Topic: baby weight

Real Or Fake: Crazy Celebrity Mom Headlines

Real Or Fake: Crazy Celebrity Mom Headlines

Celebrity mom coverage usually comes with an assortment of signature backhanded vocabulary: “flaunting” and “parading,” i.e. a pregnant lady leaving the house, being “brave” for wearing a bikini. “Curves” and “post-baby body” to describe their figures — because that’s currently what eclipses all else. But celebrity mom headlines can often times be so off the wall batty that it can difficult to distinguish between the authentically offensive and Mad Libs. More »

You’ll Be Pleased To Know That Kate Middleton Has Been Deemed Baby Bump Free

You'll Be Pleased To Know That Kate Middleton Has Been Deemed Baby Bump Free

Kate Middleton may have received the tabloid “post-baby body” seal of approval back when she was just trying to grab some groceries, but that arbitrary thumbs up has just gone way, way up. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Tusk Trust awards and, because the princess welcomed a baby a few months ago, this made for an ample royal post-baby body update. Because who gives a hoot about an award ceremony when there is a postpartum body to analyze? More »

Kate Middleton Debuts Her ‘Stunningly Slim Post-Baby Body’ In Her Local Grocery Store Parking Lot

Kate Middleton Debuts Her 'Stunningly Slim Post-Baby Body' In Her Local Grocery Store Parking Lot

Kate Middleton may be able to officially cite “princess” as her occupation but she’s doing her own post-baby grocery shopping in her hometown of Anglesey, Wales. Given that she has recently birthed a child and has left her house, obviously a BIG round of post-baby body inspection is in order. But according to the tabloid’s arbitrary assessment of what constitutes an acceptable post-baby body, K Middy has passed with flying princess colors. More »

10 Mommy Words I Hate

10 Mommy Words I Hate

Contemporary parenthood, if you’re a lady, is rife with all kinds of cutesy terminology that I personally cannot stand. Maybe it’s because I grew up in a house where my grandmother visibly cringed at words like “panties” but it’s getting to the point where I can’t even do my proper Mommyish reporting without drowning in the following ridiculous — and honestly infantalizing — terminology. Are we mommies or 4-year-olds ourselves? More »

Kim Kardashian Made Her Post-Baby Debut In Her Nanny’s Car

Kim Kardashian Made Her Post-Baby Debut In Her Nanny's Car

Kim Kardashian hasn’t slapped North West on a tabloid cover just yet as Kris Jenner tries to punk her audience with a stunt baby. Nor has Kim hitched a product endorsement to the bumper of her “post-baby body” narrative and tried to shill us all Weight Watchers or some such nonsense. Nope, looks like Kim Kardashian made her post-baby body reveal like many ladies do — in their vehicles. More »

10 Things Just As ‘Brave’ As Wearing A Bikini While Pregnant

10 Things Just As 'Brave' As Wearing A Bikini While Pregnant

Doling out the B word for women who don a bikini while pregnant is derogatory considering what actually merits the word “brave.” Saving people from a burning building, confronting an attacker, and running a marathon as an amputee all come to mind. The whole leaving the house without makeup/ bikini while pregnant narrative is all water from the same condescending Lady well.

But to put the feat in proper perspective, the Mommyish staff and I have come up with tasks just as “brave.” I hope you brought your courage with you today. More »

A Letter To My Postpartum, Hormonal Completely Overwhelmed Self

A Letter To My Postpartum, Hormonal Completely Overwhelmed Self

Dear Postpartum, Hormonal, Completely Overwhelmed Self,

You’re probably a little bit gone right now. But that’s okay. I’ll talk anyway. I know you’re tired — no, exhausted beyond anything you’ve ever known. I know you’ve been up all night for the past 10 straight nights. I know the only thing you want is sleep, not for a few hours, not for a night — for a week and then some. I know the thought of moving forward and into another day is exhausting in itself and knowing that that you can’t call out sick, you can’t give up, it’s all on you, no matter what, is crushing. More »