Ej Dickson

Who Is Toodles? Answering One Of The Great Parenting Questions Of Our Time

Since becoming a parent, I've been besieged with profound questions about the universe: how does one teach a toddler the meaning of consent? How, exactly, did I manage to create life? Why is it that throwing a ball at a group of toddlers on the…
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This Is The Biggest Lie Society Tells Working Moms

It’s 7:00 p.m. and I am seated on the floor with my 10-month-old son, trying to prevent him from destroying a copy of Madeleine and the Gypsies while I interview a sexual assault survivor for a story. I’ve been trying to get this interview for…
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We're The Reason Why Chris Pratt & Anna Faris Broke Up

Late Sunday evening, while the world was distracted by yet another Trump tweet, longtime celebrity couple favorite Chris Pratt and Anna Faris quietly announced that they were breaking up. "Anna and I are sad to announce we are legally separating. We…
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The Trans Community's Responses To Trump's Military Ban Are Heartbreaking & Important

On Wednesday morning, President Trump posted a series of tweets announcing that his administration would be banning transgender people from enlisting in the military. Trump's tweets prompted shock, outrage, and confusion throughout the LGBTQ…
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Mindy Kaling Should Never Reveal Her Baby's Father

When most female celebrities reveal their pregnancies, there are a few things we take for granted. We expect them to release candid photos of angelically snoozing newborns, sold exclusively to some glossy tabloid. We expect them to dispense some…
By Ej Dickson

What Is OJ Simpson's Net Worth Now?

On Thursday afternoon, multiple outlets reported that O.J. Simpson had been granted parole after serving the minimum time for a nine-to 33-year armed robbery sentence. On social media, reactions are ranging from outrage to amusement, but Simpson…
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I Never Knew I Had An Eating Disorder — Then I Had A Baby

Editor's Note: This piece includes explicit language about eating disorders. When I was in high school, I had what I liked to call the System. When I weighed myself in the fitness room of my school and noticed I was gaining weight, I would cut a…
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Mindy Kaling Is A New Icon For Single Motherhood

On a slow Monday morning, the Internet exploded following reports that Mindy Kaling is pregnant. According to E! Online, the 38-year-old star of The Mindy Project is expecting her first child, which a source close to the actor referred to as an…
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The One Person Missing From Beyonce's Twins' Photo

Like parched travelers wandering through a desert, for weeks we have been eagerly awaiting photos of Beyonce's twins, Rumi and Sir. On Friday morning, at a ridiculously early hour, Bey dropped the first Instagram of the twins' birth announcement, a…
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I Thought Weaning Would Be Awesome, But It's Not

Right before my son Sol was born, I promised myself that I would spend a minimum of 6 months breastfeeding him, per the World Health Organization (WHO)'s recommendations. While I was skeptical about the much-touted benefits of exclusive…
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The One Thing We're Missing When We Talk About Rob Kardashian

On Wednesday morning, the day after the Fourth of July, Rob Kardashian didn't go into work and try to power through his post-BBQ hangover, as most of us do. Instead, he decided to commit what is arguably a very serious crime. In the latest…
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Who Is Rumi, The Muslim Poet?

Quick Q: who's the best-selling poet in the United States? Shakespeare? Robert Frost? Emily Dickinson? Nope, all wrong! It's Rumi, the mystic and Muslim poet who is reportedly the inspiration behind one of Beyoncé's twin's baby names, according to…
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Is Sir Named After Someone?

Since it was revealed a few weeks ago that Beyoncé had reportedly given birth to the long-awaited twins, fans have been eagerly awaiting news of the babies' names. While reports have varied, with some suggesting that the babies' names are Shawn and…
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Makeup Is Helping Me Get Through New Motherhood

Like many new moms, I was not happy with my appearance after I had my baby. I'd gained 50 pounds during my pregnancy, and at least 15 of those pounds stuck around after I gave birth. I felt like one of those fetishists you see in the British…
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Beyonce Maybe Named Her Kid After Herself, & That's A-OK

After months of obsessively refreshing our Instagram feeds and breaking out into hives whenever we got a Beyonce Google alert, the long-awaited Carter-Knowles twins are (allegedly) here. While they are (allegedly) still in the hospital with Beyoncé,…
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Who Cares Why Kim Kardashian West Has A Surrogate?

Today, multiple outlets reported that Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West are reportedly using a surrogate to carry their next child, due to her medical issues while she was pregnant with her son Saint. On last season of Keeping Up With The…
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The Internet Is Buzzing With Beyonce Twin Birth Illuminati Theories

Look, I know that most of us are super excited about the reported arrival of Beyoncé's twins. I know we're all looking forward to learning their names and finding out their sex and birth date. I know we're all eagerly waiting for them to team up…
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The 13 Funniest Beyoncé Baby Memes

Guess what, guys? It's finally happened, the moment you've all been waiting for: Beyoncé's Blessed Twins have arrived, according to multiple sources who spoke with US Weekly on Saturday night. Of course, there's one caveat: the couple has yet to…
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Every Mom Should Take Her Kid To See 'Wonder Woman'

When I saw Wonder Woman last weekend, there were two primary thoughts on my mind: 1) how much I enjoyed the movie, and 2) where the hell Gal Gadot got the creme blush she wears in the movie. (I'm still waiting for the answer on that second question,…
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My Baby Was Size-Shamed, & I Almost Slapped Someone

There are certain things that people in polite society never ask each other about: their weight, their age, the color and frequency of their bowel movements. And yet, when you're a parent, people feel totally comfortable asking all of those…
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