8 hilarious essays from women who prove motherhood just makes you funnier.

My Kid No Longer Naps, & I Discovered This In The *Most* Exciting Way

As co-creator and star of the Netflix comedy series The Letdown, about a new mother who stumbles into a mum's group and through a series of parenting challenges, Alison Bell wanted to to create "a sense of normalcy around the difficulties, the…
By Alison Bell

Postpartum Depression Finally Made Me See Work Differently. It Also Made Me Funnier.

In the beginning, having a kid taught me one thing: EVERYONE IS A LIAR. They lied about how much your vagina will hurt after labor. They lied when they told you that only the baby will need diapers. They lied about how much seeing a penis will give…
By Angelina Spicer

Please Offer Me Your Seat, Not Your Advice

"Please offer me your seat, not your advice." That is a t-shirt I seriously considered making during my pregnancy. For the record, I am not a t-shirt maker. I am an actor, and a singer, and a who cares, blah blah. I am now a person who pushed…
By Laura Benanti

A Day In The Life Of The Hardest Job I've Ever Had — Working For My Toddler

Like many of you, I’m the parent of a toddler. Perhaps not like you, I’m also a working actor (when I’m very, very lucky), a comedian, writer, an artistic director at a comedy theater, and a foot model (no joke). Oh, and I have a husband who works…
By Jamie Aderski

Post-Breastfeeding PSA: Boobs Are Delicate Souls

My kid is reaching a hormonal stage. She’s been developing in ways I was warned about. Like being moody toward me and wearing the size-two jeans I could fit in before I had her. So mean. The other day I was doing big city laundry. That entails…
By Calise Hawkins

I Was Determined Never To Look Like "That Mom." Whoops.

The first time I went to a party postpartum, my friend grabbed my arm and said, “It took me a second to recognize you. I thought, ‘Who is that mom?’” I felt like she had just slapped me in the face. Sure, I had a baby on my hip. And yes, she’s my…
By Emily Foster

I Have To Play 83 Different Roles Every Day. My Favorite One Is Mom.

It's 6:24 a.m. The birds are starting to chirp their morning songs; there’s a lovely shade of sunrise peeking through the window curtains. A part of me can tell that today is going to be different. I can feel it. It's going to be a good day — no,…
By Bramty Juliette