Cinderella’s C-Section

Just when you thought that it was safe to enjoy Disney Princesses without having to “problematize” their heteronormativity, or white privilege, or eagerness to curry favor with the patriarchy, or inability to be “woke”, here comes artist Isaiah Stephens with yet another way to ruin childhood by turning Disney princesses into stressed out parents. Yes, … Continued

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Are Kids the Ultimate Efficiency Hack?

Americans seem to have an obsession with studying and quantifying how kids supposedly ruin your life. There are the endless studies about exactly how many kids make you most miserable and stressed. Apparently moms with three kids are the most stressed out, more so than moms with two and oddly enough, moms with four. (This … Continued

Parenting

Why Ivanka Trump’s Comments on Motherhood are Driving the Left Crazy

Acknowledging the important work done by moms sounds like about as uncontroversial a move as a politician could make. Yet when the pro-mom statement is uttered by the daughter of the Republican candidate for President, it can set off internet fireworks. In a recent thirty-second campaign ad, Ivanka Trump introduces herself as a wife, mother, … Continued

Politics


Enough with the Extreme Breastfeeding

Has America’s breastfeeding obsession gone completely insane? In a word: Yes! Earlier this month, a woman pumped in the middle of running a half marathon, and the images went viral; the Internet went insane. Today Parents heralded the mom as “a passionate runner who pumped breast milk during a half marathon,” and “a multitasking rock … Continued

Parenting

Confessions of a Former Sanctimommy

So I have a confession: I used to be a sanctimommy. Well, I still kind of am one, but I’m working on it, I swear. What is a sanctimommy, you ask? You know the type—the sanctimonious mother you avoid because she judges every single parenting decision you make, such as how you feed your kids, … Continued

Parenting

Having a Baby Doesn’t Entitle You to Take Over the World

The new comedy Bad Moms, starring Mila Kunis and Christina Applegate, satirizes the insane perfectionism of many of our culture’s parents.     But the movie also evidently inspired a group of women in Florida to cast themselves as heroes for . . . taking their newborns to an R-rated movie on a Friday night? … Continued

Parenting

Feminists Just Don’t Get the Significance of Motherhood

Motherhood is a transformative event in every sense: physically, emotionally, psychologically. If you don’t believe it, I have the stretch marks and bags under my eyes to prove it. While I once would have spent weekends sleeping in, reading, and watching Law & Order marathons, I now spend them preparing endless snacks, waking up at … Continued

Parenting


Mother’s Day on the Internet

One of the great joys of parenthood is realizing just how many clichés about parenthood turn out to be true. And on Mother’s Day the Internet is flooded with tributes to moms, some clichéd, some heartfelt, many falling under the headline of “sponsored content.” Because what’s a charming holiday without a bit of viral marketing? … Continued

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