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Why do people feel like it’s fair game to mock the kids of celebrities, including Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s 5-year-old daughter?
This is an opinion piece by Lindsay Powers, author of the forthcoming book, You Can’t F*ck Up Your Kids. Reality star Lisa Rinna has a few choice words for anyone who dares judge her bikini body. The 55-year-old mom of two recently posted a photo of herself in a tiny Fendi bikini on Instagram.
Sesame Street has undergone a number of changes for its 46th season: a new network (HBO), character (Nina, a bilingual Hispanic woman, to be voiced by Suki Lopez), and format (30 minutes instead of an hour); an updated theme song; and an entirely refreshed set.
Sesame Street kicks off its 46th season on Saturday — and parents and kids alike will have fun spotting “easter eggs” hidden around the brand new set.
President Obama has made affordable childcare, paid family leave, and flexible work policies a priority in his administration. To expand upon that mission, the president is unveiling on Labor Day a new executive order to give workers with federal contracts paid sick leave each year. White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett opens up to Yahoo Parenting about the benefits of this new initiative, why it’s an illusion that paid family leave comes at a “steep cost” for the economy, what work-life balance in the White House looks like, and some of the challenges the president and first lady have had while juggling their careers and raising their daughters, Malia and Sasha.
A White House that has a work-from-home policy. A president who leaves the office every night at 6:30 p.m to be home in time for dinner. Focusing on family is not a priority just for President Barack Obama, but also for his senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett. Jarrett is known as a longtime mentor to both the president and first lady, but now she’s opening up about another side of her life: raising her daughter, Laura, as a single mom.
“Just another day in the United States of America. Another day of gunfire, panic, and fear.” So wrote the BBC in response to the news that two married shooters — parents to a 6-month-old baby — killed at least 14 and injured 17 people before being shot and killed themselves Wednesday in San Bernardino, Calif.
It’s a rite of passage each year: bringing the kids to meet Santa at the mall or a local department store. But what do those brave souls who don the bright red suit and subject themselves to requests ranging from hilarious to heartbreaking have to say about the experience? Yahoo Parenting rounded up a few memorable stories Santa and his helpers have shared on Reddit over the years.
Sesame Street’s iconic “Sunny Days” opening song is getting freshened up for its 46th season, its first on HBO, show creators announced Tuesday. STORY: 'Sesame Street’ Announces New Character With Autism, Julia The new season will premiere on Jan. 16, 2016, Sesame Workshop announced Tuesday. Other format changes include: The show will be only 30 minutes long instead of an hour, the set is getting updated (including the homes of many iconic characters), Cookie Monster gets a new segment called “Smart Cookies,” and a new cast member will move on to the street: Nina. STORY: Sesame Street’s Powerful Ability to Help Kids “Smart Cookie” will follow Cookie Monster and a team of friends solving crimes and thwarting the efforts of villain the Crumb.
“A lot of the choices that I make for my baby, I have to fight for [them],” admits one mom in an emotional new video that explores the way parents shame each other and how to stop it. “So when I see someone doing the opposite, I definitely find myself judging them.” The video, released Thursday morning, is part of a campaign by formula company Similac, which has been on a mission to #EndMommyWars. Its last video, “The Mother ’Hood,” has been viewed more than 8.2 million times on YouTube since it was released last January.
There’s a new girl moving to Sesame Street: Julia, who has autism. Julia will be featured online playing alongside characters like Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and Grover, Sesame Workshop announced Wednesday. As part of the effort to destigmatize autism, which affects 1 in 68 children in America, Sesame Workshop has also unveiled an interactive website called Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children, along with resources for families, teachers, and caregivers. “Children with autism are five times more likely to get bullied,” Sesame Workshop’s senior vice president of U.S. social impact, Jeanette Betancourt, EdD, tells People.
When you read the news today, “shame” is a pervasive theme — from “mommy shaming” over parenting decisions to “slut shaming” teenagers to “body shaming” people who aren’t beanpole thin. STORY: What Moms Really Think About Spanking, Judging Each Other, and Their Relationships I regretted not being more vocal about my decision to return to work, and a few months later I got the chance to do just that — but on a much bigger platform: Yahoo. In October 2014, days after my son turned 1 year old, we launched Yahoo Parenting with a major goal in mind: No judgment.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton may be busy on the campaign trail, but she always makes time to spend with her granddaughter, Charlotte -- even if that includes changing diapers or singing "The Wheels on the Bus" for hours.
David Beckham shows off his newest tattoo, which is his oldest son’s nickname. He has said he doesn’t regret any of his 32 tattoos, many of which are in reference to his wife and four kids, “who I want with me always.”
An adorable little boy’s joy is contagious when his mom surprises him with the news that he’ll be a big brother. In the video, streamed more than 1.4 million times on YouTube (and more than 1.6 million times on Facebook ), mom Sarah Bromby, 28, hands her son, Ethan, a card with photos of her sonogram. A huge smile spreads across the 5-year-old's face when he realizes what it means.
Adorable 6-year-old Audrey Nethery is showing off her impressive moves in a video that’s been streamed more than 385,000 times on YouTube and 720,000 on Facebook in just a few days.
Jenna Bush Hager and her husband have given their second baby girl a name inspired by her grandfather George H.W. Bush. “She’s got some big socks to fill,” Bush Hager told Savannah Guthrie.
Hollywood actress Jessica Alba may run a $1 billion business in the Honest Company — but she’s the first to admit that even she’s felt judged for her parenting skills.
One mom had a life-threatening illness during childbirth — but she considers herself lucky because she had paid maternity leave. Richard Branson should be praised for his new policies for long paid maternity leave.
While nine months pregnant, Sarah Stage had what still appeared to be stomach definition. Now days after giving birth, she has a six pack.
Care.com and Yahoo Parenting have paired up to uncover the challenges and rewards of raising kids today. It’ll only take five minutes or less to take our survey here.
Being the first person in one’s family to go to college is a “blessing and a curse,” admits Stanley Stewart in a video for theNew York Times entitled “Ivy League Trailblazers.”