Sticks and Stones by Emily Bazelon unpacks the issues of bullying today online and in schools.
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Madeline Holler is a writer, journalist and blogger. She has been swinging on the parenting-style pendulum since Babble launched in 2006, the peak year of suspicion over epidural safety and also when moms drank heavily on playdates. Since then, Madeline has blogged for Babble Mom, where she has followed and offered opinions on parenting trends and news. Madeline's writing has appeared in print, around the web, and several times in Salon, including a defense of feminists who use cloth diapers (no really, it had to be done!). A native of the Midwest, Madeline lives in Southern California, where she obsessively reads, thinks and writes about national obsessions with education reform, childhood obesity, and whether modern moms like their kids too much. (We don't! We like them just enough.) You can read more from Madeline at her needs-to-be-updated website/blog: MadelineHoller.com.
After a recent rant to her kids about how unhealthy soda is, Kate Sullivan Morford was feeling like a hypocrite. After all, she enjoys an occasional glass of the stuff on hot days or out at the movies. Still, her words resonated. Post-rant her youngest daughter stood before her with a clipboard, a pen and MORE »
Tomorrow, thousands of six- and seven-year-olds in California will revisit something they thought they’d already long left behind: life in a booster seat. A new state law upping the age for riding booster-seat free from six years to eight years old goes into effect Jan. 1. The new law poses challenges, not just for the MORE »
Curtis has weaned. After a storm of criticism last week, the California father who decided to work his way through a freezer full of breast milk ended his stunt and, along with his wife, took down their blog “Don’t Have a Cow, Man.” Instead of seeing how long the 6’4″ and 185-pound “Curtis” could survive MORE »
Folks, this is Curtis. Curtis is a grown man, 6’4″ and 185 pounds to be exact. He has three children and some digestive issues, which is relevant. Sit tight. This is also Curtis’s wife, Katie, a doula, childbirth educator, lactation educator and prolific, prolific milk producer. Curtis and Katie own a couple of deep freezers, MORE »
During a recent 2,000-mile road trip, my kids and I were flying along Interstate 40 in Arizona when we came to the state’s notorious Painted Desert. It was breathtakingly beautiful and everything anyone has ever said it would be. Yet my kids? They were deep in some kind of backseat little brother torture and tuned MORE »
I kind of feel for the cities scraping at the very bottom of Parenting magazine’s Top 100 Family Friendly U.S. Cities list. For starters, I’m raising my kids in No. 97. Though you’ll hear nothing but complaints from me about my adopted hometown, especially when it comes to being a place to raise kids, I MORE »
What makes a good place to raise a family? It all depends, right? Good schools are a must, obviously. A low unemployment rate means plentiful jobs. An abundance of pediatricians, low crime rates and decent air quality are all great reasons for picking your child’s hometown. Accommodating to hipster parents, maybe? So who’s the best MORE »
Is it possible to live sustainably and yet not be freaky hippie types? A family of four in California has -- and they're showing the rest of us we can too.
A French couple has been charged with neglect and food deprivation after their 11-month-old, who had only been fed breastmilk, died in 2008.