Frequently Asked Questions


What is Momicillin?
Momicillin is a daily email publication featuring some of the most witty and sympathetic writers of our time. Delivered 5 days a week via email or the web, Momicillin offers a series of weekly columns about life, kids and the pursuit of sanity. 

What’s with the name?
Like “Penicillin” or “Amoxicillin,” we like to think of “Momicillin” as an antidote-a little something to make Mom’s feel better every day.

How do I sign up?
Simple. Just click here and give us your email address.

Will you share my e-mail address or personal information with others?
No m’am. We collect your email address only to be able to dispense Momicillin directly to you. For more information on our Privacy Policy,  click here.



I signed up but I’m not getting the emails. What’s wrong?
Couple of possibilities: 1.) Momicillin may be getting blocked or marked as Junk Mail by your e-mail program. To avoid this, you just need to add “[email protected]” (without the quotes) to your Address Book, Safe Sender List or White List (see below)… or 2.) You may have typed your email address in incorrectly-in which case, you may need to try subscribing again.

How do I add Momicillin to my Address Book, Safe Sender List or White List?
Well, that depends on your email provider and/or browser. We’ve assembled a fairly complete list of instructions here. If you don’t find what you need, we suggest contacting your email provider directly for this information.

Can I choose to receive stories only from certain writers?
Momicillin is available only as a 5-day a week subscription. Take the time to get to know all our writers. We think you’ll be glad you did!



How do you decide what to review?
We don’t have a formula for choosing the things we review. We mostly think about the kinds of opinions that we would share with our closest Mom friends, and then we write them down and post them here.

Can I get you to review my product?
If you have something that you’d like us to review, drop us a line and tell us about it. If our editors feel it’s the right fit, we’ll give it a whirl. However, we will not accept any compensation for reviews, nor will we guarantee a positive review. After all, our opinions are our opinions! For more on our Editorial Policy, click here.

Are reviews paid for or sponsored in any way?
No, no, and no. Our reviews are the honest and forthright opinions of our writers. Occasionally a company with a product that has been reviewed on our site will decide to advertise with us to capitalize on the opportunity afforded by the review. This is a completely separate engagement and in no way influences the review itself. In fact, the people who write the reviews very rarely even have contact with those who sell our advertising (you know, creative folk and sales people tend to travel in different circles.)

So how do you make money?
The banner ads and sponsorships you see embedded in our emails and website are our main source of income. Advertisers buy this space to promote their products and services to our unique audience of Moms (so be sure to click on them once in a while!). In addition, we occasionally will deliver sponsored emails on behalf of an advertiser or partner. These e-mails, which may promote a specific product or service, will always be clearly labeled “Sponsored E-mail.”

What if I have a different opinion than your reviewer? 
Reviews on the Momicillin site are the personal opinions of our writers. We try our best to be objective and honest, but don’t expect that everyone will agree with us all the time (click here for our editorial policy). If you are a Mom with opinions you’d like to share—and a passion for writing—send us a few samples of your work. 


Where do you get your tips?
Are you asking us to reveal our sources? OK, we will. Most of our tips come from moms on the street — friends we’ve asked, people we’ve polled, things our mothers taught us. And on occasion, we troll the Web looking for fresh new ideas. Wherever possible we try out the tips ourselves before vouching for it on our site.

I have a great tip. Can I share it with you?
Absolutely! Drop us a line with your idea and we’ll run it by the editors.



How do I go about advertising with you?
If you’d like to advertise through Momicillin, click here to send us your information. An ad representative will get back to you as soon as possible.



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This Weeks Tip

You would think at our age that we wouldn’t have to worry about these things. But, as Kate will attest, even at *ahem* 27, untimely breakouts can (and will) happen. What to do? Apply an ice cube for 30 second. Then soak a cotton ball in eye drops and press it to the “spot” for 3 minutes. The theory is that the ice and drop combination will cause blood vessels below the surface to contract—leaving you looking, well, a little less like Rudolph.