Parenting

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…

YourTango.com | 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

Another Day, Another Mom Kicked Out Of A Store For Breastfeeding

Wioletta Komar, a 25-year-old mom of two, is demanding an apology from the retailer Sports Direct after she was forced from of their stores for breastfeeding her son. Komar was…

Claire Hannum | April 25, 2014 - 9:30 am

It’s Time To Cry: Things Moms Want Their Daughters To Know

Mother’s Day is still three weeks away, but the Internet is already getting started with weepy videos about our moms. And Buzzfeed’s video, “Things Moms Want Their Daughters To Know,”

Jessica Wakeman | April 21, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Shanesha Taylor To Be Prosecuted For Child Abuse

Shanesha Taylor, a homeless and jobless mom who left her kids in a car while she was on a job interview, will be prosecuted for felony child abuse, attorneys…

Jessica Wakeman | April 17, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Frisky Q&A: Melanie Notkin, Author Of The Otherhood, On Women Who Want Children But Don’t Have Them Yet

The Otherhood: a growing population of educated, professional women in their 30s and 40s who have yet to find love or start a family. In fact, statistics show that almost…

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

5 Annoying Things Parents Say To People Who Don’t Have Kids

As a father of three children, it takes quite a bit of teeth-gritting for me to admit that parents can be the most eye-roll-inducing shitbags on the planet. We don’t…

Cracked | April 13, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Proud Mama Announces Son Is Transgender In The Most Awesome Way Possible

Las Vegas hairstylist Proud mama Jodi Gholson Oliver is definitely in the running for mom-of-the-year, at least in my book. Oliver recently took to Facebook to announce her 19-year-old son as a…

The Stir | April 8, 2014 - 4:15 pm

Mom’s Touching Post To Stranger At The Grocery Store Goes Viral

Andrea Gardner is just a regular mom who like many people these days is struggling to put food on the table after her husband was laid off last fall. Her family…

The Stir | April 7, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Mommie Dearest: What Happened To Child’s Play?

Show of hands: who else remembers roaming neighborhood streets unsupervised until dusk during your elementary school years?

I have crystal clear memories of being allowed to bike the…

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

Homeless Mom Shanesha Taylor Charged With Child Abuse After Leaving Two Kids In Car During A Job Interview

Earlier this month, police arrested a mother in Scottsdale, Arizona, for leaving her two young children in the car while she went to a job interview.

On March…

Jessica Wakeman | March 31, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Mommie Dearest: Not Even Princesses Are Free From Mommy Judgment

Some days, being a princess sounds like a pretty sweet set up. Then reality sets in and I realize it would really suck to have gossip magazines make it headline…

Avital Norman Nathman | March 28, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: Add Water Births To The List Of Confusing Choices For Expectant Moms

Birth: one of the most private, personal and intimate moments of a woman’s life. And for good reason — most usually end with a baby being pushed out of a…

Avital Norman Nathman | March 26, 2014 - 2:00 pm
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