Topic: Stuff

My Cats Were My Babies Before I Had Kids, Now I Forget They Exist

My Cats Were My Babies Before I Had Kids, Now I Forget They Exist

When I was 25, I adopted two cats from my local animal shelter. I named them Kinky and Diva and I loved them up. Those cats were my little bitty kitties that I wanted to wrap up in tortillas, shove in my pocket, and nibble on all day long. Just thinking about them running out of the house and getting lost would make me cry. Diva was in my lap whenever I sat down, and I scratched Kinky’s head so much that my hands cramped. Five years after I adopted them, I had kids. And things changed. More »

Morning Feeding: Kate Middleton Debuts The Second Royal Baby Bump

Morning Feeding: Kate Middleton Debuts The Second Royal Baby Bump

Kate Middleton debuts the royal baby bump -Celebrity Baby Scoop

Dealing with pregnancy-related skin problems and hair changes -Parents.com

When did looking “like a mom” become an insult? -Babble

Tyra Banks proves you can be a runway model AND a feminist -HuffPo Women

The 6 imaginary boyfriends you want and need -The Frisky

Ryan Reynolds talked baby names, and it was hilarious -The Stir

Rachel Bilson heads to a prenatal checkup -Celeb Baby Laundry

The 7 types of parents you see at school drop-off -HuffPo Parents

Photo: WENN.com

Christian Crackpot Kirk Cameron Is Trying To Ruin Halloween For The Rest Of Us

Christian Crackpot Kirk Cameron Is Trying To Ruin Halloween For The Rest Of Us

I love Halloween. I love cool costumes. I love candy (and I especially love November 1 candy sales at the grocery store). I love spiced cider, creepy house decorations, and skillfully carved pumpkins. But now, former Growing Pains star and current kook Kirk Cameron is trying to ruin all of that for me by being his usual Kirk Cameron self, and declaring Halloween yet another Christian holiday. More »

Evening Feeding: Is It Possible To Raise A Healthy Kid In A Super-Size World?

Evening Feeding: Is It Possible To Raise A Healthy Kid In A Super-Size World?

Is it possible to raise a healthy kid in a super-size world? -Parents.com

Motherhood is a choice. And Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi are all for it. -Babble

Tyra Banks talks about expanding the definition of beauty. (YES!) -HuffPo Women

Josh Duhamel is the perfect husband and father in this photo! -Celebrity Baby Scoop

Well, this is strange. The Christmas Tree Butt Plug in Paris was deflated. -The Frisky

Alessandro Ambrosio is prob the hottest pumpkin picking mom. -Celeb Baby Laundry

Wow.. A child experiences a medication error every X minutes?! -HuffPo Parents

So you chose the baby name. But what does this say about YOU? -The Stir

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Anonymous Mom: I’m Happily Married With Kids, But I’d Get An Abortion If I Got Pregnant

Anonymous Mom: I'm Happily Married With Kids, But I'd Get An Abortion If I Got Pregnant

When you picture the type of woman who chooses abortion, it’s unlikely that my face comes to mind. I’m in my thirties. I’m happily married. I have an advanced degree. I believe in the existence of a higher power. I have two beautiful, healthy children. My life is perfect, which is why I wouldn’t hesitate to have an abortion if I became pregnant. More »

Morning Feeding: How To Start Homeschooling Your Kids

Morning Feeding: How To Start Homeschooling Your Kids

How to get started on homeschooling your kids -Parents.com

When an attachment parent needs to detach -Babble

10 perfect responses to the question, “Why aren’t you married yet?” -HuffPo Women

Zoe Saldana makes the most hilarious admission on TV -Celebrity Baby Scoop

Finding a partner isn’t hopeless -The Frisky

Your pregnancy chocolate craving, explained -Celeb Baby Laundry

These are the funniest tweets from parents this week -HuffPo Parents

The top 10 hardest moments for working moms -The Stir

Photo: Shutterstock

Is Reality TV The New Way To Pay For College? One Production Company Is Banking On It

Is Reality TV The New Way To Pay For College? One Production Company Is Banking On It

I remember the day I paid off my student loans. I felt like celebrating, only most of my extra cash had gone toward funding my education, so a party wasn’t really in the cards. Currently, we’re just a few months away from finally paying off my husband’s student loans, and while we won’t be sending out hand engraved invitations to some fancy fête, you can bet I’ll scrounge up enough for a celebratory glass of champagne. But no more than a glass, because although we’ve finished paying off our own educations, we still have the unknown amount of my son’s future education looming over our heads, and the concern over how we’ll pay for it all. More »

Pregnant Woman Fired For Being Unable To Work Overtime, Which Is Cruel AND Illegal

Pregnant Woman Fired For Being Unable To Work Overtime, Which Is Cruel AND Illegal

The New York Times reports that a pregnant woman, Angelica Valencia, was fired from her job working machinery at a New York potato-packing factory after her doctor advised her to only work 8 hours days. She’d previously had a miscarriage and her pregnancy was deemed high-risk. But her employer, Fierman Produce, insisted that she work overtime, despite a note from her doctor instructing otherwise. So how did her bosses respond? Did they nod sympathetically, offer her extra breaks and a place to rest, and tell her to take it easy? More »

Help! I Don’t Want To Be The Mom Who Talks About Her Kids Too Much

Help! I Don't Want To Be The Mom Who Talks About Her Kids Too Much

Back before I had a kid, I used to block the Facebook updates of anyone who posted too many pictures of their children. “They’re cute; we get it,” I sighed. And so I’ve always tried hard not to be that person on social media. In person, though, I think I might be. If I were to watch myself at parties, bringing up stories about my son at every turn, I would block myself from the conversation. More »