Topic: motherhood

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 »

My Lifelong Goal Is To Be A Mother, But Now I Am Too Depressed & Afraid To Have Children

My Lifelong Goal Is To Be A Mother, But Now I Am Too Depressed & Afraid To Have Children

Yes, I have always known about the bad, bad things our world holds around every corner and down every lane and across every hallway. There are awful things that happen all day, every year. But for some reason I can’t quite pinpoint, I can’t help but be so frighteningly aware of them that the prospect of having a child now upsets me. All I can imagine is crying. Just crying. More »

I’m Hiring A Nanny – God, I Hope I Meet Julie Andrews

I'm Hiring A Nanny - God, I Hope I Meet Julie Andrews

I’m getting ready to sit down and interview a nanny to come into my house and take care of my daughter. It seems a little inappropriate that the only thing I can think of while hiring my first household staff member is Mary Poppins. Honestly, I’m George freaking Banks right now. Can you think about children’s movies while you’re actually using the terms “household staff member.” How ridiculously preposterous does that sound? More »

Treat Your Children Like Accessories, Just Like Victoria Beckham!

Treat Your Children Like Accessories, Just Like Victoria Beckham!

I don’t normally try to hate on Victoria Beckham. Yes, I realize that she looks like she hates life, even though she lives a fairytale that puts Cinderella to shame. But in general, I think she’s a pretty put together woman who always wants to look powerful and in control. I can respect that.

However, I cannot get behind these little Mommy & Me outfits that Beckham shared via Facebook from a recent trip to Beijing. Apparently, the Beckham’s youngest daughter Harper needs to match Mommy at all times, like an adorable pooping handbag. More »