Posts tagged "Parenting"

Mommie Dearest: What If The Media Reported On Male Politicians Who Are Fathers Like It Reports On Wendy Davis?

When a woman attempts to find some semblance of “having it all,” she automatically becomes demonized. We can’t seem to rise up in the ranks — whether it’s in the corporate world or in politics — without our personal lives, particularly our mothering skills, being called into question.

The latest female politician i…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / January 29, 2014

‘Grandma Showers’ Are The Most Ridiculous Thing Since … Baby Showers

Well, well, well — what will they think of next? Would you believe there is such a thing as grandma showers? Yes, as in a party for a grandmother-to-be, when either her daughter or daughter-in-law is preggo. You know, to give her tons of attention and get her all stocked up on supplies for the…

By: The Stir / January 28, 2014

Mommie Dearest: 6 Things To Consider When Bringing Babies To Restaurants

Earlier this month, the head chef of Alinea restaurant in Chicago, Grant Achatz, made headlines when he tweeted about some of his patrons:
Tbl brings 8mo.Old. It cries. Diners mad. Tell ppl no kids? Subject diners 2crying? Ppl take infants 2 plays? Concerts? Hate saying no,but..

— Grant Achatz (@Gachatz) January 12,

By: Avital Norman Nathman / January 23, 2014

Black Gay Dads Post Adorable Instagram Photos With Kids, Are Inundated With Hateful Comments

Black gay dads Kordale and Kaleb recently found themselves inundated with hateful comments and messages when their Instagram account, featuring photos of the couple with their three kids, caught the attention of ignorant (and often racist) homophobes. Many of the hateful comments have since been deleted — and they’ve received an outpouring of…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 19, 2014

Real Talk: Real-Life Teen Moms Sound Off On Study Claiming “Teen Mom” Reduced Teen Pregnancies

There never seems to be a moment where young parenthood isn’t in the spotlight. But it’s gotten a recent boost this week after the The New York Times reported on a recent study purporting that shows like MTV’s “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” have helped in the reduction of teen pregnancies. The study suggested…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / January 16, 2014

Lawyer Parents Make Their Daughter Sign An Affadavit For The Tooth Fairy

Emily Winter is not just one of our freelancer writers. Once upon a time, she was also a highly suspect little girl whose parents  — both lawyers — made her sign an affidavit to confirm to the Tooth Fairy that she really did lose a tooth she claimed to have lost. She even searched i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 14, 2014

Pope Gives Thumbs Up To Moms Breastfeeding In Sistine Chapel

“Today, the choir will sing, but the most beautiful choir of all is the choir of the infants who will make a noise. Some will cry because they are not comfortable or because they are hungry. If they are hungry, mothers, feed them, without thinking twice. Because they are the most important people here.”
It’…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 13, 2014

Mommie Dearest: On Postpartum Depression

It’s no secret that becoming a new parent can be one of the most trying times in a person’s life. Seven years later, I can still vividly remember those first few hours and days together, despite the foggy haze of sleeplessness I was in. A plethora of hormones coursed through my body, screwing with my…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / January 10, 2014

Kristen Bell Has A Refreshingly Healthy Attitude Toward Her Baby Daughter & Sex

“People ask, ‘Oh, well you’ve done some sexy material. Do you not want [your daughter] to see that?’ And I’m like, ‘My guess is if she’s anything like the other five billion people on the planet, she’s gonna grow up and enjoy sex, so I’m not gonna be shocked by that.’ I just think you’re setting…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 9, 2014

Poll: Is Liveblogging A Home Birth Intriguing Or Appalling?

Just when you thought your friends were oversharing on Facebook and Twitter, someone else comes along and puts them to shame in the TMI department.

Exhibit A: New mom, Ruth Iorio.

In case you haven’t heard, Ruth decided to liveblog her home birth, giving her followers (and the world) a play-by-play…

By: Katie Oldenburg / January 9, 2014

Photo Of Baby-Toting Dad Doing His Daughter’s Hair Goes Viral

It’s not hard to understand why this picture went viral: 39-year-old Doyin Richards and his kids are pretty damn cute. As Doyin explained on his blog, Daddy Doin Work, his wife usually does his two-year-old daughter’s hair in the mornings but one day she was running late. He was on paternity leave in October, whe…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 9, 2014

This Children’s Book Illustration Is The Dirtiest Thing I’ve Seen All Week

Since I began working at The Frisky, it’s safe to say my mind has taken a permanent vacation in the gutter: I see phallic clouds, vaginal-looking sandwiches and the number 69 is everywhere. So when someone else stumbles upon something unintentionally inappropriate, I smile wide and remember that I’m not alone in this dirty, dirty…

By: Katie Oldenburg / January 2, 2014

Mom Has Tiniest Baby Bump You’ve Ever Seen

Geez. Caroline Berg Eriksen has caused quite the stir this week after posting a photo of her rock-hard abs just three days post-baby to her Instagram account. You know who I’m talking about, right? The chick who looks insanely hot in her bra and underwear just a few days after pushing out a child? Read more on The Stir…

By: The Stir / December 5, 2013

New Trend: “Duck Dynasty”-Inspired Baby Names

Think you’re soooooo clever naming your baby after a Duck Dynasty star? Think again: Korie and Silas are some of the trendy up-and-comers onBabyCenter’s annual baby names survey. See this years top baby names on Newser…

By: Newser / December 4, 2013

5 Ways Parenting Turns You Into A Dumbass

I don’t really live by mottoes because you can’t boil down life to a few sentences. But there’s a simple set of rules I keep in mind when parenting: feed them, clothe them, respect them, love them … the rest is common sense. I don’t know if I made that up or stole it from…

By: Cracked / November 23, 2013

Cops Taser Stepdad Trying To Save Son From Fire

The outraged family of a stepfather Tasered as he tried to save his stepson from a house fire is considering suing the town of Louisiana, Missouri. Officers used the stun gun on Ryan Miller after he kicked in a front door and tried to enter the burning residence to rescue 3-year-old Riley, Quincy News reports.

By: Newser / November 10, 2013

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,…

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
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