Elizabeth Broadbent, Scary Mommy

Elizabeth Broadbent

Scary Mommy

South Carolina, United States

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Past articles by Elizabeth:

Yeah, I Left My Kids Alone In Target

My kids deserve independence. At their ages, they shouldn't stand around while I compare prices. → Read More

Yeah, I Left My Kids Alone In Target

I left my kids alone in Target, but I don't worry about child abduction. I worry some Baby Boomer will call the cops on me. → Read More

Waning COVID-19 Vaccine Immunity: Here’s What We Know

There's evidence that waning vaccine immunity could be contributing to rising numbers of hospitalizations, and we need boosters to combat it. → Read More

My Kids Will Still Be Wearing Masks Post-Vaccination

Don't expect to see my kids' faces until sometimes around age eighteen. → Read More

Scheduling My Kids’ COVID Shots Led To An Emotional Breakdown

I could finally stand back, take a breath, and say: oh my God. → Read More

IDGAF If You Think It’s ‘Outdated’ — Why I’m Teaching My Kids Cursive

My kids are learning cursive so they can grow up to be literate adults. No, seriously. I teach them cursive every damn morning. → Read More

1 In 4 Couples Sleep In Separate Beds — And We’re One Of Them

Because my husband snores like a demon screaming at me, we sleep in separate rooms. It works for us. We're happy with it. So are one in four couples. → Read More

We Want Kids Back In School, But We Can’t Pull The Wool Over Our Eyes

Kids need to be back in school. But let's not fool ourselves: back-to-school season will cause a dangerous surge. → Read More

1979-1982 Babies Are A Lost Generation

People born from 1978-1982 are a lost generation that grew up with technology that's both analog and digital. → Read More

Gender Confirmation Surgery For Transgender Vets: It’s About Time

They've announced that the Department of Veterans' Affairs will soon begin covering gender confirmation surgeries -- and it's about damn time. → Read More

People Are Surprised Meghan Isn’t Joining Harry In England––Are You All Brand New?

Like every new mom, you're doing the best you can. → Read More

15% Of Americans Believe In Q-Anon — WTF?! Here’s A Look At What They Believe

A full 15% of the American populace believes in the craziness of Q-Anon, a conspiracy theory that embraces armed revolution, Satanic Panic, and Trump. → Read More

Don’t Be A Decrepit Husk Of A Human — Give People Respect During Their COVID Grief

Some of us aren't ready to get back to a so-called normal now that the pandemic is mostly over. Please don't shame us for that. → Read More

The Pandemic Can GTFO— But My Mask Is Staying

Wearing my mask doesn't just protect me from COVID-19. It also lets me forget lipstick and prevents other viruses. I don't think I'll give it up. → Read More

Op-Ed: Refuse A COVID-19 Vaccine? You’re Canceled

Friends who refuse a COVID-19 vaccine are no longer my friends. They're acting out their privilege and refusing to save lives in mid-pandemic. → Read More

We Refuse To Be Gaslit By The Orange One Ever Again

We refuse to be gaslit and lied to by the Orange One, former president Donald Trump, in the next election, in 2024, or ever again. → Read More

I’m Thrilled For Meghan And Harry, And Stoked For The Oprah Interview

It's official: Meghan and Harry are no longer working royals, and we're thrilled. What has the Royal Family done for us lately? → Read More

Telling Kids About Hell Is F*cked Up

Telling kids about hell, especially when they have mental health issues, only teaches them a scary relationship dynamic to impose on the world around them. → Read More

There’s A Royal Rainbow Baby Coming And We’re So Here For It

Meghan and Harry are expecting another royal baby and we are so here for it, especially since Meghan's miscarriage in July of 2020. → Read More

She Lost Her 6-Year-Old In A School Shooting: ‘After The Fog, I Had To Do Something’

Sandy Hook mom Nicole Hockley talks about the work she's done since the murder of her son, Dylan, and her organization, Sandy Hook Promise. → Read More