Take a second to think about the most extravagant Christmas gift you received as a child. Maybe you recall getting a Barbie dream house or one of those Power Wheels cars that let you drive around that backyard. As awesome as your best gift as a child ever was, it’s probably a safe bet that your stocking didn’t contain an $11,000 diamond ring- unless your dad is David Arquette. More
Topic: father and daughter
Purity Balls have been in the news quite a bit; the unfortunately named father/daughter dance in which a daughter pledges her virginity to her father until her wedding day. The whole idea of that makes me throw up in my mouth a little bit – but the photos that emerge from some of these events are even creepier than pledging your virginity to daddy. More
Warning: This article is amazingly graphic and beyond terrible and will probably cause your heart to break in a million pieces, like it did mine. But I feel it is our responsibility, as women, as mothers, as humans to know about these things. I’m not sure what exactly we can do to make a difference in cases like this, in the mindset that lets men in faraway countries get away with this type of brutality, but we need to do something. This story is appalling to the millionth degree. Lindsay Cross covered this story a few months ago, but we have new information regarding this horrific case. More
Well, this sounds like a completely healthy father-daughter relationship to me, but I’d like to hear what you all think about it. More
Remember the bizarre story of Cecil Chao? He’s the Hong Kong billionaire who was offering $65 million dollars to any man that could convince his lesbian daughter to “turn straight” and commit to a heterosexual relationship. Oh and by the way, that daughter is already married to her longtime partner, a woman.
While most of us found this entire situation to be pretty depressing, apparently there’s one person in Hollywood who think it’s downright hilarious. It’s so funny, he’s going to base his next comedy on it. More
Why are women so amazing? Well for one thing, “We have milk in our bobes.” More
I’ve always been a daddy’s girl. So it’s difficult to stop calling him when I have problems, even though I realize that my husband is just as capable of changing a flat or installing new break pads. More
Though a couple stars like Jonah Hill and Melissa McCarthy might have brought their parents to the Oscars with them, only one young person got to share an award with their father. Â The fascinating father-daughter duo of Â Terry and Oorlagh George won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. More
Growing up, my father was my everything.
I was a very hyper-feminine little girl with a deeply rooted princess obsession, even by today’s standards. While my peers grew out of their princess phases within a year or two, eventually adapting to sports, outdoor play, and video games, mine remains the narrative under which I recall my entire childhood. My memories of being little are of forever lingering under dining room tables or desks, perpetually with dolls in my hands and a bow in my hair. I took to outdoor activities gingerly, but only in the traditionally female context of jump rope. Sports, or activities that involved coordination over fields or dirty terrains repelled me, and I often sought refuge in books that I would read in the shade, the frills of my little socks catching on the pages. More
John Edwards might go to jail for using campaign money to support his mistress and extramarital daughter and while it’s common to see a less than thrilled wife at the podium during press conferences, Edwards’ wife Elizabeth has of course passed. In her place is another woman willing to accompany him to court and be a source of support: his 29-year-old daughter Cate. More
As if mothers lacquering their toddlers faces with makeup and teasing out their hair wasn’t scary enough. Enter “stage dads,” fathers who are completely committed to the pageantry circuit and making sure their little girl is number one. More