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Lesbian Moms Say Arkansas Won't Put Both Parents on Birth Certificate

Three lesbian couples have sued Arkansas’s state health officials, saying the department refuses to put both parents on their children’s birth certificates. They say the State Health Department will only put the biological mother on a birth certificate, and requires a court order to include the other parent. » 7/14/15 2:15pm 7/14/15 2:15pm

Stop Saying Only Children Will Grow Up to Be Selfish Monsters

Only children are so easy for people to hate. They are, as the caricature goes, spoiled from having been loved and provided for too much, without having to endure the character-building benefits siblings provide: being ignored, being forced to jockey for the TV remote, enduring the humiliation of hand-me-downs, and… » 7/08/15 1:00pm 7/08/15 1:00pm

Should I Fly With My Baby or Just Walk Her From Los Angeles to Detroit?

Recently, Jessica Coen shared a photo here of how I prefer to fly with my tiny child. A lot of folks in the comments thought maybe DCFS should take her from me (be my guest!) because I let her hang out on the floor. Now, this week, a mother — a pregnant mother — was apparently kicked off a United Airlines flight… » 5/28/15 1:30pm 5/28/15 1:30pm

Staten Island Very Upset About Woman Being Walked on Leash at the Mall

There’s no word on whether the below couple enjoying a nice walk through the mall together are doing some sort of art project or participating in something sexual, but concerned folks in Staten Island are shaking their heads at the photo of a man walking a woman on a leash. The shot, which was snapped on Saturday, has… » 5/21/15 4:00pm 5/21/15 4:00pm

A Creative Way to Fly With a Small Child

Courtesy of Jezebel’s own Jane Marie comes a solution to traveling with her daughter, Goldie, who refers to this space as “Goldie’s seat.” Before you scold, please note that the flight crew has never said a word about this. So hey, Goldie, you do you. Whatever it takes to keep a kid quiet and content. » 5/14/15 5:30pm 5/14/15 5:30pm

What's Harming the Children Today? A Dangerous List.

America’s Youths are unusually endangered today, with a variety of societal and environmental factors threatening to really wreck their shit. Take a few minutes, turn your chair around Cool Teacher-style, and make the children and teens in your life aware of the following threats. That is, if they’re at home and not… » 4/24/15 11:30am 4/24/15 11:30am

Study: Time Spent with Your Kid Means Less Than Quality of The Hang

Apparently American parents spend more time with their kids than any other parents in any other country. I for sure thought Swedish parents - with their endless maternity and paternity leave - would win the parental hang time race but the Washington Post attests to American exceptionalism. Rah rah. So how come… » 3/29/15 5:30pm 3/29/15 5:30pm

Everything You Need to Consider Before Having Another Child

In many ways, deciding whether to have another child is even harder than deciding on having the first one. It's a lot more complex than asking "Do we want more children and do we have enough money? Okay, go!" Adding another child is almost like creating a whole new family again. Here are some things you should… » 3/20/15 2:42pm 3/20/15 2:42pm

Indiana Could Approve "Baby Boxes" For Abandoned Newborns 

Indiana could be the first state to approve so-called "baby boxes" for abandoned newborns. The boxes look a bit like bread boxes, but are actually incubators meant to keep a newborn alive until it can be recovered. The boxes would also include an alarm that, once pressed, would alert first responders. » 2/28/15 11:45am 2/28/15 11:45am

Watch Run The Jewels Ask Children About a Woman President, Their Moms

Run the Jewels have had an excellent year: the powerhouse rap/production duo of Killer Mike and El-P dropped Run the Jewels 2 in October and it topped many a critic's best of 2014 list. They also appeared on Letterman, dropped a trippy video, and gave salient dating advice to teenagers. » 2/04/15 2:50pm 2/04/15 2:50pm

Canadian Scientists Did Psychic Experiments on First Nations Kids 

A paper from 1943 unearthed recently in the Canadian national archives reveals that a quack scientist tested children at the Brandon Indian Residential School in Manitoba for psychic abilities. The children were already being used as test subjects in medical "experiments" as well as nutritional ones, which mainly… » 1/16/15 5:20pm 1/16/15 5:20pm

Three-Year-Old Takes 677 Selfies in a Row Because This Is Life Now

Imagine you're a parent with a charming 3-year-old. From time to time, you allow said child to hold your phone and play with it because it's either that or listen to a screaming 3-year-old cry because they want to play with your phone. Imagine now that after you give your phone to your lovely child you discover she… » 12/16/14 10:55pm 12/16/14 10:55pm