Topic: news

Obama’s New Contraceptive Coverage Policy Is Still Not Good Enough For Religious Employers

Obama's New Contraceptive Coverage Policy Is Still Not Good Enough For Religious Employers

In the wake of June’s Hobby Lobby supreme court decision, the Obama administration has announced new measures that will allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for contraceptive coverage for it’s female employees while still allowing those employees access to this coverage directly through their insurance company. More »

Mom Sees No Kids With Disabilities Represented In Ads, Takes Matters Into Her Own Hands

Mom Sees No Kids With Disabilities Represented In Ads, Takes Matters Into Her Own Hands

It’s the end of summer, and time for kids to go back to school. All kids, including children with disabilities. Unfortunately, all those back to school ads featuring shiny, happy, pimple and attitude-free children rarely (if ever) include kids with disabilities. Why? Because kids with disabilities aren’t considered attractive. And because they remind us of a fact of life that many would rather forget. Photographer Jenni Driscoll, who is also the mother of a child with Down syndrome, is trying to change that.

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World’s Worst Babysitter Abandons Toddler At Hairdresser And Mother Is Now Fighting For Custody

World's Worst Babysitter Abandons Toddler At Hairdresser And Mother Is Now Fighting For Custody

When you leave your child with a babysitter, you likely have some expectations. Namely, that the babysitter will keep your child safe, clothed, fed, loved and even entertained during the time they are with them. I’m pretty sure that the last thing any parent expects when they leave their child with a babysitter is a battle to retain custody of their own kid. More »

Don’t Call This 16-Year Old’s Tragically Ended Hidden Pregnancy A “Botched Home Birth”

Don't Call This 16-Year Old's Tragically Ended Hidden Pregnancy A "Botched Home Birth"

I had both of my babies via planned c-section. Even before finding out I would need a c-section with my first pregnancy I never would have considered home birth- the idea of it makes me nervous and I don’t live close enough to a hospital to feel comfortable if something were to go wrong. I am definitely one who prefers the reassurance of nurses everywhere and an OR close by for the worst case scenario. More »

Reality Star Complains About Her Million Dollar Salary And Should Basically STFU

Reality Star Complains About Her Million Dollar Salary And Should Basically STFU

I use the word “star” in the loosest of terms but ok, fine. Kelly Cutrone, former TV “star” from The Hills, is in the news today for opining about how life is sooo hard on her meager salary of one million dollars a year. She lives in New York City and that barely covers her pricey nanny, parking fees, private school tuition and taxes, ya’ll! I am about to go cry a river for her but I need to bitch this out first. More »

30 Frat Members To Be Charged In Hazing Death Of 19-Year Old And The Punishment Will Never Be Enough

30 Frat Members To Be Charged In Hazing Death Of 19-Year Old And The Punishment Will Never Be Enough

I don’t know about all of you Mommyish readers, but since I became a mother, I have spent an inordinate amount of time day-dreaming about my children’s futures. I worry, I wonder, I giggle and sometimes, I shudder. Being a youngish mom, I remember my youth very clearly- both the good and the bad. I remember times where I desperately wanted to fit in with a certain group of people and I know I did things to make that happen that would have made my mom cry. More »