I don’t take a lot of photos or videos of my kids. It rarely occurs to me to do so, and usually that’s only because my kids have asked me to take a picture, and then I grudgingly do so. It isn’t because I don’t love my kids and don’t want to document their existence, and it’s not because I’m completely unsentimental. It’s just that nine times out of ten, taking videos and photos of your kids is a complete waste of time. More
Oh hi there, good morning. Happy Sunday to ya. It’s been quite a week, hasn’t it? Like, the kind of week where you’re just mentally exhausted from the ignorance of people who are disrespectfully protesting powerful, peaceful protests. I’m so … More
Yesterday, this video was posted to Youtube of an actress walking around the streets of Manhattan, secretly recording all of the catcalls and verbal come-ons that were thrown her way. Most women who watched the video were pissed, because many women have had to deal with this kind of bullshit before. Some men, however, have taken to that shallow pond of racism and misery (i.e. the Youtube comments section) to express their outrage over the video. The problem is, their outrage looks exactly the way you think it does. More
I am not going to lie to you all and say that I never get annoyed behind the wheel while my kids are in the backseat. They both know that sometimes Mommy will call someone “stupid” if they cut me off and I have used my horn before to express my displeasure at the behavior of another motorist. I have never been proud of it and I try my best to corral my emotions when I have the kids in the car with me. More
I hope John Legend finds sobbing women with smeary eye makeup attractive because that’s what this new video for his song You And I (Nobody In The World) results in. let’s break it down, shall we? We have older women, younger women, little girls, women with mastectomies, pregnant women, thinner women, bigger women, a gorgeous little girl getting her ears pierced, weight lifting women, chemotherapy women, broken nose women, going out women, going to work women and the astoundingly gorgeous Laverne Cox taking off her makeup. More
This story has me all sorts of conflicted because I think I would rather have my partner comforting me and reassuring me during labor, you know, rather than filming, but to each their own and I’m sure it will be a very cool thing to show their son one day. I’m just really happy no one filmed any of my labors because – and yes, I know childbirth is a natural, beautiful, awesome thing, I was just a bloody, sobbing, in-pain mess. Plus, my hair looked terrible. More
I hate the whole humiliation video trend when it comes to parents shaming their young kids on the Internet, but I’m all about average citizens posting videos of totally ridiculous, drunk and belligerent dudebros online so we can laugh at them. Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to present you with Gerry Shalam, a 20-year-old New York University student whose father does not own half of Manhattan. and who does not have the police in his pocket, and is not really BFFs with mayor Bill DeBlasio. More
What’s that one thing you had to make sure you did before you got pregnant? Or if you are also currently trying, what’s the most bizarre thing that suddenly seems important to fit in now? Any advice for me on what I should definitely make sure I do? (that I didn’t cover in my video!). I’d love to hear your thoughts on the subject and will be sure to reply to your comments.
That’s where the opinions/advice come in. So like I said, my best friend is pregnant. She is one of the four girls I grew up with from childhood. We all went to the same middle/high school (and some of us went to the same preschool) and have been best friends through college and beyond. We are all 24 now living in different cities, staying in touch via text groups and Skype dates. My friend got married this past year and is the pregnant one. She is the first of us four to be married and/or pregnant.
We are obsessed with this baby. More
I clicked on this link and I was all ready to fire up some rage and absolutely hate this because the beginning is so cheesy and you can totally tell you are being set up for a TWIST but then as soon as I saw the daughter I got all teary and turned to Jello and ugh. More
I’m always yammering about how I want to raise my sons not to be total douchecanoes, and nothing has made me happier today than watching this video and seeing how young men articulate why they consider themselves feminists. It’s so amazingly rare that we see men who are proud to identify as feminists who aren’t total mansplainers, and even more rare that we see high school and young college aged dudes who are willing to do so. The young men in the video took the feminism class at LREI during the 20112-2013 school year. More
I sort of hate hate hate Father’s Day. Well, I like it, because I like having a day to celebrate my husband, but it always makes me sad because my own father is dead and I miss him. And now those of you who feel the same way can have a huge hysterical sob fest at your computers thanks to Dove. More
I think of my period like it’s a friend-of-a-friend who insists on crashing on my couch for about five days each month (and who rudely beats on my door for a solid 24 hours ahead of time demanding to be let in). And, like with most unwanted houseguests, the dread that leads up to her visit is usually much worse than the actual visit itself. Don’t get me wrong, there have many been times when I’ve actually been super happy to see her. But others where I’ve been beyond annoyed because she’s insisted on tagging along when I went camping/to Europe/really wanted to wear white jeans. However, usually her presence is just a minor annoyance and she’s forgotten about as soon as she leaves the key under the mat. More
If anyone feels like getting all judgy at this woman, FEEL FREE, because in this instance it is totally welcomed, the fact that this vile nasty woman uses that sort of racist, hateful language in front of her kids is disgusting. More