Stay-At-Home Mom Would Like Other Stay-at-Home Moms to Shut Up

This Just In: From deep inside enemy lines, proof that the Dumb Mommy Wars rage on in the hearts and homes of women in spite of our best efforts to move on. Today, a stay-at-home mother speaking from an unknown location forcefully advises other SAHMs to, and I quote, "Shut up and love your life." The charge: Unchecked… » 10/15/14 5:10pm 10/15/14 5:10pm

Texas Woman Kicked Out of Restaurant for Changing Baby's Diaper

A mom said she was kicked out of a Texas restaurant because she couldn't find a private place to change her baby's diaper and was forced to do it at her table. » 8/10/14 11:30pm 8/10/14 11:30pm

I Look Down on Amy Glass and I’m Not Sorry

Look, I hate myself for writing this a little bit. Because I know that's exactly what you want me, and a whole bunch of other people, to do. Based on the title of your recent mini-essay, which has gained traction among a goodly chunk of my mom friends (I Look Down on Young Women With Husbands and Kids and I'm Not Sorry » 1/27/14 8:57pm 1/27/14 8:57pm

'The Feminist Housewife' Is Such Bullshit

It's not a coincidence that one week after Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In gave feminism a much-needed reboot and sparked a national conversation about the innate gender biases that need to be dismantled so that professional women can achieve their full potential, New York Magazine pooped our party with an incendiary cover… » 3/19/13 6:00pm 3/19/13 6:00pm

Controversial Time Cover Mom is Back Breastfeeding on Yet Another…

Back in May, it was probably safe to say that 26-year-old Jamie Lynne Grumet, the woman who famously posed defiantly on the cover of TIME with her boob in her giant toddler's mouth, was already pretty much the LeBron James of breastfeeding on magazine covers. But now that she and her even gianter kid have have teamed… » 9/12/12 10:55am 9/12/12 10:55am

Cherie Blair vs. "Yummy Mummies" Verdict Is In: Nobody Wins And…

Cherie Blair should really have a Skype party with Elizabeth Wurtzel! They seem to share the same blind, one-size-fits-all disdain for stay-at-home moms, who are apparently responsible for the war on women, inclement weather, et cetera. » 6/23/12 5:15pm 6/23/12 5:15pm

Are The Mommy Wars Declaring A Cease-Fire? (Probs Not, But We Can Hope)

"The Mommy Wars" was first brought to public attention as a term in a Newsweek piece in 1990 on the struggles of working moms versus at-home moms, but as you know—unless you are a Mole Person who lives underneath the subway—has since expanded to encompass (and foster intolerance for) every single one of the many… » 5/19/12 1:30pm 5/19/12 1:30pm

Son-Preferring Mommy Blogger Shitstorm Gets Worse

Oh, dear. Yesterday, a mom wrote that she prefers her son to her daughter. People expressed criticism. She wrote another piece explaining the first piece. And things only degenerated from there. » 3/16/11 12:18pm 3/16/11 12:18pm

Pregnant Women May Soon Get Prime Parking

A new bill would allow women experiencing a difficult pregnancy to park anywhere in New York City for free- even No Parking zones. I'm sure this will make some who choose not to bear children suddenly become pregnant... with rage. » 1/23/11 5:30pm 1/23/11 5:30pm

We Get It, You Hate Your Kids

Writes someone on the Daily Fail, "I know it's taboo, but sometimes I hate my own son." Really? Taboo? It seems like nowadays you can't open a magazine without someone smugly declaring what a letdown parenthood is. » 1/06/11 1:42pm 1/06/11 1:42pm

How To Start A Mommyblogger Fight

As soon as I saw the headline "In Our House, There's No Santa Claus" my heart sank with the knowledge of an impending conflagration. Santa is a highly charged issue! » 12/20/10 6:20pm 12/20/10 6:20pm

The New Mommy Argument: "You Do Not Have A Right To Child Free Spaces"

In what I would venture is a deliberately inflammatory firebomb, one mom, "Maia," writes on Feministe: "i thought that maybe some feminists could use a refresher course, a reminder, that kids are people. shorter, cuter, more honest people." Go on! » 7/27/10 3:49pm 7/27/10 3:49pm

The Birth Mother Stigma

Newsweek's Raina Kelley poses an interesting question: what if Bristol Palin had decided to give her baby up for adoption? The fact that this might have severely hampered her mother's campaign reveals how we still stigmatize birth mothers. » 5/21/10 2:00pm 5/21/10 2:00pm

Anna Wintour's Daughter Hung Up On Her, And Other Power-Mom "Blind…

One magazine editor "is universally regarded as terrifying, both by those who have worked for her and those who haven't." Another, "pretty much universally regarded as a world-class slave driver." Is Real Simple editor-in-chief Kristin van Ogtrop baiting us? » 3/22/10 1:40pm 3/22/10 1:40pm

The "Wicked Stepmother": Just Another Way Of Keeping Women Down?

The stereotype of the evil, powerful stepmother is just a caricature. But is it possible that we invented this archetype even though stepmothers are arguably the most vulnerable and disempowered members of any blended family? Psychologist Wednesday Martin thinks so. » 11/05/09 5:20pm 11/05/09 5:20pm

British Researchers: Kids Healthier When Moms Don't Work

A study by Britain's Institute of Child Health reports that kids of working mothers are more likely to eat unhealthy snacks and watch a lot of TV. Cue the Guilt Police! » 9/29/09 9:30am 9/29/09 9:30am

Will The Mommy Wars Make For Drama?

Amy Sohn's new novel Prospect Park West is set for big things - even a possible TV show. Think, "Momosphere in the City," complete with an SJP producer's credit. And public breastfeeding: » 9/10/09 3:00pm 9/10/09 3:00pm