Unless you’ve been hiding under a social-media rock for the past 48 hours—in which case, I am so jealous—you’ve been subjected to the waking nightmare of Momo. You know, that horribly creepy female “character” with the bugged-out eyes and gruesome smile that’s been infiltrating kids’ YouTube videos. She is every parent’s worst nightmare, since her […]
Dear Olympics: Is Money More Important Than a Baby's Health?
The Olympics are making me see red right now. No, not red, white and blue. Just red. Why? Four little letters and one huge disease: Zika. And I want to scream another four-letter word at the International Olympic Committee and the World Health Organization for saying that “there is no […]
When Parenting and Politics Don't Mix
It’s been all quiet on the Momsanity front for the past week, but not for lack of trying. I’ve been writing, but I haven’t been able to focus enough to finish a post. I mean, silly observations about daily life with my two little munchkins seem, well, silly, when I’m worried about […]
Let Me Repeat Myself ONE MORE TIME About Breastfeeding
Welcome to 2016! The year in which moms around the country might actually lose their minds if they have to explain ONE MORE TIME why breastfeeding in public isn’t a sexual, shameful act. I honestly can’t believe that we are still having this ridiculous conversation, and yet here we are. Why? […]
Why Trump's Misogyny Is So Dangerous for Our Kids
I am sitting on the couch, cuddling with my newborn daughter, drinking in that wonderful baby smell and marveling at just how perfect she is. I just want to stare at her, maybe catch up on some bad TV and have a glass of wine—the really good stuff that I would’ve yelled […]
Is It Ever OK to Yell at a Complete Stranger's Child?
You know those stories that fascinate you, horrify you and confuse you—all at once? There’s one going on right now that I can’t seem to get my head around. By now, I’m sure that most of you have heard the story of Darla Neugebauer, the diner owner in Portland, Maine, who screamed at a […]