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Mommie Dearest: Being A Stay-At-Home Mother Is A Job, Not A Hobby, And Nothing Like Doing Heroin

The newest log to stoke the fires of the hyped-up “Mommy Wars,” is an xoJane essay that got extra legs when it was recently republished over at TIME.com. Liz Pardue…

Avital Norman Nathman | March 16, 2015 - 2:15 pm

Amnesty International: Iranian Women Are Being Made Into “Baby-Making Machines”

An Iranian bill restricting the availability of contraception and abortions in order to boost the country’s population is effectively going to turn Iranian women into “baby-making machines.” …

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 11, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Babies Should Hate Their Thighs, That’s Normal, LMAO (Not)

Oh, the scent of dumb bullshit in the morning. Today, it’s this adorable onesie from Wrybaby that reads “I hate my thighs” and is presumably targeted at baby girls. Because…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 11, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Brazilian President Rousseff Has Signed A New Femicide Law

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has signed a femicide bill into law, which increases the penalties for the murder of women relating to domestic violence.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 10, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Overpraising Kids May Turn Them Into Narcissists

When I was about five years-old, I asked my dad if I was as good a singer as Billie Holiday. He told me I was not, and I cried quite…

Robyn Pennacchia | March 10, 2015 - 2:05 pm

Mommie Dearest: “Born In The Wild” Is Full Of Bears And Bullshit

I’ve been hearing about Lifetime’s new reality show, “Born in the Wild,” for some time now. Everybody seems to have an opinion on the show, which follows an array of…

Avital Norman Nathman | March 9, 2015 - 2:30 pm

The Soapbox: Sheryl Sandberg’s #LeanInTogether Campaign Erases My Family

Sheryl Sandberg’s new #LeanInTogether campaign makes me want to lean out and run as far away as I can from her brand of “feminism” as fast as my feet will carry me.

Katie Klabusich | March 6, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: If Girl Scout Cookies Are The Devil’s Dessert, We’ll Take Seconds

Girl Scout cookies are damn delicious, and who doesn’t like supporting a bunch of girls who are trying to earn merit badges and do good things? Apparently, a whole bunch…

Avital Norman Nathman | March 3, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: Doulas Should Be A Birth Option For Everyone, Not A Status Symbol

The New York Times, once again, is on it. Much like their report on midwives as a status symbol that appeared in their style section a couple of years ago,…

Avital Norman Nathman | February 21, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Dear Parents, Please Stop Taking Your Miserable Kids To Fashion Shows

This season’s hottest accessory is something that I don’t know because I’ve paid zero attention to Fashion Week, thanks to all these dumb parents who can’t keep their squalling infants…

Beejoli Shah | February 17, 2015 - 11:33 am

Mommie Dearest: I’m A Parent With Postpartum Anxiety

When it started, I thought it was just a stomach thing. I had probably unwittingly eaten some dairy, my usual digestive foe. But the mild nausea showed no signs of…

Avital Norman Nathman | February 6, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Rapper J. Cole Is Turning His Childhood Home Into A Rent-Free Haven For Single Mothers

The cover of J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive album features a photo of the rapper sitting on the roof of his childhood home, the single-family dwelling that he and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 27, 2015 - 3:40 pm

Mommie Dearest: The Facebook Crowd-Sourcing Guide To Sleep-Training, Feeding & Vaccinating Your Baby

My Facebook feed is exploding with new babies. Adorable, squishy, big-eyed baby pictures are popping up all over the place, and most of them belong to first time parents. One…

Avital Norman Nathman | January 20, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Parents Investigated For Neglect After Letting Kids Go For A Walk

A big part of the reason why I don’t want to have kids is that I think that this is probably one of the most dull times in history to…

Robyn Pennacchia | January 16, 2015 - 9:00 am

If You’re Going To Tell Us Banging Your Dad Is Okay, Please Be An Actual Adult

New York magazine’s splendid “Science of Us” section released a whopper of an interview today, talking to an anonymous female who was in a sexual relationship with her father. The…

Beejoli Shah | January 15, 2015 - 6:20 pm

Mommie Dearest: Pope Francis Gives Breastfeeding In Public His Holy Endorsement

Breastfeeding in public just got a major, holy, endorsement. Pope Francis recently told mothers that they could breastfeed in the Sistine Chapel. While presiding over the baptism of 33 babies,…

Avital Norman Nathman | January 13, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Watch Kids Getting The Birds-And-Bees Talk For The First Time

Do you remember the birds-and-bees talk? I do: I avoided having to talk to my parents about sex as long as I could, relying on my sister for the info…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 8, 2015 - 11:30 am

Mommie Dearest: Parenting Is A Fear-Based Industry

In the latest issue of Porter magazine, actress Emily Blunt discusses motherhood — she and her husband, John Krasinski, are the parents of 10-month-old Hazel — stating that raising children…

Avital Norman Nathman | January 4, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Sarah Palin Proud To See Her Son Trig Stepping On The Family Dog

Well, this has to be a metaphor for something, doesn’t it?

Earlier today, Sarah Palin caused a bit of a kerfuffle on her Facebook page by posting a…

Robyn Pennacchia | January 2, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: Mom Issues That Deserve Media Coverage In 2015

The media loves a good “mom story.” Flip through the TV or hop on a news website and there will invariably be some sort of story with a mom at…

Avital Norman Nathman | January 2, 2015 - 2:00 pm
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