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May 25, 2024
$$$ Talks
ByPenelope

My Husband Is The Breadwinner & It's Killing My Sex Drive

When we both worked, our sex life was great. Now that I’m financially dependent on him, I no longer desire sex with him.

get outside

12 Essentials That Live In My Pool Bag All Summer Long

Unless it's time for a trip through the washing machine, they stay there.

Woman, boy and girl plunging in water lake from the deck during summer day vacations
one, two, three!

This Summer, I'm Always Jumping In

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

get in my belly

The Absolute Best Costco Meals & Meal Hacks

We asked, you answered.

Sending To Partner, STAT

A Therapist Shares The Red Flags Your MIL Is Toxic AF

No toxic MILs allowed, only “Toxic” by Britney Spears.

Parenting

'I Love My Daughter-In-Law More Than My Daughter'

In the latest Confessions roundup, 17 parents vent about 2-year-olds, meal planning, dating post-divorce, and more.

The Wheel Of Feels

Scary Mommy Originals

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.

Hanging Up the Hangups

I Had Sex With A Married Man, But It’s Not What You Think

How I got over the feelings of shame with the help of a sex therapist.

Lonely

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

Where’s the space for moms like me?

B is for Body

Help! I Think Blippi Is Kinda Hot

My husband can’t complain. He’s got a thing for Ms. Rachel.

back away slowly

The Road To Parenting Hell Is Paved With Late Night Google Searches

I hate that my reality doesn’t line up with what the internet tells me.

No Unlimited Options

Don’t You Dare Ignore This One Birthday Party Etiquette Rule

Look, I really don’t feel there is anything malicious going on but c’mon.

Trending

Blessed Be The Football
ByDeirdre Kaye

Watch These Women Hilariously Roast Harrison Butker In Their Viral “I’m A Chiefs Fan” Skit

Don’t worry; they got permission from their husbands to post it! 😏

fascinating

People Are Sharing Pictures Of Costco Food Court Menus From Around The World

school days

This Mom Wonders Why So Many Parents Opt Out Of Their Kids Taking The School Bus

need one

Venus Williams Has Her Own Barbie Doll Now

No Days Off

Dustin Nickerson Totally Nails What Saturdays Are Like For Parents

what goes around...

A Dad & Teacher Has Nailed The Inspiration For The Most Popular Tween Boy's Haircut Right Now

hard watch

The Dad Is Totally To Blame For The Half Marathon Mom Ignoring Her Kids

Sad Grad

Dad Skips Son's Graduation To Attend Stepdaughter's Award Ceremony

you're killing me smalls!

This Mom Can’t Wait For Her Son’s "Sandlot Summer" After He Befriended Neighborhood Kids

old dad, new tricks

This Man Wonders If He’s "Dumb" For Thinking Of Having Kids In His Late 30s

as if we need a reason

Target Is Reducing Prices On 5,000 Items, Starting Now

more of this

This Dad Wakes Up Every Saturday With His Daughters To Give His Wife The Best Morning Ever

leave it alone

Woman Wonders If She's In The Wrong After Telling Her Sister-In-Law To Brush Her Kids' Hair

her way or the highway

New Mom Shares Detailed PowerPoint Of Rules For Meeting Her Baby

#YOLO

14 RV Families To Inspire Your Travel Adventures

rude!

Mom Asks For Advice After Another Mom Uninvited Her Daughter To A Birthday Party

CONFESS

I wish I listened when other moms said teenage years were worse than toddler years

Confessional #1085

First night away from my baby. I cried right before I left then drank 4 cocktails... balance 🤷‍♀️

I hate the month of May. Too many things always squeezed in & I want to run away til June.

Confessional #319

I feel like if I let go of much more, I’m just going to float away.

Confessional #4653

I don’t trust my MIL with my son. She’s given him choking hazards and she leaves knives lying around

Confessional #76190

More Confessions

'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'

From The Confessional: ‘My In-Laws Don’t Know About Our Second Kid’

From The Confessional: 'I Want An Open Marriage'

From The Confessional: ‘My Hubby Admitted He Has 3 ‘Wives’”

From The Confessional: 'I Had An Emotional Affair'

From The Confessional: 'I'm In Love With Someone Else's Husband'

From The Confessional: 'My Sex Drive Is Bigger Than My Husband's'

From The Confessional: 'I Constantly Think About Barry Keoghan'

From The Confessional: 'I Cringe When My Husband Touches Me'

'I Almost Don't Care He Cheated'

From The Confessional: 'Wish My Husband Would Put His Phone Down'

Book Club

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

8 Romance Authors Like Colleen Hoover That Will Fuel Your Smut Obsession

6 Authors Like Taylor Jenkins Reid To Add To Your Library Collection

10 Books To Read If You Can’t Get Enough Of Yellowjackets

Celebrity Interviews

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ByJulie Sprankles

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

Danny Tamberelli starred in hits like The Adventures of Pete & Pete, All That, and The Mighty Ducks.

