Author Archives: Jennifer Malone

Evening Feeding: The Problem With Married Couples Who Choose To Have No Kids

Evening Feeding: The Problem With Married Couples Who Choose To Have No Kids

Get outta the ‘burbs! (Babble)

The lessons we learned from my daughter’s unbearably short life. (HuffPo Parents)

What I saw when I watched my daughter sleep. (Parents.com)

10 reasons why a ladies night is essential. (The Frisky)

Drew Barrymore said WHAT about women? (HuffPo Women)

The complete glossary of hipster hallmarks. (The Hairpin)

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon renew their wedding vows at Disneyland. (Celeb Baby Laundry)

30 cool baby names inspired by great songs. (The Stir)

Is this what your husband’s doing when he’s home with the kids? (YourTango)

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Evening Feeding: What I Never Expected To Hear At Our Parent-Teacher Conference

 Evening Feeding: What I Never Expected To Hear At Our Parent-Teacher Conference

Terrible Twos: Easy like Sunday morning. (HuffPo Parents)

Should sharing be mandated? (Parents.com)

8 shocking facts about pregnancy and childbirth in the United States. (Babble)

Swedish high school debuts gender neutral locker room. (The Frisky)

What I know about stress in my 50s. (HuffPo Women)

What wine goes with your Netflix marathon. (The Hairpin)

Ideas for having a gender reveal party. (Celeb Baby Laundry)

Giuliana Rancic: The hardest thing about motherhood is… (YourTango)

7 things that set off toddler tantrums. (The Stir)

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Evening Feeding: 9 Things The World Should Make For Moms Right Now

Evening Feeding: 9 Things The World Should Make For Moms Right Now

Ways to make moms’ lives easier. (The Stir)

My apology to mommybloggers and husbands everywhere. (Babble)

Bethenny Frankel and daughter Bryn enjoy an ice cream break. (Celeb Baby Laundry)

A letter to my babies on their birthday. (HuffPo Parents)

New sexual assault medical examination guidelines issued by department of justice. (The Frisky)

My foreign mom. (The Hairpin)

Host a drama-free playdate. (Parents.com)

The 5 stages of infertility grief. (HuffPo Women)

What to do if your child is depressed. (YourTango)

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Evening Feeding: I Read All The Baby Sleep Books

 Evening Feeding: I Read All The Baby Sleep Books

What I’ve learned by reading them all. (HuffPo Parents)

Kim Kardashian won’t be doing a naked baby bump photo like Demi Moore and Britney Spears. (Celeb Baby Laundry)

Broken branches on the family tree. (Parents.com)

Ohio tanning salon turns away a woman for being too fat. (The Frisky)

Ranch life. (The Hairpin)

Is your child’s birthday party pissing people off? (Babble)

American Girl Dolls really need to remember their roots. (HuffPo Women)

8 mommy milestones you’ll hit during baby’s first year. (The Stir)

What tragedy can teach us about love. (YourTango)

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Evening Feeding: To All The Moms Who Judge

 Evening Feeding: To All The Moms Who Judge

I love it when people judge my parenting – No really. (HuffPo Parents)

25 things every kid should do before the age of 10. (The Stir)

The ultimate American chick flick road trip guide. (The Frisky)

Doctors warn teens to avoid the cinnamon challenge. (Parents.com)

Shakira is finding motherhood difficult. (Celeb Baby Laundry)

When to tell someone they might be gross. (The Hairpin)

What to pack when you’re a travelling working mom. (Babble)

Yes, potty-training mishaps do belong on Facebook: So get over it. (Your Tango)

I don’t have cancer. I had a mastectomy anyway. (HuffPo Women)

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Add ‘Do You Own A Gun?’ To The List Of Questions You Ask Parents Before Sending Your Kid On A Playdate

Add 'Do You Own A Gun?' To The List Of Questions You Ask Parents Before Sending Your Kid On A Playdate

Obviously guns and gun ownership is a hotly debated topic to say the least. Asking a parent you don’t know very well about that status of guns in their home has the potential to be all shades of judgey. But as someone who’s always believed in the old adage “better safe than sorry,” I think if a parent wants to know they should feel free to ask. What can it hurt? If the parents do own guns they have the opportunity to explain whether or not their guns are stored somewhere safely. The other parent can decide for themselves if they want their child there playing or not. More »

Evening Feeding: 15 Healthier Twists On Kids’ Favorite Desserts

 Evening Feeding: 15 Healthier Twists On Kids' Favorite Desserts

Healthy alternatives from cookies to ice cream. (Babble)

Edward Norton and Shauna Robertson welcome their first child together. (Celeb Baby Laundry)

15 things never to say to biracial kids. (The Stir)

8 ways to deal with this scary, awful, crappy week. (The Frisky)

Should you go gluten-free? (Parents.com)

11 impotence cures through the ages. (The Hairpin)

Talking with my daughter about the bombing. (HuffPo Parents)

10 animal moms who love their babies. (YourTango)

The problem with Dove’s real beauty sketches campaign. (HuffPo Women)

How to protect your child from bullies and build their self-confidence. (Money Crashers)

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New Movie Ratings System Discerns Whether That R-Rated Film Includes Harmless Nudity Or Newtown Level Violence

New Movie Ratings System Discerns Whether That R-Rated Film Includes Harmless Nudity Or Newtown Level Violence

For years the MPAA’s ratings system for movies have been pretty vague — and not all that helpful to parents. Painted with a broad stroke, the ratings system didn’t specify which exact content in the films caused them to be given the ratings they received. There is also the little issue of failing to take into consideration that some parents may not care so much about their children witnessing nudity or bad language — but were more concerned with violence in film. But now the MPAA has announced a revamped ratings system to provide more information to parents, which I think is long overdue. More »

Evening Feeding: Get Your Career Confidence Back After Maternity Leave

 Evening Feeding: Get Your Career Confidence Back After Maternity Leave

6 ways to get your career back on track after baby. (The Stir)

Tori Spelling shows off 45 pound post-baby weight loss. (Celeb Baby Laundry)

That time that I wanted to be pregnant so badly that I actually convinced myself that I was. (Babble)

Why I’m glad someone told me to stop breastfeeding in public. (HuffPo Parents)

Girl talk: Stop telling me I should focus on getting my old body back. (The Frisky)

Lies my spam folder tells me about myself. (The Hairpin)

Inner beauty: What men don’t tell you. (YourTango)

5 things every pregnant woman should know (though your doctor won’t tell you). (Parents.com)

Childfree by choice: How I almost convinced myself to become a mother. (HuffPo Women)

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Oregon High School Student Who Faked Pregnancy For Her Senior Project Deserves An A+++

Oregon High School Student Who Faked Pregnancy For Her Senior Project Deserves An A+++

When I was a senior in high school we made some lame attempts at senior pranks. One of which was stealing all the clocks in the classrooms. I felt really cool because I was able to procure what was seen by many as the forbidden clock, the one in the teacher’s lounge. But this high school senior in Oregon is way cooler and braver than I ever was.

Maria Miranda of Forest Grove High School took it upon herself to create her own social experiment for her senior project on stereotyping when she faked a pregnancy. She wanted to see what kind of reactions she would receive from her peers (much like Gaby Rodriguez who later wrote a book about her faux teen pregnancy project).

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