In the role of an expectant mother named Marlo in Tully—Diablo Cody’s latest film—Charlize Theron fully inhabits the bodily horrors that pregnancy and the first few postpartum weeks contain. The prosthetic belly she wears in the first 10 minutes of the film—before her character gives birth to a third child, which…
For Women’s History Month, Jezebel and The Root are partnering for JezeRoot, a series that focuses on women of color, domestic workers, and sex workers.
You might be banking on free childcare from your parents when you have kids, but your mom and dad might be thinking something else. According to the New York Times, more and more grandparents are expressing an unwillingness to watch their grandkids every day—granny got plans!
Welcome to Midweek Madness, where we learn from our mistakes and return to the traditional format after a well-intentioned though poorly executed attempt at a tabloid Q&A. This week, Mila Kunis is pregnant with twins, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are THIS close to getting a divorce, and JonBenet Ramsey is incapable of…
Prior to this week, Eva Amurri was frankly best known in the following order: as Susan Sarandon’s daughter, as an actress in her own right, and as the founder of the lifestyle/parenting website Happily Eva After. But with a simple blog post, she’s now put herself on the map as a mommy blogger du jour.
“Many celebrity or wealthy mothers prefer older nannies not out of jealousy, but because they want a professional uninterested in becoming a member of the Gulfstream entourage or using the job as a steppingstone to becoming an entertainer.” The New…
In light of recent controversies absolutely rocking the nanny industry—a near-confirmed Ben Affleck affair, a rumored Gavin Rossdale affair—the New York Post has offered some advice for safeguarding your marriage.
A mother who hired a nanny through an online childcare service discovered the caretaker drunk and passed out next to her crying baby.
The nanny who refused to leave after she was fired has finally agreed to move out, but only when certain conditions are met.
A Portland, Oregon nanny was arrested after she left two small children locked in a car while she went to a tanning salon.
A family in California is stuck with unwanted houseguest—their former nanny.
Indian officials transferred a diplomat facing charges she underpaid a housekeeper in the United States, which could protect her from the allegations.
Devyani Khobragade, the deputy consul general for political, economic, commercial and women's affairs at the Indian Consulate General in New York City, is facing charges after being accused of paying her full-time babysitter just $3.31 an hour and lying on a visa application.
If you were looking for the perfect way to swindle money out of our nation's clueless elite, you've been scooped. Two brainiacs in New York City just outsmarted us all by opening a service that teaches rich people's nannies to cook shit like lentils and couscous. FUCKING BRILLIANT.
College-educated nannies aren't a post-recession phenomenon, but the news that families across the country "are so eager for well-educated nannies, they’re paying them salaries comparable to entry-level finance careers" — like, ostensibly not just on the Upper East Side — is kinda whoa.
Administrators at some tony New York private schools are currently having a massive collective snit over the fact that rich parents don't show up for even the most basic school functions. Instead, they send hired nannies along to entrance interviews, bake sales, "safety patrols," class plays, and any other volunteer…
I was raised by nannies. That's not to say my parents weren't incredibly supportive and always there for me when I needed them — they were, in spades — but they both worked full-time, which they couldn't have done if my younger brother and I didn't have someone to watch over us during the day. So we had nannies;…
Norland College, the world-famous institution, welcomes only its second male student in its 120-year history — 18-year-old Michael Kenny. Not only will Kenny will be the second male student (Peter Cummins was the first) to ever graduate with a Norland Diploma, he'll be the first, according to the Telegraph, to…
This week's New York Times Magazine includes a poignant photo essay called "Love, Money and Other People's Children" about the complications that arise when parents pay someone else to help care for — and often eventually love — their children.
Whatever you think about The Help, at least it's sparked a larger conversation about domestic workers' lives — and maybe even their rights.