Posts tagged "Parenting"

16 Grossest Things Parents Do for Their Kids

You don't have to be a parent very long to realize the universal truth of kids: they're gross. They burp and fart with reckless abandon, and they've never heard a potty joke that did not leave them on the floor in stitches. But parents, let's be honest with ourselves for a second, shall we? We're pretty…
By: The Stir / November 5, 2013

Stranger’s Note To Frazzled Mom About ‘Rowdy’ Restaurant Meal Goes Viral

A mom, who wishes to remain nameless, has been taking her kids out to a new restaurant every Friday night for the past few years. And when she brought her three children out to aPizza Hut recently, she apologized in advance for the noise her family to a man who was sitting nearby. However, much to…
By: The Stir / October 31, 2013

Poll: Should There Be An Age Limit For Mixed Martial Arts Fighting?

This morning, I happened to stumble upon a CNN photo gallery of children partaking in a MMA fight … in a cage. Participants as young as age five are allowed to compete in the Thunderdome, where “they punch, kick, tackle and choke each other,” with their hands and feet. I asked myself, “How…
By: Katie Oldenburg / October 28, 2013

Missing Autistic Boy Avonte Oquendo’s Parents Hear Worst News Since Son Disappeared

We're nearing the three-week mark since the search for Avonte Oquendo began. Now the parents of the missing autistic boy are facing their most shocking news since their son went missing. Police are talking about scaling back the search for Avonte. Read more at The Stir...
By: The Stir / October 23, 2013

Poll: Should Parents Face Arrest If Their Child Is A Bully?

A riveting op-ed by KJ Dell'Antonia in The New York Times yesterday still has me thinking. The piece, questioning whether or not parents should face criminal charges if their teenager is a bully, describes the recent suicide of a teenage girl who was endlessly harassed and cyber bullied by two of her female classmates.
By: Katie Oldenburg / October 18, 2013

Mom Plans To Breastfeed Until Her Daughter Is 10 — Yes, 10

Leading the way in creating Mommy Issues For 20-somethings of the future, Maha Al Musa, a 51-year-old mom who told the UK tabloid New! that she plans to breastfeed her daughter Aminah until she is 10 years old. Yes, you read that correctly. She'll be breastfeeding her child until the 5th grade. Aminah, who i…
By: Claire Hannum / October 3, 2013

Little Girls Sing About “Disrupting The Pink Aisle” In Toy Stores To The Tune Of “We Are The Champions”

Late last year, Debbie, a woman in the male-dominated field of engineering, became frustrated with what she saw as the link between the gender disparity in her field and the toys children play with. Specifically, that toys which encourage inventiveness are typically marketed towards boys and therefore lead boys to become more interested in subject…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 30, 2013

Terrified Mother Passes On Breastfeeding Baby Born With Two Bottom Teeth

When 26-year-old Vicki Griffiths gave birth to baby Eva earlier this month, she was looking forward to breastfeeding her child. That is, until she discovered that Eva was born with two formidable, bottom teeth. Griffiths quickly changed her mind and went with bottle feeding. "She had her mouth closed to begin with, so we…
By: Ami Angelowicz / September 19, 2013

Worst Grandma In The World Complains About Fat 6-Month-Old

This weekend in the New York Times Social Q's column, a woman wrote in to inquire about how to handle a ruthless grandma who is obsessed with her six-month-old granddaughter's weight: My husband and I have a beautiful 6-month-old daughter. She is chubby but not overweight by any means. My mother-in-law, who obviously has a weight…
By: Julie Gerstein / September 9, 2013

The Soapbox: Slutshaming Social Media Mom Kim Hall Needs To Learn Some Appropriate Boundaries With Her Kids

By now you've probably heard about the Is-She-Serious? blog post written by a Christian mother of three sons and one daughter addressed to the teenaged girls her kids are friends with on social media. In the post, "FYI, If You're A Teenage Girl," Kim Hall — who is director of a women'…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 5, 2013

