Bud Light Responds to 'Mom Interview' Ad With Inane 'Dad Interview' Ad

Brace yourselves, parodies of that viral "being a mom is the hardest job in the world and we want to sell greeting cards in the most disingenuous way possible" American Greetings ad are coming. Bud Light (AKA the best drink in the world) has already created a response to the original video, selling viewers on another… » 4/19/14 12:37pm Saturday 12:37pm

Moms of the World, Despair!!! Coldwater Creek Is Going Out of Business

You guys. If ever there were a time to stock up on boxy boucle one-button cardigans and a shoe that's kind of a clog but kind of a sneaker with an appliqued daisy on the toe-box, THAT TIME IS NOW. Because Coldwater Creek, the indefatigable catalog staple of moms everywhere, is officially going out of business. » 4/11/14 5:45pm 4/11/14 5:45pm

I Tried BroApp and It Did Not Turn Me Into an Awesome Boyfriend

Every day on my way to work, I spend the entire train ride deleting inane press releases from my email inbox. Diet pills? Delete. A series of seminars on how to convince your boyfriend to propose? Delete. The launch of a new cake flavored vodka made especially for tampon soakage? .... Archive. But the other week, one… » 3/05/14 12:58pm 3/05/14 12:58pm

Rand Paul Thinks Unmarried Poor Women Should Just Stop Having Sex

Aging Brillo pad Rand Paul has a brilliant suggestion for a weapon in his ongoing war against the terrifying dragon of the unwed single mother who won't stop living off the government: tell her that if she won't stop having kids, she doesn't get any more government benefits. Rand Paul also famously opposes giving… » 1/30/14 12:20pm 1/30/14 12:20pm

Parents Hope Their Sons Are Geniuses and Their Daughters Aren't Fat

Another reason to feel bad for today's little girls: one day, the straight ones will grow up to face a dating selection consisting of doted upon nightmare boys raised by parents who used the power of the internet to validate their sneaking suspicion that their lil' All Star might be a genius. Meanwhile, the girls'… » 1/22/14 4:45pm 1/22/14 4:45pm

The US Is Still the Only Industrialized Nation Without Maternity Leave

Bald eagles? Meh. Apple pie? You can get that at McDonalds in Europe. Jingoism? Ever seen the Olympics? Everyone's into that. If you're looking for the most quintessentially American trait, look no further than the way this country expects new mothers to pull themselves up by the umbilical cords. » 1/15/14 11:50am 1/15/14 11:50am

Every Single One Of These Olympic Mom Ads Made Me Cry

In the ramp up to the 2014 Sochi Olympics, we can anticipate an influx of emotionally manipulative schmaltz designed to sell product, but this series of ads by Proctor & Gamble has somehow managed to overcome all of my anti-schmaltz defense mechanisms and made me cry like a toddler who just experienced her first ice… » 1/07/14 1:50pm 1/07/14 1:50pm

Chinese “Hot Mom” Competition Will Make You Question Concept of Youth

Top Chinese social media site Sina Weibo (a Twitter-Facebook hybrid) recently held a competition to find China's hottest mom, modeled after Coach's Mother's Day Hot Mom campaign, which aimed to promote a more youthful image for Coach in China. Users submitted photos of themselves with their children, but in some photos … » 12/17/13 5:30pm 12/17/13 5:30pm

Adorable Mom Seeks Advice After Kids Mock Her Indie Movie Debut

Print media is still full of delightful surprises, including a letter this weekend to syndicated advice columnist Amy Dickinson from an amateur actor who can't bear the ridicule of her children when they watch the movie she and her husband filmed with friends. It's sad, bizarre, and painfully ingenuous all at once. » 12/08/13 6:00pm 12/08/13 6:00pm

Reader Gift Guide: What Are You Getting Your Mom This Holiday Season?

It's November 25 — exactly one month until Christmas, exactly one month to watch Elf on repeat — and even if you think the gift-giving season shouldn't officially start until the turkey dinner has been reduced to leftovers, it's already happening. Black Friday and Cyber Monday — why even wait for those? Everyone's got… » 11/25/13 4:45pm 11/25/13 4:45pm

Poll Reveals America Thinks Women Should Have Babies By Age 26

Sometimes, as a woman, I find myself adrift on a rudderless sea of indecision bereft of the opinions of others weighing in on my conduct. How should I dress? Should I be thin or what? Should I do anything to my face to make it look different? How should I conduct myself sexually? How should I age? When should I talk?… » 11/11/13 6:00pm 11/11/13 6:00pm

Closer: The New Magazine for Moms Who Hate the Kardashians

Wednesday is a great day for older female grocery shoppers who despise young people who aren't their progeny, because Bauer Publications has launched a new women's magazine called Closer. As this week is it's debut, it's going for only 25 cents. A steal, basically. » 10/30/13 12:00pm 10/30/13 12:00pm

Hot Right Now: Letting Your Newborn Keep His Placenta for Six Days

Okay, brace yourself. There's a birthing technique that will allow you to live in a house with a Keurig and some wifi but still keep the umbilical cord attached from your baby to its placenta postpartum until it detaches on its own, about a week later, just like chimpanzees do. Sure, it requires lugging the thing… » 10/28/13 1:00pm 10/28/13 1:00pm