Author Archives: Maria Guido

Cee-Lo Green Proves He Has No Idea What Rape Is By Tweeting ‘People Who Have Really Been Raped Remember’

Cee-Lo Green Proves He Has No Idea What Rape Is By Tweeting 'People Who Have Really Been Raped Remember'

Just in case you were wondering whether you should continue to support Cee-Lo Green’s music after his recent “no-contest” plea to charges that he allegedly slipped MDMA into a female friend’s drink and then sexually assaulted her – I’m here to tell you No. No you should should not. His loose understanding of what rape is, coupled with some insane tweets about it prove that he is an idiot and possibly a predator. At the very least, he is a gross rape-apologist. More »

Mom Calls Police After Impatient Father Physically Removes Her Child From Swing And I Don’t Blame Her

Mom Calls Police After Impatient Father Physically Removes Her Child From Swing And I Don't Blame Her

A Sydney mother called the police over the weekend when an impatient father lifted her child out of a swing. Apparently the father thought he’d been waiting long enough, when the mother told him they would be just five more minutes. I hate moms who are swing hogs, but I’m pretty sure I hate dads who put their hands on someone else’s child more.
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Mom ‘Terrified’ That Her 11-Year-Old Has To Take A Public Bus To School Needs To Calm Down

Mom 'Terrified' That Her 11-Year-Old Has To Take A Public Bus To School Needs To Calm Down

A Seattle mom says she’s “terrified” to send her 11-year-old daughter to school on public transportation. After students finish elementary school, the district contracts with the public Metro bus for transportation. She was imagining her daughter would still be picked up by the friendly yellow bus not the public one filled with child molesters. I’m paraphrasing. More »

Open Thread/ Brag Your Baby: Tell Us That Thing You Never Tell Anyone Because You Don’t Want To Sound Like A Jerk

Open Thread/ Brag Your Baby: Tell Us That Thing You Never Tell Anyone Because You Don't Want To Sound Like A Jerk

There is nothing worse than that parent who thinks their one-year-old can read. Or their two-year-old can do math. Nobody likes to hear parents bragging about how great their kids are. I am fully aware of this as a parenting writer. It annoys me just as much as the next person. But sometimes I think I take my sensitivity towards this to an extreme by not sharing some of the incredible things about my child. More »

NRA Responds To 9-Year-Old Killing Man With Uzi By Tweeting ‘Children Can Have Fun At The Shooting Range’

NRA Responds To 9-Year-Old Killing Man With Uzi By Tweeting 'Children Can Have Fun At The Shooting Range'

A 9-year-old girl accidentally shot an instructor at a gun range this week, when she lost control of the Uzi she was learning to fire. I can’t believe I just typed that sentence. Why in the world would anyone think it was a good idea to put a semi-automatic weapon in the hands of a child? The world responded with shock and horror – NRA Women responded by tweeting this story, “7 Ways Children Can Have Fun At The Shooting Range.” More »

Stop Asking Childfree Women When They Are Going To Have A Baby. Seriously, Stop

Stop Asking Childfree Women When They Are Going To Have A Baby. Seriously, Stop

I can’t believe it’s 2014 and we still insist on tying a woman’s worth and value to whether she has married or procreated yet. The women’s lib movement happened almost 50 years ago – didn’t anyone get the memo? We’ve all collectively decided that a woman does not have to use her uterus for baby-making or take vows to be considered “complete.” Can everyone let that sink in, please? Women do not have to get married or have babies. In fact, no one has to get married and have babies. Can we stop asking single, childless people when they are going to get married and have babies? More »

Annoyed Preschool Expels 4-Year-Old Because Of Mom’s Bitchy Facebook Post

Annoyed Preschool Expels 4-Year-Old Because Of Mom's Bitchy Facebook Post

A preschooler in Florida has been expelled from the private Christian school he attends because the school was less than happy about something his mom said on her private Facebook page. My kid attends a church-run daycare and this is basically my nightmare. I was totally on her side until I read that she tagged the school in her bitchy post. That was a dumb idea. More »

I’m Too Tired To Be A Better Mom

I'm Too Tired To Be A Better Mom

I look at my friends online and I see art projects, interesting dinners and family outings. I see vacations and smiling children and I wonder what the heck I am doing wrong. There are not enough resources – especially with my husband traveling as much as he does. How do you catch up? Is it possible to actually feel like you’re doing a good job when there are so many things that take your focus off your children daily? More »

No, Getting Female CEOs To Pose In Their Underwear Is Not A Step Forward For Feminism

No, Getting Female CEOs To Pose In Their Underwear Is Not A Step Forward For Feminism

Underwear brand Dear Kate relishes the concept of using non-traditional models in their ads, and when the company’s CEO talks about her brand, you really get the sense she thinks she’s above the Victoria’s Secret come-hither sales model. That’s great and all, but putting female tech CEOs in their underwear and claiming to make some feminist point while doing it totally misses the mark. More »

We Should All Be Angry That Another Mother Is Burying Her Son After He Was Killed By Police

We Should All Be Angry That Another Mother Is Burying Her Son After He Was Killed By Police

I’m heartbroken today because watching parents bury their child is something that I will never be able to comprehend without debilitating grief and compassion.

I’m angry today because imaging what these parents have been through in the past two weeks — defending the fact that their son had a right to come away from a brief altercation with police alive is infuriating. More »