The ten most thought provoking, laugh inducing, tear forming or educational articles we’ve read this week from around the web. We cover all categories because being a mom is more than who we are as women. We have more to talk about than our kids.
“As a young child, I was molested regularly by a family friend. When he asked me to kiss him down there, when he showed me what to do with my small lips and hands, when he gave me beer to numb the experience, I acquiesced.”
I Had a Baby and Cancer When I Worked at Amazon. This Is My Story.
“In 2013, during my second year at Amazon, I had a baby of my own. Six weeks after my daughter was born, I was diagnosed with cancer. I was given detailed instructions by my oncologist’s staff on how to “pump and dump” my breast milk for 24 hours to prevent my daughter from ingesting radioactive matter. There I was, soothing my infant, unsure of whether or not I would be around to see her first birthday.”
Ashley Madison was a bunch of dudes talking to each other, data analysis suggests.
It turns out, there may not have been very many women. As in, almost none.
Instagram Just Abandoned the Square
“Today, we’re excited to announce that — in addition to square posts — you can now share photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientation on Instagram. Square format has been and always will be part of who we are.”
Donald Trump Just Stopped Being Funny
“Trump had the whole country rubbernecking as this preposterous Spaulding Smails caricature of a spoiled rich kid drove the family Rolls (our illustrious electoral process in this metaphor) off the road into a ditch. It was brilliant theater for a while, but the ugliness factor has gotten out of control.
Trump is probably too dumb to realize it, or maybe he isn’t, but he doesn’t need to win anything to become the most dangerous person in America. He can do plenty of damage just by encouraging people to be as uninhibited in their stupidity as he is.”
Should You Stay at Home with Your Teen not Your Toddler?
“Should we take maternity leave when our kids are teens rather than when they’re babies? asks Jennifer Senior. Yes, it sounds like a joke—but more parental involvement when kids are older may serve them better than when they’re small.”
“Stay-at-Home Mom” Is Not a Real Job
“At most people’s place of employment, it’s likely that you’d be allowed to take a bathroom break. And chances are, during that bathroom break, you wouldn’t be joined by your boss who is now attempting to lick the plunger.”
“The teacher said we have to call everything that’s round circular objects now,” my daughter explained to me, years ago, when she was in fifth grade. “We aren’t allowed to say the word balls.”
7 Moms to Avoid on the First Day of School
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“When I think of school events, sports, and other social gatherings I cringe when I think of all the different mothers that I don’t want to run into.”
The Marriage Toast I Will Never Give
“I will always be your best friend,” they say, reading from wrinkled pieces of paper held in shaking hands. “I will never let you down.”