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Kate Middleton Had The Sense To Kick Both Her Mom And Sister Out Of The Delivery Room

Kate Middleton Had The Sense To Kick Both Her Mom And Sister Out Of The Delivery Room

We’re all hoping that laboring Kate Middleton is faring okay over there in the princess birthing suite with satellite TV and wifi. But while we may not be getting minute to minute cervical updates (to which, Eve Vawter says WHY NOT?!), we do know that Kate Middleton had the perinatal sense to have both her mother and sister kindly wait outside the birthing fortress. More »

What Your Birthing Plan Says About You

What Your Birthing Plan Says About You

Perhaps before or after you have gleefully accepted all those baby shower gifts, you’ve given some thought to how your growing human will escape your body. No doubt you’ve pored over the mommy forums and been handed copies of The Business Of Being Born and had that natural birth advocate over to your house many times for tea. So how are you going to swing this? More »

10 Thoughts That One Guard Outside The Royal Baby Hospital Is Thinking

10 Thoughts That One Guard Outside The Royal Baby Hospital Is Thinking

If you have yet to join the Mommyish Viewing Party that is the livestreaming outside St Mary’s Hospital, then you’re missing out some Mommyish community fun. While Kate Middleton is inside presumably birthing, our royal baby addled attentions are fixed on the trio of gentlemen protecting the Lindo Wing. Especially the  guard in the foreground. Here are 10 thoughts I think our Guard McGuard is currently having as we await this momentous birth.
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Child Bride In Yemen Runs Away From Home To Escape Marriage – Watch Her Heartbreaking Video

 Child Bride In Yemen Runs Away From Home To Escape Marriage - Watch Her Heartbreaking Video

Nearly half of all women in Yemen are married as children. Myths surrounding child brides in Yemen include that they become obedient wives and that they are able to bear more children. I’m extremely happy that little  Nada is safe, but all it does is worry me about the thousands of other young girls in Yemen who are being forced into marriage. More »

10 Things I Know For Sure That Are Total BS When It Comes To Raising Kids

10 Things I Know For Sure That Are Total BS When It Comes To Raising Kids

Because I have four children I have been around this baby raising block a bit. I may not have all of the answers, but I do know at least ten things that are utterly one gazillion percent totally, completely, utter bullshit when it comes to raising kids. You are going to hear a lot of obnoxious nonsense when you have babies. Some of these things will be said to your by your own parents, or relatives, or by well-meaning strangers who have no idea what the hell they are talking about. More »

New Study Says ‘Kids Love Being Kids’ So They May Never Move Out Of Our Basements

New Study Says 'Kids Love Being Kids' So They May Never Move Out Of Our Basements

I always assumed that “nonviolent parenting” – which I thought I practiced, meant not hitting your kids or screaming at them or berating them. If nonviolent parenting also includes not using rewards, bribes or punishments than I’m totally not doing that, because I bribe my own kids a lot. And I love having my kids open and honest and able to talk freely with me and their father, but that doesn’t include them using unkind language or being tiny little assholes to us. Childhood is such a fun, magical time in many ways, and I’m glad so many kids don’t feel in a hurry to grow up, but I really don’t think kids feel this way because parents are “helicopter pampering” them or letting them get away with being jerks. More »

HPV Vaccine Also Protects Against Throat Cancers, So Stop Making Fun Of Michael Douglas

HPV Vaccine Also Protects Against Throat Cancers, So Stop Making Fun Of Michael Douglas

“The cervical cancer vaccine Cervarix also appears to protect women against throat cancers caused by performing oral sex, and would likely offer the same protection to men,” a new study says. The new study also says, “we should all stop making fun of Michael Douglas for claiming he contracted throat cancer through all of his marathon cunnilingus sessions.” No, it doesn’t say that. But it should.
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I’d Like To Have A Talk With The Person Who Decides What Qualifies As ‘Plus Size’

I'd Like To Have A Talk With The Person Who Decides What Qualifies As 'Plus Size'

An Australian model has designed a line of plus-size swimsuits for all of you women out there who just had your second c-section and can’t come to terms with what is happening in your midsection. Oh wait. That’s me. I’m talking about myself. I need a bathing suit, so thank God Robyn Lawley, a gorgeous “plus-size” model has designed some for women like us. Only, I look nothing like her. She’s not plus-size. At all.
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