I’ve always thought it was uncomfortable when celebrities were analyzed and diagnosed by doctors they’ve never met. Everytime Dr. Drew showed up on CNN calling Angelina Jolie “malnourished” or talking about Lindsay Lohan‘s “disease,” I questioned the morality of sharing a medical opinion about a person that you’ve never treated.
Then, my family got their very own dose of medicine from a psychiatrist we haven’t spoken to, and I realized that it’s more than a questionable practice – it’s completely wrong. More
Here’s what happened when “Good Morning America” came to film at my house: I felt insecure about my appearance and insecure about my vanity. More
I’m a strong and assertive female. More
Well, we’ve been in business a year, and you forgot our birthday. That’s cool. That’s cool. We love Molly Ringwald, really counting on Jake Ryan showing up with a cake at this point. Here’s a small sampling of some of our favorite pieces from the past year: More
Stella McCartney is getting praised for it. JLo’s spawn are schilling it. But if I had my way, designer children’s clothes would end up on ridiculous branded products lists.
Our esteemed founding editor Lilit is moving on to edit our sister site, Crushable, beginning February 28th. So. Will you be able to anticipate a new era of constant dick jokes and Star Wars allusions at TheGloss? Sort of! Here’s what it means … More
Today’s young mothers have a lot of difficult decisions to make: work or stay at home, bottle or breast milk, free-range or attachment. For me, I find that it’s a balancing act. From the very beginning, I realized that the easiest way for me was to combine all those mothering philosophies into something usable. It resulted with Brenna learning to love both fresh fruits and french fries. She really is her mother’s daughter. More
Well, Jane Krakowski said it: “Baby bump is the new black.” On every red carpet and trashy tabloid cover, pregnant women are taking over. Hell, even wanting a baby bump has been enough to provide some much-needed press to the Kardashian Klan. In fact, E!’s line-up has quite a few women who think their uterus is good for a couple US Weekly covers. More
I’m not sure if these two are besties yet, but I think they could have a beautiful friendship. They are both strong women, working and succeeding in traditionally male occupations. They’ve both been called monsters, though one might be more fond of the title than the other. They’ve both shared their life’s stories with the world, in hopes that they might be better understood. More
Mayim Bialik, formerly known as Blossom, has a completely different parenting style than I do. Mayim is an attachment parenting poster-mama. She recently started to blog about her experiences, detailing breastfeeding on demand well into the toddler years, bed-sharing and natural childbirth. More
Once you’re married, your sex life sucks. Once a month, boring, going through the motions. It’s horrible. It’s not even sex any more, it’s an obligation. This is the only thing I had ever heard about sex after marriage. Everywhere you turn, the butt of every married man’s joke, say goodbye to your sex life.
Well you know what? I’m calling bullshit on that. More
My daughter has hit the stage where she wants everything to be a family. She must have three of everything, so there can be a mommy, daddy and baby. A family of stuffed teddy bears, a family of hearts she drew. It’s a little like Goldilocks, there should always be three in descending size. She’s even a little peeved with Disney movies lately because they rarely have a mother and a father. Perhaps most telling, since Brenna is an only child, if there is another sibling, she refers to them as “friend.” So her dollhouse has Mommy, Daddy, Baby and Friend, and she plays with them all the time. More
With crap like this being published, I might need to give up my goal of making parenting sound the least bit fun. According to ParentDish, some great ideas for celebrating New Years are: cooking, more cooking, craft, dress up, more cooking – with sprinkles. Happy New Years! This is the life of a parent – planning activities for your offspring and then slowly fading away as they need you less and less. Your only entertainment should be making your children happy. Cheers to that!
Here are 5 alternative solutions, because believe it or not, both you and your child can enjoy a holiday. Your happiness isn’t mutually exclusive! More
My husband and I have rather large and generous families. Our wonderful families made the holidays fun and loving and extremely special. They also spoiled my child rotten. Brenna had 4 full Christmases with more than 10 gifts at each. She also received gifts from 2 Christmas exchanges we couldn’t make it to. Honestly, her bedroom resembles a Toys’R'Us Express. She received so many presents, that by the end, she wasn’t even paying attention to them. She was just blindly ripping away wrapping paper and exclaiming the name of whatever cartoon character she saw on the box. It didn’t matter how slow we took it, how many play breaks we took. She had past her toy intake. So how does your child recover from this plastic gluttony? I have a few steps that might help your child resume to normal materialistic levels. More