Akash Vukoti, age six, is the youngest speller in this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee, and for that I just wanna say, “C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S,” and then swaddle him in a blanket and sing him to sleep.
People toss a lot of unsolicited advice your way when you’re trying to get pregnant. Advice like, “Try acupuncture.” Or “Don’t stress.” Or, my personal favorite, “You should hang upside down after sex.”
As much as you might prepare for the birth of your child, chances are something unexpected will happen. Some moms have had glorious orgasms giving birth, while others’ experiences were more torturous. From uncontrollable poops to the need for new shoes, here are the gritty “secrets” about childbirth you might not have…
In February 2015, Indiana’s House unanimously passed approving baby boxes, climate-controlled boxes that function a bit like incubators where unwanted newborns can be safely left. The proposal passed earlier this year, and, late last month, baby boxes began to be installed throughout the state.
Sports babies like Riley Curry, Derrick Rose Jr., and T.J. Smith have been resting on their laurels lately, and haven’t done anything impossibly cute. That’s why my current favorite sports baby is Naya Fowler, the two-year-old child of Cubs outfielder Dexter Fowler and his wife Darya.
Jamie Gilt, a 31-year-old Jacksonville, Florida woman, was shot with a legally-purchased gun by her four-year-old son on Tuesday. Authorities found her in the driver’s seat of a truck by the side of a road; her son was sitting in the back seat.
American Girl is releasing a new doll to celebrate its 30th anniversary: Melody Ellison joins the lineup of dolls with unique stories from different periods of American history. She will also be the company’s third black doll.
A group of hundreds of people covering their faces and wearing armbands reportedly threatening to attack refugee children in Sweden this week, in what’s being called a hate crime against foreigners.
YouTube dudes the Fine Brothers apparently have a lot of friends with kids in the six-to-tween age range—their Kids React! series is a frequent and enjoyable series—and recently they solicited said kids’ opinions on Adele, platinum smasher and, for some, deal-breaker. As you can see, these children candidly posed some…
One of the things Carly Fiorina learned as CEO of HP was how to make use of available resources. On Wednesday, that meant capitalizing on the presence of little kids while on a campaign stop at the Greater Des Moines botanical garden. No longer were they preschoolers on a field trip—now, without the permission of…
Tig Notaro and her wife Stephanie are expecting twins! The comedian made the announcement on Saturday, January 16 on her Facebook page.
Attention weary scholars: by the powers vested in The School Company and Rapunzel, you get an extra week of winter vacation. At least, that’s what the extremely official letter pictured above tells us.
A Florida woman was arrested after five small children who were in her care were found crossing a busy highway alone. The kids, aged one to five, were all wearing heavily soiled diapers and unable to say who their parents were.
A report released Thursday has found “gross institutional failure” on the part of the United Nations for failing to investigate claims that French peacekeepers sexually abused children in the Central African Republic—a failure that ultimately led to more cases of abuse.
Ted Cruz epitomizes a certain kind of quiet, lonely sadism that screams, “Don’t let me near your children.” Surprisingly, people keep doing it.
New York City private and parochial schools with at least 300 students will soon be guarded by taxpayer-funded security guards, thanks to legislation that is set to be approved by the City Council on Monday.
It is heartening to see the number of paternity leave programs increase across the U.S. and, as as recent study out of the University of California Santa Barbara reports, it is having a meaningful impact. In California, where paid-family leave was sanctioned by law in 2004, fathers are 46 percent more likely to take…
Justin Trudeau, Canada’s new handsome Prime Minister, should thank his taxpayers for footing the bill for his nannies—particularly after he went on the record during his campaign to say that wealthy families like his didn’t need extra government subsidies for childcare.
A recent op-ed in the New York Times suggests that being dishonest with children about ugliness (their own or others’) does them a disservice—some people are just better looking, so why not tell it like it is from an early age? It’s an interesting theory, but a tricky one to apply in real life.
In April, several months before Rachel Dolezal became head jester of racial appropriation court, Rush Limbaugh called celebrated black image activist and feminist Michaela Angela Davis, “a mixed-race little orphan Annie.” The statement was shockingly ugly, a blatant reminder from the court’s self-appointed king that,…