Guest post by Alison Advocates of abortion like to point out their perceived discrepancy between conservatives wanting less government intrusion and then having the gall to tell women what they should or shouldn’t do with their bodies. It’s really not about a woman’s body. Women can have plastic surgery, go on a crazy diet, exercise, [...]
There’s extended breastfeeding and then there’s e-x-t-e-n-d-e-d breastfeeding. Last night on episode 5 of the HBO show Game of Thrones, which is a period show based in the middle ages, one character, Lysa Arryn, has a scene where she’s breastfeeding her son which has sent the Internets all a flutter. If you don’t watch the [...]
A mother in Montreal Canada, age 25, was accused in 2006 of alleged child neglect and abuse when her then 18-month-old baby was found wandering an apartment complex by himself. He was found by a neighbor with a soiled diaper, covered in soot and inflicted with severe burns. Some of those burns were infected and [...]
European airline, Ryanair, announced recently that it would begin offering adult-only flights. The press release stated, “When it comes to children we all love our own but would clearly prefer to avoid other people’s little monsters when traveling.” Flying can be a stressful experience for anybody. Add a screaming child to the mix, and nobody [...]
Finally! A children’s book us Imperfect Parents can get behind. Of course, it’s not for those parents who have a gigantic, pointy and uncomfortably knobby stick up their ass, but rather for parents who can relate to the night-time chaos, the pleading and negotiating that takes place when mom and/or dad is simply over it [...]
Summer vacation is almost here, and that means weeks of your kids having plenty of spare time on their hands. Stay-at-home parents nationwide will be looking for ways to stave off endless complaints of boredom or trying to come up with good ideas to pry their kids away from the television or computers and get [...]
Social currency is described as “the entirety of actual and potential resources which arise from the presence in social networks and communities, may they be digital or offline.” And nowhere does that seem to be more prevalent than within the parenting blogosphere. It’s the grown-up, digital equivalent of the pen pals we had as kids [...]
As cliche as it is, we keep hearing how 40 is the new 30 and 50 is the new 40 yada, yada. At 41 years of age myself, I stuck a proverbial fork in my uterus and called it a day 8 years ago, after my second son was born. One chapter done, turn the [...]
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