Last week, People magazine was suspiciously complimentary of pregnant Jessica Simpson‘s “fit” and “trim” body. This week, the Daily Mail is following suit by gabbing about how fab the Weight Watchers spokesperson looks — but via a very much needed update on the singer’s legs. That’s right, leave no crook of this woman’s flesh unturned for Baby Weight Inspection. More
Camila McConaughey has been the tabloid’s post-baby body favorite for awhile now. Remember, this is the lady who famously turned a bandage dress into maternity wear. But now that Matthew McConaughey‘s wife has cranked out three kids — yet still looks like a conventionally attractive woman — the rags are salivating. How can this dichotomy exist? More
It’s no secret in the parenting blogosphere — and beyond– that dads get a bum rap when parenting and advertising intersect. Notoriously sexist advertisements portray dads as children themselves, barely unable to understand the basics of childcare — just because they’re men. But some “daddy bloggers” met up with the top parenting brands to catch the suits up on the year 2013. Thank goodness somebody is.
As much as I rail against the tabloids — as well as other media — for their “mum tum” vocabulary choices and speculation over which Fatty McFat pregnant lady isn’t getting to the gym enough, sudden respect for a celebrity pregnant body is also suspect. Especially when it’s the rags’ favorite lady to concern-troll about weight, Jessica Simpson. More
I received a judgmental e-mail from a mother in my daughter’s school. Sometimes, even over e-mail, you can tell if someone is judging you, even in the smallest way. In this case, the mother’s simple question was, “Are you allowing your daughter to watch horror movies?”
My reaction was a mixture of, “Does she really care?” and “Why the hell is she asking me this question?” More
If anyone is sick of Brandi Glanville talking, it’s me. Believe me. I’m the one who can’t even swing around a Beyonce headline without bumping into the latest chapter in the Brandi Glanville LeAnn Rimes saga, and for those of you who find yourself in exceedingly long grocery store lines right along the tabloid shelf, I’m sure you feel the same way. But ever one to go the extra sleazy sexist mile, the Daily Mail says that since Brandi Glanville can pull off a postpartum bikini, she should just stop talking period. More
Pregnant Evan Rachel Wood is expecting her first child with husband Jamie Bell. They’re newlyweds, first baby is on the way — joy all around. So leave it to the sleaze of the paparazzi to make the expectant mother feel like total crap.
Just this afternoon, Evan Rachel Wood tweeted that a “sick fuck paparazzi” snapped a picture of both she and her ultrasound as she was leaving the hospital. Those unfamiliar with this emerging staple in celebrity bump watch need only refer to Drew Barrymore and her sonogram. It’s been done. And “violation” doesn’t even begin to describe such a liberty by the rags. More
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Pregnant Kim Kardashian can’t win. Now that she’s barely showing, concerned bodysnarkers are swooping in to comment on what the Daily Mail has backhandedly described as her “growing curves.” But in the proper and fairly standard bookend to such Fatty McFat coverage, now the rags are leaning in to say that Kim may be going to the gym too frequently. If it’s not one, then it’s certainly the other. More
Kim Kardashian‘s baby bump is officially here and with that comes the slew of bodysnarking one can expect from virtually any fluctuation in virtually any celebrity lady’s weight. But a visit to the bowels of the infamously fat-shamey Daily Mail reveals what many a fat-shaming scum is saying about the reality star’s body. More
In case you missed it, pregnant Kate Middleton is apparently choosing to “conceal” her Kate Middleton baby bump from us all with her throwback choice of shawls. Chic pregnancy shawls! Instantly gone chic-i-fied by the Duchess choosing them. But since we’re going to be into this royal pregnancy thing all the way through her July due date, Kate Middleton has many baby bump concealing days ahead of her. And even she can’t cycle through fancy shawls forever. More
The standard tell tale signs of celebrity pregnancies aren’t just degrading — they’re usually completely nonsensical. We’re supposed to think women in the limelight are pregnant for every flowy top, stomach touch, and “pregnant face” some paparazzi happens to snap an image of. And the list of derogatory phrases for the “post-baby body” aren’t that sweet either.
I don’t really have a problem being called a “mommy blogger.” I blog. I’m a mommy. I guess it makes sense. It’s the negative connotation that always seems to be attached to the label that irks me. The other thing that irks me is the gender bias that exists in the blogosphere when it comes to parenting. Dads are just naturally funnier and more adorable than moms. The Internet says so. More