The Difference Between Mom Brain and Man Brain

About a week ago, I plopped myself down on the couch next to my seemingly lounging husband. The kids were playing nicely for once and I began chitchatting about a TV show that was on. He politely, but emphatically, shushed me and said, “Hold on, I’m thinking,” and proceeded to continue sitting...

My Husband Wants to Hide Our Pregnancy From His Family

Care and Feeding is Slate’s parenting advice column. Have a question for Care and Feeding? Email careandfeeding@slate.com or post it in the Slate Parenting Facebook group.Dear Care and Feeding,My husband is the kindest, sweetest man I have ever met. He’s the one who catches and releases spiders....

Blind date: ‘He probably thinks I’m looking for an Irish passport’

Emily, 26, charity worker, and Barry, 24, maths teacherBarry on EmilyWhat were you hoping for?A laugh, good conversation and nice food.First impressions?She needs to work on her French – she picked the wrong dessert.What...

My boyfriend and I are well matched, but I just don’t fancy him

He doesn’t seem to be offering you much, so don’t just ‘make do’, says Mariella FrostrupThe dilemma I have been dating my boyfriend for three months. He is intelligent and thoughtful, sensitive and funny. We are in our 30s and have the same long-term goals – to travel,...

Parents have 32 minutes of me-time every day, says depressing study

Parents have just 32 minutes to themselves every day and many have to hide from their kids to get a breather, according to new data.A study into the everyday lives of 2,000 moms and dads found that the typical parent has just over 30 minutes to themselves every...

I Don’t Want My Peanut-Allergic Son to Attend This Birthday Party

Care and Feeding is Slate’s parenting advice column. Have a question for Care and Feeding? Email careandfeeding@slate.com or post it in the Slate Parenting Facebook group.Dear Care and Feeding,My 3-year-old was just invited to his first school friend birthday party. This will be the first party where...

I was dropped by new friends and dread not seeing them again

You may have tampered with the balance of power with this couple, says Mariella Frostrup. Is there something you are not divulging?The dilemma For the past few months I have been befriended by a lesbian couple who welcomed me into their lives as family. I am a 40-year-old single,...

Dear New Moms, You Don’t Have To Do All The Things Or Please All The People

I was a brand-new mom, and my son, 4 months old at the time, had been sleeping horribly. He was a baby, so bad sleep is to be expected to some extent, but this kid seemed to be suddenly sleeping worse than he ever had, waking up every hour on the dot to...

Pete Davidson is dating an older woman – why is the world shocked?

Misogyny is behind the criticism of the Saturday Night Live comedian’s relationship with Kate BeckinsaleQuiz time! Put your calculators away, please, I have a maths problem designed to test every inch of your natural intelligence. Ready? Here we go: Pete Davidson is a 25-year-old comedian. He is...

What Experts Say — Good and Bad — About Attachment Parenting

Attachment parenting is a parenting style that emphasizes a strong bond between parents and children, with parents being highly attuned and receptive to their child's needs.It's most often associated with things that keep parents and children close, like breastfeeding on-demand, baby-wearing, and responding right away to a baby who cries out during sleep or play.Attachment parenting is...

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