Parenting

Men Also Struggle Have It All

Imagine your next formal event. Now picture meeting a man in a tuxedo, asking him, “So what do you do?” and hearing him reply, “I’m a stay-at-home dad.”

How…

Ask Men | August 10, 2014 - 1:30 pm

4 Terrible Messages That Girl-Centered Ads Are Sending

The Internet has exploded in an estrogen-charged fury of pro-girl viral ads, each more emotionally manipulative than the last. And it’s a good thing, because prior to the summer of…

Cracked | August 10, 2014 - 9:30 am

Stop What You’re Doing & Let The ‘Apparently Kid’ Make Your Day

In my day, I’ve come across many children I want to snatch up and keep for myself, and Noah Ritter has now made his way to the top of my…

Katie Oldenburg | August 6, 2014 - 10:30 am

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.

Katie Oldenburg | August 6, 2014 - 10:00 am

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…

Avital Norman Nathman | August 5, 2014 - 1:05 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 5, 2014 - 11:00 am

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…

Katie Oldenburg | August 4, 2014 - 4:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 1, 2014 - 3:00 pm

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…

Avital Norman Nathman | July 31, 2014 - 12:00 pm

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 is breastfeeding, Gwen Stefani shared this sweet photo of herself nursing her baby son Apollo. Casually hanging…

Claire Hannum | July 28, 2014 - 2:30 pm

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…

Avital Norman Nathman | July 23, 2014 - 1:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 22, 2014 - 11:40 am

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 to a…

Jessica Wakeman | July 18, 2014 - 6:00 pm

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…

Avital Norman Nathman | July 16, 2014 - 1:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 14, 2014 - 3:45 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | July 13, 2014 - 9:00 am

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…

Avital Norman Nathman | July 10, 2014 - 11:00 am

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

Jessica Wakeman | July 8, 2014 - 5:30 pm

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!’…

Jessica Wakeman | July 8, 2014 - 12:30 pm

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…

Avital Norman Nathman | July 3, 2014 - 12:00 pm
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