Scary Mommy

May 30, 2024
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ByKelly Faircloth

Dave Ogleton Talks Dad Jokes, Youth Sports, & Parenting Every Stage From Teens To Toddlers

A chat with @FitDadCEO.

$$$ Talks

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.

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?

hard pass

What Girls' Night Out Can Be Like When You’re An Autistic Mom

For one, I do not enjoy small talk.

a little bit softer now

Actually, I’m Really Cool When My Kids Aren’t Around

These days I’m mostly talking potty-training methods.

A mom snaps a life jacket on her daughter by the pool.
This Tracks

It’s Not Your Imagination — The Invisible Load Of Motherhood Gets Heavier During Summer

Why are there so many more moms than dads in those camp drop-off lines?

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

E.T. Don't Phone Home
ByMorgan Music

Drew Barrymore Accepts Her Kids’ Anger On The Cell Phone Issue

Drew Barrymore shows solidarity with parents struggling not to give in to tweens who want cell phones like their classmates.

food for thought

Viral Reddit Thread Asks WTF Were '90s Parents Thinking When It Came To Feeding Their Kids

show up

This Mom Shares Her Take On Families & Youth Sports: “It’s Your Responsibility To Show Up”

have a magical day!

Expectant Parent Podcasters Question Why Parents Visit Disney Parks With Young Kids

party on

This Mom Couldn't Believe Her Daughter Was Attending A 7-Hour Long Birthday Party

Blessed Be The Football

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

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

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

‘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’”

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'

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.

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Paris Hilton Opens Up About Surrogacy Judgment In Never-Before-Read Book Excerpt

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Hillary Swank Had A Feeling She’d Be A Twin Mom

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Kat Stickler Gets Really Real About Motherhood

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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

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

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

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

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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.

grown up probs

It’s Not Just You — Making Friends As A Mom Is Hard

This used to be so much easier.

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.

one, two, three!

This Summer, I'm Always Jumping In

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

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).

#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.

Yum

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.

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!

Later, Liam

15 Obscure Baby Names That Need A Revival

If you’re looking for something quirky and cool that won’t be shared by every other kid in your child’s class, try these.

Words of Wisdom
ByDeirdre Kaye

“Your Ex Is Not Your Child’s Ex” & Other Co-Parenting Quotes To Keep In Mind

Bookmark these to read over on the bad days.

E.T. Don't Phone Home
ByMorgan Music

Drew Barrymore Accepts Her Kids’ Anger On The Cell Phone Issue

Drew Barrymore shows solidarity with parents struggling not to give in to tweens who want cell phones like their classmates.

Ask An Expert
ByDeirdre Kaye

Are Balance Bikes Worth It? I Asked A Physical Therapist For Her Perspective

Here’s the scoop on these trendy toys and motor learning.

Ewwww
ByDeirdre Kaye

My Kid Has Impetigo. WTF Is It, & How Do I Keep Their Hands Off It?

It’s so... crusty.

food for thought
ByKatie Garrity

Viral Reddit Thread Asks WTF Were '90s Parents Thinking When It Came To Feeding Their Kids

"I remember going a full week without eating a whole fruit or vegetable!"

Garvey Sisters Fan Club
ByDeirdre Kaye

Bad Sisters Season 2 Has Finished Filming! Does That Mean It’ll Drop This Year?

If you’re still sleeping on Apple TV+’s dark comedy... don’t.

show up
ByKatie Garrity

This Mom Shares Her Take On Families & Youth Sports: “It’s Your Responsibility To Show Up”

“If you tell my kid you're going... you better bet your ass is in the bleachers.”

faves
ByKelly Faircloth

Dave Ogleton Talks Dad Jokes, Youth Sports, & Parenting Every Stage From Teens To Toddlers

A chat with @FitDadCEO.

a little bit softer now
BySarah Benedict

Actually, I’m Really Cool When My Kids Aren’t Around

These days I’m mostly talking potty-training methods.

This Tracks
ByAlexandra Frost

It’s Not Your Imagination — The Invisible Load Of Motherhood Gets Heavier During Summer

Why are there so many more moms than dads in those camp drop-off lines?