Marie Holmes

Marie Holmes is a writer for Scary Mommy. Her work has also appeared in Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, The Washington Post, and elsewhere.

She lives in New York City with her wife and their two children.


How White Parents Can Talk To White Kids About The N-Word

ByMarie Holmes

It's probably a topic you'd rather not touch. That doesn't mean you shouldn't.

caravan of grief

Gun Activist And Grieving Father Brings A Parade Of Empty School Buses To Ted Cruz's Home

ByMarie Holmes

"The NRA Children's Museum" has 4,368 empty bus seats to represent the number of U.S. children killed by gun violence since 2020.

a story for choice

Jennifer Gray Shares Her Abortion Story And Thoughts On 'Dirty Dancing' Sequel

ByMarie Holmes

“I wouldn’t have my life. I wouldn’t have had the career I had, I wouldn’t have had anything,” Grey said.

dishonorable conduct

NYT Investigation Reveals Nationwide Sexual Abuse Of Teens By J.R.O.T.C. Instructors

ByMarie Holmes

Victims describe a spectrum of shocking abuse — and J.R.O.T.C. instructors are often unmonitored.


Jane Goodall Just Got Her Own Barbie Doll

ByMarie Holmes

The renowned primatologist and conservationist, 88, is part of Mattel's Inspiring Women series.

Highly relatable

Whoops — Eric & Jessie James Decker's Son Posts Photo Of Dad Naked In Shower

ByMarie Holmes

The 4-year-old has a delighted grin on his face in a selfie that reveals his dad's bare buttocks in the background.

race to the bottom

You No Longer Need A College Degree To Teach In Arizona

ByMarie Holmes

In response to the teacher shortage, and pressure from the right, Arizona's governor signs legislation that allows people to begin teaching before they earn their bachelor's degree.

family-friendly skies

Parents Now Protected From Having To Pay Extra To Sit With Their Kids On Flights

ByMarie Holmes

New guidance from the government urges airlines to seat parents with young children "to the maximum extent practicable and at no additional cost."

about damn time

Drugmaker Seeks FDA Approval For Over-The-Counter Birth Control Pill

ByMarie Holmes

The possibility of easier birth control access comes at a critical moment for reproductive healthcare in the U.S.

one more time

Abbot's Formula Production Plant Is Open Again After Flood Damage

ByMarie Holmes

The plant, which was closed for months after a bacterial contamination, was open for less than two weeks before shutting its doors again.

gesture of assistance

Biden Signs Executive Order To Protect Abortion Access

ByMarie Holmes

In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe. v. Wade, the order attempts to protect the reproductive rights of those who will now need to access care from other states.

Health & Wellness

Rates Of Childhood Obesity Are On The Rise

ByMarie Holmes

A new study finds that more children are becoming obese, and at earlier ages.

inquiring minds

Megan Fox Asked Machine Gun Kelly If He Was Breastfed To Understand His Temperament

ByMarie Holmes

Do infant feeding choices affect our adult personalities?

art naif

'Thor' Monsters Based Off Drawings By Chris Hemsworth’s And Taika Waititi’s Kids

ByMarie Holmes

Waititi, the film's director, says his and Hemsworth’s children created the original designs for some of the monsters in “Love and Thunder.”

New Addition

'Schitt's Creek' Star Sarah Levy Names Son After Her Famous Father

ByMarie Holmes

Levy announced the arrival of baby James Eugene on July 5.

right to healthcare

Halsey Says An Abortion Procedure Saved Their Life

ByMarie Holmes

“People have asked me if . . . I have reconsidered my stance on abortion. The answer is firmly no. In fact, I have never felt more strongly about it.”

heat factor

Risk Of Early Miscarriage Is Higher In Summer

ByMarie Holmes

A study found a 44 percent higher risk of an early miscarriage in the summer months than in February.

mama bear

How Adele Protected Her Son By Avoiding A ‘Messy Divorce’

ByMarie Holmes

The singer’s ex and current beau were spotted at her concert together last weekend.

personal is political

Megan Markle Plans To Turn Her Anger About Roe V. Wade Into Action

ByMarie Holmes

“Nobody should be forced to make a decision they do not want to make, or is unsafe, or puts their own life in jeopardy.”

great expectations

AAP Now Recommends Breastfeeding For Two Years

ByMarie Holmes

“Families deserve nonjudgmental support," says the organization.