Posts tagged "parents"

Eye Roll: Parents Sue Over Yoga In Public Schools Because It “Promotes Eastern Religions”

Sometimes I do not have anything deeper to say other than “Shut up.”

And those are my choice words for the California parents who are suing their children’s…

Jessica Wakeman | February 22, 2013 - 1:20 pm

True Story: What You Don’t Know — But Should — About Single Mothers

I’m going to propose something that may seem radical, given the hysteria that single motherhood seems to conjure in American society. The typical single mother? She doesn’t exist.

Marlee Sheaffer | December 12, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: This House Is Not Just A House & Other Thoughts On My Dad’s Death

In the few days following my dad’s passing a few weeks ago, I received flowers from friends and coworkers, endless phone calls, emails and Facebook messages expressing condolences, and more…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 26, 2012 - 2:00 pm

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,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 15, 2012 - 10:00 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 14, 2012 - 10:00 am

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…

Avital Norman Nathman | October 4, 2012 - 1:00 pm

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…

Rachel Krause | July 25, 2012 - 3:20 pm

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | June 15, 2012 - 4:00 pm

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | June 15, 2012 - 10:00 am

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 30, 2012 - 12:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 18, 2012 - 3:40 pm

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…

Kate Torgovnick/ | March 20, 2012 - 8:00 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | December 13, 2011 - 4:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 4, 2011 - 12:00 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | August 8, 2011 - 4:00 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | August 2, 2011 - 12:00 pm

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

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 19, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Do Your Parents Financially Support You?

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Jessica Wakeman | June 13, 2011 - 2:30 pm

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,…

Kate Torgovnick/ | May 19, 2011 - 1:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | March 25, 2011 - 5:00 pm