Dear lovely Mommyish readers,
After founding Mommyish in 2011 and 2.5 years at the helm as editor, I’ll be leaving. More
Author Archives: Koa Beck
Dear lovely Mommyish readers,
The Riverdale School in Long Island City is some seriously hot water after one of their students, 14-year-oldÂ Avonte Oquendo, ran off of campus in the middle of the school day. The autistic teenager has been missing since last Friday and his family are putting blame right at the feet of the school that let their son just walk off. More
Chelsea Clinton has been in the public eye since she was barely a teenager. Dragged before stages for acceptance speeches and made the nice proper family adornment, Chelsea has sacrificed privacy before she could even make the choice. So you would think, now that she is a grownup, her parents Hillary and Bill Clinton would save their grandchildren pestering for nice quiet family dinners and Thanksgiving. Not, you know, the press.
The effects of bullying have taken many children from us, one of which was 15-year-old Jadin Bell who took his own life after anti-gay bullying. His father Joe Bell then decided to walk across the United States in his son’s memory and to raise awareness about LGBTQ tolerance. Sadly, while on his quest, Joe was struck by a semi truck and killed. More
Among the fairly standard labor horror stories of epidurals not working and not quite making it to the hospital is the doctor being all “you’re not ready yet.” Twenty-nine-year-old Irma Lopez now has one of the worst stories of this ilk in that after she was turned away, she gave birth on the lawn. Outside theÂ Rural Health CentreÂ that she had JUST been turned away from.
Halloween Moms unite! This month is nothing short of CHRISTMAS for those ladies (and men) who have a healthy stash of goulish goodies to adorn their homes with. But for every mother or father who gets excited about a few pumpkins and orange lights, there are those families that do some next level shit — the kind of decorations that gets neighbors in an uproar and instills fear in trick or treaters. While some elaborately decorated homes may leave some of us Halloween enthusiasts green with monster envy, I have to admit, I would hate to have pick up all this stuff come November 1st. More
Bullying exceeds the mere seven to three o’ clock torture fest that kids of yester-year endured. Round the clock cyberbulling, along with more conventional bullying, make life a quadruple hell for those kids who have obvious differences. Like 11-year-oldÂ Caine Smith, who says that he endures daily physical abuse (including being beaten and choked) and all because HE HAS TWO MOMS AND LONG HAIR. More
Of all the various arbitrary and stereotypical “mom types” out there, from crunchy moms to sanctimommies, Halloween moms are my absolute favorite. You ladies are the best and don’t let anyone who can’t appreciate your candy corn cupcakes tell you otherwise. Halloween is the BEST holiday and Halloween moms who go all out with their decorations, baking, costuming, and makeup greatly contribute to that fact. More
While children of divorce are more likely to grow up and also divorce, the notion that nuptial bliss all comes to your genetic code makes all those “work it out” adages seem even more futile. Resist the urge to ring up that marriage counselor and demand alllll that money back, now. More
Amidst the nine million children who aren’t getting government assistance and the shuttering of preschools thanks to the government shutdown, five families are being denied money to bury their kids. A new level of fucked up has just been reached. More
The Reamer family in Vermont, who is notorious for going All Out in their Halloween decorations, has reportedly reached a level of scary that local parents are uncomfortable with. The family’s house, which is positioned along theÂ Midlothian Turnpike, depicts a man on an electric chair. Neighbors are reportedly so freaked that one actually asked if the decorations “violates a county ordinance.”
Facebook is embracing alternative families like no other. The company that gave us Olympic style procrastination is reportedly erecting a Â $120 million, 394-unit housing compound on their premises so that employees have a super happy commute (reminds me of college). But among all the fancy amenities, includingÂ a sports bar, laundry and dry cleaning facilities, hairstylists, woodworking classes, on-site bike repair, there is zero daycare. At least for your child. But there is daycare for your dog. More