Kate Middleton may have received the tabloid “post-baby body” seal of approval back when she was just trying to grab some groceries, but that arbitrary thumbs up has just gone way, way up. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Tusk Trust awards and, because the princess welcomed a baby a few months ago, this made for an ample royal post-baby body update. Because who gives a hoot about an award ceremony when there is a postpartum body to analyze? More
Miley Cyrus‘s raunchy, highly sexualized, and otherwise lackluster performance at the VMAs continues to keep gums flapping, this time from the mouth of the Parents Television Council who is less than thrilled about all the sexy sex time that was happening on MTV. According to them, parents were duped about the show’s rating. More
SIDS is a horrible thing and my heart breaks for any parent who has lost a child this way. I know that sharing a bed with a baby can increase the chances of SIDS, even though some studies say that co-sleeping reduces the likelihood of a baby dying this way. What I don’t agree with is alarmist news articles like this one published today in the Daily Mail that pretty much states any parents who bring their babies into their bed will more than likely kill them. More
Humor is subjective. I don’t believe in censorship. But what I do believe is that The Onion just isn’t funny anymore, and In a desperate click-grab, they post things like this which are offensive to many out there, including survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
It’s just not funny. More
Senate Bill 606, the California bill that Halle Berry has passionately advocated for, has unanimously passed. The legislation will include recording or photographing a child without parental/legal guardian permission as “harassment.” But while Halle has certainly put her daughter Nahla‘s story front and center when testifying, so has everyone’s favorite Normal mom Jennifer Garner. The mother who doesn’t want you to think of her as “just” a wife, nearly cried on the stand when describing her concerns for her kids. More
Jennifer Aniston is clearly a hyper privileged woman with a lot of moola to ease whatever might plague her. But I don’t know how she has managed to weather nearly a decade of press-sanctioned uterus inspection. The Reigning Queen of Pregnancy Rumors, a position that I’m about 73 percent sure that she did not apply for, still manages to keep a smile on her face as the public practically WILLS a baby into her body. In promoting her new film We’re The Millers, Aniston briefly addressed her barren reputation. And let me tell you, she was way nicer than I think I could ever be to a parade of journalists wanting me to give them the bi-monthly womb update. More
Yes, girls who just recently got pubic hair are removing their pubic hair, all in the name of beauty. I don’t have a teenage daughter yet, but if mine came to me at age 16 and asked me to take her for a Brazilian I would be horrified. It’s bad enough these girls are all straightening their hair and getting makeovers at the Chanel counter, but waxing off their body hair is pretty appalling at such a young age. More
Super important news, ya’ll! That favorite purveyor of Americanized “Mexican” food for weed soaked teens and college kids has vowed to stop marketing their
slop food to our kids, because they want to be seen as cool to millenials. More
Pregnant Kate Middleton is reportedly due in mid-July. Not only does Buckingham Palace have an intricate birthing plan, an intricate premature birthing plan, and a helicopter ready to go, but the press has already started to line up. Grab your pavement while you can and prepare for the biggest shitshow ever. More
For most of the mid-2000s, I could have recited entire dialogue from Mean Girls for you on demand. In particular, I could spout entire scenes and exchanges between Queen Bee Regina George and my favorite of favorite characters, the pink track suit wearing wannabe BFF “cool mom” played by Amy Poehler. But now we may get to relive the pure amazingness of the Mean Girls dynamics all over again — as Mean Moms. OH YES. Bring on the sanctimommies! More
Pregnant Halle Berry has seemingly always been among celebrity parents who criticize our cultural celebrity obsession. Primarily because the tabloid-fueled frenzy makes for very harrowing experiences for their children. Perhaps that’s why when Halle Berry testified for an anti-paparazzi bill, she didn’t exactly hold back on how threatening the paparazzi presence is to her daughter Nahla. More
I find the current state of kid’s TV to be positively abysmal. Especially when my tween-age daughter tunes into most of the shows found on The Disney Channel and Nickelodeon. I Hate (with a capitol H) the way adults are portrayed on these shows. Apparently Bill Cosby agrees with me.
This is an epic moment in tabloid pregnancy speculation. Despite years of pregnancy musing based on the shape of Beyonce‘s dress or the every angle of Jennifer Aniston‘s coat, People is actually admitting that one lady’s pregnancy is just the wind and nothing more. We’ve turned a corner! Or something. More
If you want your children to be in People magazine, I suggest going the now seemingly old-fashioned route of pimping them out via “Toddlers & Tiara’s” or any other reality show. Goodness knows that there is a rainbow of options for parents of virtually any parenting stripe. But now the tabloid is giving awful parents an even cleaner shortcut into getting their kids into the rags. Kid celebrity lookalikes! More