The mamas behind Mamasplain have never actually met.
Mama Bethany’s husband went to high school with Mama Sue, and they found each other when Bethany’s husband posted to Facebook about her wanting chickens and Mama Sue jumped in to wholly endorse the idea.
They soon discovered they have much in common: each have two daughters, a passion for knitting, a dedication to progressive politics and a love of writing.
And, of course, they share a feeling of alarm over the election of Donald Trump. Mama Sue thought, well, if he’s acting like a toddler, maybe he needs a mama to explain things to him. Mama Bethany agreed, and Mamasplain was born.
Mamasplain offers satirical commentary and guidance for the Trump administration and staffers, as well as for concerned citizens and other world leaders. All mamas know that laughter is the best medicine — Mamasplain hopes to give you frequent doses. Think Alexander Pope, but in yoga pants.
And yes, we commission all of the original artwork illustrating our posts from our children. We pay them in cash, candy, grateful hugs, and occasionally letting them stay up a few minutes later.