Scary Mommy

July 22, 2024
frugal fido?
ByJana Pollack

The Money Real Talk You Need To Know Before You Get A Pet

Sure they’re cute, but they’re costly.

Feeling like crap everyone morning when you are going through perimenopause.
Hormone rollercoaster

I’m 45, & I Feel Like Crap Every Morning

Awake in the middle night and unfiltered rage — what the heck is going on with my body?

Three young girls joyfully jumping on a bed in a bright, cozy bedroom, one wearing a plaid jumpsuit ...
Expert Advice

Good Question: What's the Etiquette With Kids Bathing At Sleepovers?

Two psychologists are here to help you navigate this sticky parenting situation like a pro.

If you don't like my dog, we are not dating. It's a deal breaker for me.
best friend

If You Don’t Like My Dog, We’re Not Dating

Sorry, dogs come first.

add to tbr

8 Books To Read If You Like ‘Bridgerton’... And Magic

Gentle reader, it’s time to incorporate sorcerers into your reading diet.

Parenting

'My Husband Never Wants To Have Sex Again'

In the latest Confessions roundup, 15 parents vent about debt, going back to college, and “vacations” with kids.

The Wheel Of Feels

Scary Mommy Originals

Taylor Wolfe Is Just Trying To Laugh It Off Like The Rest Of Us

Dave Ogleton Talks Dad Jokes, Youth Sports, & Parenting Every Stage From Teens To Toddlers

Ilana Glazer Is Late For Toddler Yoga

Alyce Chan Is In The Parenting Sweet Spot

Nicki Maher Is Just Here To Have A Good Time

Nicole Story Dent Can’t Believe Y2K Style Is Back, Either

Kayla Sullivan Is Live On The Scene Of Motherhood & Reporting For Duty

Andie MacDowell & Chyler Leigh Are Your New Fave Mother-Daughter TV Duo

Meet Soliana Sapp, Your Pink-Robe-Insta-Fave & New Mom Bestie

Caitlin Murray Is Adulting... Big Time

Hilarie Burton Is Doing It All For Her Daughter

All Hail Geri Halliwell-Horner!

'Workin' Mom's Catherine Reitman Gets Real About Sex & Marriage Post-Kids

Andrea Savage Knows Her Kid Is Gonna Talk About Her In Therapy One Day

Iliza Shlesinger Hates Mom-Shamers As Much As You Do

Gabrielle Union Brings It

love 2 see it
BySuzanne Zuckerman

Our Obsession With Social Media Grandmas, Explained

It’s no wonder I’m a sucker for content created by and about grandmas, since I miss my own so much.

one, two, three!

This Summer, I'm Always Jumping In

What if I reclaimed a child’s attitude for swimming, just for one summer?

Lonely

My Kid Is Barely On The Spectrum, & I Feel Caught Between Two Worlds

Where’s the space for moms like me?

She grins!

I Swear My MIL Is Doing This Just To F*ck With Me

You may think I’m a conspiracy theorist, but hear me out.

Parenting

'I Can't Trust Anything My Husband Says'

In the latest Confessions roundup, 15 parents vent about childish husbands, job hunting, cancelled hair appointments, and more.

welcome to the jungle

So Parenting Is Just Doing Things You’re Scared Of Over and Over?

Sure I may be anxious, but this all seems way too daunting.

Trending

one, two, three...four?
ByKatie Garrity

Dad Of Two Asks If He Should Try For A Third Kid In Viral Twitter Thread

"Could be swayed either way..."

new study

New Study Suggests Teens May Feel Less Support Than We Think We Give Them

sticker shock

A Dad’s Viral Trader Joe’s Grocery Receipt Highlights The Hard Reality For Big Families

Parenting

This Grandma With ALS Shared The Brilliant Way She Will Always Be Able To Read To Her Grandkids

Parenting

Mom Who Took Away Her Daughter's Phone Makes A Plea To Other Parents

Dear Diary

This Mom Reads Daughter's Journal To Make Their Relationship Stronger

Parenting

This Mom Says She Is Bringing Back The Village By Acting Like A '90s Mom

#MomGuilt

Mom On TikTok Explores The Guilt Of Summers With Tweens & Teens

Parenting

Watch This Sweet Moment A Dad Explained To His Toddler What Stepping On A Scale Means

Surviving Their Teens...

