Tattooed East Village gal-writer J. L. Scott has an odd confession to make. Though she's single and kid-free at the ripe old age of 25—just two years before fertility begins to decline, she reminds us!—she still spends some of her "down time" at work getting all caught up in the parental dramas of people she doesn't know in the Midwest. "My favorite is Amber. She's my age, has two children and lives in the Midwest ... One of my other single-girl friends is obsessed with parenting blogs too, and we call each other if Amber's daughter has missed a developmental milestone." What a bizarre weirdo J. L. is, we thought, all judgmental-like. And then we realized that we were reading Babble.

Waiting Online [Babble]