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There are so many different kinds of moms, and so many different ways they raise their kids. Bottle versus breastfeeding, natural birth versus drug-assisted, part-time versus stay-at-home – these are just a handful of the ways moms do it in the baby-raising world. It’s easy to get militant about one camp, pitting yourself against a friend, coworker, relative, or stranger who might do it differently – and it’s equally as easy to distance yourself from anyone who says nay to your way of childrearing. Read More
Christy Nielsen is a Harvard grad and blogger who has gotten some flak for her choice to be a stay-at-home mom. On HuffPost Live Monday morning, Nancy Redd interviewed her along with two other Harvard alumnae who chose to lean into childcare instead of corporate America. Read More
We weren’t sure the Pope (whom we’ve now officially dubbed “Cool Pope” by the way) could surpass said coolness, but he’s just freed the nipple in the Sistine Chapel. So... We think it’s pretty safe to say he is now the coolest pope. Ever. Last Sunday, he went to work baptizing 33 infants for the annual Feast of the Baptism of the Lord and encouraged mothers to go ahead and breastfeed their kiddos if they cried from hunger during the service. Read More
Following Gaby Hoffmann's announcement regarding the berry-banana-placenta breakfast smoothies she sucked down following the birth of her daughter, we got to wondering about all the different ways people make use of the stuff.  Turns out that—while there's little scientific rationale for consuming placenta—there's also no lack of reliable resources that say it's really, really good for you, from helping to normalize postpartum hormones to supporting milk supply and re-toning the uterus. Read More
Don't get us wrong: We've got some adventurous taste buds around the BUST offices, and we're big fans of Gaby Hoffman pretty much no matter what she's up to.  However. We're still trying to figure out exactly how we feel about Hoff throwing her afterbirth into a blender for breakfast. "I made smoothies out of [placenta] for three weeks," the new mama of Rosemary, age six weeks, told People mag. Read More
Were you a Barbie-loving 90's kid? Do you love all things fashion? Enter the world of Tiny Frock Shop,  where high fashion runs on a much smaller scale. And I mean tiny. The online shop is exclusively for Barbie and all her style and accessory needs. Pamela Thompson, experienced designer, mother and Barbie fan, is the woman behind all this mini couture.  Thompson lived in New York City for eighteen years, and worked as a designer for major names like Betsey Johnson, Heatherette and Anna Sui. After giving birth to her daughter, Lily, she left the city and moved back home to Chicago. Read More
A tribute to the struggles and triumphs of growing up, first-time director Jen McGowan's film Kelly & Cal tells the story of a former Riot Grrrl whose transition into suburban motherhood is, well, not going very smoothly. Kelly, played by real life rock star Juliette Lewis, begins an unlikely friendship with her seventeen-year-old neighbor, played by Jonny Weston, who has recently suffered a spinal cord injury. Their culminating connection might be just the thing to jump start both of their lives. Read More
The only place that is deemed “socially acceptable” for women to breastfeed is either the confines of their own home or on the squishy sofas in department store bathrooms. But what if there isn’t a fancy chaise lounge to rest your tired new-mother body in the bathroom? Well, there is certainly no place for you in public to breastfeed your baby in peace. HOWEVER, two of my queens Alanis Morisette and Olivia Wilde are taking a stand against the bullshit patriarchal expectation of where new-mothers are supposed to feed their children. Read More
Whether or not you give Alanis Morissette credit for producing ballad after ballad for just about every emotion a person could feel, for overcoming a major eating disorder in her late teens and later promoting eating disorder awareness, for that one time where she hosted the Juno awards in a nude leotard to comment on the era of censorship in our post-nipplegate society, or for kissing Carrie Bradshaw, Alanis Morissette is simply a goddess. Her new video for track "Big Sur" beautifully reinforces this fact.  When asked what my favorite Alanis song is, I shudder in disbelief. Read More