Posts tagged "Parenting"

There’s A Petition To Get Beyoncé To Comb Blue Ivy’s Hair

And in other “I can’t believe this shit is really going on news” (because things like gun control aren’t important enough to keep us all busy), there is actually an…

Lifetime Moms | June 12, 2014 - 3:15 pm

Mommie Dearest: Mom Breastfeeds At College Graduation, Heads Explode

Sigh. Here we go again.

People are currently in an uproar over a photo of a mother breastfeeding her daughter taken while at her college graduation. 25-year-old Karlesha…

Avital Norman Nathman | June 12, 2014 - 1:00 pm

New Reality Show “Born In The Wild” Depicts Moms Giving Birth In The Forest

Childbirth is a miracle. It’s a miracle that I intend to experience (hypothetically, in the distant future, maybe) with an epidural and as many pain-numbing drugs as they’ll give me.

Jessica Wakeman | June 10, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Mommie Dearest: Tales Of An American Mom Traveling Abroad

I’ve been out of the country for the past two weeks, spending almost the entirety of that time in Israel. Along the way, I’ve learned some interesting things about taking…

Avital Norman Nathman | June 6, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Piercing A Baby’s Ears Is Not Child Abuse

I am a mother of sons. I do not have any daughters. I recognize that it is a cultural norm to pierce women’s ears, especially young girls as infants. If I had…

The Gloss | June 4, 2014 - 4:15 pm

The Soapbox: How Talking About Maya Angelou & Her Rape Made Me A Better Mom

It must had been in third grade that my daughter Ella was assigned a project for Black History Month. She was assigned Maya Angelou.

I was unaware of…

Veronica Arreola | June 3, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Frisky Rant: Sorry Kid, You’re Not The Man Of The House

A few months ago, I was having a rough time with my son. This is not unusual, as he is going through a particularly ornery stage and I am stubborn…

Lauren Delaney | June 3, 2014 - 10:00 am

Mommie Dearest: How Moms Talk About Their Bodies Matters

We’re on the cusp of “bikini season,” if magazines in the grocery shore checkout line are to be believed. I’m sure you’re familiar with the wide variety of products —…

Avital Norman Nathman | May 30, 2014 - 2:30 pm

The Beautiful Story Of Ryland Whittington: A 7-Minute Guidebook For Parenting A Transgender Child

“Wow” is all I have to say after watching this beautiful video that tells the story of Ryland Whittington, a bright, fun, loving little boy who happens to be transgender.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 29, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Emma Thompson Weighs In On Balancing Work With Motherhood: “You Don’t Need It All At Once”

“You can’t be a great mum and keep working all the time. … I wanted to spend more time with my family. A year off was my birthday present to myself.

Jessica Wakeman | May 27, 2014 - 5:00 pm

New York Post Blasts “Bad Mom” Chirlane McCray, The NYC First Lady

This kind of bullshit makes my blood boil: the New York Post’s cover today shows a picture of New York City’s First Lady Chirlane McCray with the headline, “I WAS…

Jessica Wakeman | May 19, 2014 - 4:40 pm

The Soapbox: 3 Things Not To Say To A Woman Who’s Going Back To Work After Having A Kid

After almost two years at home with my son, I’m going back to work. As I’ve told people the news — family, friends, other moms, the checkout guy at the…

Brooke Siegel | May 19, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Amazing: Cat Rescues Boy From Dog Attack

When a neighbor’s dog began attacking their four year old son, Jeremy Triantafilo. Tara (a stray who was adopted into the family six years ago) put one of her nine… | May 17, 2014 - 9:30 am

Mommie Dearest: Gwyneth Paltrow & GOOP Wade Into The “Mommy Wars”

With the way the media shoves the “mommy wars” down our throats, I’m amazed that there isn’t already a reality show based on that concept out there. (Reality TV producers,…

Avital Norman Nathman | May 14, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Frisky Q&A: Drunk Mom Author Jowita Bydlowska On Alcoholism, Parenthood & Writing

Motherhood. We all have a vision in mind of what it’s supposed to look like: warm, nurturing, saccharine, even beatific. Even the messier versions we allow — frazzled new parent…

Jessica Wakeman | May 13, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Frisky Q&A: Hip Mama Editor Ariel Gore Talks Parenthood, Abuse & Her New Memoir

Mother’s Day is when advertising distills motherhood down to home-cooked brunch, a bracelet, or a fragrant bouquet. But for far too many people, the relationship with their mom is a…

Jessica Wakeman | May 9, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: Let’s Talk About The Placenta

It always amuses me when something concerning pregnancy, birth, or parenting pops up as a “trend.” Odds are, that “trend” has been in practice for ages, but most likely in non-urban,…

Avital Norman Nathman | May 7, 2014 - 2:00 pm

California Considers Bill To Put More Diaper Changing Stations In Men’s Restrooms

Sounds like a good idea to me. [Los Angeles Times]
Brunei, which is located in Southeast Asia, has instituted a penal code which would publicly flog women who…

Jessica Wakeman | May 2, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: An Interview With Dana Ben-Ari, The Filmmaker Behind “Breastmilk”

Breastfeeding: it’s one of those heated topics of motherhood where everyone has an opinion and they’re not afraid to share it. For me, nursing was just something that was a…

Avital Norman Nathman | May 2, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Watch This Couple’s Taylor Swift-Inspired Baby Announcement

When Nate and Erica Eaton found out they were expecting a second child, they were shocked. They figured their friends and family would be surprised too, so they put together…

Claire Hannum | April 29, 2014 - 5:30 pm
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