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Mother Gives 9-Year-Old Son Pot: Therapeutic Or Psychotic?

Ah, Double X. Welcome to the world of “alternative motherhood.” This week, Marie Myung-Ok Lee delivers an update on why she gives her nine-year-old son pot. Yes, nine. Yes, pot. Why? Well, he’s autistic and allergic. According to her, the marijuana helps him function. The pot is delivered daily by way of cannabis tea and… More »


Smoking While Preggo May Make Your Baby Psycho

I know we all have “Mad Men” fever these days. On the off chance that you have become desensitized while watching Betty Draper suck those cancer sticks and throw back cocktails with her bun in the oven, let me remind you once again that smoking while pregnant is hazardous to the baby. Wait? You already… More »


Marie Claire Profiles Three Mothers Without Child Custody

A recent article in Marie Claire magazine narrates the stories of three divorced mothers who gave up custody of their children—Maria Housden left her girls to their father in order to recover from the death of one of her daughters, Elle Hull decided to leave her kids with her ex-husband so that she could rebuild… More »


Bad Wife Or Bad Mother: Which Will You Choose?

In Bad Mother, author Ayelet Waldman encourages women to aspire to be “not bad” mothers and resist the pressure to meet the extremely high standards of success that society has for women and motherhood. Waldman wants women to stop trying so hard and just be. She argues that mothers can and should be honest, flawed,… More »


Quickies!: Jessica Simpson’s Flattering Outfit, Bank Of England Stomps On Women’s Rights

Jessica Simpson has learned that a simple T-shirt, jeans and a scarf is always best if you don’t have a professional stylist. [Popbytes]
Putting too much pressure on your guy for a marriage proposal could end up backfiring on you if he really isn’t ready. And no one wants to marry a nag. [Dear Sugar]
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Sex Advice: Should I Go On A Sex Hiatus Post-Baby?

“I am a new mother of my fourth child. During the last couple of months of my pregnancy, my husband was uncomfortable having sex with me. I felt rejected, but kind of understood. This led to a good three months of no sex. By the time we DID it, it was awkwardly uncomfortable for me.More »


Quick Pic: Jessica Simpson Practices Being A Mommy

“Did you know that Chicken of the Sea isn’t really chicken, little baby? I know! That’s crazy huh?!” [Los Angeles, 7/02/08] … More »


What’s It Like Being A Mom Who Does Burlesque?

Putting on pasties for the first time was fabulous. Putting on pasties for the first time while lactating—well, that was fabulous and messy. But no matter what, I refuse to turn them in!

Before I became a mom, I regularly emceed a bunch of New York-based burlesque shows (Starshine Burlesque, Le Scandal, and Red… More »


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