Bright Girls Have Big Confidence Problems — And Here’s Why

When I was in sixth grade, I'd advanced far enough along in my math studies to be in pre-Algebra. I went to magnet school in Fort Worth, Texas, with a bunch of other smart kids who had tested into the advanced program, but when I walked into Mr. Zoromski's math class, I felt suddenly out…
By: Julie Gerstein / September 4, 2013

Study: Women With Higher IQs Are Less Likely To Have Children

Plenty of women decide early on that having children is not for them, while others realize later on that their lifestyle will not allow for the time, money, and commitment that raising a child demands. A new study, however, shows that the decision to not have children may have a lot to do…
By: Mary Odell / August 5, 2013

Frisky Rant: I Will Love My Dog Forever, Even After I Have Kids, Thanks

The first few months that I had my dog Lucca were rough. I adored her, make no mistake, but training a two-month-old puppy is no joke. I would set my alarm for the middle of the night so I could walk her, as her tiny bladder wasn't yet prepared to hold it all night. And while I…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 29, 2013

Women Receives Free Pizza For Breastfeeding At A Restaurant

When Jackie Johnson-Smith’s child began to cry during dinner at Fong's Pizza in Iowa, as you might expect, she fed the child and then exited the restaurant to avoid disturbing other diners. Johnson-Smith happens to breastfeed her baby, a practice that is often met with a lot of opposition in public. This time, however, she…
By: Mary Odell / July 19, 2013

RIP Society: Florida Mom Leaves Kids In Car During Lil’ Wayne Concert

Some Lil’ Wayne fans will to go extremes to see him perform — like leaving their young children in a car in the parking lot while they go to his concert. Brittany Harris, a 25-year-old Floridian from West Palm Beach, thought she would get away with leaving her three and five-year-old children in the Cruza…
By: Daley Quinn / July 17, 2013

‘Marijuana Moms’ Say Smoking Weed Makes Them Better Parents

There's a buzz happening in Beverly Hills over a group of women who call themselves the "Marijuana Moms." Many of the members of this loosely-knit group of pot-smoking parents smoke the wacky weed in order to relax or cope with chronic pain. In addition, they meet regularly for lavish dinners where the herb is a key…
By: Huffington Post Weird News / June 19, 2013

Today In Terribleness: Dad Sticks Baby In Freezer & Falls Asleep

First off, you just don't stick a baby in a freezer. Nope, not okay. Never okay. But secondly, if you do, you don't just lie down for a nap afterwards. Washington father Tyler James Deutsch was apparently fed up with his six-week-old baby's screaming, so he stuck the child in the freezer. And then he…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 29, 2013

Today In Terribleness: Mom Tries To Unload Toddler On Craigslist

I so desperately want to tell you about good stuff in the world. Like, Joe, the retired barber who cuts homeless peoples' hair in exchange for hugs. Let Joe remind you that humans are great sometimes. I wish Joe's haircuts cancelled out Stephanie Redus' attempt to unload her toddler son on Craigslist.
By: Ami Angelowicz / May 18, 2013

That’s Original! Women Names All 15 Of Her Kids Walter

Remember how George Foreman named each of his five sons George? He couldn't get enough of his own name, I guess. Well, a Brazillian mother of 12 has got him beat by a friggin' mile. She's named each of her 15 kids Walter. Like, all of them. Even the girls. Erotides Brandao promised she'd name…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 17, 2013

Mom Enters Fetus In A Beauty Pageant

It's never too early to start prepping your child to be a beauty queen. At least, that's what mom-to-be Jenny Oliver thinks. At seven months pregnant, she's already entered her unborn daughter, tentatively named Ella, into her first Bonnie Baby pageant. "With my dance skills and her sister Jess’s knowledge of pageants, there’s no way…
By: Ami Angelowicz / May 16, 2013
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