Florida Mom Arrested After Beating Up 12-Year Old To Stop Bullying

I first read about fighting fire with fire in an old Tin-Tin comic I had borrowed from the library in the hopes that I would one day be interested in adventure (no. It's the napping life for me). In the comic, Tin Tin sets some grass on fire to put out another fire that is coming towards him and his merry band of… » 3/08/14 5:30pm 3/08/14 5:30pm

Disappointment Alert: The Mom Pilot Was Terrible

I know, I know. I wanted Mom (the new CBS show starring Allison Janney and Anna Faris) to be good, too. It's a sitcom with two strong female leads and an excellent supporting cast (which includes Badger from Breaking Bad), so that alone gives it potential. Unfortunately the bad (it's a multi-camera sitcom produced by » 9/24/13 2:00pm 9/24/13 2:00pm

Mom Pours 2-Year-Old a Sippy Cup of Beer Because He 'Kept Reaching' for…

There are already so many reasons for Arizona to be beaming with pride. They hardly needed another feather in their cap, but it looks like they've got one anyway: a mother in Phoenix was arrested earlier this week after she put beer in her son's sippy cup while they were eating at a local pizza place. » 7/06/12 9:30am 7/06/12 9:30am

Teenager Has an Amazingly Sweet Talk With His Dad While Looped Out…

It's official: we need a new law that requires all parents to film their children after they have dental procedures done and post them to YouTube. Otherwise we might miss seeing people like Chaddy, who has just had his wisdom teeth pulled. He takes a little while to really ramp up, but boy does he deliver. At one… » 6/12/12 11:15pm 6/12/12 11:15pm

Your Evening Cry: A Son Lovingly Describes His Mother's Final Moments

Filmmaker Shot at the Dark talked to a young man named Jason about the time he spent with his mother as she died following a heart attack. It was made in 2010, but it's well worth revisiting as Mother's Day comes to a close. From his incredibly eloquent description of something so painful, it's clear not only how much… » 5/13/12 11:55pm 5/13/12 11:55pm

If Your Kid Is Fat, You Might Not Even Know It

When it comes to evaluating their children, parents aren't known for objectivity. After all, everyone usually thinks their kids are above average in every way, even though that is statistically impossible. But it turns out, strangely, that many parents are not very good at telling when their kids are above average in… » 5/08/12 11:30am 5/08/12 11:30am

Turns Out Dads Get Postpartum Depression Just as Often as Moms

We usually think of postpartum depression as the domain solely of mothers, since they're, you know, the ones who are literally post-partum. But a new study has found that, in fact, fathers suffer from postpartum depression at a very similar rate to mothers. Whoa. It's like how dads get sympathy cravings while their… » 4/27/12 10:00am 4/27/12 10:00am

Boy Gets Frighteningly Creative and Attacks His Mom With a Pop Tart

When you first learn that you're pregnant, of all the possible scenarios you play out in your mind of the many joys and pains your future child could bring you, would you ever, ever in a million years think to yourself, "Someday we're going to be hanging around the house on a Saturday afternoon, and we'll get into an… » 3/04/12 11:55pm 3/04/12 11:55pm

Federal Judge Sends Insanely Racist Email Implying Obama's Mom Fucked a…

Judges are primarily known for one thing: their good judgment. But that is the opposite of what Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull used when he decided to send an email to six of his "'old buddies' and acquaintances" containing an exceedingly racist joke about President Obama. Oh, and he sent it from his… » 3/01/12 9:30am 3/01/12 9:30am

Listen To Nadya Suleman Say "Babies Disgust Me"

A couple of weeks ago, In Touch reported that in an interview, Nadya "Octomom" Suleman said that she hated babies. When Suleman visited the Today show on July 8, she claimed that In Touch's story was libelous slander and that she was considering legal action. Today, however, an audio file of the interview has been… » 7/19/11 3:30pm 7/19/11 3:30pm

The Best Mother's Day Gift Is Not A Thing

As Mother's Day approaches, the television becomes inundated with commercials for flower delivery, chocolate-covered strawberries, sappy greeting cards and weird heart-shaped pendant necklaces. If you rely on advertising, it's easy to believe that's what moms want. But you know what moms like even more? A little of… » 5/03/11 3:41pm 5/03/11 3:41pm

Michelle Obama: From Mentor With Moxie To Mom

Rebecca Traister's piece for Salon » 11/12/08 2:40pm 11/12/08 2:40pm on deals with the idea that this accomplished lawyer, who has her own, very strong identity, is now a woman who will be picking out dresses to wear to the inaugural ball and finding schools for her daughters. Traister writes: "The Associated Press wondered what kind of first lady…