Ivory Soap Dish with Melissa McCarthy & a Giveaway


Recently Emmy award-winner Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, Mike & Molly) was named the Ivory’s new “soap” person, serving as host of its new online social community “The Soap Dish.”

The community lives on the Ivory Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ivory) and is a place where today’s modern mom can come and dish – share opinions, ideas, and maybe a little attitude on what – and who – it is that makes her life so complicated.  Born from the insights of a national “mom” survey commissioned by Ivory, “The Soap Dish” is designed to encourage women to laugh, live and share their everyday life with others.  For instance, 80% of moms surveyed feel that motherhood is more complicated today than it was for their own mothers 20 years ago.  However, more than half (54%) say they’re balancing life as a mother better than their own mom did.  Perhaps the secret to it all?  66% confessed to hiding in the bathroom for much needed “me” time.

I must admit I am guilty of hiding in the bathroom on occasion.  Sometimes as moms we just need a moment to escape.  Sometimes the pressures of crying children plus multitudes of other duties can be overwhelming.  It is a good idea to take a few minutes to regain some composure and serenity. 

I really appreciate that Ivory Soap selected Melissa McCarthy as their Soap Dish spokesperson.  I loved her performance in Bridesmaids and all too often companies select unrelatable models and actresses.

Check out Soap Dish on Facebook to actively join the ongoing discussion regarding life as a Mom.

One lucky Mama Report reader will win three 3 packs of Ivory Soap!

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 I was compensated for this post, all opinions are my own.


  1. I only have boys so I can’t comment on raising girls but I’m sure they have their challenges, just like boys.

  2. Penny Snyder says

    Definitely girls!! 🙂 grammypenny@frontier.com

  3. renee walters says

    Having both genders I can definitely say boys are more difficult because they don’t sit still for even 1 minute! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Renee Walters

  4. Shannon Baas says

    I think boys.

  5. Boys are harder to raise!

  6. boys

  7. EMMA L HORTON says


  8. Both! LOL

  9. Where I’m sitting right now: step-mom to a nearly 13-year old boy, I’d say boys. But they both have their challenges.

  10. I think girls would be harder

  11. Julie Lynn Bickham says

    My daughters are tougher then my son.

  12. I have three boys and one girl, but I don’t really feel that either or are harder to raise.

  13. I only have one girl, so I can’t really compare!

  14. Deena Banks Miller says

    I have boys and girls, but I have to say boys are easier…but girls are more fun.

  15. chantal cooper says

    id have to say boys!
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  16. Shannon Egan says

    Girls are definitely harder… at least to me. They’re too smart for their own good! XD And their clothes and accessories are a lot more expensive! But that’s just my opinion. lol On the up side though, they’re so adorable to dress!

  17. Having raised one of each and currently contributing to grandchild raising of one each, I think it’s more a matter of personality. Personality not only of the kid, but also of the parent. Both genders have their problems and their delights.

  18. whoever you’re raising right now!

  19. I think girls.

  20. Rebecca Shockley says

    I have 4 boys and 1 girl, I’m going with girl!

  21. Girls!!!! So much DRAMA!

  22. Definitely girls are harder to raise!

  23. I would have to say boys

  24. I would say boys.

  25. I’d have to say boys, only because I have two girls and have had a pretty easy time.

  26. I’ve never raised kids but … I think raising boys would be easier. Not sure why … just seems like it would be so. Thanks for this opportunity!
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  27. I have both and I’d say boys!

  28. i would say boys! my daughter was easy!

  29. I have 2 of each, all of them are under 6 yrs old and the boys are the most difficult at this point

  30. boys vs girls? Well, I think that totally depends. Each of them give you a run for the money at different times in their lives. Time will tell once they are all grown up.

  31. Don’t know about anyone else…but our girls are definitely proving to be harder to raise! Thanks so much for hosting this great giveaway!


  32. Amanda Leach says

    Definitely girls! My girls have been 100% more difficult than my son ever was!

  33. I have one boy and one girl and I have to say that girls are harder. My kids are grown now and I have 6 grandkids…3 are boys and 3 are girls. Sorry to say, but I was correct the first time around….girls are definitely harder.

  34. megan cromes says

    boys are arder to raise..gh_fan2010@yahoo.com

  35. megan cromes says

    i meant harder.

