This morning, many of us woke up and read a gut-churning story in the The New York Times about the so-called child welfare that consistently and too-frequently removes the kids of poor black and…hispanic mothers into temporary foster care for petty reasons—damaging everyone's lives in the process: "Dozens of lawyers working on these cases say the removals punish parents who have few resources," the paper reports. "Their clients are predominantly poor black and Hispanic women, they say, and the criminalization of their parenting choices has led some to… >> Read More
A family of five from Brooklyn were recently taken off a JetBlue flight in Florida last month. Apparently, according to JTA, Tamir Raanan and his wife, Mandy Ifrah, were about to fly home with their…three children from Fort Lauderdale when their 1-year-old daughter kicked the seat of the passenger in front of her. While the parents apologized, the woman was so angry that she "told her she should tie her child’s feet down before switching seats." The airline says the incident turned ugly when physical threats became involved. This… >> Read More
Laura Moser is a Jewish woman married to a Hindu man; she is a mother; she is a Congressional candidate; she's a writer. She's also a viral star, the mother of the toddler throwing a tantrum at…President Obama’s feet in 2015. This year, Moser stopped working as a freelance writer and reporter and decided to run as a candidate, and join the "Resistance" movement--all because of the 2016 election. Like it was for many, this election was a wake up call for Moser--who has said she could no longer ignore the… >> Read More
Jenny Slate is our favorite cool girl--who also happens to be brilliant and funny and talented. Her new movie "Landline" focuses on infidelity in serious relationships; she plays Dana, a woman…engaged to be married--who ends up having an affair with an old beau. Cosmopolitan recently interviewed Slate about the film, and she opened up about how she was getting divorced to her ex-husband editor-director Dean Fleischer-Camp while making the movie--as well as sharing own thoughts on cheating. On divorce & relationships: "When we were making this… >> Read More
French moms have the most children in Western Europe--because it's possible for them to, thanks to government .
Quartz released a report showing recent data for the trends for babies born in…the EU in 2015. What the data showed is interesting, to say the least. For instance, French women are having nearly two kids each, which is about what it needs to "keep its population steady." Italian moms, however, only usually have one child. Here is why French moms may be having more kids more easily, according… >> Read More