Author: Elizabeth

Is the K’Tan Dangerous?

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I’ve seen a few mamas rocking the Baby K’Tan. They used both the x-piece and the band (i.e. all of it, as recommended), and baby was tight: upright, tummy-to-tummy, without an angle that would encourage him to go chin-to-chest and…

Halloween Parenting

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For most of the world, Halloween is bats and pumpkins, skeletons and spooks. It’s costumes: painted faces, full-body suits, flirty dresses and high heels. People go to parties replete with fake spiderwebbing, where the crudites are served with skeleton hand…

Halloween Cultural Appropriation

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Halloween’s coming, and that means it’s time for some good old fashioned American racism. Basically, white people think it’s okay to don the costumes or likenesses of non-white people. Lest I be accused of reverse racism, I’ll explain. White people…

Cartoons: Secret Messages

Kids’ shows aren’t what they seem. Most kids’ cartoons are annoying – you flick on the boob tube to shut Junior up for a precious half hour. But  do you ever really think about what he’s watching? Because it’s for…

Bring on the Mommy Wars

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So many have put so much into stopping the so-called mommy wars: the fight over which parenting practices will irrevokably damage our children, and which will send them to Princeton. There are tiger moms, helicopter moms, attachment parents, unicorn moms,…

Love Those Yoga Pants

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Yoga pants have gotten a bad rap lately. People say they’re lazy. They’re the uniform of the can’t-care-less stay at home mom. They’re boring; they’re usually stained; they’re the equivalent of wearing pajamas in public. Basically, the Fashion Police need…