Posts tagged "parents"

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

Have You Had To Move Back In With Your Folks?

Despite reports to the contrary, the recession seems to be alive and well--especially if you ask those of us in our 20s and 30s who are still looking for jobs, and who might have had to move back home. I know all too well what that's like. When I was 26, I returned from a…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 21, 2010

Money 101: How To Help Your Parents Through The Recession

It seems like the floundering economy has taken its toll on everyone in some way or another. Maybe you ended up in the unemployment line, or maybe your pantry’s stocked with nothing but store-brand food. And while the financial environment may have led you to cringe whenever you look at your checking account statement, our…

By: Colleen Meeks / November 22, 2010

Dear Wendy: “Can A Vacation Fling Turn Into The Real Thing?”

A couple of months ago I went on a foreign vacation and met a great guy. For a few days we connected, laughed, talked, and had great sex. I left him with a hug and "it was wonderful," and thought that would be it. I wasn't going to let myself fall into any "How Stella…

By: Wendy Atterberry / October 28, 2010

Money 101: How To Make The Most Of Reverse Empty-Nesting

Sometimes when you hit rock bottom, there’s only one place to go – back home with Mom and Dad. As layoffs and overwhelming debt are knocking members of our generation on their asses, many are flocking home to the safety net they couldn’t wait to escape at age 18. There isn’t any shame in going…

By: Colleen Meeks / October 22, 2010

Kids Answer The Question: “What Is Love?”

How do kids define love? The Map Is Not the Territory asked real kids: "What is love?" The answers are adorable. A few of our favorites after the jump.

By: Susannah Breslin / September 30, 2010

Gay Celebrity Men Who Have Started Families

Congrats to Neil Patrick Harris, who announced this weekend that he and his partner are expecting twins. Sadly, NPH also announced that he is planning to take a break from the biz to be a full-time daddy once the babies arrive. We will miss him, but I'm sure those babies will be stupid cute. After…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 18, 2010

Girl Talk: My Parents Would Freak If They Knew I Was On Unemployment

"I’d rather see you strip at Stilettos than take help from the government," my dad once told me. According to him, the most disgraceful thing I could do was be on the dole. As the daughter of successful New York State Republicans, I was nurtured on the GOP gin 'n’ juice. But apparently, the bottle…

By: Lianne Stokes / July 27, 2010

Black Parents Confused When They Give Birth To White, Blond Baby

A black Nigerian couple got quite the shock when wife Angela Ihegboro gave birth to a baby ... who is a white, blond-haired, blue-eyed girl. The birth left both parents speechless for several minutes, before the father, Ben, broke the silence with, "What the flip?" What the flip, indeed! Scientists have yet to come u…

By: Kelli Bender / July 22, 2010

Dear Wendy: “My Parents Are So Overbearing”

I am a college sophomore who has returned home for the summer for the free food and lodging and a spectacular summer job. Life with my parents is pretty tough though, and we are having a hard time with boundaries. I don't have a car, so I am dependent on my mother to take me…

By: Wendy Atterberry / July 11, 2010

Dear Wendy: “I Can’t Stand My Boyfriend’s Parents”

My boyfriend and I have been dating for two years, and both just graduated from college. Although I love him dearly and very much want to be with him, I can't stand his overbearing and controlling parents. They don't view my boyfriend as an adult whatsoever, and he's too scared to stand up and say…

By: Wendy Atterberry / July 6, 2010

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend’s Jealous Of My Relationship With My Mother”

I'm 27 years old and for as long as I've been dating, my mom has always gotten in the middle of my relationships. I should preface this by saying that we are very close, I am her only child, and I love her dearly, but this has been a continual problem. She either hates who…

By: Wendy Atterberry / July 1, 2010

When Should The Parents Meet Each Other?

Meeting the parents — you meet his, he meets yours — is always a big milestone in a relationship. But what is less discussed but equally as stressful is when both of your parents meet each other. At some point when things have gotten mucho serious they kind of have to meet, right? My mother…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 20, 2010

NJ Parents Freak Over Boys’ “Crossdressing” Fashion Show At Elementary School

It's never too early to reinforce gender roles! Wilkins Elementary School in Maple Shade Township has canceled its third grade class' Women's History Month fashion show after (wait for it ... ) a parent complained that the boys and girls were both asked to create an outfit from a period of women's history, like the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 13, 2010

How Did You Get Out Past Curfew? The Frisky Shares Our Sneakiest Stories

Being a teenager totally sucked. But it especially sucked when my parents arbitrarily made up rules. Some nights they were whatevs about a curfew, but other nights they'd randomly say "be home by midnight!" or "be home by 11!" Inconsistent parenting like that was very, very frustrating — especially since I was basically good kid…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 19, 2010

Cute Or Creepy? New MA Senator Scott Brown Announces His Daughters Are “Available”

Eeeek, you think your parents are embarrassing? Republican Scott Brown won a Senate seat in Massachusetts last night and used his victory speech to announce his college-aged daughters are single and ready to mingle. Arianna, who is pre-med at Syracuse, and Ayla, who appeared on "American Idol" and is a student at Boston College, stood…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 20, 2010

Parents Group Is In A Tizzy Over The “Gossip Girl” Threesome Episode

The Parents Television Council has asked CW affiliates not to air the much-anticipated threesome episode of "Gossip Girl" because airing the teen menage a trois would be "reckless and irresponsible," said the group's president Tim Winter in a statement Wednesday. The group says on its website that "the show conveys the message that sex i…

By: Annika Harris / November 6, 2009

Bad Celebrity Parents: Jon And Kate Gosselin Signal The End Of The Mel Gibson Daddy Fantasy

Jonand Kate Gosselinbrought this on. They won't go away, and they've dragged their bad parenting blame game so far into the bright center of the media spotlight that it doesn't even matter I never watched the show. I know who they are and occasionally find myself taking sides, which I shouldn't. They both seem crazy.

By: Erica Maxwell / October 16, 2009

Lies Parents Tell

Our friends over at Lemondrop hipped us to a new study that says many parents lie to get their children to behave. For instance, parents tell their kids the police will arrest them for crying too much or that if they sit too close to the TV they'll go blind. When I was younger, my…

By: Annika Harris / October 1, 2009

Mom’s Narcissism Could Be Ruining Your Love Life

I was raised in a household that revolved around my mother. She was a narcissist, someone who, according to Wendy Behary, director of the Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey and author of Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed is "often self-absorbed and preoccupied with a need to achieve the perfect image…

By: YourTango.com / August 23, 2009