Scary Mommy

June 21, 2024
all hands on deck
BySamm Davidson

My Parents Are Young Grandparents & It’s Such A Gift

My parents can keep up with my four kids without missing a beat.

Love 2 see it

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

@thedailytay on toddlerhood, blogging back in the day, and saving the snacks ‘til the kids go to bed.

Summer Plans

16 Novels To Slip Into Your Beach Bag This Summer

Because nothing is hotter than a summer reading list.

quality time

I Moved In With My 96-Year-Old Grandmother After My Divorce

The experience shaped the rest of my life.

While it feels taboo to talk about, I’m relieved my parents have planned carefully for their deaths.
Caring

My Parents Don’t Want Me To Inherit A Mess & I’m So Grateful

While it feels taboo to talk about, I’m relieved my parents have planned carefully for their deaths.

Grandparents can play a special role in their grandkids’ lives, because they have a freedom that par...
language lessons

You Can Ask Your Grandma Things You'd Never Ask Your Mom

Grandparents can play a special role in their grandkids’ lives, because they have a freedom that parents don’t.

The Wheel Of Feels

Scary Mommy Originals

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

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

hope!
ByKatie Garrity

A Psychologist Has The Most Comforting News For Parents Of Seventh Graders

“Seventh grade is not predictive of who your kids are going to be like.”

candid kylie

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

hot take

Woman Wonders If She's A "Mean Person” For Not Liking Some Of Her Friends' Kids

good question

A Parent On Reddit Wonders What Age Is "Normal" To Assume A Birthday Party Is Drop-Off

don't do it

This TikTok Mom Warns Parents That Traveling With Small Children Is “Horrible”

For The 'Hate Mongers'

Marlon Wayans Supports Trans Son & Trolls Haters In Pride Posts

love you so much

The Internet Is Celebrating Gift-Giving SINK Aunts — And They Deserve It

noteworthy

Mom Seeks Advice After Child Receives Inappropriate Note From Another Child’s Parents

get better soon

Kate Middleton Shares Emotional Health Update

so that's who it is

A Mom Is Trying To Explain Why She Doesn't Return Her Shopping Cart And It's Not Going Well

Who's Chopping Onions?

The Best Father's Day Gifts Ever Given, According To Our Readers

so true!

This Dad Begs Parents To Just Embrace Their “Good, Weird” Theater Kid

smart gun laws now

Sandy Hook Principal Remembers Shooting Victims In Moving Moment

SO CUTE, DAVID!

The Rose Family Downsizes In ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Little People Collector Set

good question

A Parent Asked Reddit Whether They Should Support Their Tween's Dream Of Being A Singer Even If She Can't Sing

period

NFL Free Agent Isaac Rochell Has A Message For All Dads: You're Not A Babysitter

CONFESS

I’m dreading finding things to do for my five year old over the summer

Confessional #901

Tired of this bullshit of motherhood

Confessional #780

Cheated but it turns out it was something completely different and... whew.

Confessional #9421

I’m not a fan of my mom’s new husband

Confessional #8872

I’m not anyone’s 1st priority. I don’t even put myself 1st 99% of the time.

Confessional #3344

More Confessions

'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'

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’”

Book Club

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

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

Celebrity Interviews

candid kylie
ByKatie Garrity

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

Plus, she chatted with Scary Mommy about summer plans and what Jason's been up to since retirement.

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

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

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nostalgia time
ByTeam Scary Mommy

You're Not A Baby Of The '80s Unless You've Seen These Movies

Tell me you're born in 1982 without telling me you're born in 1982.

bittersweet

Father's Day When Your Dad Has Alzheimer's Looks Different

It's a real mindf*ck, to be honest.

For Real, Though

Why Do I Crave Salt So Much?!

From deficiency to stress, here’s why you may keep reaching for those salty comfort foods.

Here For It

I Wish Someone Told Me These 3 Things About Sex After 40 Before I Turned 40

A sexpert gave me the scoop, so I’m paying it forward.

late diagnosis

I Found Out I Have ADHD At 39

My husband and two sons have it, so I thought I knew the signs. Turns out I was wrong.

We Asked An Expert

Are Millennials Actually Aging “Better” Than Other Generations?

Sort of, kind of, yes, at least according to one dermatologist.

Expert Advice
ByArielle Tschinkel

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.

Parenting

'My House Looks Like It Could Be On The Show Hoarders'

In the latest Confessions roundup, 15 parents share their thoughts on toddlers, homework, and overly involved in-laws.

Who's Up For A Trip?

9 Theme Parks To Consider If You’ve Already Done Disney

The Most Magical Place on Earth isn't the only theme park.

A Magical Choice

Disney World Vs. Disney Cruise: Which Vacation Should Your Family Book?

Breaking down the debate over Disney by land or seas.

Guiding Hand > Handout

If You Can Financially Support Your New Grad, Go For It — But Beware These Traps, Say Experts

Yes, Mama, you have to look out for you, too.

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.

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!

oooh baby

The Top Searched Baby Names By State In 2024, So Far

Here are the names Americans are Googling most.

We See You, Mama Szalinski
ByKelly Schremph

35 Years Ago, Honey, I Shrunk The Kids Made Moms Feel Small

The kids weren’t the only ones who became almost invisible.

hope!
ByKatie Garrity

A Psychologist Has The Most Comforting News For Parents Of Seventh Graders

“Seventh grade is not predictive of who your kids are going to be like.”

This Is Tough
ByKatie Arnold-Ratliff

When Should I Take The Car Keys Away From My Parents?

Your parents are getting older, and you’re starting to worry. Here’s how — and when — to intervene.

low pressure, high fun!
ByKatie Garrity

10 Low-Pressure, Magic-Filled Things To Do With A Five-Year-Old At Disneyland

Spoiler Alert: you can do the whole day with *zero* rides if you want to.

New Favorite Player Alert
ByDeirdre Kaye

This Young Fan’s Reaction To NFL Player Trey McBride Being Raised By Same-Sex Parents Is So Pure

Representation really matters, y’all.

Pregnancy
BySarah Aswell

Reddit Determined The Top 25 Rising (And Falling) Baby Names Of 2024

They analyzed the names that are popping up the most in their baby name forums, and the picks are surprising.

Hi-diddly-ho, Neighborino
ByKelly Schremph

If Your Neighbor Won’t Pay For A Problem That Affects You Too, Do You Pony Up?

An expert unpacks the sticky side of neighbor etiquette.

candid kylie
ByKatie Garrity

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

Plus, she chatted with Scary Mommy about summer plans and what Jason's been up to since retirement.

🎶 Almost There 🎶
ByCarly Caramanna

I Rode Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Before It Opens. Here’s My Honest Opinion.

What I really thought about Disney World’s Princess & The Frog ride, plus tips for riding on your visit.

hot take
ByKatie Garrity

Woman Wonders If She's A "Mean Person” For Not Liking Some Of Her Friends' Kids

"I don't like you. I love your parents."