Topic: Stuff

If You Have A Fat Baby You Can Totally Blame Lazy Old Grandma

If You Have A Fat Baby You Can Totally Blame Lazy Old Grandma

I like to pretend this research was taken by stopping old bitches in the checkout line at Kroger who had a kid with them, but also a shopping cart full of M&Ms and cupcakes, and asking the old ladies if the kids were their grandchildren. Let’s face it, grandparents are usually awesome and usually have delicious treats on hand unless they are like my nana who usually only had extremely questionable bread and cigarettes. More »

STFU Parents: Parents Who Let Their Racism Hang Out On Facebook

STFU Parents: Parents Who Let Their Racism Hang Out On Facebook

Oftentimes I’m asked if I have submissions that I wouldn’t ever post, and the answer is yes, of course. I won’t go into the various categories that apply, but one such folder that I don’t tend to pull from is my “Racism” folder. The submissions are sad. They’re examples of the ways in which people justify their own racist intolerance because society has told them that it’s okay. Their Facebook friends — whether in agreement with them or sitting by as silent bystanders — demonstrate that it’s okay. More »

Morning Feeding: The Best Ways To Play With Your Baby

Morning Feeding: The Best Ways To Play With Your Baby

The best ways to play with your baby (Parents.com)

Couple allows Starbucks customers to choose baby name (Babble)

How my daughter helped me redefine “having it all” (Your Tango)

Did we live up to our yearbook pages?  (The Hairpin)

You can be pretty and plus size at the same time (HuffPo Women)

Unattractive workers are more likely to be bullied at work (The Frisky)

The perfect second birthday present (Celeb Baby Laundry)

Free range parenting isn’t for the weak of heart (HuffPo Parents)

Kid punishments that are even more painful for parents (The Stir)

(Photo: Chubykin Arkady/shutterstock)

Jessica Simpson Had Her Baby Boy So You Can All Stop Pacing The Floor In Anticipation!

Jessica Simpson Had Her Baby Boy So You Can All Stop Pacing The Floor In Anticipation!

It’s bad enough that we all have to feign interest when these Z-list celebs have babies and even worse when you realize that for the new few months, a lot of the news we are exposed to will be all about how fast Kim Kardashian and Jessica have lost their baby weight. I think it would be super cool if they made the announcement that they have decided not to lose any weight at all, and will maybe even gain a few pounds and they focus on what should be the most important things, their new babies More »

If You Feel Bad For Paula Deen, Stop It Right Now

If You Feel Bad For Paula Deen, Stop It Right Now

The once beloved queen of Southern cooking has morphed into a PR nightmare – capable of having a sobbing breakdown without shedding a tear. Oh, she’s also a bigot. I thought I would do a quick recap of all of the companies who have run screaming from her this week – and how fast they’ve done it. Considering all of the sources that agree she’s a horrible person, if you don’t you’re probably wrong. More »

The Internet Thinks It’s Not Okay To Bring A 10-Year-Old To A Sex Shop Because It’d Be A Buzz-Kill For All The Adults There

The Internet Thinks It's Not Okay To Bring A 10-Year-Old To A Sex Shop Because It'd Be A Buzz-Kill For All The Adults There

I’m always apprehensive to read an article written by a self-proclaimed “bad mom.” Too often these articles just come off as desperate attempts to appear cooler than the rest of us moms who don’t have a problem admitting that we prefer and actually try to make sound parenting decisions. This week’s incarnation of this tired theme came courtesy of Jane Pratt, of xoJane. It was titled, Jane Pratt, Worst Mom In The World: Should I Bring My 10-Year-Old To A Sex Shop? More »