Topic: Stuff

Morning Feeding: 5th Grader Fights Against ChapStick Ban

Morning Feeding: 5th Grader Fights Against ChapStick Ban

A 5th grader fought back after her school banned ChapStick -Babble

It’s time to talk about pregnancy sex confessions -Parents.com

This woman’s stressful breakup is making her lose her hair -YourTango

8 unrealistic expectations that parents have for their kids -HuffPo Parents

This little girl can’t handle it when her dad shaves his beard -The Frisky

Ashely Judd feels the misogyny on set in Hollywood -HuffPo Women

Bilingual babies display better learning and memory skills -Celeb Baby Laundry

11 DIY care packages to send to your college kid -The Stir

Michelle Williams and Matilda go book shopping in Brooklyn -Celebrity Baby Scoop

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Used Clothes Are Cheaper — And Better — For My Kids

Used Clothes Are Cheaper -- And Better -- For My Kids

In the fifth grade, one of my classmates came up to me and said, “No offense, but why do you always wear the same clothes?” The short answer was that my family was cheap and that my grandmother had made the majority of my wardrobe, which numbered about six pieces of coordinating skirts and tops. Looking back on this moment (which marked my hatred of people saying “no offense” and then being offensive), I’m proud of my response: “Because I really like them.” More »

What Parents Really Do When The Kids Finally Go To Sleep

What Parents Really Do When The Kids Finally Go To Sleep

It starts out innocently enough. You’re sitting in the dark, trying to think soothing thoughts and project them out of your body. You’re daydreaming about the half glass of wine you had three days ago. You’re pouring a mental 40 on the floor for the version of you who would have been drinking craft cocktails in the West Village until 2 a.m. and still have time to apply liquid eyeliner before work the next day just a couple short years ago. And then it happens … the kid’s eyes are closed. Time. To. Party. More »

Evening Feeding: How Long Should You Wait To Have Sex Post-Baby?

Evening Feeding: How Long Should You Wait To Have Sex Post-Baby?

How long should you wait to have sex after having your baby? -Parents.com

The difference that having two kids makes -Babble

5 awful trends all moms need to remove from their closets immediately -Your Tango

This man staged an entire fake wedding to propose to his girlfriend -The Frisky

8 reasons why one woman isn’t going to have any children -HuffPo Women

Jessica Alba takes a stroll with her daughters -Celeb Baby Laundry

15 reminders that you’re a working mom -HuffPo Parents

Crazy things that some moms say in public restrooms -The Stir

Britney Spears celebrates her sons’ birthdays -Celebrity Baby Scoop

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Halloween Is Already Stressing Me Out

Halloween Is Already Stressing Me Out

It’s September, and that means it’s time to start thinking about Halloween. The stores are loaded up with their Halloween supplies and I am wondering how much longer I can put off dealing with discussions of costumes, candy, and everyone’s favorite game called “How many more days is it until Halloween? Is it still the same number of days as it was this morning? Ok. How about now? And what about tomorrow?” More »

This Style Expert’s Baby Announcement Is So Perfect That It Will Melt The Iciest Of Hearts

This Style Expertâs Baby Announcement Is So Perfect That It Will Melt The Iciest Of Hearts

Maybe I’m just a cynical old broad, but I’ve never been into those cheesy proposal videos where dudes, like, make all their girlfriend’s family participate in flash mobs, or those memes where people announce the birth of their baby with some kind of clever photo. I never expected to see a “hey look, I’m pregnant!” post on social media that wouldn’t make me cringe at least a little bit… but I guess I underestimated Taylor Tomasi Hill. The fashionable Instagram star recently surprised her 95,000 followers with a baby bump photo cute enough to melt my rock-hard icy heart. And that’s saying something. More »

Charles Barkley’s Claim That “Every Black Parent In The South” Whups Their Kids Is Offensive And Wrong

Charles Barkley's Claim That "Every Black Parent In The South" Whups Their Kids Is Offensive And Wrong

