by Jill Pantozzi | 3:30 pm, February 20th, 2014
by Jill Pantozzi | 3:30 pm, November 18th, 2013
I’m not sure whether to laugh or run away screaming. I know what I would do if I were the kids living in this house. Dinovember is the practice of one set of parents (or more) to set up elaborate scenarios each night in November involving plastic dinosaurs for their kids to find when they wake up. Apparently this is a tradition in their family now.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 12:28 pm, August 29th, 2013
I’m offering you a very late review of The Last of Us for a number of reasons. Primarily, because Naughty Dog reached out to us specifically to offer a review copy, not something that happens very often to The Mary Sue. More specifically, I’m offering it to you because our usual reviewer, Becky Chambers, does not own a PS3. Which is partially why you’re getting it so late, because I don’t usually have to factor in “playing a video game” to my job obligations. And since I’m not usually a game reviewer, and you’re not usually getting reviews from me on this site, lets get some expository information out of the way before I dive into the meat of explaining how The Last of Us is one of the strongest emotional experiences I’ve had playing a video game. And, you know, it’s pretty damn good with its female characters as well.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 11:30 am, May 27th, 2013
You may remember some dads getting together to sing “Part of Your World” from Disney’s The Little Mermaid. It was freaking adorable. Now, the folks from Life of Dad have brought together hero dads of all kinds – military personnel, teachers, fighter fighters – to lend their voices to “A Whole New World” from Aladdin. With a bonus assist from a few kids. Happy Memorial Day, everyone!
by Susana Polo | 9:31 am, February 22nd, 2013
by Susana Polo | 12:09 pm, December 18th, 2012
There’s nothing cooler than folks keeping their teenage passions (you know, the ones that are still associated with teenagers by the mainstream) through adulthood, and there’s nothing cuter than the same folks passing on those passions to their kids. Says Hawk to those worried about his adorable daughter, “For those that say I endanger my child: it’s more likely that you will fall while walking on the sidewalk than I will while skating with my daughter.” Which at first brush seems a little brash, but then again… he’s the guy with nine X Games gold medals.
by Susana Polo | 12:09 pm, November 16th, 2012
by Susana Polo | 11:25 am, October 22nd, 2012
It’s important to remember that even in a presidential election year, there are still many smaller races that can have just as much of an effect on your daily life as the big ones. Redditor Aspirin 742 shared one in particular that he’s become engaged in, and offered this quote: “I do not, nor have I ever eaten pop. I’ll let the voters decide for themselves whether or not I’m ugly.”
by Susana Polo | 1:15 pm, October 18th, 2012
Says Patrick Quinn, co-creator of this video of dads (and some uncles) belting out “Part of Your World” because they all know the words so why not:
Once you have a daughter, no matter how tough, thuggish, or introverted you might be, you’re going to play princess with reckless abandon in front of others knowing that if anyone sees you they’re going to understand. Especially if that someone is another dad.
by Lindsay Cross | 12:29 pm, May 1st, 2012
It all started with She-Ra. I was strolling through Target and I saw The Princess of Power on DVD. I thought my daughter might get a kick out of the ’80s cartoon I grew up on. So I grabbed the story of He-Man’s twin sister and introduced my daughter to a whole world of girls who save the day and fight the forces of evil.
So began my four-year-old daughter Brenna‘s love affair with superheroes and my education about a whole world of storylines and characters that I would soon become intimately familiar with.
We moved on to Justice League cartoons and movies, some of which seemed a little too adult for my pre-schooler. But she just wanted a show with as many girls as possible. Sure, she loved The Flash and Martian Manhunter, but she needed more Hawk Girls. Younger shows, like the Super Hero Squad, were exciting but left her a little frustrated.READ MORE