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

Exclusive

JoAnna Garcia Swisher Teases What’s To Come For Maddie In Sweet Magnolias Season 4

Exclusive

Aja Naomi King Gets Raw About The Importance Of Playing Powerful Women

Exclusive

The Family Plan’s Mark Wahlberg & Michelle Monaghan Talk Minivans & Their Go-To Karaoke Songs

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wish i was there
ByKate Auletta

The Best Beaches In The U.S., According To Travel Experts

Brb, packing my bags.

break time

11 Work-From-Home Snacks To Brighten Up Your Day

I've worked from home, off and on, for more than a decade. Here's what I keep in my kitchen.

hamster wheel

I Can’t Stop Overthinking Everything. This Trick Helps.

I’d been sitting around obsessing about things I couldn’t control and stuck in a spiral of feeling sorry for myself.

Parenting

'Public School Is Ruining My Child'

In the latest Confessions roundup, 17 parents vent about 2-year-olds, meal planning, dating post-divorce, and more.

Feelin' Breezy

Dive Headfirst Into Beach Season With New Bath & Body Works Summer Scents

It’s summer in a bottle, minus the sunburn.

make yourself a priority

I’ve Been Busy Taking Care Of Everyone Else & Now I Have 6 Friggin’ Cavities

And I feel guilt and shame about it, on top of everything else.

Prepare Yourself
ByCheryl Maguire

The Season Of Pool Lounge Chair Turf Wars Is Upon Us

After having a run-in with a “chair hog” on a recent trip, I asked experts for the scoop on proper poolside etiquette.

Please, and Thank You

I Make These 8 “Lazy” Trader Joe’s Dinners On Repeat

They’re cheap, easy, and a hit with the kids (and my wallet).

We're In

What Is Pixar Fest At Disneyland? It’s Giving “Summer Vacation”

Coco, Monsters, Inc., Turning Red... Disneyland’s biggest festival yet stars your favorite Pixar characters.

#YOLO

14 RV Families To Inspire Your Travel Adventures

“Livin’ in a van, down by the river” has never sounded better, TBH.

Expert Advice

What To Do When Your Kid Is Terrified Of Flying — And Your Family Travel Depends On It

Your guide to navigating this common, totally normal fear.

get in my belly

The Absolute Best Costco Meals & Meal Hacks

We asked, you answered.

Original Videos

'Scuse Me?
ByArielle Tschinkel

How To Handle Comments About Your Postpartum Body

People always have a lot to say about someone's appearance after they give birth. Here's how to shut that sh*t down.

Know The Signs

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.

Need To Know Info

Wait, Does Mucinex Really Make You More Fertile?

We asked an OB-GYN and fertility specialist about this viral TikTok claim.

Ugh, Amirite?

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

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

gigi and papa

Here Are The Most Popular Grandparent Nicknames In America, According To A New Study

Some of these were a bit surprising!

Yum
ByEmily Weaver

I Tried Every Trader Joe’s Salad Kit. Here’s How I Rank The Top 10.

I used to hate salad kits... until I went to Trader Joe’s.

Bookworms, Unite!
ByDeirdre Kaye

PSA: Barnes & Noble Is Giving Kids Free Books Again This Summer

Well, this is even better than a free pizza.

Attention, Potterheads
ByDeirdre Kaye

Is A Harry Potter & The Cursed Child Movie Really On The Way?

The trailer circulating on social media is pretty convincing.

A Parenting Poll
ByAllison Kenien

I Asked, Parents Answered: What Are The Unwritten Rules Tweens & Teens Should Know?

From consent to conversation skills, the responses cover a lot of ground.

one, two, three!
BySarah Aswell

This Summer, I'm Always Jumping In

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

Why Is It So Hard?!
ByKatie Arnold-Ratliff

How To Conquer The Eternal Struggle Of Making Mom Friends

You’re constantly tired, sick, busy, overwhelmed — and you’re supposed to socialize? Well, yes, if you want to stay sane. Here’s how to pull it off.

$$$ Talks
ByPenelope

My Husband Is The Breadwinner & It's Killing My Sex Drive

When we both worked, our sex life was great. Now that I’m financially dependent on him, I no longer desire sex with him.

Full acceptance
ByDiana Park

My Gen Z Kids Don’t Need Anybody Telling Them How To Live

Sometimes their confidence can be annoying. But look how far we’ve come from our toxic childhoods.

Blessed Be The Football
ByDeirdre Kaye

Watch These Women Hilariously Roast Harrison Butker In Their Viral “I’m A Chiefs Fan” Skit

Don’t worry; they got permission from their husbands to post it! 😏

Interesting 🤔
ByBrianne Hogan

I Keep Hearing About A Therapy Called Brainspotting. Is It Legit Or Bogus?

It’s most often used for treating psychological trauma.