Do you fall for fake parenting news?
Hi! I'm Pamela Hobart, a writer and mother of 2.5 in Brooklyn.
I started publishing Just the Facts in 2017 because I was tired of being bombarded with junk news targeted at moms.
My weekly email newsletter is the absolute fastest way for moms to get news that actually matters.
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Before I had my daughter, I read 2-3 books a week but now there is just no time for reading whole books. I have tried to get through numerous parenting books but I've never really made it past the first few chapters of any book since my daughter was born. This newsletter has helped me so much because it provides summaries on the most useful and popular parenting books. I also love reading the summaries of news and recommendations for all things kids and babies. As a first time mom I have found this newsletter to be an invaluable tool for staying up to date without spending the extra time.
I feel like a mom friend is telling me stuff- Stuff we both care about. That's nice.
It's an enjoyable read. The length is perfect- packed with information but not too long. I can read it during my baby's naps with a lot of time to spare (to do dishes and laundry .. the list goes on)
Subscribe! It's great
I'm Pamela Hobart, a writer & philosopher of mild online notoriety.
Before my kids were born, I contributed hundreds of posts to popular women's site Bustle, with a focus on nutrition, health, and wellness.
Before that, I taught critical thinking to college students — helping them to sniff out what's wrong with the media coverage they encounter in their everyday lives.
So, you can trust me to help you navigate the rancid swamp of crappy online news we all currently inhabit. At least you can trust me more than all those FAKE NEWS places.
Here are my kids, btw:
I know this offering must seem a little unusual. But in a world with much, much more content available than you could ever attempt to consume, curation is key.
Rather than conducting original investigative journalism or going to work for a clickbait factory, I choose to contribute to our new media landscape by ferreting out the good stuff and making that info accessible.
The moment you start paying for your news, you become a customer to whom the publication is accountable — instead of just another pair of eyeballs whose attention they're trying to sell to advertisers.
Your financial support makes it possible for me to continue producing Just the Facts, Mom on a routine basis. It's like buying me one thank-you coffee each month, or 15 minutes of babysitting.
Trust me, I need them!
Although I created Just the Facts especially for moms, it's not right for every mom.
I search dozens of sites each week, from mainstream media outlets (CNN, New York Times), to niche publications and academic outlets. Anything is fair game!
I studied philosophy and critical thinking, fields designed to prepare people for rational inquiry (i.e. not being misled by bullshit). And I've already spent years writing for mass, female audiences (most notably at Bustle.com).
If you're still not sure whether to trust me, why not check out some of my other work?
Absolutely. I want subscribers to stick around because they like the newsletter, not because canceling is a hassle.
You can cancel via a customer portal and there's a link to it in every issue.
Oh heck no, that's part of what I'm hoping to get subscribers away from. Though some news inevitably has political implications, we're definitely not focusing on that here. If you want political (and politicized) news, you can get it basically everywhere else.
There's just one subscription price available at a time, with occasional increases.
If you refer a friend who joins the paid newsletter, I'll credit each of you for your next month's subscription as a thank you
(please let me know so I can take care of that for ya! firstname.lastname@example.org )
P.S.: I understand if this publication isn't for you — there are plenty of media choices for moms with other goals.
But if you're like me — a tired, busy mom who still wants to learn & grow — I hope you'll consider giving my newsletter a shot.