As my co-worker, and everyone’s favorite Mommyish writer, Eve Vawter, would say: doublefuckingnewsflash, people.
Turns out there is zero overlap between the Top 10 Names on the great parenting resource Nameberry and the U.S. Government’s official SSA list — for either girls or boys. More
At 31, Kim felt the ticking of her biological clock — no doubt pressured by her sister Kourtney’s two children and Khloe’s solid marriage — but refused to be a slave to it. Instead she was proactive and took her fertility into her own hands. Fast forward just four months and Kim is seriously in love and pregnant. Rest assured though ladies, this doesn’t only happen in the land of celebrities. More
I might not understand gun culture, but I do understand common sense — possibly unlike Driver Elementary School in Suffolk, Virginia. More
In writing, the rule of three is a principle to live by. Experts claim that when grouped in threes, your jokes are funnier, your examples more effective, and your structure more satisfying. So why does this rule just go to complete crap when it comes to parenting? Turns out three is the family size with the most problems. More
In just the past few days there have been half a dozen articles painting a portrait of Generation Y, or the Millennials, as materialistic, entitled, delusional, lazy and greedy. What’s bringing on this slew of criticism? A recent study co-authored by psychologist Jean Twenge. Every outlet lapped up her conclusions, quick to pick on the iGeneration, but not one of them offered another theory behind the answers from the high school seniors. Meanwhile, while I read article after article, all I could think was “maybe millennials are not delusional, maybe these kids just value work-life balance?” More
I was excited to see the opinion piece, “Warren Buffett is bullish … on women” in Fortune magazine pop up in my Twitter feed. Warren Buffett staking claim in the feminist world? I love it! The 140 character invite told me Warren Buffett was demanding all men get on board. Sounded great, until I read his reasons why. More
But this set of “Irish twins” were born in Ireland — 87 days apart. And there was no slight of hand involved — these twins were conceived at the same time and carried by the same mother in the same womb. I’m still wondering how that is possible myself. More
I really hope this is a tabloid trend. More
I can’t believe I’m saying this in the year 2013, but from the results of this study it seems that jobs in medicine, engineering, the law or finance really are no jobs for women. More
It was my own experience with infertility that led me to create a program like Longbottom’s regimen. I consider myself extremely lucky — after two years of trying to conceive, I did so without medical intervention. More
It’s time for a game of “would you rather?” brought to you by the recent fashion choices of our favorite mom to hate Gwyneth Paltrow and mom-to-be to hate on, Kim Kardashian. More
With years of experience in the working world, I’m a little jaded about career paths and my realities of work-life balance in a highly competitive, male-dominated field. So it makes sense that I’ve said if I could go back and give my young self advice it would be this: ditch the career and just go get a job.
But nothing makes me feel better than a young person who embodies that “love your work” spirit and not only wants to make her passion her career, but is taking steps to actually make it happen. And she’s only in seventh grade. More
I want my kids to be aware and empowered – physically, emotionally and intellectually. I hope to raise them to be strong and verbal children who know limits and boundaries of all kinds. I intend to keep lines of communication as open as possible – around their feelings, their concerns, and their bodies. But if you are telling me none of that will be possible if I don’t teach them the words penis and vulva, we might be in trouble. More
So her arrest details blew the cover off Reese’s well-orchestrated profile, but honestly she never hid the clues that this hellion was lurking underneath. My mother told me you can tell a lot about a person by the company they keep, and Reese spends a lot of time with less than perfect angels. More