Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Celebrity Influence on Kids

Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
10 Great Role Models for Boys
Let's play fill in the blank: "You swing like a g---"; "Boys don't c--"; "Be a m--." If you think it's easy to guess the answers, imagine how boys feel. From chisel-chested action stars to scorched-... read more
Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
Watch Out! Classic Movies with Racial Stereotypes
Confession time: I know plenty of people love it, but I don't really care for Breakfast at Tiffany's. Sure, Audrey Hepburn is all kinds of fabulous. But her character, Holly Golightly, drives me nuts... read more
When Social Media Targets Women, Turn It into a Teachable Moment
In recent weeks, we’ve seen a spate of social media attacks on female public figures, from actress Ashley Judd to former Red Sox pitcher Curt Shilling's daughter, to Dancing with the Stars contestant... read more
Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
The Ugly Truth Behind Pretty Pictures
Walk past a supermarket checkout stand and you can’t help but see models and celebs in bikinis and slinky outfits plastered across magazine covers. Tween favorites like Katy Perry and Beyonce appear... read more
Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
Why I Won't Let My Kids Watch the Red Carpet on Oscar Night
When Cate Blanchett called out the cameraman who slowly scanned down her body during a Screen Actor's Guild Awards interview in 2014, she spoke up about something that's bugged parents watching the... read more
When Good Role Models Go Bad
It seems that there are only a few short years between the time a child star makes it big and when he or she starts making salacious headlines. From Miley Cyrus to Justin Bieber, good role models can... read more
Best and Worst Pop Culture Moments of 2014
Fifteen minutes of fame used to sound too short. But now -- with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and a thousand other ways to get news instantly -- fame is more fleeting than ever. One minute you're... read more
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
10 YouTube Stars Your Kids Love
You'll be forgiven if you think Smosh sounds like something you do to a bug and PewDiePie is a new kind of dessert. These -- and lots of other names you've probably never heard of -- are some of the... read more


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