and motherhood for sure, but the key is to prioritize. You become more…
By: Claire Hannum / July 3, 2014

Matt Lauer Asks General Motors’ Mary Barra If She Can Be Both CEO And A Good Mom

"Today Show" host Matt Lauer interviewed General Motors' CEO Mary Barra this morning and asked about her leadership of a struggling company as a woman and the fact that she has three kids at home. Lauer may have meant to give Barra a platform to…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 26, 2014

President Obama Speaks Out In Support Of Paid Maternity Leave

President Obama spoke out yesterday in support of paid maternity leave and paid family leave. "There is only one developed country in the world that does not offer paid maternity leave," the president said. "That is us. And that is not the list you want to be on by your lonesome." […
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 24, 2014
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