What Duchess Kate Understands About Motherhood

“Three is the new two!” That is an actual expression where I live in northwest Washington, D.C. In a world where children are treated like an accessory for elites to display, some people have gotten it into their heads that if you can actually afford to have a third child, it’s a way to signal … Continued

Celebrities


When the Duchess of Cambridge Talks About Motherhood, Should We Listen?

When the world’s most-watched mother of preschoolers talks about motherhood, we stop and listen to what she has to say. Recently, the Duchess of Cambridge, mother to Prince George and Princess Charlotte, has been speaking out about the challenges of being a mother of young children. Her sincerity and willingness to talk about her own … Continued

Parenting


Why Sarah Silverman Is Wrong about Motherhood and Sacrifice

Comedian Sarah Silverman doesn’t have children, and she wants the whole world to know why. “As a comic always working & on the road,” she recently tweeted, “I have had to decide between motherhood & living my fullest life & I chose the latter.” As a comic always working & on the road I have … Continued

Celebrities

Is Ivanka Making Motherhood Great Again?

Is Ivanka Trump America’s Kate Middleton? In this viral photo posted on Ivanka’s Instagram page the day before the Inauguration, America’s new first daughter channels the Duchess rather mightily. In the picture, Ivanka is rocking the whole Duchess package: walking down the red-carpeted steps of a private jet in nude stilettos and a gorgeously tailored … Continued

Celebrities

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

Culture

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