I’ve read countless blog posts, articles, arguments and have thrown myself into several face-to-face and twitter discussions regarding the latest parenting controversy – genderless parenting. When it first came up, I thought what the hell is that? And when I found out that it’s when parents decide not to put any emphasis on what gender their child is, like parents Kathy Witterick and David Stocker who are raising their third child genderless, I was confused.
Large families - think Kate Gosselin’s crew of eight, the Duggars’ 19-kid-family and Nadya Suleman’s dozen+ - have been depicted by pop culture as old timey circus acts, something for which you’d pay admission at a county fair in order to enter a shadowy tent and marvel at this oddity.
Did she forget her eleven-year wedding anniversary? Well, almost. But once Michael said he’d made dinner reservations at Melise it triggered her memory. Something had to be special enough to make him want to spend fifty-five dollars on a truffle egg appetizer.
I met Alyson Hannigan at a lovely little cafe on a sunny day in Santa Monica, Calif. (Life is tough, right?) She wasn't the immature, sometimes-childish character we're used to seeing her portray (and she definitely didn't mention band camp). Instead, she was a well-put-together, smart and gracious grown-up who won me over the second she arrived.
It’s finale week at Dancing With The Stars, and in a strange way I feel as exhausted as many of the dancers. I remember what the road to the finals was like. It’s a thrilling time, physically grueling and indescribably challenging. Everyone is stressed, their bodies are worn out, and just when you feel as though you have nothing left, you are preparing the most difficult and the most important dance of your life. It was a crazy time and here I am again in season 12, but this time I get to cheer on someone else!
“They were all wearing the exact same t-shirt,” Dylan says, sounding stressed. Tears well up in his eyes.
“Was it a kind of special dress-up day?” Heather says nervously. Last year she’d forgotten to remind the kids about facial hair day.
Confession time. I will never be an organized Martha Stewart type mom. I tried really hard for many years to be the mom who had it all together, but then life happened and I realized instead of stressing about the little things, I was going to breath a little deeper, laugh a little more and accept the mess and chaos that is our life.
One of the big moments of this season’s The Good Wife was when betrayed political spouse Alicia Florrick decided to do a TV interview in which she said she forgave her politician husband for straying. Her interview was considered to have sealed her husband’s bid to recapture the state’s attorney’s office.
Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger admitted Monday that he fathered a child with a member of his household staff more than a decade ago. What impact might this shocking revelation have on the Schwarzenegger children?
It took the promise of a one year Club Penguin membership to pacify Kaitlin into having the play date with the new girl. It was the right thing to do, Heather thinks. Anyone who says that they don’t bribe their children is either lying or miserable.
“Good luck,” Michael says that morning as Kaitlin stands pouting in the kitchen.