Topic: motherhood

Why I Stopped Saying ‘Someday’ When It Came To Having Kids

Why I Stopped Saying 'Someday' When It Came To Having Kids

I didn’t plan to be an old mom. I got married at twenty-three and wasn’t even sure I wanted kids. That ambivalence toward motherhood stretched through the first several years of my marriage. I didn’t think parenting was for me—I’d never babysat as a teenager or changed a diaper in my life. My husband Jay is in the Navy and his back-to-back deployments meant having a child wasn’t just on the back burner—it was on a burner in someone else’s kitchen. “Someday when we have kids” was a phrase we used often, but it never seemed real. A resolution for a distant new year, maybe. More »

One Of The Duggar Clan Has Been Deprogrammed, Refuses To Become A Baby Machine

One Of The Duggar Clan Has Been Deprogrammed, Refuses To Become A Baby Machine

Our wildest dreams might be coming true, fellow Duggar hate watchers! We have a Duggar daughter apparently not too eager to enter courtship and follow in the footsteps of her baby-having mother and sisters. That’s right- Jana Duggar is holding out. Despite several offers, she has yet to court anyone and really, can we blame her? She has many reasons to hesitate in entering this next phase of life. More »

The Only Thing More Tragic Than Peaches Geldof’s Death Is Her Heartbreaking Last Column That Was Published Yesterday

The Only Thing More Tragic Than Peaches Geldof's Death Is Her Heartbreaking Last Column That Was Published Yesterday

Peaches Geldof‘s untimely death is a remarkable tragedy, made even more heartbreaking by her young age and her two infant children that she leaves behind. Her final column in Mother & Baby ran yesterday with the permission of her family, and it’s a devastating testament to how happy motherhood made her. It also speaks to a universal growing pain–losing friends as you go through transitions in life. More »

Facebook Bans Photos Of Child Born With Birth Defects Because Insensitive Jerks Are In Charge Of Moderating Images

Facebook Bans Photos Of Child Born With Birth Defects Because Insensitive Jerks Are In Charge Of Moderating Images

Facebook, the site that is notorious for not removing pages and photos that are actually offensive and banning photos that aren’t, has done it again. The site banned a family from posting pictures of the few hours they had with their child who was born with a severe birth defect. The images are a touching testament to a parent’s love for their child, and it is really heinous that Facebook considered them “offensive.” More »

Woman Calls The Childfree By Choice ‘Liars And Fools’ In Absurd Rant About Her Barren Uterus

Woman Calls The Childfree By Choice âLiars And Foolsâ In Absurd Rant About Her Barren Uterus

U.K. journalist Kate Spicer has written a screed in the (where else) Daily Mail all about how not having children makes her feel “unnatural and sad.” At age 44, her doctor has told her that her chances of getting pregnant naturally were “slim to zero” and that there was a very slim chance IVF would work due to her medical history and her age. But before she gets to all that, Spicer needs to humblebrag about how difficult it is being childless. More »

10 Absurd ‘Post Baby Body’ Headlines Replaced With Celebrity Dads

10 Absurd âPost Baby Bodyâ Headlines Replaced With Celebrity Dads

If y’all haven’t noticed, I’m pretty sick of the way the media and tabloid magazines treat women after having a baby. Being pregnant is exhausting and having a baby is a huge amount of work! And at the end of it, no one ever takes the man who impregnated the woman to task for looking less than magazine-cover ready or for gaining some sympathy weight or for leaving the house looking like he may be suffering from a distinct lack of sleep. More »