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When I Was 5, I, Um -- What Were We Just Talking About?

53 minutes agoPolitics / US Politics : Kevin Drum

I remember approximately diddley-squat 1 about my childhood. But why? Melissa Dahl explains the latest research to me today: The way parents tend to talk to their sons is different from the way they talk to their daughters. Mothers tend...Show More Summary

I'm Preparing My 3-Year-Old Preschooler for Harvard? and I'm Not Sorry

Post by Lisa Fogarty. She's only 3, but I can already tell my daughter is a wild child. It's possible she will run off and live in a commune for a year when she's 18. She'll probably play guitar in a band, write songs about death, and inspire concerned English teachers to call me every week. Show More Summary

Ryan Gosling & Eva Mendes Proud New Parents!

We still haven’t received official confirmation that Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes welcomed their first child, a daughter, but now sources are saying the two are proud new parents. I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for confirmation from this notoriously private Hollywood couple, but what parents aren’t proud? RELATED: Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling welcome […]

Guest column: Gwen! David

Originally published June 22, 2001, in Comics Buyer’s Guide #1440 April 27, 1994 Teacher: So class, today we’re going to discuss where you went on Take Your Daughter to Work Day! Jessica: My Daddy’s a caterer, and he works in a restaurant! Lindsay: I went to the gym, ’cause my Mommy’s an aerobics instructor. Courtney: […]

The Queen Is Dead

I don't go to this place usually. But my younger daughter and I had ice cream there once last year after school and I'm glad we did because it's gone now. Townhomes are coming. eclectic food-for-thought for a changing world

How Do You Answer Your Child’s Questions About Your Blended Family?

One day recently I picked up my 14-year-old daughter from her grandmother’s house with my 5-year-old son in tow. As we waited for my daughter, my son wandered into another room and returned holding something behind his back, a look of horror plastered across his face. “Mom!” he said, “ What in the world is Keep Reading ?

Why I Won’t Let My Kids Live With Me When They Are Adults

20 hours agoLifestyle / Parenting : Mommyish

Recently, I have been having a lot of conversations with my six-year-old daughter about growing up. One big topic has been the idea of leaving home one day. She has made me promise her that she can live with me forever and ever. I have told her that of course she can. Show More Summary

5 Must-Have Mommy Pieces for Early Fall

Now that my daughter's three back-to-school supply lists (yes, THREE!) have been purchased and items decorated, and my son has finally started his school a week later (why oh why do preschools do that to us by the way?), I now have time...Show More Summary

Countdown

yesterdayOdd : Neatorama

(Lunarbaboon) This cartoon was painful to read because it's accurate. So when I got home from work, I played with my daughters for a few extra minutes. This time in their lives and mine will never come again.

Homeschooling: The Kid Likes It (and Mom and Dad Have Homework Again)

yesterdayNews : Reason

"Oh, you're doing that, too?," the building contractor asked when he walked in while my son was working on his Literature lesson. "My youngest daughter is taking high school online. They were bullying her at school." While he undid something...Show More Summary

Melissa Rivers Speaks For First Time Since Joan Rivers' Death

Joan Rivers' daughter, Melissa Rivers, released her first statement since her mother's death on Sept. 4. Thanking fans for the outpouring of support and saying "my mother would have been overwhelmed," the 46-year-old continued via her...Show More Summary

Slammed in the Spirit

Hope for a Christian blogosphere that focuses more on God than each other. Earlier this summer, my daughter came home from Vacation Bible School wearing a thick purple bracelet with bright orange lettering. “Watch for God,” it read. To me, it seemed like an incomplete sentence. Show More Summary

The Five Stages Of Grief When Your Kid Has Lice

Just this week I took my daughter to get her haircut after school. Sitting in a chair shaped like a taxi cab, the stylist gingerly dug at her scalp with the edge of her comb. "Mom, do you see this?" she asked me, pointing. "Look." "Huh? What?" I peered down at my kid's head. Show More Summary

What Happens When Kids and Parents Stay When They Don't Want To

My plan was to make a video of me conversing with my daughter, pair it with a written blog post, and use the content to talk about how accomplished my offspring are. What really happens: I attempt to talk to my daughter while she spits food on the table, pretends she's asleep, uses a bad word, and walks away from me while I'm talking. read more

I'm living large, but it's an illusion

A few months ago, I made a trip to attend my daughter, Isabelle's, commencement at an institution of higher learning. Having no apparel to signify my investment in this particular school, I entered the bookstore and found a shirt emblazoned with its name. Too impatient to try the shirt on, I...

A Prayer for My Future Son-In-Law

Adiba Nelson prays that once her job as a parent is done, God will send her daughter a man who will genuinely love her and see her and not her special needs. The post A Prayer for My Future Son-In-Law appeared first on The Good Men Project.

My Kinda Doll: Mother Accuses Her Daughter's Talking Barbie Of Dropping F-Bombs

yesterdayOdd : Geekologie

A mother from Wales with nothing else to do is accusing Mattel of making 'Barbie Life In The Dreamhouse' dolls that say 'What the f?" Although, with a total of five seconds research at the product site, I learned she actually says, "Off the hook!" (Also: "Amaze!" and "Get Your Sparkle On!") It's a $13 doll with a shitty speaker inside -- calm down. Show More Summary

Speech Therapy Has Changed My Daughter’s Life For The Better

My daughter Alicia’s talk was almost all self-directed. She would tell incredible stories – but only to herself, which meant there was never a need for her to clarify what she was saying. I kept wondering if her mispronunciations were the result of a lack of practice, or if there was something else going on. Show More Summary

Decide to Do It

This past weekend Kailea, my daughter, achieved a goal. It is a goal she has been working toward for nearly half of her life. This past weekend Kailea tested for, and received, her black belt in Tae Kwon Do.… continue reading... The post Decide to Do It appeared first on simplify 101.

Never Once Have I Imagined My Daughters Ever Going To Prison

Never once have I imagined either of my daughters ever going to prison. Never have I had the image in my head of my children getting finger-printed, photographed and processed by police officers at the local precinct. Never have I imagined Aoki or Ming in an orange jumpsuit walking through in-take at LA County Jail. Show More Summary

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