Start mixing those Pim’s Cups and take the rest of the day, HELL NO, the week off because the royal spawn of The Duchess Of Cambridge Kate Middleton and her handsome Prince William has arrived! More
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
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
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.
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
20 tattoo ideas for mom (The Stir)
I don’t care about the royal birth (Babble)
Did Snooki set a wedding date? (Your Tango)
Saying goodbye to Helen Thomas (HuffPo Women)
I didn’t think I was an embarrassing mom (HuffPo Parents)
Ballerina problems (The Hairpin)
Should you let your baby cry it out? (Parents.com)
Sex workers peer at the universe (The Frisky)
Penelope Cruz has a family dinner (Celeb Baby Laundry)
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
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
GOOD MORNING PEOPLE! Are you ready to
rumble sit around waiting with me for the next eight or so hours waiting for updates about whether or not this ROYAL BABY is done being born yet? More
I love it when people try to get into the minds of pregnant women. By “people,” I mean the “media” Since today I am functioning as a member of the media, I want to play. More
“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.
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.
Talia Castellano died this week, after struggling with cancer on and off for six years. Six years is a long time for anyone to struggle with cancer. For Talia, those six years made up approximately half of her life. More
Today’s installment of “WTF?” comes from a Dear Prudence column. A mother writes in for advice about an uncomfortable situation her 8-year-old daughter landed her in, when she offered to give away a family heirloom to a friend, and the friend’s mother took the 8-year-old’s offer as some sort of binding contract. More