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Scary Mommy
Scary Mommy is the online destination for moms (and those who love them) across the world who just don't relate to the millions of books, blogs and other resources that paint motherhood in a fairytale light. An official honoree in the 2014 Webby Awards for best parenting website, Scary Mommy takes an honest, sarcastic and less-than-perfect take on motherhood, through original essays and resources, a popular anonymous confessional and a non-profit arm that provides Thanksgiving meals to underprivileged families. Founded by Jill Smokler in 2008, Scary Mommy attracts more than 10 million unique monthly visitors and entertains scores more on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Smokler is the New York Times bestselling author of Confessions of a Scary Mommy and Motherhood Comes Naturally (and other vicious lies).

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Das Kind, das ich nicht adoptierte

(0) Comments | Posted October 25, 2014 | 10:30 AM

Von Liz Curtis Faria

Es war etwas an der Formulierung, das mich aufhorchen ließ. Etwas im Tonfall seiner Worte, das Staccato seiner Sprache.

„Niemand liebt mich. Nicht mal meine Mutter, die mich geboren hat."

Es ist eine seltsame Formulierung, oder nicht?

Nicht mal meine Mutter, die mich geboren hat.


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The Child I Didn't Adopt

(23) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 1:56 PM

By Liz Curtis Faria

It was something about the phrasing that got to me. Something about the cadence of his words, the staccato of his speech.

"Nobody loves me. Not even my mother who gave birth to me."

It is an odd turn of phrase, isn't it?

Not even my...

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5 Things Never to Say to a New Mom

(9) Comments | Posted October 13, 2014 | 1:32 PM

By Lauren Honestly

That first year of motherhood is tough, and new moms need all the support they can get. So it certainly doesn't help when some idiot (well-intentioned or just plain idiot) comes along and says something to make those new moms feel like crap.

Whether your name is...

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Minha filha tem HIV e você não sabe

(9) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 3:00 PM

Minha filha com HIV está brincando com o seu filho e você não sabe.

Ela brincou com seu filho na pré-escola particular local, levou caldos ao lado da sua filha nas aulas de natação e fica atrás do seu filho na fila na aula de ginástica. Minha filha é HIV-positiva...

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My Child Has HIV And You Don't Know It

(83) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 11:59 AM

By Jenn Mosher for Scary Mommy

My HIV child is playing with your child, and you don't know it.

She has played with your child at a local private preschool, been dunked next to yours during swim lessons, and stands in line behind your kid in gymnastics class....

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The Terrifying Normalcy of a Mother's Life in Israel Today

(3) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 12:43 PM

By Sarah Tuttle-Singer for Scary Mommy

It was one of those evenings when the biggest problems you face with your kids is whether there should  be seconds on strawberry ice cream (there were), whether we had time to play one more round of Go Fish before bed (we...

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The 7 Completely Baffling Personalities of Tween Girls

(10) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 2:07 PM

By Abi for Scary Mommy

I have a tween. A girl -- the most savage of all tweenkind. My goal is to survive. Not win, just survive. When she turned 11 I thought, "I will be able to handle this. She's only ONE little girl." Now that she's...

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6 Summer Camps That Should Exist Outside of My Fantasies

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 5:38 PM

Written by Jenna McCarthy.

When I was a kid and summer rolled around, my parents' "plans" for me could be summed up in one concise sentence: "Go outside and play."

Because my kids would drive me batsh*t crazy and I'd get no work done at all if I tried that,...

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