The Scary Mommy Manifesto


About the writer


In addition to being the founder of all things Scary Mommy, Jill is also the New York Times bestselling author of Simon and Schuster’s Confessions of A Scary Mommy and Motherhood Comes Naturally (And Other Vicious Lies)


Mitzi 3 months ago


Nicole 3 months ago

I solemnly swear by the Scary Mommy Manifesto….

Barbara Brearley 9 months ago

Moms are human too. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If not friends or family, hire someone to help with the children, I did. I hired a 13 year old neighbor girl to play with and look after my 3and a half and 22 month old kids while I cared for my newborn. She came after school and during the summer months.

Leanne Turpin Refvik 9 months ago

❤️ this website…it ‘humanizes’ all mothers as the regular people we are! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Carolyn Hosier 9 months ago


Susan Swan Tagg 9 months ago

I need this framed and on a pin I can wear, iPhone case and such!!!

M Elissa D As 9 months ago

The sanctimommies are driving me nuts!!! Those moms who have to tell others that they’re crazy, lazy, disgusting because they do things differently or have a different viewpoint or WORSE they cut down a mom who is saying, “I’m overwhelmed. I need help.” Some mom today wrote that other moms who say they’re too busy to shower are full of crap and just lazy. What causes so much hostility??? If you are a mom who has it allll together, then why don’t you offer helpful and encouraging suggestions to other moms who are struggling instead of sanctimoniously knocking them down?

Meg Drake 9 months ago

I’m framing this

Summer Danehy 9 months ago


Sandra Newman-Walton 9 months ago

Forever and ever amen.

Elsa Kuhr Rock 9 months ago

You ROCK!!! <3 <3

Marsha Motta 9 months ago


Sam Riley 9 months ago

Lol no no just thought we all feel like that sometimes!

Elizabeth Santana 9 months ago

Yes those ladies who take everything to heart like each post should be catered to you personally, get the fuck outta here! Take a joke, we’re all going through the same stuff! I’m happy I found scary mommy, although I’m the scary one in my house :)

Marina Cumming 9 months ago

Marching towards the institution right now…awesome day…then a switch flips…and the psycho fournager appears…

Rissa MakingitVintage 9 months ago


Maryann Silverman 9 months ago

Now at the age of 61 I spend my days with my youngest grandkids, brothers ages 2 and 1/2 and 1. I am grateful for my sense of humor and ability to ignore the mess.

Tayla N Joseph Gonzalez 9 months ago


Kristen Werner Schrotberger 9 months ago


Sarah Silver 9 months ago

Motherhood does not just mean taking card of the child but the whole family. Harsh reality sometimes.


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