Topic: Stuff

The ‘Secret’ To Ben Affleck And Jennifer Garner’s Adorable Marriage Is Mad Men

The 'Secret' To Ben Affleck And Jennifer Garner's Adorable Marriage Is Mad Men

I’m sure the Affleck-Garner family has their strife just like everyone else. Heck, even when Jennifer Garner was wholesomely pregnant with baby Samuel, she expressed regret at marrying young (the first time around). But according to a “source” close to the couple, what makes this nuclear family so sparkly and and Wonder Bread-worthy is that the pair have a Mad Men-style arrangement happening. More »

Morning Feeding: Carnival Cruise Ship Full Of Raw Sewage Returns With ‘Vacationers’ Full Of Rage

Morning Feeding: Carnival Cruise Ship Full Of Raw Sewage Returns With 'Vacationers' Full Of Rage

Watch the video (The Stir)

Kids say the darndest things on V-day (HuffPo Parents)

19 tips on how to never grow up (Babble)

Connie Britton doesn’t want to talk about aging (The Frisky)

Security vs. Surprise (The Hairpin)

Schools reconsidering “perfect attendance” awards during flu season (Parents.com)

Jamie-Lynn Sigler debuts baby bump on Valentine’s Day (Celeb Baby Laundry)

Why you’re such a jealous wife (YourTango)

BB creams for hair are here (YouBeauty)

Image / ABC News

One Step At A Time: Same-Sex Military Partner To Be Buried In National Cemetery

One Step At A Time: Same-Sex Military Partner To Be Buried In National Cemetery

Since the ending of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the military has gotten marginally more LGBTQ-friendly. But the lack of marriage equality in our country still puts same-sex couples at a disadvantage, even couples who have bravely and honorably served our country. If a couple can’t get married, it’s a lot more difficult for them to get the benefits normally afforded to military families.

That’s why the announcement that the first same-sex partner will be allowed burial in a veteran’s cemetery is such exciting news. More »

Bad Mom Advice: Potty Training In The Winter Is Bogus And I Hate Other Parents

Bad Mom Advice: Potty Training In The Winter Is Bogus And I Hate Other Parents

Welcome to my weekly Bad Mom Advice column where I attempt to answer all of your parenting questions as only I know how — with zero degree in early childhood development, but with the experience of raising four kids and not having any of them in prison – yet! Plus, I back all my advice on numerous scientific research, which may or may not include me making fun of your dumb kid behind your back and drinking a bunch of wine! Welcome to Bad Mom Advice! More »

Father Makes Charming Request Of Neonatal Hospital Staff: Don’t Let African Americans Care For My Newborn

Father Makes Charming Request Of Neonatal Hospital Staff: Don't Let African Americans Care For My Newborn

Here is some super offensive racism to start your Friday morning off. A nurse in Flint, Michigan is accusing Hurley Medical Center of race discrimination and is seeking damages. Last October, a nurse, who had worked at the hospital for 25 years, was caring for a newborn baby in the neonatal intensive care unit. Now, one would think that if your baby needs intensive care, you would want a nurse with a lot of experience, and 25 years seems like a long time, and one would also assume that a nurse that had worked for that long knew what she was doing and was probably quite good at her job. If I had a baby who needed special care I would be so thankful my child was being cared for by someone with a lot of experience. But nooo, this new father wasn’t happy with that, because the nurse caring for his child happened to be an African American More »

Evening Feeding: Adoptive Mom’s Birth Announcement Goes Viral

Evening Feeding: Adoptive Mom's Birth Announcement Goes Viral

Thirteen-year-old Latrell Higgins was lamenting the fact that he didn’t have a set of newborn photos (HuffPo Parents)

Six ways to show your kids love every day (Babble)

Wife stabs husband to death for suspected child pornography problem (The Stir)

10 random things I love right now (The Frisky)

The Valentine’s Pie (The Hairpin)

Which super baby do you want? (Parents.com)

Hilary Duff takes Luca to a Babies First class (Celeb Baby Laundry)

My 6-year-old has a boyfriend (YourTango)

How to start a babysitting co-op or exchange (Money Crashers)

Here’s to a sexy Valentine’s Day (YouBeauty)

(photo: huffingtonpost.com)

Morning Feeding: What A Valentine’s Day Tragedy Taught Our Family About Love

Morning Feeding: What A Valentine's Day Tragedy Taught Our Family About Love

Our family love story. (HuffPo Parents)

Do you wear black on Valentine’s Day? (YouBeauty)

An open letter to Lego, my Valentine. (Babble)

A maternal guilt, you wily beast. (The Stir)

How to work out like a 1980′s librarian. (The Frisky)

How to stay close after baby. (Parents.com)

Your old-timey love song round up. (The Hairpin)

Which breed is your boyfriend? (YourTango)

Is Jen Aniston really pregnant? (Celeb Baby Laundry)

We tried extreme lingerie so you don’t have to. (HuffPo Women)

Image / Carissa K

Troubled Teen Industry: Where Helping Kids Includes Rape, Abuse & Starvation

Troubled Teen Industry: Where Helping Kids Includes Rape, Abuse & Starvation

Some teenagers have emotional problems. Eating disorders, depression, psychological problems, drug problems. More frequently, when a parent of a troubled teen has tried numerous ways in order to get their kids help, either through therapy or family counselors or medication, and none of these tactics are providing helpful for their teen or the behavior, parents can then have them kidnapped in the middle of the night and sent off to a “rehabilitation” facility, a “tough-love” camp where their teen will be “scared straight” into changing their behavior. At the very least, these programs have been shown not to be very effective when it comes to changing a kid’s behavior. At the very worst, time spent in these facilities results in post-traumatic stress disorder, a lifetime of anxiety attacks, more severe drug use, and sometimes death. More »

The Story About The 9-Year-Old Who Gave Birth In Mexico Just Got So Much Worse

The Story About The 9-Year-Old Who Gave Birth In Mexico Just Got So Much Worse

Yes, we should discuss this “actually exists” statement, because the alleged 17-year-old boyfriend originally reported to be the father of the baby girl is still missing, and numerous reports from neighbors claim that they have never seen a man matching his description over at the house, and that everyone doubts he really exists. And local officials also confirmed that her 44-year-old stepfather is the father of the child and not her teenage boyfriend. One of the most confusing aspects of this story is that Dafne and her daughter remain at home with her mother and stepfather in the home they share with the rest of the family. I don’t understand why, under these allegations of abuse, the children haven’t been removed from the home yet. More »