An Average Day In The Mommyish Offices, In GIFs

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1950s secretariesWhat’s an average day like in the Mommyish offices, you ask? I get this one on the regular from friends, family, prospective employees, and intern candidates. Truthfully, there isn’t one. But this as about as “average” as it gets.

1. Eve Gets Up

My associate editor Eve Vawter gets up at dark-thirty to see what has happened in the world since we’ve been sleeping. I would otherwise feel bad about asking her to do this, but she routinely tells me that she hasn’t slept in in 17 years due to the fact that she has four kids. By this point in her day, she has also already been awake sorting her kids’ lunches and dealing with cat vomit.

Eve emails me either a crazy story, some #RagingHard story, or some nail art she found on Pinterest. I usually see this, smile, and go back to sleep. But not really.

2. I Get Into The Office

I say hi to The Gloss, Crushable, and Gurl ladies and start editing our big features for the day. I’m also keeping an eye on the Twittersphere in case something breaking happens that would deter our coverage. “Stop the presses” days on Mommyish have been rare, but they do happen. Sometimes I find stories for Eve and she finds stories for me. Sometimes I get emails from readers who are like YOU NEED TO COVER THIS RIGHT NOW. Sometimes Kate Middleton breaks a nail. You never know what kind of day you’ll get. But, regardless of what we cover, it inevitably leads to…

3. I Edit Eve


It’s no secret that Eve likes the F bomb. Sometimes, I have to talk her back by a few “fucks.” Conversely, she sometimes walks me forward by a few.

4. We Write A Bunch Of Stuff

I’m sure you’re familiar.

5. The Entire Staff Gets Into An Awesome Debate — About Anything

We are house divided on many, many, MANY things. We’re always talking, debating, disagreeing, and workshopping alternative ideas and viewpoints. Imagine a free for all college seminar — only with way more swearing. Sometimes, these opposing views work their way into articles. Other times, it’s Eve and I debating the best Bowie GIF.

6. I Have Meetings

I step away from the site and leave the ladies amongst themselves. Usually when I come back, Eve has been deep in conversation with our intern Frances Locke about how she once bred with a Juggalo and is a closeted “Doomsday Prepper Mom.” Eve always nominates these for articles and I always say yes.

7. We Find A News Story That Outrages All Of Us

From hypocritical mothers doling out a big helping of slut-shaming to pedophile socialites, it happens. Every. Day.

8. People Send Me A Ton Of Pitches

Fact: I get A LOT of really good pitches.

9. An AWESOME reader says something AWESOME in the comments 

Sometimes we dance.

10. People Send Us Some Really, Really Awful Hate Mail

11. People Send Us Some Friendly “We Just Like You” Mail

12. Eve Asks If She Can Eat Some Random Placenta…For An Article

— Eve Note–  This article is pretty much factual except for this last one.

I ask Koa if I can accept placenta that a lovely reader has graciously offered me. Koa says


At which point I complain to Blair about it, and she always takes my side.

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(photo:  Clapagaré ! (Les chiquitos))


  1. Lunashademom

    September 13, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    haha, this was awesome.

  2. Amanda Rene Slinger

    September 13, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Seriously, can I come live under your desk in a blanket fort? I will even bring homade cheese cake and a snuggly pet goat. Oh yeah, and twenty packages of fucking cream horns! Gotta have cream horns….

    • Koa_Beck

      September 13, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    • Amanda Rene Slinger

      September 13, 2013 at 2:24 pm

      Bahaha I just peed in my pants a little, omg WINE and CREAM HORNS!!!

    • Véronique Houde

      September 13, 2013 at 8:35 pm

      OMG so they get cookies, ice cream, cupcakes, girl scout cookies, tequila, wine and hugs. JEALOUS

    • Shelly Lloyd

      September 13, 2013 at 2:59 pm

      I wanna come too. I’ll bring the girl scout cookies 🙂 and tequila.

  3. Frances Locke

    September 13, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Seriously, Eve talks WAY too much about eating placenta for it to be a healthy thing.

  4. Eve Vawter

    September 13, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    I like how Koa is depicted as being Miranda Priestly and she depicts me as a really dumb looking sloth.

  5. Fabel

    September 13, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    ahaha A+ gif list (I’m sure there’s a better name for these, but yeah)

  6. Tea

    September 13, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    I still want to stop by and bring cookies and maybe fanboy at you, but there is no way to do this without looking like a creeper.

    • Frances Locke

      September 13, 2013 at 3:09 pm

      Don’t be so sure, cookies can make a LOT of things seem less creepy.

    • Véronique Houde

      September 13, 2013 at 8:34 pm

      OMG I would totally drive down to NYC and bring the ladies some cupcakes. I’m still waiting on the mommyish party to be thrown in NYC. *hint *hint

  7. TwentiSomething Mom

    September 13, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    I love these GIFS

  8. Amanda Lee

    September 13, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    This is absolutely hilarious! Love the GIF with the girl typing… That’s how I feel some days. And now I want to watch The Devil Wears Prada while drinking a glass (or bottle) of wine! 🙂

  9. BW2

    September 13, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    How does Maria fit in?

    • Koa_Beck

      September 13, 2013 at 3:37 pm

      She’s our weekend writer and also writes those bigger features I edit. You ladies want to have her write one? She has babies in the background!

    • Eve Vawter

      September 13, 2013 at 4:46 pm

      She is usually on the phone with me because I call her as often as I can and annoy her to death

  10. allisonjayne

    September 13, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Hate mail! Oh some of it must be so amusing…has there been an article (with exquisite gifs obviously) featuring some of that? Or is it all just “shut up u dum lesbeans ur just mad nobody wants to fuk u”?

    • Koa_Beck

      September 13, 2013 at 4:47 pm

      My personal hate mail usually tends to fall along the lines of “your (spelled incorrectly) so stupid how did you even get a job.” But we’ll see if we can GIF up something in the near future!

    • Eve Vawter

      September 13, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      Did you ever get to see MY hate mail? I get the best hate mail of anyone. Check out any douchebag dudebro article. Also someone threatened me when I wrote about Leann and Brandi – I am VERY proud of my hate mail

    • Véronique Houde

      September 13, 2013 at 8:33 pm

      I think you should regularly share the hate mail with us readers. I mean, we sort of live off the drama – if we can’t judge the sanctimommies, can’t we at least judge the crazies?

    • allisonjayne

      September 16, 2013 at 9:28 am

      Oh yes, the dudebro one was pretty amazing.

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