Former basketball star Charles Barkley was on the NFL preview show this weekend to discuss football because…well, we’re not sure why, as he’s not a football player. But he is a dude who often says controversial things, which is why a conversation about the recent Adrian Peterson abuse charges took a turn for the WTF real fast. More »

Kristen Wiig And Ellen Finally Get Around To Singing ‘Let It Go,’ And It’ll Be Your New Favorite Version

Kristen Wiig And Ellen Finally Get Around To Singing âLet It Go,â And Itâll Be Your New Favorite Version

Well guys, I hate to break it to you, but apparently celebrities really aren’t just like us. You know how I know that? Because Kristen Wiig and Ellen DeGeneres have somehow lived the past ten months of their lives without having “Let It Go” stuck in their heads on a loop. In fact, they don’t even know any of the words besides “let it go.” Not even “conceal, don’t feel” or “a kingdom of isolation.” So during Kristen’s appearance on Ellen’s show, they decided to finally emerge from beneath their cozy rocks and sing a rousing rendition of the song — while reading the lyrics, of course. More »

Urban Outfitters Sold A Bloody Kent State Shirt, So Let’s Boycott Them For School Shopping

Urban Outfitters Sold A Bloody Kent State Shirt, So Let's Boycott Them For School Shopping

Just in case your faith in humanity was soaring a little too high today, here’s some nausea-inducing news from retailer Urban Outfitters. The store’s online shop, which sells literally one-of-a-kind thrift store finds had something extra special for sale this time: a pink vintage Kent State University sweatshirt, complete with an artistically applied fake blood spattering. More »

Morning Feeding: Kicking Someone Out Of The Delivery Room

Morning Feeding: Kicking Someone Out Of The Delivery Room

How to kick someone out of the delivery room -Parents.com

This mom loves her son differently than she loves her daughters -Babble

These 7 things will score you a date online -The Frisky

Planned Parenthood is now offering virtual visits -Parents.com

Emily Blunt carries her baby around town -Celebrity Baby Scoop

Should you invite a friend who has miscarried to your baby shower? -The Stir

The real reason why family dinners are so hard -HuffPo Parents

Zoe Saldana did some baby shopping at Bel Bambini -Celeb Baby Laundry

If you want to get pregnant, you should be eating these 5 foods -YourTango

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It Should Disturb Us All That Schools Are Acquiring Military Tanks

It Should Disturb Us All That Schools Are Acquiring Military Tanks

The entryway at my children’s school underwent a complete renovation this year to relocate the office and make it so that no one can get through the heavy doors without being buzzed in. This measure does make me feel safer and I am grateful they funded it but finding out that in other areas, schools are acquiring military tanks to help protect the students just makes me feel sad. More »

Evening Feeding: Foolproof Signs You’re Ready To Have Kids

Evening Feeding: Foolproof Signs You're Ready To Have Kids

10 foolproof signs you’re ready to have kids -Babble

Which celeb moms are expecting this year? -Parents.com

Why one woman wants to freeze her eggs -The Frisky

Mindy Kaling on her comment about addressing abortions in sitcoms -HuffPo Women

A look at some of Kate Middleton‘s mom moments -Celebrity Baby Scoop

When can kids tie their own shoes? -The Stir

This is what 7 p.m. looks like for parents -HuffPo Parents

Tiffani Thiessen is trying for baby number 2 -Celeb Baby Laundry

Wait, so are political views no longer important when it comes to dating? -Your Tango

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15 YA Books That Aren’t About Straight White People

15 YA Books That Arenât About Straight White People

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Another day, another rant about representation! But hey, it’s important, and this time I’m talking about YA novels. I’ve ranted before about how hard it is to find or hear about a YA book that isn’t about cute, straight white people falling in love with each other. Like, okay, that’s nice and all but isn’t that exactly like, I don’t know, just about every other story we’ve been fed since we were little? Whether the universe is dystopic, fantasy or the exceedingly normal one you and I experience every day, the same trope is played out over and over again. Ugh, give me a break! More »