Gillian Anderson Would Rather Her Daughter Not Chase After Men

Gillian Anderson, the disbelieving Agent Scully from The X-Files, was a bit of a romantic when she was a young, Los Angeles-bound woman, and though following her then-boyfriend from New York to L.A. eventually led to her getting the sweet X-Files gig at the age of 24, she hopes her daughter doesn’t succumb to such… » 5/05/13 5:00pm 5/05/13 5:00pm

Swedish Doctors Carry-Out First Successful Mother-Daughter Uterus…

More than a year after kicking around the procedure's viability, doctors at the University of Goteborg in Sweden have performed the first mother-to-daughter uterus transplants, though they're saving all the back-patting for when (or if) the daughters, who began IVF treatment before the surgery, actually conceive. » 9/18/12 9:15pm 9/18/12 9:15pm

Please, Please, Please: Do Not Make Your Kid The Center Of Your Universe

It's so hard to know whether becoming a parent will ruin your life or be the only thing that makes it worth living. We may not get a grand verdict anytime soon, but new research has at least figured out one thing: moms who believe they are the most important person in their baby's life and that they should always put… » 7/06/12 5:30pm 7/06/12 5:30pm

Nature Is Cruel: Women Who Are Afraid of Giving Birth Have Longer Labors

No matter how you slice it, childbirth is scary. You're trying to squeeze a pretty large baby head (and shoulders and the rest) through a pretty narrow channel (vagina!), and yes, in theory, your body is designed to do this and it will work—but what if it doesn't? We all know that practically every woman in labor is… » 6/27/12 10:00am 6/27/12 10:00am

Moms and Dads Are Both Equally Capable of Ruining Their Children's Lives

Have you been longing for scientific confirmation of what every adult has figured out in therapy or learned from watching TV? Well, you're in luck. It's now been proven that our parents can fuck us up like almost nothing else can. And it's not just our mothers who mess us up. It turns out our dads are equally… » 6/13/12 2:40pm 6/13/12 2:40pm

Babies Never Leave You, or at Least Their Cells Don't

You might think that once you give birth to a child that they're no longer a part of you physically—except, of course, for the complete control they retain over your heart and mind. Well, think again, because it turns out that during pregnancy some of their cells scatter in your body and stay there for years, maybe… » 6/07/12 1:45pm 6/07/12 1:45pm

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

Man Uses Google Earth to Find His Long Lost Mother

As annoying as Google may sometimes be—yes, I mentioned my dog snoring in an email, but that does not mean all of the ads I see for the next three years should assume I have sleep apnea!—there are many things it's given us that are extremely cool. One of those things is Google Earth, which is awesome in its own right… » 4/15/12 11:55pm 4/15/12 11:55pm

That Thing Where Someone Breaks Into Your House and Tries to Breastfeed…

It looks like we have another thing to add to the list of horrifying things that can happen when you have a baby. Police have arrested a woman in Brookings, South Dakota for breaking into another woman's house and trying to breast feed her baby. The mother called police early Sunday morning after she discovered the… » 4/09/12 9:00pm 4/09/12 9:00pm

Hilarious Girl Discovers She's a Wizard After Getting Her Wisdom Teeth…

This girl's mother was kind enough to film her in her looped out state after she got surgery on her wisdom teeth, and the girl was brave enough to share her crazed ravings on YouTube. Thank goodness she did because it's quite a long, strange trip she takes us on, including this bit of insight: "I'm a wizard! I… » 4/02/12 11:15pm 4/02/12 11:15pm

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