The pros and cons of smoking (excluding what it does to your health). -The Hairpin
Older moms can’t catch a break. -DoubleX
Famous ladies sure like winking. -The Frisky
Famous love triangles and such. -College Candy
Crafting with paper. -StyleList Home
Going for traditional feminine prettiness. -Birchbox
Let’s talk about the ethics of wearing vintage fur. -Refinery29
Or the ethics of recycling your own material, like Martha Stewart. -Styleite
What about mixing content with retail?! -The High Low
Or emulating Kim Kardashian. -The Budget Babe
Patti Stanger, by the way, doesn’t know much about morality. -Betty Confidential
Now let’s talk about sparkly shoes! Miu Miu ones! -Poshglam
Let’s end on a positive note with the moral center of the fucking universe: Jane Goodall. -YouBeauty
Please, won’t someone think of the children? Nope, no one is thinking of the children. More
Maybe I’m tardy to the party here, but apparently there are people out there who are selling themselves as “maternity concierges,” there to help women get through the many modern concerns of being pregnant. More
After having babies, a lot of celebrities seem prone to becoming preachy, out-of-touch douchebags who try to relate to the common mom by talking about how childbirth wasn’t painful because they spent the entire thing in an advanced yogic handstand, and how they now only feed their babies organic gold, and that if anyone doesn’t do as they do it amounts to child abuse. More
Hey, did you know that the guys over at AskMen are secretly documenting the ways in which you might be a bad mother?
It’s true. For instance, if, as a girlfriend, you’re self-centered or a party animal, it means you’ll be a bad mom who will ruin your kids. Same goes for if you’re “not nurturing” (Quote: “Does she take care of you like a nanny when you’re sick? Does she worry about you a little too much? Is she generous with hugs? Has she ever made you breakfast in bed? If the answer to all of those questions is no, she’s not nurturing.”) More
Not my bedtime. Sleeping with someone was not my issue, because I had a very strict rule about staying past my daughter’s bedtime.
The fallout from Biebergate is pretty much over (phew!), but there’s one piece of it that still stands out in my mind.
Vanessa Grigoriadis, the reporter who interviewed Biebs for “Rolling Stone,” caught some heat for asking him questions about abortion in the first place. She graciously and succinctly replied to her detractors via Twitter, saying that “A 16 year old kid, to be 17 in a couple weeks, who has control over a large population should be asked all questions.” More
This weekend was incredibly hectic for me. Our family just had a lot going on. Most of it all involved friends and family, it was fun and exciting, socialable stuff. But it was also a lot of stuff that I just wasn’t in the mood for. I wanted a terrible TV marathon of Bravo programming this weekend. I wanted time to lay around my house. I was thinking about getting around to shaving my legs. There wasn’t a good excuse for staying home, but I wanted to anyways. More
I’m not sure if these two are besties yet, but I think they could have a beautiful friendship. They are both strong women, working and succeeding in traditionally male occupations. They’ve both been called monsters, though one might be more fond of the title than the other. They’ve both shared their life’s stories with the world, in hopes that they might be better understood. More
Lately, I’ve noticed some of my friends who are moms curbing their language on Facebook. It usually happens when their kids are around two — a.k.a., old enough for them to have had a mishap in which their little cherub drops the f-bomb, and they realize that there’s only one way they could have learned that kind of language.
Anyway, it’s sort of amusing to watch my friends turn into real-life parents, not just people with adorable little 10-pound accessories that cry and sleep and shit. Here are a few words and phrases that could indicate that you, too, are going mom*: More
Gwyneth Paltrow, here is my bottom-line piece of advice for you, because I’m getting tired of being forced to critique your moronic ramblings every single month in your newsletter, GOOP: stop trying to pretend that you have anything in common with 99.99% of working mothers in the world. Just stop.
You’d be infinitely more likable if you just owned your fucking awesome life — if you were just all, “guess what, world? My husband and I are worth tens of millions of dollars. Any time I want, I can choose to work for two months and make $15 million. My mother is Blythe Danner. I’m better-looking that just about every single person in the world. I do colonics.”
Look, I like you even better already, and I wrote that myself! More