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Tag Archive | "Parenting"

Do Spoiled Children Grow Up to Be Bad Sex Partners?

Thursday, July 12, 2012

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Is it possible that bad parenting could lead to bad sex? Could spoiled and selfish kids grow up to be spoiled and selfish bed partners? A recent¬†article and book review¬†in The New Yorker, “Why are American kids so spoiled?” got us thinking along these lines. The basic question that journalist Elizabeth Kolbert wants to answer [...]

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Friends with Kids

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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photo via FriendsWithKids.com Note: This review is written by Em, who loved the movie Friends with Kids. It’s really hard to talk about the new movie Friends with Kids (written, directed, produced by, and starring Jennifer Westfeldt of Kissing Jessica Stein) without a massive plot spoiler, because the closing line is one of the dirtiest, [...]

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On Feminism, High School and Sex — and What Occupy Can Teach Us About All Three

Thursday, December 15, 2011

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“It‚Äôs not easy, in this world, to learn how to navigate our anger and attraction, to learn how to be strong, sexual women and kind, gentle men.” This is a quote from our friend Michelle Chihara’s essay, “Pieces of the Past,” published this week on her blog This Blue Angel. On the surface this essay [...]

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When Parents Text

Thursday, September 29, 2011

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photo via flickr Some people worry that technology is hindering human communication, creating more distance in relationships, but we think When Parents Text is evidence to the contrary,” write co-authors Lauren Kaelin and Sophia Fraioli about their new book. And we think they’re right — amongst the ALL CAPS and multiple exclamation points and weird [...]

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MyBadParent.com

Monday, March 28, 2011

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Feeling bad about accidentally dropping your kid on his head? MyBadParent.com will make you feel better immediately. It’s a collection of kid and parent images (culled from various Internet sites as well as submissions) that you won‘t see in Parenting Magazine, ranging from the choreographed-for-a-laugh to someone-call-Social-Services-immediately. It’s like if FAILblog had a baby — [...]

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Forget the Witch; the Disney Princesses Are Truly Terrifying

Friday, January 28, 2011

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photo by hairgeek Disney isn’t necessarily to blame for the princess mania that is currently engulfing our culture in swathes of pink tulle, but they’re certainly making a shit-ton of money off it. As Peggy Orenstein reports in her new book Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture, [...]

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We’re in a Ted Talk! (Sort of)

Friday, January 7, 2011

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If you’re a faithful reader of EMandLO.com, then you know we love us a good Ted Talk. So we were thrilled to discover that the two of us were in one! Well, just a fleeting picture of us, but we’ll take what we can get. Our old boss, Nerve.com-founder Rufus Griscom, went on to found [...]

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And the Mom of the Year Award Goes To…

Thursday, November 11, 2010

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photo via Nerdy Apple Bottom If every mom in the U.S. was as awesome as this blogger, Nerdy Apple Bottom, we think you could successfully eradicate bullying, homophobia, sexism, and mean-ism in one fell swoop. Or at least make a huge dent in them. Here’s why: Her five-year-old son — who may or may not [...]

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