On our beautiful wedding day in January, my new husband and I met the celebrity of our dreams.
For his 11th birthday, my son asked if he could have a slumber party. He invited seven other fifth-grade boys. They played video games for a couple of hours, ate pizza, then said they wanted to watch a movie. They'd seen every comic book movie multiple times. Show More Summary
Dear Mr. Dad, My 14-year-old daughter is obsessed with the idea that she needs to start dating. She says “all of her friends” are doing it, and feels left out. Fourteen just seems too young. I don’t think anyone—boy or girl???should start ‘til at least 16. Show More Summary
It’s been a few months but when I think about what you did, my tear ducts still attempt to betray me. Losing you hurt more than any boy I’ve lost in the past.
Every day, I learn so much about the world through the eyes of my children. My boys are 15 and nine and, like so many kids their age; they are significantly more fluent with technology and social media than I ever will be. It seems as...Show More Summary
Francis Scott Off-Key What 2-year-old Trent Harris lacks in pitch, rhythm, and remembering the words, he more than makes up for in cuteness, fashion, and good old-fashioned American swagger. This actually might be my favorite version of this song I've ever heard. Show More Summary
It was a warm, moon-less summer evening. I hiked in silence along the damp lakeside trail, my father behind me. There were a couple dozen of us — young boys about 8-9 and our fathers, solemnly making our way from our campsite to the campfire. Show More Summary
When social media was first coming out, it was primarily a place for my friends to connect outside school. We myspaced for a bit then moved onto Facebook to share our school boy exploits. But it wasn't until I got onto Twitter when I started to see social media becoming a platform for celebrities to stay connected to fans and vice versa. Read more...
Geppetto in Hell Not the voices of the dead wood I carved into a child. No lie or license of the boy, my son, who was not my son, I know, though I talked to him as blocks of wood talk to me about their struggles and I listen. Sometimes you find yourself in hell, […]
We were just eighteen, so full of ideas and expectations. He was the only boy I’d ever let sleep in my bed.
Dear Mr. Dad, I have a real problem with my ten-year-old daughter: Just about everything she says is a lie. If she tells me she’s texting a girl friend from school, it’s probably a boy. If I ask whether she’s cleaned her room, she’ll look me straight in the eye and tell me Yes, even […] The post Lies: I Really Want to Believe You, But…. Show More Summary
At 12, I had an obsession with Jules Verne and H.G. Wells the way many girls of my generation swooned over the boys in Duran Duran. I had a stacked collection of their works on the nightstand next to my bed that could rival any friend’s...Show More Summary
When I first realized that I found both boys and girls attractive, I didn't have the language to describe my sexuality. On the playground, the word "gay" was thrown around as an insult -- one that I also ruthlessly hurled at other kids. Show More Summary
Reviewed By Torin Chambers. I just want to note that this is my first experience with Spider-Gwen, I’m a fresh faced baby boy here with limited prior knowledge. “Spider-Gwen” #1 is a super rad comic stuffed to the brim with style and class. It’s a near perfect jumping on point, that brings you up to speed fast. […]
WAIT, I THOUGHT IT WASN’T A CHOICE: ‘I’m gay. And I want my kid to be gay too’: Lesbian CNN pundit admits she does not want her daughter, 6, to be straight and is ‘disappointed’ that she is already ‘boy crazy.’
Check out Iggy Azalea making us all laugh while telling her recent Papa John story during On Air with Ryan Seacrest! “They got a new delivery boy who is a bit younger, he’s maybe 18. He came to my house to deliver the pizza and he was like, ‘Whose Ferrari is that?! Oh my God!’ [...]
A few weeks ago, I published a blog post on HuffPost Parents about how I chose my large family and none of my six boys were "accidents," and here came all the "environmentalists" calling names (breeder, selfish narcissist, ho -- forShow More Summary
Recently, I assigned one of my reviewers at Center On The Aisle to cover a performance by a singer named Maxine Linehan at a cabaret venue in New York City. I had never heard of Linehan, and to be totally honest, I hadn't read more than...Show More Summary
1. Muslim boy writes on Mosul wall — at great personal risk: “My Christian brothers, you shall return to your churches” pic.twitter.com/SMjKAh8RvH — Sayed M. Modarresi (@SayedModarresi) February 20, 2015 2. ISIS reportedly kidnapped Christians from their villages in Syria this morning Assyrians under attack by ISIS today. Show More Summary
Dear Mr. Dad: We have two boys, ages four and nine. The nine-year-old has no problem sleeping in his own bed, but the four-year-old constantly wants to sleep with my husband and me. I don’t mind an occasional “sleep over”–especially when my husband is away on business and the bed seems so empty. Show More Summary