Momsanity is a judgment-free zone for moms—especially new moms. This isn’t the glamorous side of motherhood. It’s the real side, and the stuff that no one talks about unless asked point blank. Our philosophy: Your support system shouldn’t be left up to luck. Every woman should have one. One that’s free of judgey relatives. One that’s not made up of strange, anonymous posters on social media telling you that you’re irrevocably damaging your child if you don’t make your own soap. One that is made up of women who are just like you—and who are experiencing the same things as you right now. After all, you might be crazy…but you’re not alone.
Why We’re Here
Becoming a mom is the most wonderful thing in the world—certainly the best thing I’ve ever done—but it can also be one of the most confounding and terrifying. You’re by yourself most of the time, especially in the beginning, and this tiny, cherubic alien is looking up at you with impossibly big, trusting eyes…and you have absolutely no freaking clue if you’re doing anything right. If you could just talk to other women who were in the same mommy boat as you, who were of the same mindset as you, with an infant of the same age, you’d feel a helluva lot better. But your friends already have 5-year-olds and are experiencing mommy amnesia, or they haven’t embarked on the procreation train yet. Put simply: You need a friend. Fast. That’s where Momsanity comes in.
The Mom Behind Momsanity
Dawn Yanek is the proud mom of a very sweet, slightly crazy 5-year-old boy and an adorable 18-month-old girl. She has also logged countless hours in the entertainment industry, appearing in more than 2,500 TV and radio segments, discussing lifestyle, relationships, celebrity news, fashion and pop culture. As an on-air spokesperson, she was the public face of Life & Style Weekly and Match.com, as well as a columnist and senior editor for Stuff Magazine. She is also a working actress based in N.Y.C. When she’s in full makeup and hair for TV appearances these days, she secretly wonders if her children actually recognize her.