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A New Parent's Guide to Social Media

By Caroline Knorr, Common Sense Media parenting editor Before baby, you were a Facebooking, Instagramming, texting fool, sharing everything from your perfect pasta dish to your hella-good manicure. Now, looking at your little bundleShow More Summary

Buying Breast Milk Online Not Safe, Says Department Of Duh

Turns out feeding your baby bodily fluids from the people who comment on YouTube videos is a pretty terrible idea. More » Buying Breast Milk Online Not Safe, Says Department Of Duh is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

If Disney Princesses Were Older, They'd Be Pretty Damn Awesome

Disney princesses tend to be young -- like, below drinking age young. But what types of role models would they be if they were allowed to grow into mature women with careers and identities independent of their respective Prince Charmings?...Show More Summary

Does Wearing Makeup Make Me a Bad Feminist?

I've been seeing this post about a daughter's questions about her mom's makeup in my news feed recently, and it's made me think. Christine Burke describes how her daughter's simple question made her see herself through a 7-year-old's...Show More Summary

Going Through Premature Menopause Is Nothing To Be Afraid Of

Stories from women who have experienced early menopause might cause you to worry, but going through premature menopause is nothing to fear. More » Going Through Premature Menopause Is Nothing To Be Afraid Of is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

Tips and Resources for Poem in your Pocket Day

Tips and Resources for Poem in your Pocket Day by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com Poem in Your Pocket Day 2015 will be held on Thursday, April 30. It’s part of a national emphasis on poetry in the USA for the month of April. By...Show More Summary

Money Management Gap Between Parents and Teens Shows Need for Education

As a parent, I am frequently reminded of the sometimes differing views that my children and I hold about how we manage money. When my kids were small, they would ask me to buy them toys, with little regard for the cost -- which was completely understandable, given their age. Show More Summary

Man Wins $7 Million From Lottery Ticket Tucked Inside Get-Well Card

Recovering from surgery? How about a get-well card with 7 million reasons inside to help you feel better. Easton, Pennsylvania resident Joseph Amorese was laid up at home after a hernia surgery last month, so his dad did the fatherly thing and gave him a get-well card, hoping to raise his spirits. Show More Summary

Having A Penis Shouldn’t Keep You From Talking To Your Daughter About Her Period

More than ever, fathers are closely involved in all aspects of their children's lives and in many families, they perform the same parenting duties as their partners. In this brave, new world of more equal parenting, it would stand to reason that we loosen up on the roles traditionally played by a mother or father. Show More Summary

It’s Not Your Job To Discipline Someone Else’s Kid

It may be tempting to discipline an unruly kid at the playground, but it's really not your place. More » It’s Not Your Job To Discipline Someone Else’s Kid is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

Love is Not Enough + More Love (Less Panic)

Jenny Lexhed, author of Love is Not Enough. Topic: A mother’s memoir of autism, madness, and hope. Issues: Coping with a child’s autism diagnosis; trying to find the best treatment among competing theories and approaches; the importance of taking breaks, getting enough sleep, and self-care. Show More Summary

Drew Barrymore Comparing Her ‘Saggy’ Post-Baby Body To A Kangaroo Will Make You Love Her Even More

If we can’t have Taylor Swift as a best friend, then we want Drew Barrymore. She seems like she would be so much fun to hang out with and I don’t think that there is anyone she would want to give the stink eye to. In an interview with Glamour,...Show More Summary

Meghan Trainor new ‘Dear Future Husband’ video confuses fans

Meghan Trainor’s fans are confused.  The singer-songwriter won people’s hearts with her body-positive anthem “All About That Bass.” Her catchy lyrics and dance-pop tune put women out on the dance floor—even those who aren’t a size 2—confidently shaking it like they’re supposed to do. Show More Summary

Putting on a New Uniform

Self-doubt is often overwhelming. What if I lose my job? What if I lose my children? What if I lose my house? What if no one likes what I write? What if no one likes what I'm wearing? What if no one likes me? What if my parenting is scrutinized? Insecurities can be paralyzing and can completely take over. Show More Summary

Fox News Host Thinks Healthy Food For Preschoolers Will Give Them ‘Mental Problems’

Fox News is a very reliable news source, in that they can always be counted on to have a strange and vaguely horrifying opinion about the most innocuous of subjects. This time, the topic is providing healthy food to preschoolers andShow More Summary

Supreme Court Decision Underscores Need for Mass. Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

By Liz Friedman The United States Supreme Court today issued a decision that bolsters the case for the passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) in Massachusetts. The legislation is sponsored by Hadley-based MotherWoman and...Show More Summary

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Sleep Training at 8 Weeks: ‘Do You Have the Guts?’

"When we first told our in-laws what we were doing, they thought we were monsters. Now they think we’re geniuses.”

Jimmy Kimmel Proves No One Knows What's Going On In March Madness

The NCAA tournament has been wild this year, but it doesn't come close to whatever these people have been watching. Since it always seems like the winners of March Madness pools are the people who don't watch college basketball, Jimmy Kimmel decided to see if people actually knew what was happening in the games. Show More Summary

High Schoolers Show Off Their School Pride With Awesome 'Shake It Off' Lip Dub

Uniting as a high school is totally possible. All you need is a little help from Taylor Swift. Woodbridge High School in California recently released a video of its school-wide lip dub set to the singer's hit, “Shake It Off.” According to its student news site, the high schoolers got down to T. Show More Summary

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