We never thought thereâ€™d be something to say for the passive-aggressive email or the drunk mom text, but those are way better options than going on TV to publicly complain to the world that your kid doesnâ€™t visit enough. More
Last night, my roommate, my boyfriend and myself sat in our small apartment watching the 2014 Grammy Awards. Since we were liveblogging the red carpet, I watched approximately two hours of pre-show red carpet footage, so by the time the … More
Benjamin FranklinÂ claimed that there was nothing certain in this world but death and taxes. Obviously Ben didnâ€™t have the foresight to include the certainty that, on any given night, there is an episode ofÂ Law & Order, or theÂ Big Bang Theory, available for my zombie-like TV consumption after my kids have gone to sleep. This is a problem for a few reasons: One, I do not actually likeÂ The Big Bang Theory, and yet I think I have seen every episode. Two,Â Law & OrderÂ (especially SVU) convinces me that there may be no reason to ever let my kids leave my sight until they are 39. And finally, that means the majority of the alone time my husband and I get to spend with each other on a given day is spent warmed by the soft glow of our TV. Judging by the amount of people venting aboutÂ ScandalÂ orÂ BrianÂ dying onÂ Family GuyÂ via social media, we are not alone in our vegging out. More
Also missing: Last-minute drugstore carnations, novelty socks and ill thought-out cookbooks. More
For the past little while, Comedy Central comedian Nathan Fielder has been using the power of Twitter to convince people to play pranks on their loved ones, like texting their parents about drugs “by mistake” or telling their significant others they haven’t been completely honest with them. While I think that last one was kind of mean, I’m pretty amused by his latest bit of mischief: getting people to text their parents implying they might have not only contracted, but passed along, an STD: More
I consider myself to be a very open person. I think consensual sexual behavior is, generally, all good and entirely up to the participants. However, ever since I found out several months ago aboutÂ The Sexxxtons, a mother-daughter porn duo, I … More
When you start actually watching your kid sleep, you’re probably considered a “helicopter parent.” Or Edward from Twilight, either way, man. More
Well, I am crying now. It seems obvious to say, but the school shooting in Sandy Hook is just making me very, very sad.
I don’t really understand why things like the Sandy Hook shooting seem to happen. I know people have mental disorders, and there are insufficient gun control laws, and all the other explanations that we use whenever people decide to shoot down a bunch of unarmed people. Still, in some deeper way, I still do not understand how anyone can walk into a room of children and shoot at them without some fundamentally human part of themselves stopping them. More
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The majority of Hurricane Sandy coverage has taught us that (1) nature is fucking terrifying (2) people’s reactions to nature are often fucking annoying. However, sometimes there are redeeming stories that surface to remind us that even the worst of events can bring out the best in some people. Ready for a tearjerker? More
It’s time-honored ladymag fodder: at what point do you bite the bullet and introduce your bf/gf to mom and dad? Always impressively heteronormative, we decided to let Cosmo weigh in. They suggest: “Meeting your mom is great, because itâ€™s typically an easy way to score points. Your boyfriend knows that as long as he speaks highly of you, asks her questions, and doesnâ€™t accidentally use her drapes as a hand towel, Mom will probably like him. Fathers, however, are another matter. Your dad is a dude and has had sex at least once, which means he knows the kinds of things your boyfriend thinks about and the kinds of things you do with your boyfriendâ€”and your boyfriend knows that your dad knows these things. The result is at least slight discomfort and at worst naked terror, no matter how cool or laid back Dad is. So when they first meet, try not to leave them alone together for any longer than it takes you to pee.”
Well, that illuminated nothing. Here are some actual thoughts… More
Recently, I had the pleasure of babysitting for the first time since, like, high school. More
One summer home from college I went on a trip through Arizona with my parents. It was the first family trip since I had moved away from home, the first trip where we were all adults and the first time I smoked weed with my parents. It was eye opening, and not only in the way being high usually is. More
An Action News reporter named Michael Clark was on the case, saying that the onesie’s tag says “right on the front… that it’s for 18 month old girls.” He brought the onesie around Southhaven and (seemingly) ambushed parents in parking lots to get their opinions. More