Topic: motherhood

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 »

Getting Pregnant Made Me Finally Seek Help For My Bulimia

Getting Pregnant Made Me Finally Seek Help For My Bulimia

I had a lot of body image issue growing up. I started developing early and that led to teasing and bullying, which in turn led to self-loathing and eventually an eating disorder. I struggled with what was eventually diagnosed as bulimia from the age of 11 onward and it got to the point where I would binge and purge numerous times a day. I still have the scars on my right hand from making myself throw up, and I’ve battled the physical effects of bulimia as well as the emotional ones. More »

My Son Is A Really Militant Feminist And It’s All My Fault

My Son Is A Really Militant Feminist And Itâs All My Fault

Yesterday afternoon I was happily doing my housewifey duties, which included me cleaning cat vomit off my newly re-done floors, and I overheard my 10-year-old chastising his younger sister over her choice in movie viewing:

You can’t watch that, that’s sexist. The way those girl chipmunks wear short skirts and dance around to Katy Perry, that’s really sexist. You should watch something else.

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Crass Cougar Life Billboard That Sexualizes Breastfeeding Is (Thankfully) Coming Down

Crass Cougar Life Billboard That Sexualizes Breastfeeding Is (Thankfully) Coming Down

Cougar Life, a “the premier online dating service that pairs women in their prime with younger men,” is taking down its controversial new LA billboard after pressure from the community. What’s so controversial about the billboard, you ask? It depicts a naked breastfeeding woman with the word “Jealous?” in a thought bubble attributed to her (presumably male) baby. Yeeesh. More »