Posts tagged "motherhood"

The Soapbox: The Truth About Being A Stay-At-Home Mom

I just had the extreme displeasure of reading Elizabeth Wurtzel’s essay for The Atlantic, about how rich stay-at-home moms are “anti-feminist and helping make the ‘war on women’ possible.”  In the opener, Wurtzel says that she wants to “smack the next woman who says that raising her children full time—and by that means going to…

Gillian Telling / June 21, 2012

Nerd Girl Porn: Super Hot Dads Holding Super Adorable Babies

Most would probably agree that the sight of a dad holding a baby in one of those swaddle things is basically the hottest thing ever because it touches on two primal urges — the desire to f**k and the desire to procreate. I’m not saying all women want kids, but a glimpse of a hot…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 17, 2012

Air Force Mamas Photographed Breastfeeding In Uniform Called A “Disgrace”

Apparently some people are pissed off about a photograph of two Air Force servicewomen, Terran Echegoyen-McCabe and Christina Luna, breastfeeding their children in uniform, calling it a “disgrace.” What, soldiers aren’t supposed to have boobs (or babies)? Soldiers aren’t supposed to appear nurturing? Echegoyen-McCabe told MSNBC, “There isn’t a policy saying we can or…

Jessica Wakeman / May 30, 2012

Zooey Deschanel & 10 Other Celebs Who Don’t See Kids In Their Futures

She may be a bit of a kid at heart, but Zooey Deschanel doesn’t want any of her own. “[Having kids has] never been my focus,” she tells the current issue of Marie Claire. “My sister was always very motherly, babysitting and stuff. I like kids, and I like being around kids–but it was never an ambition, something, like, I…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 27, 2012

Charlize Theron Never Knew She Needed That Little Sleep

Charlize Theron talks about juggling life as a single mother and having a rough childhood to Britain’s The Sun. On raising 6-month-old Jackson – she admits she gets little sleep.
She says, “I’ve never felt more creative and with more energy but on the tiniest amount of sleep. I never knew I needed that little…

Celebrity Baby Scoop / May 17, 2012

The Soapbox: Attachment Parenting Is The Lazy Mama’s Secret

When you become a parent, one of the first things that you will learn is that everyone has an opinion about the way you choose to parent. From friends, family, your doctor, to strangers in line at the grocery store, everyone will impart their own unsolicited brand of wisdom — usually by telling you what

Avital Norman Nathman / May 10, 2012

Australian Company Offers Double Pay To Moms Who Return To Work

As an incentive for working mothers not to drop out of the workforce, the Insurance Australia Group (IAG) is offering double pay for new moms for their first six weeks back from maternity leave. The double-pay incentive is on top of IAG’s 14 weeks paid maternity leave after giving birth or adopting a child, plu…

Jessica Wakeman / April 20, 2012

The Soapbox: On Ann Romney & Women “Marrying Up”

Another day, another bombastically link-baity piece on the Internet to get everyone’s feathers ruffled!

Today’s linkbait comes courtesy of The New York Daily News op-ed page, in which writer S.E. Cupp hammers away at Democratic consultant Hilary Rosen for a foot-in-mouth comment she made on “Anderson Cooper 360″ last week, that stay-at-home  mother…

Jessica Wakeman / April 18, 2012

On Ann Romney, Hilary Rosen & Women In The 2012 Election

Election year silliness is in full swing.

Two days ago, Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen appeared on “Anderson Cooper 360″ to discuss the Republicans’ problems with women and Mitt Romney’s use of his wife, Ann Romney, on the campaign trail to talk about economic issues affecting women. 

“Guess what?” Rosen said. “Hi…

Jessica Wakeman / April 12, 2012

Charlize Theron Says Baby Jackson Is The “Coolest Kid Ever”

New mom Charlize Theron gets glam on her first British Vogue cover, on stands April 9. In the May 2012 issue, the 36-year-old “Snow White and the Huntsman” star opens up about her “incredible” son Jackson and the joys of motherhood. “Jackson is incredible, the greatest gift. He is the coolest kid ever,” she gushes. Read more…

Celebrity Baby Scoop / April 5, 2012

Susan Sarandon On Feeling Sexy At 65

“I was told by John Cassavetes when I did ‘Tempest’ never to be a mom because I would not be sensual anymore. I think I laughed. I’m happy to be considered desirable. I love it!”
Susan Sarandon, mother of three, tells People magazine about feeling sexy and desirable at age 65. Can we just take…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 23, 2012

Girl Talk: The Pregnancy Test

I am a writer. I have been a writer since age eight, when I penned a dramatic tale about a girl who gets asked to the prom by the school bully. He turns out to be really nice, and they end up getting married. It was daring, featured some witty dialogue, and suggested an attractio…

Kate Fridkis / March 23, 2012

The Soapbox: I’ve Been A Single Mom And Rick Santorum Can Kiss My Ass

Senator Rick Santorum — long known for his insightful analyses of same-sex marriage (a mere gateway, as he alluded, to human-dog couples) and more recently for his repudiation of education — proclaimed in 1994 that before single mothers continued on their heedless quest to destroy the “fabric of the country,” they needed a swift “kick…

Jennifer Baumgardner / March 14, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Statewide Breastfeeding “Nurse-In” Happening In Georgia On Monday

Last summer, Nirvana Jennette’s pastor compared her breastfeeding her baby in a Georiga church to stripping. Now she and other breastfeeding advocates have organized a nurse-in on Monday at five sites around the state demanding Georgia toughen its breastfeeding laws. [TIME]  
A criminal complains has been filed this week against a suburba…

Jessica Wakeman / March 2, 2012

Soapbox: Pulling The Mommy Card On Reproductive Rights

This is not the change I voted for. Nor how I thought the year would end for women’s rights in the USA. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius recently overruled scientists at the Federal Drug Administration and blocked a move to allow for Plan B emergency contraception, also known as the morning after…

Veronica Arreola / January 2, 2012

Motherhood Only Makes Ani Di Franco More Radical

“I do a lot of interviews where people ask, ‘Now that you’re all happy and content are you going to lose your edge?’ Like there’s nothing edgy about being a mom. Which means that as we all become parents, songs are not written for us anymore, and we have to relive our youth to get…

Jessica Wakeman / December 23, 2011

Motherhood Is Making Selma Blair Go Bald

“This is so not glamorous, but it’s true: I need to take longer showers so that I can collect the hair that falls out and throw it away so I don’t clog the drain. Why do actresses never talk about that? … It just started falling out at the three-month mark … And I’m not…

Ami Angelowicz / December 2, 2011

Terrible Women Encourage Two Young Girls To Fistfight

That time your mom made you come home from the party by 11 and you were so pissed and thought she was the worst mother on Earth? Yeah, you should forgive her. At least your mom didn’t make you fistfight another kid in a parking lot. Alas, we cannot say the same for Nida Longoria, 28,…

Jessica Wakeman / October 24, 2011

Sexist Beliefs Are Passed Down From Mom, Study Finds

Children learn more than just ABCs at their mother’s breast: a new study of 1,455 adolescents and their parents in Spain finds that mothers are the parent most likely to socialize traditional gender roles and therefore pass along sexist beliefs.

Jessica Wakeman / October 6, 2011

Today’s Lady News: On Being Over 50 And Pregnant

New York magazine has a controversial piece about whether it’s unethical — morally, biologically, etc. — to be 50+ and pregnant, which is now possible thanks to science. Rather than wrap my head around that conundrum, I’m going to marvel at what it must be like for this kid to have a big brother…

Jessica Wakeman / September 26, 2011
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