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July 23, 2024
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Too Soon
ByAshley Ziegler

I Wasn't Prepared For Popularity Woes From My 2nd Grader

I thought we would be having this conversation at middle school not now.

frugal fido?

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

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

Parenting

'I Brought My Female Coworker Into Bed With My Husband'

In the latest Confessions roundup, 13 parents talk about grief, in-laws, the dating scene, and more.

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.

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.

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

BRB, Planting A Money Tree
ByJamie Kenney

The Cost of School Supplies Are Getting Out Of Hand

Moms on TikTok going back to school shopping receipts & they have the receipts.

It's coming!

Get Ready For The Bridgerton Glow-Up, Because Benedict Will Lead Season 4

good question

This Former Pro Athlete Broke Down The Facts About Your Kid's Actual Athletic Potential

Rise Of The Cat Ladies

Kamala Harris Is A Stepmom — Does That Mean She’s Not Fit To Govern?

Parenting

Redditors Listed The Best Twin Names They've Ever Heard

one, two, three...four?

Dad Of 2 Asks If He Should Try For A 3rd Kid In Viral Twitter Thread

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

CONFESS

I would cheat on my husband if anyone found me attractive.

#209

Dating at 50 sucks

Confessional #3388

My period is late and I’m terrified.

Confessional #9811

My husband is a great dad, but it’s unfair he always gets to be the great one and the fun one.

Confessional #7882

I don’t know if I truly enjoy being a mom

Confessional #762

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'I Brought My Female Coworker Into Bed With My Husband'

'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’

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

It's Gonna Be...
ByJamie Kenney

Joey Fatone Is Trying To Remember What It’s Like To Be A Teenager

The boy band icon talks parenting teens, falling behind on slang, and knowing that he knows nothing.

Exclusive

Kellie Gerardi Is Just Your Average Mom Astronaut, NBD

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

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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.

USA, USA, USA!

14 Olympics Snacks That’ll Earn You A Gold Medal In Hosting

Sweet, savory, appetizers, breakfast... the options are endless.

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!).

Truth Vs. TikTok

Wait, Does Disney World Really Have a Dress Code? Here’s The Deal

If you were hoping to break the dress code for free swag, you may be SOL.

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.

BRB, Planting A Money Tree
ByJamie Kenney

The Cost of School Supplies Are Getting Out Of Hand

Moms on TikTok going back to school shopping receipts & they have the receipts.

For Your Boos
ByKatie McPherson

Pottery Barn Kids’ Halloween Costumes Are Here & OMG They’re So Freaking Cute

Your little ghouls will love them, too.

Truth Vs. TikTok
ByMorgan Flaherty

Wait, Does Disney World Really Have a Dress Code? Here’s The Deal

If you were hoping to break the dress code for free swag, you may be SOL.

It's coming!
ByKatie Garrity

Get Ready For The Bridgerton Glow-Up, Because Benedict Will Lead Season 4

Here’s everything we know so far!

good question
ByKatie Garrity

This Former Pro Athlete Broke Down The Facts About Your Kid's Actual Athletic Potential

“If you have to ask me ... they're probably not an elite athlete."

Parenting
ByEmma Coburn

'I Brought My Female Coworker Into Bed With My Husband'

In the latest Confessions roundup, 13 parents talk about grief, in-laws, the dating scene, and more.

It's Gonna Be...
ByJamie Kenney

Joey Fatone Is Trying To Remember What It’s Like To Be A Teenager

The boy band icon talks parenting teens, falling behind on slang, and knowing that he knows nothing.

Spa Day
ByDee Kwong

I Finally Tried The Viral TikTok Overnight Collagen Mask — & Wow

Kick back and relax.

Too Soon
ByAshley Ziegler

I Wasn't Prepared For Popularity Woes From My 2nd Grader

I thought we would be having this conversation at middle school not now.

Time To Strategize
ByJamie Kenney

10 Moms Share How They Split Responsibilities With Their Partners To Get “Me Time”

From working shifts to hiring a nanny, here’s what it looks like for couples prioritizing time for themselves.