New Moms Are Healthier, Maternal Deaths Still a Problem, Data Finds

Amidst meetings and celebrations to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, new data was shared: the maternal death rate, internationally, has decreased by forty percent. Unfortunately, it's not all smooth sailing yet. » 3/16/15 1:30pm 3/16/15 1:30pm

A Short, Freakish History of Mothers Harming Their Children For Money

At the end of the sixteenth century, there was an infant in France with an excess of skin on its head. The parents of the child were poor and carried their infant from town to town, putting him on display for profit. When they reached Paris, a magistrate questioned them, suspecting the pair of fraud. The parents… » 2/17/15 2:10pm 2/17/15 2:10pm

'Why Not Take a Nap?': 11 Reasons I Will Not See 50 Shades, By a Mom

What happens when you invite your mom to see 50 Shades of Grey? (Well, first of all, don't ever do that.) Here's one way it might go down, from Jez reader Heather: "I invited my mom to go see 'Fifty Shades' for a project I'm working on, but she declined. Not only did she decline, she declined in listicle form." » 2/13/15 6:15pm 2/13/15 6:15pm

How to Prepare Your Mom If You Are About to Get Blizzard-Slammed

There's a real doozy of a blizzard barreling toward the northeast. Consequently, many residents of the eastern seaboard received very urgent calls from their mothers this morning, asking about their commuting plans and battery stockpiles and wool socks and canned goods. » 1/26/15 1:00pm 1/26/15 1:00pm

Is Reese Witherspoon's Mom a Bot or Just at Peak Mom?

"Aww thanks Mom for all the words of encouragement," wrote Reese Witherspoon on Instagram the day after she did not win a Golden Globe for her role in Wild. Inquiring minds would like to know: Is Reese Witherspoon's mother just in the stage of excessive excitement after recently discovering emojis or is she actually a… » 1/12/15 8:35pm 1/12/15 8:35pm

This Mom Protecting Her Adult Son From Seeing Boobs Is All Our Moms

Do you remember watching a movie with your parents as a kid and having your mom lunge at the screen to save you from a possibly naked breast or a little too much butt? If so, you'll appreciate this mom protecting her adult (and gay) son from seeing breasts ever. » 12/29/14 4:00pm 12/29/14 4:00pm

Learn How Being a Good Victoria's Secret Angel Is 'All About Moms'

To promo their interview with Victoria's Secret AngelCandice Swanepoel on Monday morning, Fox & Friends sent out a spicy tweet alleging that what it really takes to become a VS Angel is moms. » 12/08/14 9:50am 12/08/14 9:50am

Listen to a 911 Operator Help a Woman Deliver a Baby Girl

This weekend, an upstate New York 911 operator took a call from a woman whose sister in law was about to give birth. And by that I mean she was literally two minutes away from giving birth. » 11/17/14 4:30pm 11/17/14 4:30pm

​Mother Explaining Inception Is the Mom-est Thing You'll See Today

Filmmaker Joe Nicolosi had his mother watch Inception, then sat her down and asked her to retell what she had just watched, and finally, he animated her version of the story. Explaining Inception would be quite a task for anyone, but this mom tries her best (and succeeds in heart-winning where she does not in plot… » 11/04/14 12:50pm 11/04/14 12:50pm

Trick or Treat: Why Not Dress Like a 'Sexy Mom' This Year?

Given that literally all costumes remotely associated with women or girls are run through the Naughty McSexy meter at this time of year, you may be astonished to learn that regular old moms, those tireless handmaidens of domesticity, have not been adequately sexed up for the season — UNTIL NOW. » 10/23/14 12:00pm 10/23/14 12:00pm

Actual Complaints Against Employers Who Wouldn't Let Women Breastfeed

New mothers are given a slew of conflicting advice: they're told they must breastfeed their baby or they're a terrible parent, but also that they must go back to work and earn money as soon as they can or they're a lazy person (or, you know, in the case of most people who work because they have to and not because they… » 7/24/14 7:15pm 7/24/14 7:15pm

Here Is a Psychologist Who Will Help You Deal With 'Mom Shaming'

The minute you even consider getting knocked up, the fraught decisions begin: Where will you park the kid during work hours? Should you find a more flexible job? Can you live on anything less than a full-time salary? Is it more cost-effective to stay at home for a couple of years? Meanwhile you're swarmed (and maybe… » 7/10/14 2:40pm 7/10/14 2:40pm

Canadian Politician Thinks Moms Change Diapers, Dads Shape Minds

Mother's Day and Father's Day exist to honor the hard-working parents among us. They're also a great occasion for fucking up, if you don't watch yourself. Canadian Justice Minister Peter MacKay is learning that the hard way, after sending male and female staffers two vastly different messages about their roles as… » 6/25/14 12:20pm 6/25/14 12:20pm

Mom Flips Out Over Nurse Wanting to Speak Privately With Teen Daughter

One Michigan Concerned Mother is so, so, so mad that a hospital that she took her daughter to requested speaking privately with her 17-year-old daughter that she's gone public to warn other Concerned Parents that the government is restricting their "God-given" right to control all aspects of their children's life. » 6/18/14 2:00pm 6/18/14 2:00pm

Happy Father's Day, Mom!

This year I finally bought one of those mini souvenir Oscar statues that they sell all over Los Angeles. They're fitted with witty, positively biting plaques such as "Best Stoner," "Hottest Wife," and "Coolest Cody," (who the hell knows any cool "Codys," let alone "Coolest"?). As truly side-splittingly hilarious… » 6/16/14 5:00pm 6/16/14 5:00pm

Having a Second Baby Makes Moms Unhappier than Dads

I haven't had any babies of my own, but everyone tells me that having two is exponentially harder than having one. Like, you've got one poop-covered screaming potato thing to deal with, and then all of a sudden YOU'VE GOT TWO. I missed the baby years with my stepdaughters, but even so, I've learned that when you have… » 6/12/14 5:40pm 6/12/14 5:40pm

Fertility Clinic Sends Out Accidental Congratulations to Non-Moms

Shutterfly wasn't the only company to send out Mother's Day emails congratulating non-moms on being moms: Shady Grove Fertility did the same thing, except theirs went to a group of people specifically trying to get pregnant, not people who had already done so. » 5/15/14 2:40pm 5/15/14 2:40pm