TikTok Psychologist Shares How To Avoid Having A Rebellious Teenager

Debunking Divorce

Viral TikTok Debunks The '50% Of Marriages End In Divorce' Myth

Parenting

Dad Wonders If Camp Counselors Are To Blame For 10-Year-Old’s Poor Summer Camp Hygiene

The New 'Monster Squad'

The Monster Summer Movie Trailer Just Dropped, & It’s Giving Peak Spooky ‘90s Vibes

Couch + Partner + Quiet = Bliss

A Woman Captures The Simple Joy Of Hanging Out With Your Husband At Home

Parenting

This Mom Warns Parents Not To Tell Kids They're Being Teased Because They Secretly Like Them

she has a point

A Mom Claims The Hardest Parenting Transition Is Going From Zero Babies To One Baby

CONFESS

Why is talking to parents at summer rec so hard?

Confessional #309

I pay more than my husband in expenses, and I’m pissed

Confessional #8312

I started weight loss injections, but I’m telling people I’m just seeing a dietician and working out

Confessional #1485

I inherited a chunk of money. My husband treats me better, now that I can afford options.

Confessional #6655

My BIL is an idiot

Confessional #457

More Confessions

'I Can't Trust Anything My Husband Says'

'My Husband And I Got Divorced And Told No One'

'I Don't Want To Have Sex Again But I Want A Second Baby'

'I Think About Divorce To Get A Break'

'All My Mom Friends Are Alcoholics'

'The Stress Of House Repairs Is Ruining My Sex Life'

'I Really Want My Husband To Get A Viagra Script'

'I Have Become A New WILD Person In The Bedroom'

'I'm Having The Best Sex Of My Life At 37'

‘My Parents Have Gotten Weird In Retirement & I Hate It’

'I'm So Sick Of Parenting My Mother And Mother In Law'

'Public School Is Ruining My Child'

'My Husband Had An Affair With A Drop Off Mom'

'My Husband Is Being A Whiney Baby About Lack Of Sex'

'My Husband Can’t Get Me Off’

From The Confessional: 'Husband Confessed To Being A Sex Addict'

Book Club

Your Queer Historical Romance Of The Summer Is You Should Be So Lucky

16 Novels To Slip Into Your Beach Bag This Summer

Obsessed With Fourth Wing? Add These Romantasy Novels to Your TBR Pile ASAP

7 Spicy Romantasy Books Just Like A Court of Thorns And Roses

Dreaming Of Warmer Weather? 10 Spring Books That Will Get You Excited For Sunnier Days Ahead

8 Historical Fiction Novels To Read During Women’s History Month

The Most Anticipated Books By Black Authors Coming In 2024

The Best Books of 2024 You Need To Have On Your Radar

10 Empowering Novels That Center On Badass Single Moms

8 Queer Thrillers That’ll Get Your Heart Racing In More Ways Than One

What Book You Should Read Next Based On Your Favorite Romance Trope

8 Fiction Food Novels That Will Feed Your Imagination (& Make You Hungry)

8 Books Like Gilmore Girls Worthy Of A La-La-La String Melody

What You Should Read Next Based On Your Favorite Taylor Swift Era

10 Books That Are As Sweet As Ted Lasso’s Biscuits

8 Balmy Novels Like The Summer I Turned Pretty

Celebrity Interviews

Exclusive
ByJulie Sprankles

Kellie Gerardi Is Just Your Average Mom Astronaut, NBD

One of the first 100 women in space, this multi-hyphenate STEM star opens up to Scary Mommy about being a parent who isn’t always on the same planet as her kid. (Literally.)

yes yes yes

Your Queer Historical Romance Of The Summer Is You Should Be So Lucky

candid kylie

Kylie Kelce Says Her Family Thrives In The Chaos: “You Have To Embrace It”

exclusive

One Of Your Favorite '90s Child Stars Now Writes Nostalgic Romance Novels With His Wife

Exclusive

Paris Hilton Opens Up About Surrogacy Judgment In Never-Before-Read Book Excerpt

Exclusive

Hillary Swank Had A Feeling She’d Be A Twin Mom

Exclusive

Kat Stickler Gets Really Real About Motherhood

Exclusive

Rochelle Johnson Didn’t Know Anyone With Autism. Then Her Son Was Diagnosed.

Exclusive

AJLT Star Nicole Ari Parker Dishes On Motherhood, Marriage & Of Course, Fashion

Exclusive

Jamie-Lynn Sigler Gets Real About Mom Guilt

Keepy Uppy

Bluey's Mum & Dad Address The For-Real-Life Rumors That The Beloved Kids’ Show Is Ending

We're All "Lunatics" Here

Maren Morris’ Next Act

Exclusive

Top Chef’s Gail Simmons Has Some Surprising Advice For Parents Of Picky Eaters

shay rules

Scheana Shay Gets Real About Postpartum OCD

mom mode

Kylie Kelce Explains How Jason Helps Her Keep Her Cool While Parenting

america's mom

Donna Kelce Opens Up About Her Approach To Being A Mother-In-Law

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add to tbr
ByKelly Faircloth

8 Books To Read If You Like ‘Bridgerton’... And Magic

Gentle reader, it’s time to incorporate sorcerers into your reading diet.

