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 »