Author Archives: Mommyish

Your Tasty Aunt Jemima Breakfast Is Built On The Exploitation Of Two Dead Women

Your Tasty Aunt Jemima Breakfast Is Built On The Exploitation Of Two Dead Women

The descendents of two women who played the role of Aunt Jemima in the early days of the Pearl Milling Company are suing for a share of a century’s worth of pancake and syrup sales. I don’t know whether these families have a case or not, but I do know that there’s something seriously messed up about selling breakfast food using romanticized imagery of happy, cheerful slave women. More »

A**hole Takes Revenge On A Bratty Child By Buying Every Pie At Burger King

A**hole Takes Revenge On A Bratty Child By Buying Every Pie At Burger King

I think everyone has had the experience of being in public and having to endure the screams of an unruly child. Of course, the general public always thinks it’s mom’s fault, so this guy who endured the screams of a bratty child while he was in line at Burger King and took it upon himself to take revenge on said child is being lauded as some kind of hero. He’s not a hero. He’s an asshole. More »

10 Rejected Lunchables Flavors

10 Rejected Lunchables Flavors

I am #unapologetic about my love for Lunchables. Because I work at home and take medication that kills my appetite, I will usually either forget to eat or realize sometime right before the school bus is due up at the corner that if I don’t eat something soon I will probably die. More »

Three Person IVF Is More Than Just ‘Designer Babies’ – It Will Save Lives

Three Person IVF Is More Than Just âDesigner Babiesâ â It Will Save Lives

Three person invitro-fertilization, or mitochondria transfer, isn’t a brand new idea, but for the first time it’s becoming a reality for clinical use. Of course, the concept has long been controversial, mostly because of fears of “designer babies,” but there is so much more to this technology than creating the perfect child. Mark my words, three person IVF will save lives and it all comes down to genetic disease. More »

My Son Is A Vegan. But I Pretend He Has An Allergy–For Convenience

My Son Is A Vegan. But I Pretend He Has An AllergyâFor Convenience

Let’s get one thing straight. I am extremely grateful my son Noah does not have a major food allergy. I know moms that constantly worry about their children eating something that could cause anaphylactic shock (God forbid!). Allergies are totally serious and no laughing matter. However, when it comes to a child’s dietary preference, most adults do not take it seriously. More »