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We Need More Conservative Moms Like Megyn Kelly

Megyn Kelly's passionate defense of maternity leave is a reminder that childcare is a nonpartisan issue.

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Conservative women touting their mom credentials don't often support policies that make life easier on women and families, but Fox News commentator Megyn Kelly has become an unlikely advocate for mom-friendly policies. She laid the smack down on radio host Mike Gallagher, who had called maternity leave a "racket," reminding him and her viewers that the United States is in the "Dark Ages" compared to other countries when it comes to family leave policies. Check out this exchange:

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The Sad Truth About "Dadchelor Parties"

The rise of "Daddy's last hurrah" reveals a depressing truth about modern parenthood.


Apparently, dadchelor parties are a thing. They’re pretty much like bachelor parties, except the person getting rowdy is about to be father, not a groom. A dude who recently attended one of these soirees called it a "farewell from the inner circle." They can also be called daddymoons and man-showers, and according to The Huffington Post, they’re becoming increasingly popular.

There are many jokes to be made here (Jezebel made most of them), but Carley Roney of TheBump.com says it's a sign that dads are taking their role seriously. Still, she mainly frames “dadchelor” parties as a wistful send-off before parenthood's impending social isolation. She chalks up the parties to younger generations’ willingness to talk (and commiserate) about the challenges of parenting:

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The Future Is Lonely: Why I'm Only Having One Kid

Being an only child kinda sucked. But there’s no doubt that my future child will be one.


Me in 1985, dreaming up my imaginary little sister

I wasn’t exactly devastated that I grew up an only child, but I didn’t love it. In fact, it kinda sucked. I begged my parents for a sibling weekly until I was about 8. Instead of an imaginary friend, I had an imaginary younger sister, much to the confusion of my kindergarten teacher. There are only so many times your parents will play catch with you, and only so far your creativity can take you before you whine, “I’m bo-ored!”

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