Topic: co parenting

Dad Says His Batty Ex Would Take Him Unfriending Her On FB Harder Than Divorce

Dad Says His Batty Ex Would Take Him Unfriending Her On FB Harder Than Divorce

Facebook — and social media in general– is clearly a sensitive landmine for many. If it wasn’t, we wouldn’t have so many unanimous Facebook transgresses and digital fight outbreaks, as well as addictions. But despite whatever awkwardness might assume your social media browsing, let us hope the happenings on digital mediums wouldn’t transcend actual dissolutions of unions or relationships. To one guy’s ex-wife, however, not being Facebook besties would hit harder than their divorce — so he estimates. More »

DOMA Defender Says He Wants Your Kids To Take A Sorely Needed Traditional Gender Roles Class

DOMA Defender Says He Wants Your Kids To Take A Sorely Needed Traditional Gender Roles Class

Times are hard for those who stay up all night handwringing over the thought of LGBTQ folks marrying. Please let it be sleeplessness and utter desperation that compelled Representative Phil Gingrey from Georgia to say that kids these days need to be conditioned into traditional gender roles by way of a Traditional Gender Roles Class. Desperate times call for increasingly desperate measures, I guess. More »

LeAnn Rimes & Eddie Cibrian Are Looking To Bring Their Co-Parenting Dysfunction To A Reality Show Near You

LeAnn Rimes & Eddie Cibrian Are Looking To Bring Their Co-Parenting Dysfunction To A Reality Show Near You

In yet another one of the stellar parenting/co-parenting decisions to come out of the LeAnn Rimes Eddie Cibrian Brandi Glanville love triangle press tour, husband and wife are looking to pitch their own reality show. They’re already taking up 60 percent of the Internet and 80 percent of the tabloids. Next stop? Reality television domination. You can’t escape. More »

Halle Berry Will Pursue Her ‘I’m Just Going To Run Away To France’ Fantasy After She Unloads Her Kid

Halle Berry Will Pursue Her 'I'm Just Going To Run Away To France' Fantasy After She Unloads Her Kid

If Halle Berry and myself had our way, we’d pack our bags and split for France. The only difference between us is that she has a hot French fiancé (working on it) and an ex who isn’t about to let her take his daughter across the pond. But Halle hasn’t given up on her dreams as much as she’s adding them to the retirement plan. Way to switch it up, Halle. More »

If Only Child Abuse And Rape Procured The Moral Outrage That Extended Breastfeeding And Family Diaper Changing Do

If Only Child Abuse And Rape Procured The Moral Outrage That Extended Breastfeeding And Family Diaper Changing Do

This week on Mommyish, we had two pieces that garnered quite the moral outrage.

Lisa C. Baker, who wrote candidly about her struggle to wean her 5-year-old earned her such admitted ”sanctimommyism” from one reader and many, many others. Another mother of four contributed to our Anomymous Mom column, writing that due to her family and childcare provider’s frankly awesome team efforts, she personally hasn’t changed a diaper in over six weeks. She has since been called “selfish” “a narcissist ” and been accused of “abusing her children,” all for enlisting the help of her spouse, her children, and her babysitter. The comments on both pieces continue to swell with far cruder comments. Yet in the two years that I’ve been with Mommyish, in which we daily cover the atrocities of pervasive rape and child abuse, said stories haven’t accumulated even a fraction of this animosity.

I’m emphatically not OK with this. More »

Brandi Glanville & Company Give Co-Parenting Families A Bad Name

Brandi Glanville & Company Give Co-Parenting Families A Bad Name

Very rarely, unless there is some form of proven child abuse, do I come right out and call people that I don’t know personally “bad parents.” Will I call Madonna an embarrassing mom? Sure. Will I call some reality television stars exploitative moms? You bet. But saying that someone is a bad parent is a really intense statement, and I don’t think it should be made lightly. With that in mind, I’d like to say that I think Brandi Glanville, LeAnn Rimes & Eddie Cibrian are bad parents. Really bad parents. More »

Hearing About Other People’s Divorces Helps Normalize Our Family For Our Daughter

Hearing About Other Peopleâs Divorces Helps Normalize Our Family For Our Daughter

If you’ve ever been through a divorce or separation, or know someone who has, you know you wouldn’t wish that pain, much like a death, on anyone. So how can I be happy when I find out that other parents in my daughter’s school are getting divorced? It sounds awful, and like I said, I don’t wish divorce or the pain of getting through one on anyone. In fact, I’m actually really sad when I hear of yet another marital breakdown. But then I can’t help but think, somewhat excitedly, “I can’t wait to tell my daughter!” More »

Tips & Tricks To Setting Holiday Ground Rules For Divorced Parents Sharing Custody

Tips & Tricks To Setting Holiday Ground Rules For Divorced Parents Sharing Custody

It’s that time of year again. Lights are being stapled to rooftops, gift cards are being purchased by the dozens, and moms everywhere are tired already just thinking about all of the baked goods that need to be made. And if you’re a separated or divorced parent, there’s one more super fun item to add to the to-do list. You need to sit down with your ex and iron out the holiday calendar. More »