Lies I Tell My Toddler

All parents lie. My parents, your parents, your grandparents, me, and, if you're a parent, you. This is not, as our teenage selves suspect, due to any malicious desire to manipulate and deceive. Lying to our children is a goodamn necessity to make every day existence not only a harmonious as possible, but bearable. To… » 7/09/14 8:59pm Today 8:59pm

Police Arrest Mother Who Abandoned Baby on Subway Platform

Police arrested 20-year-old Frankea Dabbs on abandonment charges after she purposely left her seven-month-old daughter in her stroller on a subway platform at Columbus Circle Monday. Dabbs was spotted on the Upper West Side around midnight Tuesday by someone who recognized her from security footage released by… » 7/08/14 10:56pm Yesterday 10:56pm

Japanese Official Chastised for Not Being Married with Children

During a debate Wednesday, a female member of Tokyo's city assembly was attacked by her male colleagues after she advocated for government assistance for women who are struggling to have children. Their comments – about how she should get married and whether she's able to bear children herself – have prompted a large… » 6/20/14 2:00pm 6/20/14 2:00pm

Want to Have Sex While Divorcing? You May Need a Court Order in MA

Divorce can be hell. A relationship is ending, there's paperwork galore, and then you have to decide who gets what. And it gets exponentially harder if kids are involved. Well, someone's finally thinking of the children! Massachusetts State Senator Richard J. Ross has introduced a new bill that, if passed, will… » 3/22/14 5:00pm 3/22/14 5:00pm

4-Year-Old Fashion Designer Makes Amazing Gowns Out Of Paper

Mayhem (not her real name, but an excellent name for a fashion house) is only 4 years old and she's already crafting amazing paper versions of awards show gowns and runway creations. She's been designing for the past nine months, and according to her mom, Angie, she's gotten the process down to a science, knowing just… » 2/27/14 8:40pm 2/27/14 8:40pm

​Disney Indoctrinating Ohio Kids With The Gospel Of Fracking [Updated]

The Axis Powers of Disney, the oil industry, and pop music have joined forces to launch a campaign to brainwash the children of Ohio's public school system into supporting the practices of the oil and gas industry of Ohio. Because you can do anything if you have a dream, a shit ton of oil money, and an excess of… » 1/10/14 9:20am 1/10/14 9:20am

Adorable Kid Busts Out a Nonsense Solo During Christmas Pageant

This Christmas pageant seems to be going about as well as children's pageants can go when all of a sudden one kid — who mysteriously remains off-camera (in the shadows, as it were, like a super villain) — busts out an inarticulate solo, suddenly making the pageant awesome. Or at least worth the small amount of iPad… » 1/05/14 1:00pm 1/05/14 1:00pm

Now You Can Rent Expensive Clothes for Your Child to Sneeze All Over

I've worked with lots of kids and the one thing I've never thought as a child gleefully threw sand at my face and then wiped their entire face on their shirt was "damn, I wish that kid was wearing Stella McCartney right now." Don't get me wrong, kids look adorable in tuxedos and party gowns, but I don't know if they… » 1/04/14 4:30pm 1/04/14 4:30pm

An Incredibly Touching Father/Daughter Tribute to Mom Who Died Young

A widowed father, in a tribute to his late wife who died of cancer at 31, staged a photoshoot with the couple's young daughter that's as gorgeous as it is sad as a sort of "farewell" to the house the family once shared. Seriously, grab the onions and a large knife; you're going to need a solid cry alibi to explain… » 12/17/13 6:15pm 12/17/13 6:15pm

Poll Reveals America Thinks Women Should Have Babies By Age 26

Sometimes, as a woman, I find myself adrift on a rudderless sea of indecision bereft of the opinions of others weighing in on my conduct. How should I dress? Should I be thin or what? Should I do anything to my face to make it look different? How should I conduct myself sexually? How should I age? When should I talk?… » 11/11/13 6:00pm 11/11/13 6:00pm

If Yelling at Kids Is as Harmful as Spanking, What the Hell Is Left?

I grew up in Tennessee in the 1980s. This means that when I wasn't being spanked by a paddle, a hand, a belt, or a switch of my own choosing, I was being yelled at. Clearly, I have an extremely well adjusted attitude towards authority figures and a deep, abiding love for all mankind. Which is why it comes as zero… » 11/05/13 11:00am 11/05/13 11:00am