Parenting

The Vatican Is Easing Up On The Vitriol About Gays Without Changing Church Doctrine

The Vatican is changing its tone in the way it talk about gay people, if not its actual attitude toward them. [The Daily Beast]
A law against revenge…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 13, 2014 - 6:00 pm

8 Couples Who Should Be In Kate Middleton’s (And Prince William’s) Lamaze Class

I’d imagine Kate Middleton had to take some fancy pants lamaze class, complete with a midwife who tells her how to “breathe like a lady,” before she had Prince George.

Katie Oldenburg | October 6, 2014 - 12:35 pm

The Soapbox: Why Do We Assume “Having It All” Means Being A Wife And Mother?

“Can women have it all,” has been asked hundreds of times over — it seems as though the media never tires of the question. They tell us that, because many…

Meghan Murphy | October 3, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: So-Called Overprotective Dads Are Doing Their Daughters No Favors

A tale as old as time. A so-called overprotective father writes an extreme list of demands for dating his (currently only 2-year-old) daughter, and it goes viral. Retired Navy SEAL…

Avital Norman Nathman | October 2, 2014 - 3:00 pm

White Mother Sues Sperm Bank After Giving Birth To Mixed Race Baby

According to the Chicago Tribune, Jennifer Cramblett, who is white, is suing Midwest Sperm Bank for “wrongful birth and breach of warranty” because, she alleges, the sperm bank gave her…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 1, 2014 - 3:53 pm

Exercise Could Be An Important Treatment for ADHD

The journal Pediatrics published research today that suggests — pretty strongly — that physical activity is important for kids who have ADHD because it increases executive control and inhibition, much…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 30, 2014 - 9:30 am

Mommie Dearest: Your Kids Need To Know About Consent Long Before They Head To College

Talking about sexual assault is never an easy thing. But as a parent, it’s crucial to find ways to talk to your children about it. Lately, there’s been a lot…

Avital Norman Nathman | September 24, 2014 - 1:10 pm

Please, Please, Please Do Not Get A Weight Loss App For Your Kids

Oh, great, there’s a new weight loss app for kids. That’s awesome. I know I would’ve loved that when I was a kid.
You know what was the best…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 23, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Mommie Dearest: On Adrian Peterson, Discipline & Child Abuse

Growing up, I was occasionally threatened with “the belt,” or asked if I wanted a “patch on my tuchus” whenever I behaved extra naughty. But that’s all they were —…

Avital Norman Nathman | September 16, 2014 - 11:00 am

Apparently, The “Apparently Kid” Went On “Ellen”

Nothing brings joy to our hearts and barren wombs like “Apparently Kid”! And his appearance on “Ellen” yesterday did not disappoint. Noah Ritter — the five-year-old boy whose interview with

Jessica Wakeman | September 12, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Mommie Dearest: On Breastfeeding In Bars

Sometimes it feels like moms who breastfeed in public can’t catch a break. Or, in the case of a Virginia mother, a few sips of beer.
A woman identified…

Avital Norman Nathman | September 11, 2014 - 9:00 am

Baby’s Projectile Poop Makes Newborn Portrait The Best Ever

Al Ferguson, the proud new father of a baby boy, is ready for whatever parenthood throws at him— or in this case, whatever bodily fluids spew at him.

Katie Oldenburg | September 5, 2014 - 3:30 pm

This Mom Dressed Her Sons Like Celebrities And It’s Everything

Is your day feeling particularly slow and sleepy? Get ready for all that to change, with these adorable baby pictures that will have your ovaries squee-ing. What could be better…

College Candy | August 31, 2014 - 9:30 am

Mommie Dearest: 4 Reasons I’m Glad I Brought My Kid To Provincetown’s Carnival This Year

It was only by happy accident that I scheduled our yearly family vacation to the outer Cape to coincide with Provincetown, Massachusett’s annual Carnival. For the uninitiated, Provincetown — or…

Avital Norman Nathman | August 29, 2014 - 1:00 pm

63 Things I Will Teach My Daughters About Sex

I don’t plan on having kids but I often imagine what I would be like if I were a mother. I imagine all the things I would have to teach…

College Candy | August 27, 2014 - 4:45 pm

Anthropologie Told Nursing Mom To Feed Her Kid In The Toilet

Breastfeeding moms held a “nurse-in” at Anthropologie after a woman shopping in a Los Angeles store was escorted by a manager to the bathroom to continue feeding her kid.

Jessica Wakeman | August 21, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Mommie Dearest: On Parents Who Publicly Shame Their Kids

When it comes to parenting, one of the more difficult aspects to figure out can be discipline. There doesn’t seem to be one set method that works for every child,…

Avital Norman Nathman | August 18, 2014 - 1:00 pm

RIP Society: Mom Arrested For Swearing In Front Of Her Kids At The Grocery Store

Police in South Carolina arrested a mom last weekend after she allegedly directed the word “fuck” at her children in a Kroger grocery store. Danielle Wolf, who just moved her family…

Claire Hannum | August 15, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Frisky Rant: The Public Faces Of The “Childfree By Choice” Movement Just Went And Got Pregnant

Almost exactly year ago, TIME magazine ran a cover story called “The Childfree Life” about the rising number of Americans who were opting not to have kids. One of those…

Lilit Marcus | August 15, 2014 - 1:00 pm

More Unmarried Women Over Age 35 Having Babies

Although the birth rate for unmarried women has been slowly declining, middle-aged American women aren’t waiting to tie the knot before having kids. According to recent CDC data, birth rates…

Newser | August 14, 2014 - 4:15 pm
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