parenting

Food Baby Names Are Having A Moment & They're Actually Pretty Cute

As someone who spends a stupid amount of time looking up the meanings of different names even when I’m not, y’know, actually trying to name something — babies, pets, fictional characters, whatever — I relish the end of year for one very specific…
By Lucia Peters

This Couple Got Pregnant Through IVF — And Both Got To Carry Their Baby

Advances in medicine have allowed two North Texas mothers to reportedly make medical history. The married couple both carried their baby during pregnancy, the first couple to ever reportedly to do so, according to ABC News. It was all possible due…
By Mika Doyle

These Are The Royals Rules Meghan Will Be Expected To Follow Now She's Pregnant

The Duchess of Sussex is pregnant. And unlike the average woman, there are a number of royal pregnancy rules Meghan Markle will have to follow to stay on good terms with the Queen and co. That means no taking the day off if you're tired (although…
By Lauren Sharkey

This BFF Moment From Victoria Beckham & Eva Longoria Will Make You Miss Your Bestie

It's hard to tell whether some celebrity friendships are the real deal or simply a publicity stunt. But two stars have just proven how close they are, despite not seeing each other for months. On Thursday night, Victoria Beckham met Eva Longoria's…
By Lauren Sharkey

Here's Why Prince Charles & Prince Andrew's Parenting Styles Are *So* Different

Keeping up an air of mystery has long been a tactic used by the royal family. Until the Queen's grandchildren decided to open up about their relatives, that is. In recent years, Harry, William, Eugenie, and Beatrice have all spoken openly about…
By Lauren Sharkey

The Reaction To Dan Osborne's Family Reunion Exposes A Painful Double Standard

If the mother of a newborn baby decided to up sticks and move into the Celebrity Big Brother house for three weeks, she'd be branded an insult to parenting. But if a dad does the exact same thing, he is applauded for bravely leaving his family. This…
By Lauren Sharkey

Holly Willoughby's 'I'm A Celeb' News Has Prompted Seriously Sexist Reactions Online

ITV finally confirmed what we all knew (and hoped) on Wednesday: Holly Willoughby is I'm A Celebrity's new presenter. She will host alongside Declan Donnelly, while Ant McPartlin takes time out to focus on his continued recovery from prescription…
By Emily Dixon

A Trans Woman Was Able To Breastfeed For The First Time & It’s A Major Step Forward

As a transgender person, I often get awkward questions when people ask if and how I plan to have biological kids. I don't plan to, but since I was designated female at birth, I could conceive, carry, and breastfeed a child, if I wanted to. And now,…
By James Loke Hale

I Was Sexually Harassed In Middle School. Here’s Why I Needed #MeTooK12

The first time I got called a whore, I was 11. I heard it from the older boys at my middle school, who would corner me at my locker and wouldn’t move until I let them touch my butt or my chest. I thought I was the only one who had experienced this…
By Zoe Weiner

This Mother Got Charged With A Felony For Trying To Record Her Daughter Being Bullied

Update: On Nov. 29, CNN reported that charges had been dropped against Sarah Sims. The charges against her previously included one felony —intercepting wire, electronic, or oral communications — and a misdemeanor — contributing to the delinquency of…
By Katie Mitchell

7 Signs You're Going To Be A Toxic Mom

The fact that parents can easily mess up their kids is one of the top running gags in film. Comedies are chock-full of daddy issues jokes, dramas are fraught with portrayals of damaging mother-daughter relationships, and in very few of these movies…
By James Loke Hale

A Video Of Black Parents Teaching Their Kids What To Do If They Encounter Police Is Going Viral

This one is really hard to watch. A video of Black parents talking to their children about how to handle police violence has come under renewed attention since it was originally shared in February, and it's nothing short of heartbreaking. The video…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

This "Cards Against Humanity" For Parents Is Hilarious Even If You Don’t Have Kids

I’m at that point in my life where, although I am not a parent myself, I have a lot of friends who are parents — and honestly, the next time I’m in a gift-giving situation with any of them, I might very well gift them the party game “KinderPerfect.”…
By Lucia Peters

The Reason This Dad Couldn't Donate A Kidney To His Son Will Infuriate You

The National Kidney Foundation estimates that over 100,000 people are awaiting a potentially lifesaving kidney transplant. On average, most people wait over three and a half years. Unfortunately, of those on the waiting list for a new kidney, 13 die…
By Katie Mitchell

This Anxiety Disorder Can Affect New Moms In A Really Scary Way

Obsessive-compulsive disorder has a simplistic and incorrect reputation; it's often seen as the need for things to be neat, rather than the serious mental issue it actually is. People with OCD cope with intrusive, obsessive thoughts, often about…
By JR Thorpe

This Is The Most-Shared Birthday In The U.S.

September is here, and with it comes the beginning of fall, the emergence of all things flannel, and apparently, for a lot of you out there, your birthday. Nine out of the top ten birthday dates in the U.S. are in September — so if you haven't had…
By Madeleine Aggeler

This Mom Is Getting Called Out For Saying She Didn't Want A Fat Person Taking Care Of Her Daughter

A UK mother is facing strong backlash after she penned an op-ed for the Daily Mail earlier this month. In her article, journalist and mom Hilary Freeman said she decided not to enroll her daughter in a nursery school because some of the staff were…
By Madeleine Aggeler

This Is How Your Relationship With Breastfeeding Changes When You’re Trans

Every so often in the past few years, transgender men have made headlines for getting pregnant and giving birth. Despite the current administration's hostility toward members of the transgender community, it's a testament to the progress this…
By JR Thorpe

What Parents Can Learn From This Mother's Devastating Story

Even with seasoned parents, apparently innocuous items can turn out to be dangerous to an infant. That's the message one bereaved mother wanted to get across in a Facebook post explaining her son's sudden death on Jul. 3. Jordan DeRosier announced…
By Claire Warner

The Way You Hold A Baby Isn't As Random As You Think

Sometimes, we're so used to performing the same actions in the same way that we don't even realize we've developed a routine. Take, for instance, the way you hold a baby. If you're like most women, you automatically hoist a child up to rest on your…
By Claire Warner