If You Could Choose Your Parenting Choice Again, Would You?

You would think that choosy moms choose their choice and would choose it again. But not always. A recent informal experiment into whether stay-at-home mothers would also advise other soon-to-be moms to stay at home now that they've walked a mile in their own choice shoes produced some interesting results about… » 3/30/14 2:00pm 3/30/14 2:00pm

Bristol Palin Is Trying to Pick a Pointless Fight With Wendy Davis

Today in awful people news: Bristol Palin — America's mean older sister — has THANKFULLY weighed in on the whole Wendy Davis (non) scandal and accused the Texas politician of being a gold digger, an abortion lover and a terrible mother. Aw, BriBri. You are as cruel as your hair is shiny. Can I hang out in your room???? » 1/29/14 12:40pm 1/29/14 12:40pm

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

Hot Right Now: Letting Your Newborn Keep His Placenta for Six Days

Okay, brace yourself. There's a birthing technique that will allow you to live in a house with a Keurig and some wifi but still keep the umbilical cord attached from your baby to its placenta postpartum until it detaches on its own, about a week later, just like chimpanzees do. Sure, it requires lugging the thing… » 10/28/13 1:00pm 10/28/13 1:00pm

Some Ladies Just Don't Give a Shit About Having It All

Lost in the debate about having it all, wanting it real bad, reaching for the brass ring and living a life mired in the anxiety of striver-driven perfection that comes with it are all the women who just don't give a fuck. True, we are not that loud and not that pissed. Sure, we care about stuff, but only up to a point… » 10/11/13 11:50am 10/11/13 11:50am

You Don't Have to be a Rich Asshole to Raise a Successful Kid

If you are a rich person living in a Big City and the only definition of success you can picture looks like private school —> Ivy League —> hedge fund manager, then please, go read this story about ethical parenting over at New York mag, which should really be called "Things Rich People With Kids Will Relate To," and which … » 10/08/13 11:59am 10/08/13 11:59am

How to Still Have a Drink When You Have a Newborn

You know how even though you have a kid, you're still you, which means you still want a beer sometimes? And how the logistics of having that beer suddenly seem more difficult than the entire coordinating of having your baby including the insurance? That is because the world is not set up for you to have a beer and have … » 9/12/13 3:40pm 9/12/13 3:40pm

Are These the Worst Places in America to Raise Babies?

The Daily Beast put together a list of places that they claim are the worst places to raise babies in America. The whole list probably should've just said: AMERICA, but they wanted to narrow it down to the absolute shittiest. Using the criteria of cost, amount of ob/gyns, and commute time, they decided where you… » 8/23/13 10:00am 8/23/13 10:00am

Stop Acting Like "Bouncing Back" From Labor is Even Possible

America is not for pussies. Literally. For proof, look no further than the cultural expectations we place on the newly postpartum woman — to get up, get moving, lose the weight, get the hell out of bed and back up on a dick. I can't believe we don’t have a reality show competition for fastest postpartum recovery. Oh… » 8/20/13 12:20pm 8/20/13 12:20pm

Breastfeeding Mom Takes No Shit From Lady Who Tells Her to Cover Up

Lucy Eades of Burleson, Texas, was nursing her 16-day-old daughter while her other daughter was in dance class. An employee of the Burleson Recreation Center took it upon herself to be the boob police and asked Eades to cover up Those Which Are Most Sacred. Awesomely, Eades didn't back down and correctly informed the… » 8/09/13 10:00am 8/09/13 10:00am

Waitress Pays for a Breastfeeding Mom's Dinner

Public breastfeeding is a topic mired in scandal. Well, maybe not scandal, but it's more like — some people really, really hate to see tits when they're not within the confines of their own darkened bedroom/strip club. It's almost as if dem titties (read: women's bodies) exist purely for male pleasure, or maybe some… » 7/19/13 10:50am 7/19/13 10:50am