A lengthy court battle over the future of one child’s foreskin seems to have finally ended, and yet there are no winners in this case. I usually don’t care about what’s in a child’s pants, particularly when that child isn’t mine, but performing a circumcision on a four-year-old without a medical or religious reason is just parents using the child as a pawn and not acting in his best interest. It’s cutting off your child’s foreskin just to spite your ex. More
Actress Halle BerryÂ sought a court ruling this week to prevent her ex, Gabriel Aubry from doing further things to their six-year-old daughter’s Nahla‘s hair which make it look more Caucasian. Co-parenting is often difficult, but there are some things parents should be able to work out without a judge, and how your child wears their hair is one of them. More
Single moms in Kenya are using a Facebook page in an effort to shame their former partners into providing support for their children. While I enjoy a juicy scandal as much as any Basic White Girl, child support conflicts should really be handled by the courts, not commented on by that guy from high school you haven’t seen since senior year. More
After this summer, though, I might have to reconsider that philosophy, because suddenly there’s a religious tenet I feel like I could get behind: plural marriage. Or really anything that will get me a sister wife. More
It wasn’t until I had my second kid that I was forced to become an actual co-parent. Let me explain. More
Whoever invented the biological clock is a sick bastard. You’re just going on merrily about your life, minding your own business – when all of a sudden your doctor starts mentioning things like the age of your eggs and using phrases like “advanced maternal age.” And you’re single. You don’t really want to do it alone, so now what? More
I’ve said before that I think the feud between the two of these ladies is really lame, but now I’m starting to sort of have a bit of sympathy for Brandi here. It can’t be easy reading about LeAnn with her fancy uterus and trampoline. More
When in doubt, tweet those gripes about respecting drop-off time, coordinating holiday schedules, and planning student teacher conferences. More
Equality isn’t found in who does the vacuuming and dusting, it’s how you look at your partner and your relationship. More
Child custody and support has always been a touchy issue. The family laws in place are a general guideline that gets applied to thousands of different scenarios every year. It’s impossible to create a law that fits each unique situation, so a lot of parents and children don’t get their specific needs met.
Rachel Alexander at Townhall believes that she’s found a solution. “Shared Parenting” is the idea that instead of the usual sole-custody-with-parental-visitation-model that’s so commonly used now, divorced parents should split parenting duties, time and costs equally. There would be no child support, which she considers to be the biggest problem with current family law practices, and children would alternate weeks at their parent’s home.