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.

practical precaution

Guns Will Be Banned From Trump’s Speech At The NRA Meeting In Texas On Friday

Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Texas Governor Greg Abbott are also slated to speak at the conference.


Here’s Just Some Of The Pro-Gun Legislation Gov. Greg Abbott Has Passed In Texas

Under Governor Abbott’s leadership, the Lone Star state has become a 'Second Amendment Sanctuary.'

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Florida Teen Finds A Brilliant Way To “Say Gay” In His Graduation Speech

When threatened with having his mike turned off, the clever 18-year-old used metaphor to speak about his sexual orientation and activism.


Sorry, But A New Study Shows That Infant Crying Totally Does Not Peak At 6 Weeks

Everything you’ve heard about the ‘cry curve’ is probably wrong.

get on the bus

Biden Administration Invests $500 Million In Electric and Low-Emission School Buses

It’s the first of $5 billion set aside for schools to replacement of diesel buses with low and no-emissions vehicles.


Pfizer Says Their COVID-19 Vaccine For Kids Under 5 Is 80% Effective Against Omicron

The drug company has asked the FDA for approval for their vaccine series for the country’s youngest kids.

why don't they breastfeed?

Pete Buttigieg And His Husband Are Scrambling To Find Formula For Their Twins

The shortage "is very personal," says the Secretary of Transportation.

lactation tales

Jeannie Mai Jenkins Shares How Her Breastfeeding Struggle Made Her ‘Really, Really Depressed’

“I got really, really depressed and I started to give up.”


A Mom Reveals The Harsh Reality Of Having A Baby With Allergies During The Formula Shortage

She went viral on TikTok after showing what happens to her baby when she consumes most types of formula or breastmilk.

everyone wins

U.S. Men’s And Women's National Soccer Teams Reach Historic Agreement For Equal Pay

Both teams will also now have the same childcare benefits.

try again?

Researchers Say Having More Than Two Kids Adds An Extra 6.2 Years Of Aging To Parents

A new study shows that people who have three or more kids suffer more cognitive decline later in life.

IQ boost

Video Games May Not Be As Bad For Kids' Intelligence As You Think

A study showed that playing video games was associated with greater gains in intelligence in kids ages 9-12.

he said what

Texas Governor Wants To Take Baby Formula From Infants Detained At The Border

“Our children deserve a president who puts their needs and survival first,” Abbot says in a statement released with the National Border Control Council.

we must, we must . . .

'Are You There God? It's Me Margaret' Is Coming To The Big Screen This Year

Rachel McAdams will star as Margaret's mother, who has an expanded role in the film’s version of the story.

chronic concern

Long COVID In Kids Is Real

Long COVID is not well understood yet, but it’s clear that some children are suffering long past initial infection.

magical moment

James Van Der Beek Says He Was Visited By His Mother’s Spirit And It’s Kind Of Convincing

The moment happened during the birth of his youngest son.

wait, what?

Ready To Feel Old? The Gosselin Sextuplets Just Turned 18

The little tots made famous in 'Jon & Kate Plus Eight' are now officially adults.

still time

Look Out: Flu Season Just Now Peaked, And It’s Still Very Much Around

“We aren’t used to thinking of flu in May, but it’s definitely still out there.”

a new shape

Ashley Graham Poses Nude For Spanx Ad Just 4 Months After Giving Birth

The billboard shows the body-positivity advocate posing nude — but hidden behind a curtain of Spanx material.

not a typo

Illinois Prepares For A Possible 8,651% Increase In People Seeking Abortions Post Roe V. Wade

The state has a law that will protect abortion rights — and a Governor who says the state will be an “island for reproductive freedom.”