Author Archives: Mommyish

Teen Amazingly Convinces McDonald’s To Stop Offering ‘Girls’ And ‘Boys’ Toys

Teen Amazingly Convinces McDonaldâs To Stop Offering âGirlsâ And âBoysâ Toys

When Antonia Ayers-Brown was 11-years-old, she wrote a letter to the CEO of McDonald’s to “ask him to change the way his stores sold Happy Meals.” She was frustrated after hearing “do you want a boy toy or a girl toy” endlessly, and decided to do something about it. She told him asking the gender of children receiving toys was akin to asking at a job interview “whether someone wanted a man’s job or a woman’s job.” She wasn’t satisfied with their response. More »

The Happiest Place On Earth Just Boob-Shamed A Mom For Showing Too Much Cleavage

The Happiest Place On Earth Just Boob-Shamed A Mom For Showing Too Much Cleavage

Melissa Behnken of San Diego was super stoked to take her adorable kids and her husband, who is a US Marine, on their first family vacation ever and they decided to go to Disneyland. I’m sure they were having a wonderful time – that is until some elderly Disneyland worker moseyed on up to Melissa and told her that she needed to cover up a bit. From 10 news: More »

Reddit Thread Reminds Us Not To Make Assumptions About Young Moms

Reddit Thread Reminds Us Not To Make Assumptions About Young Moms

A Reddit user started a thread today that encouraged young mothers to share their positive stories. Too often we concentrate on the difficulties and obstacles young mothers have, forgetting that there are many, many women who have their children young. In spite of whatever popular views of young mothers society as a whole puts on these women – many of young moms are happy, successful and accomplished, as evidenced by this thread. More »

Coed Baby Showers Are A Hundred Times Better Than Girls-Only Baby Showers

Coed Baby Showers Are A Hundred Times Better Than Girls-Only Baby Showers

Am I the only one brave enough to say that girls-only baby showers are a total drag? I know that girl-exclusive baby showers are as old as time, but this is the new millennium, people. The more I observe in my social circles and on social media, the more I see coed baby showers popping up as an alternative to snooze-worthy ladies brunch showers, and I welcome the change with open arms. More »

Proud Mama Announces Son As A Transgender Person In The Most Awesome Way Possible

Proud Mama Announces Son As A Transgender Person In The Most Awesome Way Possible

Las Vegas hairstylist Proud mama Jodi Gholson Oliver is definitely in the running for mom-of-the-year, at least in my book. Oliver recently took to Facebook to announce her 19-year-old son as a transgender person, and she did it in the most amazing and beautiful way possible. Along with a cute illustration of a baby-carrying white stork and the words “It’s A Boy,” Oliver shared a moving message about her son, Jes‘ journey to self-acceptance. More »

The ‘Pregnant Weightlifter’s’ Body Is Back For Everyone To Have An Opinion On

The âPregnant Weightlifterâsâ Body Is Back For Everyone To Have An Opinion On

I wrote about the lovely Lea-Ann Ellison when she posted photographs of herself lifting weights while she was pregnant and people all over the world furrowed their brows and wrung their hands together and exclaimed WHY WON’T SHE THINK OF HER UNBORN BAYBAYYYYYYY even though she was lifting under the care of her trainer and her doctor. Well, Lea-Ann is back and posting amazingly adorable snaps of her new little son Skyler. More »