Topic: news

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 »

Mother Falls To Death From 8 Stories Clutching Her Baby, Who Miraculously Survives

Mother Falls To Death From 8 Stories Clutching Her Baby, Who Miraculously Survives

Well, if the Catholic Church was looking for a miracle on day one of new Pope Francis I‘s ascension to the papacy, they might just have it in the form of a 10-month-old baby who survived a terrifying fall of eight stories while being clutched in his mother’s arms. The story is not all angels and happiness though. This mother lost her life in the fall and New York City police are now trying to determine whether she jumped or was pushed. More »

Woman Fabricates An Entire Child With Leukemia To Senselessly Dupe Neighbors

Woman Fabricates An Entire Child With Leukemia To Senselessly Dupe Neighbors

It’s a hoax that could happen in any number of small towns across the country. A woman, for reasons that no one can completely understand, invents a little boy struggling with leukemia. She tells friends and neighbors about this poor child who might be gone from the world all too soon. And, like decent people do, a community rallies around this case in hopes of helping a child and a family. They don’t ask for proof or verification. They don’t realize that the whole thing is a lie. More »

NYC Marathon Cancelled, Finally. This Mom Would Have Cheered On The Runners.

NYC Marathon Cancelled, Finally. This Mom Would Have Cheered On The Runners.

I’ve lived on the Marathon route for the past 10 years. Every year, I have cheered the runners on – and I would have this year, too. Not because I thought it was particularly appropriate to still have the Marathon resume after all of the trauma New Yorkers have faced – but because I don’t think it was fair that the moral responsibility for the event was placed on the backs of the runners. More »