Posts tagged "parents"

What Was The Worst Meal Your Parents Used To Make?

This is Dan Toombs, but you might know him as The Curry Guy, because every single night for the past year, he's made his family dinner using curry. Chicken korma, tandoori masala, and less traditional recipes like currywurst and curry-spiced turkey Christmas turkey, you name it--if it involves curry, he's probably cooked it.
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 15, 2012

Amy Poehler Explains It All: Dealing With Your Parents

Amy Poehler's "Ask Amy" advice series is never not amazing and this week's segment on how to deal with your parents is no different. Even though "Ask Amy" is for teenaged girls, Poehler's super-smart advice works for daughters of any age ... including those of us in the "why aren't you married and…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 14, 2012

The Soapbox: On “Helicopter Parents” And “Free Range Kids”

I grew up in the ‘80s on a tree-lined neighborhood that skirted the edge of New Haven, Connecticut. Nobody really traveled down my short street unless they lived there or were visiting, and my family was friendly with all of our neighbors. With a backyard that was mostly brambling bushes and trees, I spent the…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / October 4, 2012

Should Heidi Klum Get Her “Responsible Mom” Card Revoked For Letting Her Girls Wear Lipstick?

Growing up, I was never given any restrictions regarding whether or not I could wear makeup, or how much makeup I was allowed to wear. My parents, who are admittedly pretty laissez faire by most standards, are also the type to choose their battles, and what I put on my face was just not one…
By: Rachel Krause / July 25, 2012

Father’s Day Field Guide: Dad Music

Most dads--even the weird ones--have one thing in common: their taste in music. After being lectured about the underrated glory of certain bands and seeing them go crazy with their steering wheel drum solos while driving us to soccer practice, we feel we have a pretty good sense of the "Dad Music" genre,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 15, 2012

7 Reasons I’m Glad I Have A Weird Dad

Whenever Father's Day rolls around I'm reminded, once again, that I don't have a "typical" dad. He doesn't own a tie. He's never worked in an office. As far as I know he's never touched a golf club (except maybe to use it as a weapon?). My dad, in a nutshell, is weird. He spent…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 15, 2012

Girl Talk: The Bay Of (Guinea) Pigs

It took months of begging, pleading, bribing, and promises to convince my parents to get me my first guinea pig. We lived on a 38-acre farm with dogs, cats, and chickens, but I yearned for a pet of my very own, a pet who would entertain me and understand me, a pet who would impre…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 30, 2012

Judge Judy Thinks Parents Should Be Licensed To Have Children

National treasure Judge Judy hit up "The View" this morning. I barely recognized her when she's not screaming at someone! But as always, J.J. spits the truth. The ladies asked Judy what her thoughts were on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"' Brandi Glanville, who made headlines this week [second to last item] for…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 18, 2012

Why It Scares Me That Even Kate Beckinsale Is An Embarrassment To Her Teen

My parents are cool. Very cool. In fact, in some ways, they are cooler than I am. They know they all the hot restaurants in New York City, and they’ve been to every new play. They stay out late at jazz clubs, and put together ensembles with the ease of stylists. Their apartment looks like…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 20, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Gifts For The Smartypants Dad

Shopping for dads is weird. You can go the tie route, or the dress shirt route, or the "Billy The Singing Bass" route. (Please don't go that route.) Can you blame your dad for saying every year, "No, no, don't get me anything! I don't need anymore crap"? So I stopped buying my dad "crap." Usually…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 13, 2011

Girl Talk: I’m Proud That My Mom Got Arrested

It was Saturday in the late afternoon and I was in the middle of ridding my apartment of dog hair when I heard my cell ringing over the hum of the vacuum. My iPhone screen indicated it was my mom calling. Ever since I successfully taught her how to text message a year and a…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 4, 2011

Your 10 Best “How My Parents Met” Stories

Last week, we shared the stories of how our parents met. From Ami's parents -- who met at summer camp -- to Kate's mom and dad -- who bonded over Shakespeare in the Park -- you guys immediately connected and shared your own parents adorable stories. We noticed a couple of startling similarities i…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 8, 2011

How Did Your Parents Meet?

This past weekend, my dad threw my mom a surprise birthday party. This is the second surprise birthday party he's thrown her in five years, which is partly because I think he just really enjoys organizing surprises and partly because he really loves my mom and this is his way of making her feel special.
By: Julie Gerstein / August 2, 2011

Debate This: Do You Need Your Parents To Approve Of Your Significant Other?

On last night's episode of "The Bachelorette," the four remaining bachelors took Ashley home to meet their families. You can read all about the details of the episode in Kate's recap, but the thing that stuck out most to me was the fact that each of the guys made sure to emphasize just how…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 19, 2011

Do Your Parents Financially Support You?

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By: Jessica Wakeman / June 13, 2011

Girl Talk: Do Your Parents Have To Break Up With Your Exes, Too?

This story begins with an answering machine. Which means that, yes, it happened a long time ago—I believe in 2003. I was at home in North Carolina visiting my parents, and on the second day of my stay, I plunged my key in the lock of the front door, dropped my bag on the table…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 19, 2011

4 Things I’ve Learned Moving Back In With My Parents As An Adult

When I first moved back home with my parents after a nasty breakup, there was much to be embarrassed about. What was a 26-year-old (and eventually 27-year-old) doing moving back into her childhood bedroom? Why couldn't I have become an investment banker so I had thousands of dollars saved for a situation like that?
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 25, 2011

Girl Talk: I Broke Up With My Parents

My parents are still married. They just celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary. But when I saw them again it was separately, first one then the other. It had to be this way. Seeing both of them for the first time in over two years would have just been too much. See, I broke up with…
By: Rachel White / March 9, 2011

Dear Wendy: “How Can I Tell My Boyfriend’s Parents That I Don’t Want Their Crap?”

I've been in a relationship for a year and a half and everything is going great between us. We even plan to move in together this summer. The plan is to move into the apartment that my boyfriend's parents currently live in — it legally belongs to him but his parents pay for all the…
By: Wendy Atterberry / January 18, 2011

Dater X: How The Heck Have My Parents Been Married For 40 Years?

For most single women out there, New Year's Eve is a big deal. On December 31st, we'll get all dolled up—preferably in sequins and heavy eyeliner—and hit the town in our 2011 New Year's Eve glasses. (Question: How exactly are those going to work?) It's one of the few nights a year where debaucherous drinking…
By: Dater X / December 28, 2010