I Don’t Care if Kids Can't Go to the Wedding, Just Make the Invite Clear

Are adult-only weddings selfish? Are weddings with kids lame? Before we even try to answer that, I’ve got a more pressing concern: Approximately 99 percent of the time I’m invited to a wedding, I can’t even tell if it’s OK to bring my kid or not, so I have to spend extra time and effort deciding whether or not I… » 7/02/15 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm

Don't Listen to Assholes Who Tell You When to Have Kids

For the first time in seven years, the birth rate has risen. The 1 percent increase is attributed to women in their 30s and 40s popping ‘em out a smidge faster. But, before you begin to celebrate the expansion of motherhood’s age range, here are a bunch of statistics from a piece at Quartz that says that those older… » 6/23/15 12:15pm 6/23/15 12:15pm

Watch Steph Curry's Daughter Riley Steal Daddy's Press Conference

If you’re following the NBA playoffs, you know after every game there’s a press conference that athletes must endure. It’s often filled with boring questions about them sports-ing hard but last night, Golden State Warrior Steph Curry brought his daughter Riley to the show and oh, was she ever ready for her close-up;… » 5/20/15 10:50am 5/20/15 10:50am

New Line of Dolls For Kids With Disabilities is Created After Campaign

Toy Like Me is a recent Facebook campaign calling for more representation and diversity in the toy industry with their main goal being the production of toys for children with disabilities. The page features submissions from parents who have given makeovers to existing toys to better represent their kids. Makies, a UK… » 5/16/15 4:45pm 5/16/15 4:45pm

An Interview With the Mother of a 5-Year-Old Fashion Model

Have you ever seen an ad for children’s clothes and wondered, “How did they find these kids?” Adults have Tyra Banks to discover them (...sort of), but who’s going around telling the children in this country that they’re still in the running towards becoming America’s next top child model? Earlier this month I talked… » 5/08/15 12:10pm 5/08/15 12:10pm

Colorado Mom: I Was 'Lunch Shamed' For Giving My Daughter Oreos

An Aurora, Colorado mother named mother named Leeza Pearson packed Oreos as part of her daughter’s lunch and says she was subsequently “shamed” by school administrators. Apparently the teachers confiscated the cookies like they were heroin balloons and sent the child home with a stern note. » 4/30/15 10:10am 4/30/15 10:10am

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

New Trend: Men Wanting Babies, Women Wanting Freedom

It was bound to happen: One day, women would awake from the fog of cultural myth-making to realize that having kids is in fact a lot of work, work that was bound to fall disproportionately on them—maybe even too much work, all said, if you want to get other stuff done or have a low-key existence. And they would decide… » 3/19/15 2:50pm 3/19/15 2:50pm

How Do You Discipline a Child in the Post-Hitting Era?

American children are a bunch of spoiled brats. You've likely heard the refrain repeated for years now, and new verses are always being added. A couple years ago Elizabeth Kolbert's widely shared New Yorker article "Spoiled Rotten" remarked that, "With the exception of the imperial offspring of the Ming dynasty and… » 3/06/15 12:10pm 3/06/15 12:10pm

The Funniest, Weirdest Thing You Did as a Kid

Over the past week, an unnamed Gawker Media dad has been bringing his four-year-old into the office. While you might (somewhat rightfully) be thinking of us as a group of cold and unfeeling bloggers, this little girl has been warming our hearts and making us laugh continually with her adorable and zany antics. The… » 2/20/15 8:40pm 2/20/15 8:40pm

Will Smith Is a Prisoner Of Daughter Willow's Teenage Emotions

Willow Smith might be the famous daughter of a celebrity but she's also a 14-year-old girl full of colliding hormones. You know, like we once were. On Thursday, her dad Will Smith stopped by David Letterman—who's still on, amazing—and talked about the perpetual Teenage Girl Independence Day going on at home and how… » 2/19/15 11:30am 2/19/15 11:30am