Topic: funny

5 Obnoxious Things Animals Do That Will Make You Feel Better About Parenting A Human

5 Obnoxious Things Animals Do That Will Make You Feel Better About Parenting A Human

Gestating and rearing a tiny human is a lot of work, and it can be hard not to look with a touch of jealousy at a mouse’s 21-day pregnancy, or the few months it takes for a puppy to achieve independence from his mother. But don’t feel too badly about it: there are a lot of very good reasons in the animal kingdom to be glad you’re a human parent to a human baby instead of the alternative. More »

10 Most Ridiculous Depictions Of Parenthood From The ‘It’s Like They Know Us’ Tumblr

10 Most Ridiculous Depictions Of Parenthood From The 'It's Like They Know Us' Tumblr

Some of you may have picked up on the fact that I love to lampoon stupidly expensive stuff that is totally unrealistic for families with children. In the past, I have skewered American Girl dolls, ridiculous nurseries meant for grown-ups and the Pottery Barn Kids catalog. I realize that these companies are not trying to make product set-ups that regular people can relate to and that they are selling a fantasy rather than reflecting the reality of the typical family but I still find it laughable that they even try to shill a bright white couch for a child’s playroom. Or that they think a 7-year old girl should have a $300 “parlor” for her $125 doll. It is all pretty silly and making fun of it is a great hobby. More »

The Mommyish Guide To Differentiating The Duggars

The Mommyish Guide To Differentiating The Duggars

Ah, the Duggars. Loyal Mommyish readers know that this family is a topic close to my heart. I actually do like watching the show sometimes- the kids can be such sweethearts and it is clear they all love each other very much but of course, there is a lot to criticize too. However, it can be hard to love them or hate them if you can’t tell Jermajesty Duggar from Jeremiah Duggar (tricked ya there…no Jermajesty…yet). More »

Open Thread: What Did Your Pregnant Boobs Look Like?

Open Thread: What Did Your Pregnant Boobs Look Like?

Ok, ya’ll- I am about to get very real with you about pregnant boobs. Namely, MY pregnant boobs, in the hopes that you will all share yours. I mean, I’m not going to flash you or anything but I am going to be very frank about what exactly they looked like toward the end of my pregnancies and I hope you will all do the same in this thread and we can all lol-cry at the sadness and hilarity of pregnant boobs. More »

These Dressed Up Pets Have Better Outfits Than Your Ugly Kid

These Dressed Up Pets Have Better Outfits Than Your Ugly Kid

Yes, I know. Your kid is gorgeous and breath-taking and Speshul. You shop at Baby Gap and Gymoree and your child looks immaculate and adorable and precious AT ALL TIMES. You put forth so much effort and you think your kid is tops with their Janie and Jack finest. Well, I hate to be the one to burst your bubble, but these pets have more style in their front-left paw pads than your child has in their entire body. More »