Getting back into your old jeans after having a kid is a thing, but trying to squeeze into your preschooler's clothes? That's a whole new world of pain—unless you are Bethenny Frankel.
According to an article in Huffington Post, the 43-year-old creator of Skinny Girl cocktails and former Real Housewives of New York star posted photos of herself proudly wearing her four-year-old daughter's Hello Kitty PJs on Instagram. There was backlash almost immediately, with Twitter users shouting that she should be ashamed of herself and that she's gross and she's body-shaming her daughter.
As somewhat of an explanation, Frankel says that she was just listening to her daughter, as you do when you have a pre-schooler in your home.
When ur 4 year old peanut says "mommy please put my dress on" & giggles uncontrollably, u do what ur told. @Squirrely007— Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) July 14, 2014
What do you think? Does this send a bad message or was she just having a playful moment with her daughter?
A case of Instagram sillies—as our blogger Kat Armstrong thinks, or a sad commentary about the lengths some women will go to stay thin?
What is it about British nannies and their no-nonsense approach to parenting that leaves the rest of us stammering and quaking in our boots?
Apparently, these are the "greatest problems" parents make, according to formally trained British nanny, Emma Jenner (courtesy of the Huffington Post):
1. A fear of our children.
Jenner claims that in our desperation to avoid a meltdown at all costs, we inadvertently let our kids call the shots. "What are you afraid of, mum? Who is in charge here?" So little Sally wants a different sippy cup. Too bad, says Jenner. Let her have a tantrum.
What do you think of Jenner's advice? Spot on or simply callous?
The parenting magazine that tells it like it is....
A little girl from Virginia can now wear her tiara proudly. Emily Heaton is now a bona fide princess, thanks to her father's curious real estate acquisition.
According to an article in the Huffington Post, Jeremiah Heaton wanted his princess' dreams come true so he scoured the planet until he found a plot of land which he could stake his family's claim.
Cue Bir Tawil, an 800 square-mile patch between Egypt and Sudan that was been the subject of a centuries-old land dispute. It is one of the last remaining unclaimed areas in the world.
In June, Heaton ventured into the desert and staked his kid-designed 'Heaton kingdom' flag.
Of her new title, Princess Emily can only utter that "it's cool."
It remains dubious whether Egyptian and Sudanese officials will recognize the new nation, which aims to establish an "agricultural hub" that will help feed people in the region.
Apparently no one wants Bir Tawil because accepting it would, according to old treaties, assume that nation relinquished the more desirable and "resource-rich" are of Halai'b.
There you have it.
Does this dad deserve the title of most cool or most cracked?
This boy asked for something special to be built in his backyard—and boy, did his dad deliver.