The idea that kids are damaged by divorce is not a new one. Children of divorced parents are constantly underperforming those whose families stayed intact. We know boys especially suffer consequences when they are raised apart from their fathers. Every time I hear these statistics, I can’t help but wonder why? My own experience with my parents divorce may be clouding my judgment here, but I was miserable in a household where two parents who didn’t belong together, stayed together. More
Author Archives: Maria Guido
If you have the money and have no interest in carrying a child – why not? I think this is very liberating for women who can afford it. Men have always been able to enjoy parenthood without any of the trials of pregnancy – if their financial state allows it, why shouldn’t women? More
The only nightclub environment I’ve ever been to in a daytime setting was early morning spill-over club parties in San Francisco in the nineties. This is probably why the thought of bringing my toddler to a club during daylight hours makes my skin crawl. But if walking into a club in the middle of the afternoon doesn’t give you flashbacks to all of the horrible decisions you made in your twenties and you live in NYC – you may enjoy Fuzipop. More
In Alicia Silverstone‘s new parenting guide, The Kind Mama, she explains that her son Bear’s healthy, kind, plant-based diet is the reason he’s never been sick. She refuses to vaccinate him, because the bowl of miso soup he has for breakfast every morning is just as effective as injecting him with a vaccine developed by decades of peer-reviewed scientific research and testing. Obviously. More
Being a new mom is hard. Really hard. A recent survey showed 64% of new moms feel stressed and judged if their newborn cries in public. I totally get it – but I think our own insecurities sometimes make us perceive judgment when it may not even be there.
Two brothers who film pranks and stunts for their YouTube channel decided to stage and film a fake kidnapping in the name of “kidnapping awareness.” They scared the crap out of everyone enjoying a sunny day at the park by jumping out of a van with masks on, grabbing a young child, and driving off. Great idea, guys. More
It makes a whole lot of sense to shift the conversation about what women are paid, to what the men in their lives are paid. Need I point out the obvious that there are plenty of women who have no men in their lives? How about the fact that dual income families account for 42% of households? But women should not worry about what they are paid, they should instead concentrate on making the pay gap even wider so their men are paid more to make up for what they aren’t earning because of the pay gap. Are you confused yet? You should be – because this woman makes no sense.
Should there be video footage of the birth of your child? My knee-jerk reaction is “no.” I don’t want to see my vagina stretched to its limits. Birth is a beautiful thing – blah, blah, blah. But really, before inviting a videographer into your hospital suite, birthing center, or living room, you should really ask yourself – is anyone going to watch this thing?
I think we’re all very familiar with the idea that moms experience varying levels of depression after they give birth. Why don’t we hear more about what dads go through? It’s a serious question and one that I’m kind of shocked I’ve never spent too much time thinking about. More
Pregnant Woman Dies After Doctor Removes Wrong Organ
Scandal Star's Wife Says He Threatened A Murder-Suicide
Source: The Frisky
Meet The NEW ADHD Diagnosis
X-Men Director Accused Of Drugging And Raping Underage Boy
Source: The Frisky
6-Year-Old Caught On Camera Driving Motorcycle Down Highway
Source: The Stir
So with all of the merchandise disappearing off the shelves, what is a parent who refuses to explain the concept of supply and demand supposed to do? Bid exorbitant amounts of money on Ebay of course! I am so mad I didn’t scoop up some of this merch to sell to these suckers. More
Rape culture is certainly taking it’s toll – and the results are harrowing. A new report on the normalization of sexual violence among young girls and women shows just how often girls view sexual assault as “normal” behavior. We are failing these girls. Big time. More
Kids fight – especially toddlers. Toddlers are all about instant gratification and when you get more than one being in a space that expects to have all his needs met immediately, there’s bound to be some problems. Experience has shown me that the best thing to do when two tyrants collide is let them work it out amongst themselves. More
Videos like the one above are pretty funny – but also a little scary, honestly. Are we crippling our kids with all of this at-your-fingers convenience? I’m probably analyzing this too much. Any one of these kids could most certainly show me about 30 functions I didn’t know were possible on my computer or iPhone. More
Since everyone and their mother has taken to writing open letters to everyone they come into contact with, ever – I figured why reserve them for living, breathing, entities? You deserve some appreciation, too. Since you aren’t blessed with the gift of hearing and speech like every other person who “receives” these Internet letters and actually talking to you is pointless – I figured, why not? Why not let the world know about my devotion? My dedication? To diaper wipes.