Topic: mom

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 »

I’m Afraid Of Explaining My Self-Harm To My Future Children

Iâm Afraid Of Explaining My Self-Harm To My Future Children

I have a problem I’m sure a lot of mothers and future mothers out there, fathers too, have, but no one is talking about. It’s a taboo subject in the first place. It caused a bit of a ruckus in a previous article I wrote for Mommyish. I’m sure one day I might expand on the very topic itself, but today I want to focus on it’s aftermath. I’m planning to become a mother, or, well, to become pregnant anyway, later this year. I won’t have to worry about this particular issue for quite some time. But one day, my kids are going to notice mommy’s body isn’t like everyone else’s. They are going to come to me, and they are going to ask me, “Mommy, how did you get all these scars?” More »

I Accidentally Got A Dreaded ‘Mom Haircut’ And I May Never Leave My House Again

I Accidentally Got A Dreaded âMom Haircutâ And I May Never Leave My House Again

When it comes to moms and how they look and what they should wear and what they shouldn’t wear and how society tells us we should look and how the media tells us we should look and that ENTIRE huge mom-judgey cacophony of nonsense we are subjected to everyday, I’ll be the first to tell you that you should look however you want. There is no such things as a MILF. There is no such thing as MOM JEANS. Your post-baby body is fine exactly how it is and I don’t care if you are wearing a kitten sweatshirt and yoga pants or a midriff top and you have your naval pierced multiple times, your body, and how you look, and what you weigh or don’t weigh and what size you are or aren’t is no one’s business but yours. That being said, I have so much sympathy for moms unhappy with how they look because this weekend I totally on accident went and got myself a brand spankin’ new MOM haircut. More »

I Explained To My 10-Year-Old Son Why It’s Important To Respect Strippers

I Explained To My 10-Year-Old Son Why Itâs Important To Respect Strippers

Saturday night was just an average, happy evening, hanging out and talking to my 10- year-old and my teenager about strippers. Or exotic dancers. Or adult entertainers. Or whatever term you prefer. My son was in a particularly chatty mood, and if you have a kid around this age you know what a rare occurrence that can be, when they put down theNintendo (NO-FRIEND-O) 3DS and decide they have roughly 80 million questions for mom and dad. And these questions had to do with strippers. More »

Tan Mom Patricia Krentcil Saying More Absurd Things

Tan Mom Patricia Krentcil Saying More Absurd Things

Remember how Patricia Krentcil got charged with second degree child endangerment for taking her daughter with her to a tanning salon? How would you respond after that? Would you probably try to educate yourself on why people were upset by that, and ultimately use the experience to get involved with some causes that could profit from your admittedly notorious kind of celebrity? More »

How Women Can Have It All

How Women Can Have It All

As you get older, you start to figure things out. I’ve spent months looking at and contemplating this copy of The Atlantic that is somehow always on my desk, and I’ve come to some conclusions. Here are some thoughts on ways you, personally, can “have it all.” More »