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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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.
"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…
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Today this morning featured Bhateri Devi, a 66-year-old woman from Hisar, India who just became a first-time mom. Cue the judgment!
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?
In what she might herself term a "shark-bait" piece in Salon, Lynn Harris asks: why does everyone hate mommies?
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.
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!