What Undereye Circles?

I’m A WFH Mom & This Is My 5-Minute Makeup To Look Alive On Zoom

I hand my toddler a box of tampons to count and get ‘er done.

It's A Thing

Why Does My Cat Headbutt Me? There’s Actually Some Science Behind This Behavior

The cute quirk even has its own special name.

I deserve it

5 Things I Bought Myself For My 40th Birthday As A Mom Of 4

I bought things I wanted for myself — not my kids, not my husband — and it felt great. Here’s what I got.

Subtle Spice

10 Sexless Sexy Movies You Can Actually Enjoy On A Plane

Your seatmates will be none the wiser.

Dig In

11 Dense Bean Salad Recipes, If You’re Also Obsessed With The TikTok Trend

Minimal cooking, maximum meals prepped.

let's goooo
ByKelly Faircloth

13 Fantasy Books For Dragon-Obsessed Kids

Honestly, what could be better?

Every Bit Helps

I'm A Mom Of 5. Here Are My Best Budgeting Hacks.

Will these solve your budget problems? Not completely! But they’re easy and really do help.

The Disney+ To Disney Parks Plan

How To Physically Prepare For Disney World

Between the stifling heat and walking 10+ miles a day, your body may be feeling anything but magical.

Stack Your Queue

20 Shows On Apple TV+ You Shouldn’t Sleep On

The soundtrack of Loot alone makes it worth the watch.

You got this

What To Pack To Survive Flying With Kids

From delayed flights to sticky messes, you gotta be prepared for worst-case scenarios.

Can't Wait

Start Planning Your Couch Rotting Now — Here’s The Full Fall TV Season Premiere Schedule

The rundown you’ve been waiting for, from new shows to long-awaited returns (Yellowstone! 9-1-1: Lone Star!).

Original Videos

Know The Signs
ByArielle Tschinkel

Do You Have Typical Pregnancy Jitters, Or Is It Medical Anxiety?

It's natural to feel worried, but experts say there’s a point where it becomes something more serious.

Take Note

Need-To-Know Info: Can You Get Pregnant During Perimenopause?

Don’t toss out the contraceptives just yet.

The Legacy Lives On

Can We Talk About Kennedy, The Baby Name?

It's a name associated with glamour and tragedy, but when did it become a popular choice for little girls?

exclusive look

Tara Lipinski Opens Up About Her Excruciating Infertility Journey

The Olympian spoke with Tabria Majors to launch the second season of the Milk Drunk podcast.

Ugh, Amirite?

Bloating During Ovulation? It's A Thing (That Sucks)

Here’s what causes it, plus what you can do to alleviate it.

Old-Fashioned

23 Edwardian-Era Baby Names Full Of Hope & Progression

While still being majorly vintage and unique, obvi.

one, two, three...four?
ByKatie Garrity

Dad Of Two Asks If He Should Try For A Third Kid In Viral Twitter Thread

"Could be swayed either way..."

Parenting
Sponsored
ByUna LaMarche

This Smart Snack Strategy Will Jumpstart Your Back-To-School Routine

Nature’s Bakery is here to fuel all your back-to-school wins.

Easy & Affordable
ByEmily Weaver

15 Trader Joe’s Budget School Lunches That Cost Less Than $7

Stock up on wraps, salads, microwavable entreés, and more!

exclusive look
ByKate Auletta

Tara Lipinski Opens Up About Her Excruciating Infertility Journey

The Olympian spoke with Tabria Majors to launch the second season of the Milk Drunk podcast.

frugal fido?
ByJana Pollack

The Money Real Talk You Need To Know Before You Get A Pet

Sure they’re cute, but they’re costly.

Shopping
ByCandace Nagy

55 Expensive-Looking Basics Under $30 On Amazon That Look Good On Everyone

Flawless looks for less.

Expert Advice
ByArielle Tschinkel

Good Question: What's the Etiquette With Kids Bathing At Sleepovers?

Two psychologists are here to help you navigate this sticky parenting situation like a pro.

Hold On To Your Love Fern
ByJulie Sprankles

Is A Sequel To How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days In The Works?

Kate Hudson’s recent comments have fans feeling hopeful.

new study
ByJamie Kenney

New Study Suggests Teens May Feel Less Support Than We Think We Give Them

It might come down to how parents and kids think about support.

Dig In
ByKatie McPherson

11 Dense Bean Salad Recipes, If You’re Also Obsessed With The TikTok Trend

Minimal cooking, maximum meals prepped.