Face: Women With Kids More Productive Than Literally Everyone

In news you have always intuitively understood to be indisputable but knew was routinely dismissed, ignored, or downplayed because of raging sexism, it turns out that women who have kids — at least two — are more productive than literally everyone who has ever existed. In other news: FACE. » 11/09/14 2:00pm 11/09/14 2:00pm

Why Egg Freezing Benefits Aren't Even Close to Enough

I was born around the same time as Sesame Street and raised to believe that I could do anything I set my mind to: that I could be an astronaut, a police officer, a backup dancer on Solid Gold. My friend Julia and I would come home after school and sing along to "Free to Be You and Me," an album and book we'd devoured… » 10/20/14 2:20pm 10/20/14 2:20pm

Obsessing Over Celebrity Baby Bumps May Affect Prenatal Attachment

One of the biggest aspects of celebrity gossip culture is the Celebrity Baby Bump. We love to talk about it (even when it's nonexistent). We love to look at it. We love to analyze about how mothers dress themselves when they have one and how they "recover" when they don't anymore. But for pregnant women, things… » 8/16/14 1:05pm 8/16/14 1:05pm

Mom Arrested for Letting Kid Play in Park Sues Station Who Doxxed Her

Debra Harrell plans to file a lawsuit against the news station which posted her private information including social security number and home address. » 8/15/14 11:05am 8/15/14 11:05am

New Bill Aims to Help Mothers Who Can’t Afford Diapers

For low-income mothers, purchasing diapers is not exactly in the budget. Even those who receive welfare assistance have a difficult time making room for such an expense. But a new bill in California aims to specifically cover the cost of diapers for mothers, bringing at least a little relief when it comes to the… » 8/13/14 2:30pm 8/13/14 2:30pm

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

Lil' Kim's Newborn Daughter Given Completely Ridiculous Name

Today was a big momma thang for Lil' Kim, who gave birth to her first child this morning in New Jersey. The baby—a little girl who weighed in at 6 pounds, 5 ounces—has become yet another in a long line of unfortunately-named celebrity babies. » 6/09/14 3:20pm 6/09/14 3:20pm

Woman Addicted to Pregnancy Won't Stop Till Her Pussy 'Falls Out'

Tara Sawyer is a 37-year-old British woman who says she's so addicted to the "buzz of pregnancy" that she will keep giving birth until her "womb falls out." Ew. » 5/19/14 11:50am 5/19/14 11:50am

On Television, Mothers Are the Villains

Nice moms are over. If a writer wants to make good, timely television these days, looking to Faye Dunaway’s tour-de-force in Mommie Dearest is apropos. Long live the evil cinematic mom. » 5/13/14 12:20pm 5/13/14 12:20pm

How Not to Fight With Mom: My Wedding Day Survival Plan

I’m getting married in 12 days and while I’m excited that my mother will be there, I’m also nervous. I love my mom but there is literally no one in the wide world that can make me crazier — with just a few words — than her. But after reading advice from a Georgetown linguistics professor, I am going into my nuptials… » 5/12/14 4:00pm 5/12/14 4:00pm

Watch 100-Year-Old Moms Share Advice on Motherhood

For these moms, all 100 years or older, motherhood has a lot of meanings. The women talk about everything—from how it felt to find out they were going to be moms to the heartbreak of sending their children off to war. » 5/10/14 4:30pm 5/10/14 4:30pm

Political Journalists Are Forever On Bad Mom Patrol

There's been lots of political yammer (yammer because it's definitely not dignified enough to merit being called "discussion" but it's not yet loud enough to be called "yelling") in recent days and weeks about women who have political ambition. People are concerned, really. Concerned that maybe the women who have… » 2/18/14 3:40pm 2/18/14 3:40pm

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

How To Survive a Christmas Visit With Your Hoarding Mother


My mother is a hoarder. Is yours? And will you have to see her over the holidays? If so, I'm sorry. It's the worst! Not to worry; this guideline I've created will provide you with all the tools you'll need to— who am I kidding, it's going to be a disaster no matter what. » 12/25/13 3:00pm 12/25/13 3:00pm

"The goal of men and the world should be to make all mothers happy. Women, as mothers of the earth, deserve the utmost respect. If the goal is to make all mothers happy, we won't go too far wrong." Orlando Bloom, to Elle. » 12/18/13 12:10pm 12/18/13 12:10pm

Woman Charged with Child Endangerment After Passing Out Near Stroller

21-year-old Alevtyna Savchuk is facing charges after police said she passed out on the street and left her one-month-old son in his stroller several blocks away. Scary stuff. » 11/19/13 10:00am 11/19/13 10:00am

Mean Moms Caught Making Fun of 'Ugly' Babies in Secret Facebook Group

OK, while the term "all babies are beautiful" gets thrown around a lot, let's be honest: there have been times when you've seen an infant and thought, "Ew." » 11/07/13 6:00pm 11/07/13 6:00pm

Enormous 14-Pound Baby Threatened to Terrorize Utah Woman's Vagina

A Utah woman has given birth to a 14 pound, 22-inch-long baby boy. Calm your wincing ladyparts, though — he was delivered via Caesarean Section. Still. Jesus Olympian Stretch Mark Christ. » 10/31/13 11:50am 10/31/13 11:50am