Schedule doctor’s appointments. Check in with your boss. Zoom in for PTA. Every mom has a list. And what she needs is rarely ever on it.
So this Mother’s Day, we’re helping moms take the things off your list that are weighing you down—and giving you the tools to help you do it. Because… this past year was a mother, and you deserve it.
How Are Millennial Moms
Doing These Days?
We surveyed Skimm’r moms to tell us about what it’s really been like to parent through a pandemic, the state of their mental health, and so much more. The results are eye-opening.
of Skimm’r moms said they had frequent feelings of loss when it came to their personal space or time.
of Skimm’r moms said they do the majority of household tasks (including childcare) vs. their partner.
of Skimm’r moms (only 7) felt the federal government provided adequate support and assistance for mothers in the last 12 months.
Millennial Mothers Lay it Out on the Table
Here’s how millennial moms are feeling after dealing with a shecession, pandemic, childcare, and everything else on their lists. If you’re saying ‘same’ to any of the stats above, you’re not alone.
Read All About It
Moms get honest about what it’s been like the past 12 months. It’s time to listen.
On This Week’s Episode of
We re In This
Here are some tools to help take things off your list—and ways to lighten the mental load, too.
theSkimm on Outsourcing
From grocery shopping to negotiating bills, a mom’s list is never ending. But you don’t have to do it all. In fact, you shouldn’t. Goodbye, guilt. Hello, sanity.
theSkimm on Mom Guilt — And Everything Else You're Feeling Right Now
The pandemic has produced a laundry list of emotions. And it’s natural to want to sweep it all under the rug. But our guide has coping tactics to work through them.
"Skimm’d From The Couch" with
She’s the founder of Girls Who Code, the organizer for the Marshall Plan for moms, and a mom herself. We talk to her about parenthood, entrepreneurship, and how to fix a system that undervalues the invisible work of women.
Here are our fave gift recs for your mom, bestie, sister or yourself.
Genius Last-Minute Mothers Day Gifts
Ok, so you waited. NBD. These ideas to the rescue.
And shrink her to-do list. Ta-da.
Brilliant Products That Will Make Her Day Easier
Aka…all of them.
Gifts for the Mom Who Really Needs Some Sleep
First step: occupy the kids for a day. Next up: pamper, pamper, pamper.
Everything She Needs for an At-Home Spa Day
Enter: things she wouldn’t buy for herself, but deserves.
Great Gifts to Split With Your Siblings
Here’s how to show them you’re thinking of them.
Cards for Anyone Who Has a Tough Time on Mother’s Day
Yes, she also wants flowers.
The Best Places to Order Flowers Online
Sign up for our Skimm Your Life newsletter. Every Thursday, we’ll Skimm your shopping cart, streaming queue, and bookshelf. So you can spend your downtime smarter.
Want More of Our Favorite Picks?
Schedule doctor’s appointments. Check in with your boss. Zoom in for PTA. If you're a mom, you have a list. And what you need is rarely ever on it.
So this Mother’s Day, we're taking stock of what's actually contributing to moms' mental loads these days. And giving you some tools to take the things off your list that are weighing you down.
Oh, and we've also got gift ideas the moms in your life will love. Because… this past year was a mother, and you all deserve it.