Topic: Stuff

This Mother Got So Drunk, She Lost Her Child

This Mother Got So Drunk, She Lost Her Child

I used to have nightmares when I was pregnant with my first child. They would start off as perfectly normal dreams – I would be sitting at a restaurant or hanging out with friends, when all of a sudden I would realize that my child wasn’t with me. I guess they were spurred by some anxiety that I was going to always have another being to look after, or something. I would immediately start frantically searching for my baby. I would wake up in a cold sweat thinking, where’s the baby? What did I do with the baby? More »

Evening Feeding: One Way To Increase Chances Of Getting Pregnant

Evening Feeding: One Way To Increase Chances Of Getting Pregnant

Yet few women know about it (HuffPo Parents)

White toddler calls herself a “strong black woman” (The Stir)

8 things married friends don’t understand about being single (Babble)

Ellen Pompeo was spotted out with her daughter Stella (Celeb Baby Laundry)

Rosie Pope toasts the new prince (Parents.com)

Huma‘s choice to stay with Weiner is more feminist than you think (YourTango)

This is what anxiety looks like (The Frisky)

Cinderella cookie bars (The Hairpin)

The women royal baby mania hurts the most (HuffPo Women)

(photo: Ramon L. Farinos / Shutterstock)

Of Course Jimmy Fallon Already Turned His Daughter Into A GIF

Of Course Jimmy Fallon Already Turned His Daughter Into A GIF

Oh did you miss a call from your ovaries yesterday? Let me fill you in. They just called to let you know that Jimmy Fallon went from your favorite late night host to your new favorite Dada. Despite having less than a week of experience in the field of parenting, he’s already proving to be an all-star. (Also, more attractive. Is anyone else suddenly into him? Yes? No? Maybe so.) During Wednesday night’s show he got our biological clocks ticking with his absolutely adorable monologue about Winnie Rose Fallon — and then last night he did it again by sharing a GIF of her. That’s right, a GIF!
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Our Kids Can’t Be Bothered To Shun Technology For More Than 30 Minutes So Hasbro Ruined Monopoly

Our Kids Can't Be Bothered To Shun Technology For More Than 30 Minutes So Hasbro Ruined Monopoly

I don’t see why our kids should be exempt from falling asleep at the family room table playing Monopoly like we all were forced to. Yes, the game is too long. But cutting it short is a travesty and a win for our children’s ever-diminishing attention spans. Also, the game has basically become one giant, product-advertising sellout. What the hell, Hasbro? More »

STFU Parents: 5 Types Of Royal Baby Facebook Updates

STFU Parents: 5 Types Of Royal Baby Facebook Updates

This week, Royal Baby Madness took center stage — at least, in my STFU, Parents inbox it did — as millions of people anticipated the birth of William and Kate’s baby, finally. After what felt like two years of waiting, the world was given its Simba. Some people were so consumed with the Royal Baby, they even found time to criticize the new parents on their car seat usage, proving once again that parenthood today comes chock full o’ judgment whether you’re a plebeian or official royalty. Ah, modernity! Social media gives us all the ability to comment on everything, and the discussion surrounding the Royal Baby’s highly publicized birth was no exception. More »

TGI Friday Open Thread: Name The Stupidest Baby Purchase You Ever Made

TGI Friday Open Thread: Name The Stupidest Baby Purchase You Ever Made

For me it was the dreaded “I can’t figure out how the hell to change this” Diaper Genie. Throughout the years I have wasted so much money on stupid things I thought my kids needed that just ended up donated or sitting at the bottom of a box in my scary basement. Baby and kid’s products are a huge industry, and whether it’s a baby gate that you just can’t figure out how to latch or a developmental toy that you feel like your kid MUST have in order to prepare for preschool, we all have bought junk that after trying out, we realize was a whomping waste of money. More »

10 Mommy Words I Hate

10 Mommy Words I Hate

Contemporary parenthood, if you’re a lady, is rife with all kinds of cutesy terminology that I personally cannot stand. Maybe it’s because I grew up in a house where my grandmother visibly cringed at words like “panties” but it’s getting to the point where I can’t even do my proper Mommyish reporting without drowning in the following ridiculous — and honestly infantalizing — terminology. Are we mommies or 4-year-olds ourselves? More »

Meet Burka Avenger: A Cloaked Superhero Fighting For Schools In Pakiston

Meet Burka Avenger: A Cloaked Superhero Fighting For Schools In Pakiston

With stories like mass poisonings of female Afghan students and the Taliban’s horrifying attempt on 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai’s life, the educational rights of women in the Middle East are very relevant in the public’s mind. Now, there is a televised face for this fight — a superhero who, while fictional, represents the incredibly important struggle for women’s ability to attend school: Burka Avenger.

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I Suck At Being The Tooth Fairy

I Suck At Being The Tooth Fairy

If there is one aspect of my parenting reality that I consistently fail at, it’s my job as Tooth Fairy. I love the magic of childhood. I love making holidays special for my kids, and having them believe in miracles. We wish on falling stars. We set out milk and cookies. We throw coins into fountains. But when they lose a tooth, I may as well be like some sort of monster garbage fairy who is chugging wine straight from the bottle, ashing a cigarette on the carpet, and scratching my crotch. And burping. More »