Parenting - Page 9

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

Mommie Dearest: Talking About Abortion At Book Club

One of the awesome things about having a new book out [The Good Mother Myth: Redefining Motherhood to Fit Reality] is that sometimes people actually want to talk to you about…

Avital Norman Nathman | March 13, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Study Finds Almost Half Of Millennial Moms Aren’t Married

Millennials are getting married later and at a slower pace than previous generations—in part because of economic harships—and that’s leading to a lot of babies born out of wedlock. Roughly…

Newser | March 10, 2014 - 6:45 pm

Hotel Guest Leaves Parents Nasty Note For Bringing ‘Crying Baby’ On Vacation

Recently, a mom and a dad and their baby went on a vacation. Nothing out of the ordinary, right? The family went to a ski resort in Colorado, where the…

The Stir | March 7, 2014 - 12:45 pm

“Normal-Sized Barbie” Could Be Coming To A Kid Near You

How awesome would it be if we could hand a kid a doll that didn’t have absurdly unrealistic proportions like Barbie does?

You may remember last year’s 3D…

Claire Hannum | March 6, 2014 - 5:00 pm

New Law Means If You Don’t Take Parenting Classes, Kids Can’t Finish School​​

All right parents, who thinks they need to take parenting classes? Wait, scratch that. Better question: who has free time to go take parenting classes? Four parenting classes to be exact?

The Stir | March 5, 2014 - 4:15 pm

Mommie Dearest: Are We Ready To Design Our Babies In A Lab?

I can still remember some of the quieter moments of my pregnancy: laying on the couch, my fingers trailing over my ever-expanding belly, wondering about the baby inside and if…

Avital Norman Nathman | March 5, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Frisky Rant: Kids Don’t Belong On Leashes

On my way into work this morning, I had the displeasure of walking behind two women who, in each of their hands not clutching their coffee, held leashes that were…

Katie Oldenburg | March 4, 2014 - 1:00 pm

RIP Society: Pregnant Woman Robbed While In Labor

An Annapolis woman was robbed while in labor — how’s that for a baby story? According to the AP the woman and her boyfriend were making her way to the hospital when they…

Jessica Wakeman | March 3, 2014 - 5:00 pm

5 Useless Pieces Of Advice Everyone Gives To New Parents

Everyone knows that having a newborn baby is a hellish, sleep-deprived ordeal that is quickly forgotten when your baby grows into a “TV newborn” who smiles and laughs and melts your heart…

Cracked | March 1, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Mommie Dearest: A Pregnant Person Is A Person First

Growing up, I thought the perfect host was a combination of Betty Crocker and Donna Reed: perfect clothes, perfect hair, perfect food, and perfect personality all coming together to ensure…

Avital Norman Nathman | February 27, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Quiz: Are You Ready To Be A Mom?

So, you think you’re ready to be a mom, huh? What kind of questions did you ask yourself: am I financially viable, is my partner on board, do we have room…

The Stir | February 25, 2014 - 6:45 pm

New Spanking Law Would Make It Legal For Parents To Leave Kids Black And Blue

Right now, child protection laws in Kansas only allow spankings that don’t leave marks. Democratic State Rep Gail Finney has proposed a bill that would legalize 10 types of hand spankings and smacks…

The Stir | February 21, 2014 - 11:45 am

Mommie Dearest: How Friendships Change When You Have Kids

Within our group of friends, my husband and I were the first to get pregnant and have a kid. More than seven years later, I can now look back and…

Avital Norman Nathman | February 20, 2014 - 12:00 pm

True Story: I Want A Baby In My 20s

They say that your life completely changes when you have a baby. That this overwhelming sense of love makes you forget all of the sleepless nights and dirty diapers, the…

Anonymous | February 19, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Melissa Harris-Perry On Welcoming A Daughter Via IVF And Gestational Surrogate

My pregnancy with my first daughter was blessedly uneventful; this one, however, was indeed an event. It took two families, three states, four doctors, and five attorneys to get this…

Jessica Wakeman | February 18, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Mommie Dearest: 3 Things To Ask Yourself Before You Even Think Of Disciplining Someone Else’s Child

When it comes to disciplining your children, there’s no end to the opinions you’ll receive. Be strict! Be gentle! Give them free reign! Allow them to fail! Time outs! No

Avital Norman Nathman | February 13, 2014 - 11:00 am
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