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How I'm Raising My Sons to Be Feminist

<b>By Joni Edelman</b><p>I wasn't raised by a proclaimed feminist, and my family never discussed feminism. In truth, we didn't discuss much.<p>My vision of female or intersectional empowerment was watching my mother barely survive a series of completely disastrous relationships, jumping from marriage to …

Parenting

Congrats, You're Pregnant! Now Keep It to Yourself.

I'm a reasonable guy. I like to be noticed as much as the next person who has a blog and a Facebook page and a Twitter account. Believe me, I know how strong the pull of social media is; I struggle with it every day.<p>Luckily, when it comes to blog-related stuff, I have a bit of an out: I write in …

Social Media

Ain't Nobody Got Time to be the Perfect Parent

Tonight, I reached my maximum saturation of articles showing me how to parent. There's a "Top 10" or "15 Things Never To Do" list of every single thing you can think of these days. Some of these posts are fabulous and I enjoy them, but many of them just make me feel inadequate.<p>Like... the creative …

Parenting

5 Things Only Parents of Boys Can Understand

Catchy title, huh? I have no idea what it is like to raise girls. Who knows, maybe they really are easier until the teen years, like everyone tells me. Or maybe raising girls entails exactly the same level of absurdity that boys do.<p>My oldest boy is turning 5 soon. My youngest boy just turned 1. …

Being the Primary Caregiver Does Not Mean Being the Favorite Parent

I told my 6-year-old daughter that she made me feel like crap. Not all the time, but definitely at that particular moment. She didn't really do anything wrong; she just wanted her mommy. I get it. I stay home with the kids while my wife works, so when she gets home, she returns the conquering hero. …

Parenting

5 Tips to Make Family Movie Night a Success

<i>By Sierra Filucci, Executive Editor at Common Sense Media</i><p>We say this a lot, but we think it's worth repeating: It's important to get involved in your kids' media lives -- and your kids will love it too (within reason!). But helping them become critical media consumers can be easier said than done. …

Kids

5-Year-Old Student Reportedly Asked To Sign 'No Suicide' Contract After Misbehaving

One mother is furious after her 5-year-old daughter was reportedly forced to sign a "suicide contract" at school.<p>The mother, named Rebecca, told Alabama outlet WPMI-TV that the incident occurred after her kindergarten daughter drew a picture that resembled a gun and pointed a crayon at another …

Minecraft Explained from a Mom Who Gets It (Finally!)

Surely by now, you've heard of Minecraft. If not, Microsoft is about to make sure you do. By acquiring its parent company Mojang for a whopping $2.5 billion, the tech giant is about to make the once indie game, (which according to the developer became an "accidental" success) more mainstream. The …

Motherhood Isn't Beautiful... or Maybe It Is

She caught me off-guard if I'm being totally honest. I was there to meet the newest addition to the family, and before I knew it, she had me cornered. I wasn't even sitting when she gushed like an open wound about childbirth and child-rearing. She was harried and sleep deprived. There was a …

Parenting

'Joe Dirt 2' to become first ever made-for-digital sequel

Believe it or not, there’s more where Joe Dirt came from.<p>Sony’s Crackle, a streaming service, has announced that production will begin next month on</i> …

34 things you learn on the 'Sons of Anarchy' set

Spend close to 20 hours on location and set with the cast and crew of <i>Sons of Anarchy</i>, and you learn a few fun facts. <i>EW</i>‘s recent cover story (read it …

'Labyrinth' sequel in the works? Not exactly

Fan sites went a little wild on Friday when they stumbled upon a bit of news that The Jim Henson Company was working on a sequel to <i>Labyrinth</i>, the …

Spoiler Room: Scoop on 'Grey's,' 'Horror Story,' 'Agent Carter,' and more

<i>Welcome to the Spoiler Room, a safe place for spoiler addicts to come on a weekly basis to learn what’s coming next on their favorite shows and,</i> …

'The Walking Dead' star Josh McDermitt got the creepiest gift imaginable from a fan

We thought Norman Reedus took the prize for weirdest gift from a <i>Walking Dead</i> fan with the silicone breast implant he received, but now we’re starting …

Lauren Cohan calls the 'Walking Dead' premiere 'our best episode yet'

Today is the day. <i>The Walking Dead</i> finally returns with a season 5 premiere that will require you to pick your jaw up off the floor…unless your hands …

Facebook’s Anonymous App Could Kill Trolls With Secret Identity

Wack-a-mole. That’s what it’s usually like fighting trolls, bullies, and spammers in anonymous communities. Ban them and they just start new accounts. That’s why the fact that Facebook knows who you really are could be the key to its upcoming anonymous app.<p>You could stay anonymous to other users, …

Netflix hikes subscription price for 4K TV owners

Netflix is now charging a premium for access to 4K streaming. Access to 4K — also known as Ultra HD — now requires a "platinum" plan, which costs $11.99 per month. Previously, members on Netflix's typical HD streaming plan, which increased from $7.99 to $8.99 earlier this year, could access the …