Topic: Childrearing

Anonymous Mom: I Used To Have A Serious Career, Now I Show Off On Pinterest

 Anonymous Mom: I Used To Have A Serious Career, Now I Show Off On Pinterest

I miss having something in which I have to work at to excel. This is where the Pinterest perfect mom in me emerges. That stylish and trendy girl I never expected to want to be says if I can turn my living room into something magazine-cover-worthy, I have shown that I excel at being a stay at home mom. If I create mouthwatering, impeccably decorated cupcakes, it shows I’m at the top of my game. Do I realize how vain this is? Yes, of course. More »

Shoving Vagina Puppets In Your Toddler’s Face All Day Is Not ‘Body Positive Parenting’

Shoving Vagina Puppets In Your Toddler's Face All Day Is Not 'Body Positive Parenting'

“What we’re going to do, is we’re going to paint some vulva portraits!” says mom, as she makes a muppet voice emerge from a vagina puppet. You really can’t make this stuff up. This mom’s practice of “body positive parenting,” really just translates into, “I shove pictures of vaginas in my two-year-old daughter’s face all day and pretend that it’s normal.” Oh, sorry. Vulvas. She shoves pictures of vulvas into her daughter’s face all day. I don’t want to offend anyone who gets irate when people mistakenly call the vulva a vagina. More »

There’s No Such Thing As A Mother’s Intuition

There's No Such Thing As A Mother's Intuition

I’ve never been very good with children. If I’m being totally honest, I’d say there was a time when they actually used to terrify me. It wasn’t that I didn’t like them so much as I just didn’t know what to do with them. Those tiny, sticky hands; that weirdly freakish self-detonating soft spot on the back of a newborn baby’s head; the constant, seemingly unending streams of poop, pee, tears, and weird words I didn’t understand—it’s fair to say that growing up I wanted no part in any of it. More »