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Parsing HB-2's Bathroom Babble

Harold Lloyd | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

The toothless babble of HB-2 "protects" no one other than perhaps employers whose employees have more restricted rights as a result. Let's repeal this political mess that backfired on McCrory and will backfire on Berger and Moore as well if we don't move on.

Moms Admit Their Most Shameful Parenting Moments | Posted 01.26.2014 | Parents

Last month I witnessed a mom becoming the victim of some mom-on-mom shaming right in front of me. Right then, lots of bad parenting moments came flooding back to me.

7 Totally Selfish (Yet Practical!) Reasons To Have Kids | Posted 10.29.2013 | Parents

When I'm having a bad day on dad duty, I like to think of all the time-saving, work-reducing, positive ways my 4-year-old son Felix makes my life just a little bit easier. These are the reasons people really have children, the reasons that make it all worthwhile.

Sheryl Sandberg's Words About Her Mother Might Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 05.07.2013 | Parents

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has received a lot of attention this spring, since the publication of her bestselling book "Lean In", and its accompanyin...

Playing Favorites

Jill Amery | Posted 11.27.2012 | Parents
Jill Amery

The news channels and blogosphere are exploding with hostile reactions to a Canadian Dad blogger's comments on Babble about having a favorite child. Our society loves a chance to weigh in on parenting choices, and this discussion is pretty juicy.

How My Husband's Death Made Me A Better Mom | Posted 08.26.2012 | Parents

I've learned to pick my battles and focus on what's really important. I choose cuddling and playtime over finishing the laundry piled sky-high in the basket.

Motherhood Transformed Me -- Starting With My Boobs | Posted 08.22.2012 | Parents

The rounded belly I got from pregnancy wasn't that bad -- plus, I expected that. But the watermelons sagging below my relatively small shoulders? Absolutely ridiculous.

Blame Stay-At-Home Moms For The War On Women | Posted 08.21.2012 | Parents

Who knew that someone like me could single-handedly end a movement that's been around since the days of Mary Wollstonecraft (the mother of the woman who penned Frankenstein) and fan the flame under a new skirmish in a war that I hate!

How Your OB/GYN's Fear of Malpractice Can Affect Your Healthcare | Posted 08.14.2012 | Parents

My doctor suggested a number of medical interventions prior to and during my labor, including induction and continuous electronic fetal monitoring. Had they been necessary?

How a Grieving Mom Accidentally Rediscovered 'Fun' | Posted 07.22.2012 | Parents

There's a point to having fun, which is that it should be part of the human experience. A big part. I'd just completely lost touch with that.

Why My Kids Call Me By My First Name | Posted 07.16.2012 | Parents

I don't feel that being called by my first name diminishes the fact that I am my children's mother at all. Despite what some people may suspect, to me it does not imply a lesser love, alienation, or a lack of respect.

Can We Stop the Mom and Dad Debate and Talk about Kids?

Jim Higley | Posted 07.15.2012 | Parents
Jim Higley

How about we talk about kids for a change? How about we toss out some encouragement for what we are all doing? How about we remind each other why parenting matters? The other stuff can wait.

Do Most Men Prefer Long Hair On Women?

Babble | Posted 11.28.2011 | Women

A week or two ago I was reading an interview with adorable and smart actress Michelle Williams, whose perfect pixie haircut I have long coveted with t...

Are Dad Bloggers the Most Important Feminists Online Today?

Nathan Hegedus | Posted 01.03.2012 | Parents
Nathan Hegedus

Believe me, dad-blog-level parenting is not the easy road for a dude. It's much easier to turn into a cubicle slave, play golf all weekend or hide nightly in a man cave.

What Makes You A Bad Ass Parent | Posted 10.17.2011 | Parents

I know you may not think so right now, but you are One. Bad. Ass. And yes, you’re a parent. I get it. Being a bad ass was something you may have ...

A Stepfather's Lament: I Want To Be 'Dad'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

Story courtesy of Babble By Kevin Keck I am down in my workshop standing amongst tools that date back to my great-grandfather. Most of the tools are...