Topic: Stuff

Morning Feeding: Preschool Socialization: The Pool Pecking Order

Morning Feeding: Preschool Socialization: The Pool Pecking Order

Preschool socialization: The pool pecking order (Babble)

Are you a martyr? Do you do too much for everyone else? (Your Tango)

Enhance your mood by drawing food (The Hairpin)

Save on vacation rentals (Parents.com)

Why Olivia Wilde loves her relationship (HuffPo Women)

Face it (HuffPo Parents)

Robert Pattinson still “obsessing” over Kristen Stewart: Wow, that needs to stop (The Stir)

Is this kitten trying to kill me with cuteness? (The Frisky)

Harper Beckham steals Suri’s title of “best dressed kid” (Celeb Baby Laundry)

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Is It Just Me, Or Is Dove Soap Using Mommy Blogs For Their Commercial Ideas?

Is It Just Me, Or Is Dove Soap Using Mommy Blogs For Their Commercial Ideas?

Yeah, yeah I know, I should just shut up and be thankful that Dove isn’t running commercials that feature scantily clad picture perfect heavily photoshopped Mombots in their ads, but these commercials feel so manipulative to me, especially since advertising is used to sell us junk. Alison Tate, ‘s article was so touching and gorgeous to me, and she wasn’t trying to sell us anything, other than the notion that moms are beautiful and we need to recapture the same joy we had as young girls in believing we are beautiful as old girls, stretch marks and all. More »

Forgetful Thief Gets Busted By Victim Who Doesn’t Calls Cops – But Calls His Mother

Forgetful Thief Gets Busted By Victim Who Doesn't Calls Cops - But Calls His Mother

Eliza Webb, who lives in a neighborhood in Seattle, was leaving for work when she noticed her car didn’t look quite right. Things were moved around and her first instinct was to blame her husband because she assumed he had been looking for something in her car and moved some things around. But then she noticed an unfamiliar looking cell phone on the passenger seat and she realized her sunglasses and running shoes were missing. Scrolling through the phone, she realized it belonged to a teenager and what did she find under the phone contacts starting with the letter “M”? That’s right, a listing for someone named MOM. More »

Evening Feeding: Not Ready To Be Called ‘Mom’

Evening Feeding: Not Ready To Be Called 'Mom'

Not ready to be called “mom” (HuffPo Parents)

What single women are doing more of now (HuffPo Women)

Gwyneth Paltrow says sun can’t possible be bad for you since it’s “natural” (The Stir)

How do you raise your kids to have self-esteem, without being entitled? (Your Tango)

When a child with autism goes missing (Parents.com)

How I’m going to law school for free (The Hairpin)

Apparently women gamers spend as much time and money on gaming as their male counterparts (The Frisky)

Why we put our son on a “leash” (Babble)

Britney Spears posts an adorable photo with sons Jaden and Sean on Instagram (Celeb Baby Laundry)

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Morning Feeding: All Kids Go Through An ‘I’m A Lizard’ Phase, Right?

Morning Feeding: All Kids Go Through An 'I'm A Lizard' Phase, Right?

All kids go through an “I’m a lizard phase, right? (Parents.com)

5 surprising ways you’re sabotaging your workout (The Stir)

18 inappropriate things to ask on a first date (YourTango)

The first tintypes made in a combat zone since the civil war (The Hairpin)

Can babies fart in utero? (Babble)

The photos my boyfriend (almost) refused to take (HuffPo Women)

My “I’m definitely a parent” money moment (HuffPo Parents)

Meg Ryan and her adorable daughter Daisy True out & about in NYC (Celeb Baby Laundry)

Duh, Amy Poehler is a feminist (The Frisky)

(Photo: Michiel de Wit / Shutterstock)

‘I’m Not That Great Of A Mom After 8 P.M.’ – So Let’s Discuss Our Kid’s Bedtime Rituals

'I'm Not That Great Of A Mom After 8 P.M.' - So Let's Discuss Our Kid's Bedtime Rituals

