Around the beginning of my third trimester, the questions from friends, doctors, and strangers noticeably changed from, "is it a boy or a girl?" and "are you having twins?" to "what's your birth plan?" Up until that point I hadn't thought much about how I wanted my son to break out of his belly prison. Show More Summary
It has been 20 years since "the boy who lived" began captivating the world, and it's been just about 14 years since I risked my relationship with my entire family to get my Hogwarts fix. And looking back, it has showed me that J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series stands the test of time... Show More Summary
When I was a young boy, some of my fondest memories were playing with my wooden Thomas the Tank Engine railroad toys. As I grew older, I turned to various video games to try and scratch that nostalgia itch, with no success. However,Show More Summary
By Christie Meyers Who knew that day at the pediatrician, we would be admitted to the hospital a few hours later. My little boy, 5 years old, bravely getting insulin injections and checking blood sugars fearlessly. He said to his endo, “Okay I eat, my mom gives me a shot and I check my blood […]
Yesterday, my young sons and I were shopping when I heard another young boy begin to cry loudly in the next aisle. Immediately, I heard a man hiss, “Stop that crying right now. Only girls cry. Are you a little girl now? Should I go buy...Show More Summary
Before becoming a father, I dreaded changing diapers. Now that I am a father, I long to win the poop lottery. To see my boy take a gigantic dump is curiously gratifying. Digestion system. Check! Before becoming a father, I wrote a lot about supporting mothers because I couldn’t fathom having to carry a child Read More...
When we found out we were having a daughter, people kept asking my husband if he'd hoped for a boy. His answer was always the same: "I can do anything with a daughter that I could do with a son." And that's what he's done.
One of my favorite authors has a new book out about one of my favorite topics. Lesléa Newman’s Sparkle Boy is about a little boy who loves things that sparkle, shimmer and glitter. He’s a lot like my son C.J. I interviewed Lesléa about...Show More Summary
You are still all my one-up boys and girls. Remember that when you are watching the Nintendo Switch footage of Super Mario Odyssey from the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show in Los Angeles. Nintendo brought the pre-E3 media presentations to an end yesterday with its half-hour of power. The publisher didn’t reveal Super Smash Bros. […]
Swet Shop Boys “Birding” My favorite thing about Heems as a rapper is his playfulness – he makes rapping sound like a fun game without tipping so far into nerdiness that he negates the swagger essential to nearly all great hip-hop. He seems to take great joy in finding a way to make a convincing […]
It’s not often I find myself in a New Jersey Walmart, much less find inspiration there, but that’s exactly what happened when my mother, my son and I hit one for supplies during a recent family trip. I was wandering through the disorienting...Show More Summary
My boys have hit that stage where many of the entry level 2.5-5mph rideons are too slow. Last year while in New York City my son rode Roll Play's Turnado and fell in LOVE. Designed like a go-cart, this ride-on is not only quick but it's easy to use. Show More Summary
In what is surely to be seen on the right as a victory over political correctness, ESPN, the ever more left leaning sports network, has announced that country boy, Hank Williams, Jr., and his rowdy, booming country rock anthem that welcomed viewers to Monday Night Football for more than two decades, will be returning this […]
Once upon a time, adopting a foreign baby of color from overseas was the celebrity trend. These days it looks as if all of them are giving birth to twins. Today, My Name is Earl alum Jaime Pressly announced that she is expecting twin boys with her boyfriend Hamzi Hijazi and without undergoing IVF treatment or anything,... Read More »
Weisz superbly captures the frustration of a woman who shows tenderness to a young man and then has to live with the frustrated realization that she’s fallen for a boy.
I saw Wonder Woman last night, and here's the completely spoiler-free part of my review: You should go see it. We saw it in IMAX 3D, and I would pay IMAX 3D money to see it that way again. The Boy said he would just as happily have watched...Show More Summary
In the ongoing war of words between Kevin Durant and ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, score one for Durant — well, technically, for Durant’s mother, Wanda. The “Real MVP” arrived on the network’s “First Take” set before Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday and pretty much stomped Smith’s contention that Durant’s decision to play […]
ESPN First Take co-host Stephen A. Smith has had a long-running feud with Golden State Warriors’ star Kevin Durant, threatening Durant on-air in October 2015, and more recently saying he “ruined the season” with his move to the Warriors...Show More Summary
It’s hard to believe that, had he lived, John F. Kennedy would have turned 100 on Monday. I have lived with the Kennedy name and legacy since I was a boy growing up in Palo Alto. I was 10 when my father and two of his friends met then-Sen. Kennedy in his hotel suite in […]
I spent most of my “terrible twos” living in a Wonder Woman pajama set. My best toddler friends were boys at that time, and they all had superhero PJs ? Batman, Superman, Spiderman ? and thus, Wonder Woman entered my life. In that costume,...Show More Summary