The other morning after my own alarm went off I exclaimed in my zombie-esque state to my husband that “The best sleep is the sleep that you do not get.” He found this amazingly profound, and all I meant is that the coziest, most delicious, most dreamiest, yummiest sleep is the sleep you aren’t getting at that exact moment because you have to haul ass out of bed and deal with getting ready for the day and feeding the damn cat who is howling outside the bedroom door. I could totally lecture all of your adult humans about how terribly important it is that YOU are getting enough sleep, but I think you all know that. One of the best parenting tips I ever got was to nap when the baby naps. More »

The Amazingly Restrictive Abortion Bill Has Tentatively Passed So A Mess Of Dudes Can Be In Charge Of Your Texas Vagina

The Amazingly Restrictive Abortion Bill Has Tentatively Passed So A Mess Of Dudes Can Be In Charge Of Your Texas Vagina

Gee, I sure do hope you don’t get raped or have your life put in danger due to pregnancy in Texas because if you do, it’s going to be pretty much impossible for you to get a safe and legal abortion in this state where an estimated 130,000 women are already living without basic healthcare. The Texas House of Representatives tentatively approved a measure yesterday where new restrictions were placed on abortion, basically paving the way for this legislation to become law. What this means is that abortion clinics will be mandated to become ambulatory surgical centers (all but five clinics will close), abortion will be banned past 20 weeks of gestation, and doctors who perform abortions will be required  to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic. Oh, and there will be a lot tighter regulation on the RU486 drug. It’s a pretty shitty time to be a woman in Texas. More »

Little Girl Denied Access Because Her Wheelchair Would Dirty Up Museum’s Carpets

Little Girl Denied Access Because Her Wheelchair Would Dirty Up Museum's Carpets

Hello and welcome to Mericuh’ where you will be as shocked as I am that utter nonsense like this still happens, even after we have, you know, laws-N-stuff to keep things exactly like this from happening. 11-year-old Lexi Hass was out for a fun day with her family and they decided to visit the Ships Of The Sea Museum in Savannah, Georgia. Lexi’s dad, Dr. Stephen Haas, was a bit concerned about bringing Lexi into the museum to view the exhibits because it is housed in a historic building, and since Lexi is in a wheelchair I’m sure he was worried about the building being totally wheelchair accessible. But what he wasn’t prepared for was the museum employee who told him and his wife that Lexi couldn’t use her own wheelchair because IT WOULD GET THE CARPETS DIRTY. More »

Blue Ivy Will Be Related To The Royal Baby, As If She Wasn’t Royalty Enough Already

Blue Ivy Will Be Related To The Royal Baby, As If She Wasnât Royalty Enough Already

In rather unsurprising news, Blue Ivy Carter will be related to the Royal Baby, who does not yet have a name or a gender (but first name Royal, middle name Baby is starting to sound pretty good, amirite?). So when Kate Middleton and Prince William welcome their little pride and joy, they can likely expect a nice call of congratulations from Beyonce and Jay-Z which will probably end with a request to set up a play date and the whispered warning that North West must never find out about it. More »

Would You Get Your Kid An Allergy Tattoo?

Would You Get Your Kid An Allergy Tattoo?

Millions of people suffer from allergies, and many of them are children. While some allergies are fairly harmless, primarily causing a bit of discomfort or a mild rash, there are many kids whose allergies are life-threatening. Should a child fall ill or unconscious when his or her parent is not around, those who are caring for the kid, such as paramedics, need to know what exactly he or she is allergic to. An allergy tattoo does exactly that.
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Evening Feeding: 10 Perfect Slumber Party DIYs

Evening Feeding: 10 Perfect Slumber Party DIYs

10 perfect slumber party DIYs (Babble)

Army dad surprises his 5 kids in heartwarming homecoming (The Stir)

The fat-shaming tweet this company sent out (HuffPo Women)

This pregnancy announcement is worth 1000 words (HuffPo Parents)

Not this crap again: London mayor Boris Johnson thinks educated women still need to find husbands (The Frisky)

Get this look: Psychologists (The Hairpin)

Royal Baby Exclusive: Snooki’s open letter to Kate Middleton (Your Tango)

Dino Doc (Parents.com)

Isla Fisher takes her daughters Elula and Olive shopping for toys (Celeb Baby Laundry)

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