  36. I would say boys at this time because he is two.

  37. I think it depends on the child! 🙂

  38. GirlsRFickle says

    I believe that girls are harder to raise. The are much needier than boys in the early years. They are more complicated and are really fickle in the pre-teen years. Then they seem to follow the crowd in their teen years unless your daughter is lucky enough to be the leader. Then there is the subject of boys. This is no easy task. Not to mention the magnitude of dresses, make up, hair products, etc. that has to be purchased.

  39. Boys, definitely

  40. Girls are definitely harder to raise than boys!

  41. girls they are so much more harder

  42. I think girls are harder 🙂

  43. I only had girls, so am probably not the right one to say, but I am really glad that they were not boys. As a single parent, that would have been extra hard.

  44. boys are so much harder

  45. I only have boys, but I think girls are harder because later in life along come the boys. lol

  46. I think boys are a breeze compared to girls, but girls are funner to dress.
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  47. Depends on the age and personalities. Both had their challenging times and rewards.

  48. Jaclyn Reynolds says

    Girls are harder from my experience. 🙂

  49. I have to say girls. We had one of our son’s friends stay with us for a year. (female) It was so stressful. We had no idea till she left how calm everything became.

  50. Dianne Horn says

    Girls! I have 4 girls and one boy and he has been from my experience.

  51. I dont know I had all boys and all boys grandkids to lol

  52. without a doubt- BOYS! i have 3 girls and 4 boys so i should know lol

  53. I have one of each and I would have to say girls!

  54. Girls!!!

    Sarah Walker

  55. Girls!

  56. Boys, definitely!

  57. ericka coello says

    I am a first time mom and I only have a boy. I don’t know!

  58. steve fuller says

    Great clean feeling

  59. I think girls are harder

  60. Kristina Best says

    I only have boys so thats all I know.

  61. I am guessing girls- mine is two though & my son is only 3 months. He is much more laid back than she is though. 🙂

  62. A child is a child. What does it matter what their gender is?

  63. I’d have to say boys!:)

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  64. susan miller says


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  66. Laura Young says

    Comment to this post with the current Soap Dish topic- Who’s harder to raise girls or boys? Girls

  67. I have 3 children. The older 2 are boys and the youngest is a girl. The girl is definitely harder to raise!!!

  68. I think girls are harder when they get older, but boy when they are younger 🙂

  69. Lori Davis says

    Girls! Wait until they hit puberty!

  70. stephanie dewaide says

    definitely boys lol

  71. Mary Beth Elderton says

    Girls are harder!

  72. I’d would say girls are harder to raise.

  73. I would say boys are jarder to raise.

  74. Janna Johnson says

    no kids yet so who knows?
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  75. nicky flowers says

    Girls aren’t hard at all…until they turn 12!

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  77. I would say boy!

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  78. I’ve only had a girl, so I can’t say, but from what I hear, it’s boys.

  79. josh malzone says

    In my opinion a girl would be much harder to raise. I do have a little boy that will be 2 this month. Other than your normal fits that any little boy has about “i want this toy” or “i want to play in the dirt” it has been pretty easy going. I dont have to get him dressed up to nice simply becasuse he is a boy! They are gonna get dirty and get bumps and bruises. Where as in my opinion a little girl i would be way to protective and worried something would happen to her or that she doesnt look “girly” enough haha.

  80. boys are easier

  81. katklaw777 says

    Girls are harder…those teenage years are a killer!

  82. Desiree Dunbar says

    I think girls are.

  83. I think boys are.

  84. Daryl Downs says

    Definitely girls

  85. Susan Smith says

    I have a boy and a girl and my teen daughter is full of drama.My vote girls

  86. I think girls and boys are about the same.

  87. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says

    I think boys are easier to raise but harder to know what is on their mind.
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  88. mistysunrise says

    I dont know. I only have one child.. a girl.

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  89. Boys

  90. I only have girls, but I’m sure they both have their challenges

  91. amy deeter says


  92. great giveaway!

    hope we win.

    thanks, Rachel


    I would say they are both hard at different ages/stages

  93. girls!

  94. Brittney House says

    I would say my girls were harder to raise because they are more emotional then my boys.

  95. Christian Nunez says

    I’ve only dealt with the little sibs, but I can tell you it’s gotta be girls!

  96. I think girls are harder.

  97. I think girls are harder to raise.

  98. Donna Marie says

    I think they both have their own hard times. 🙂

  99. Pamela Jaenke says

    I think boys are harder to raise.

  100. barbara hunt says

    Thanks for the great contest!

  101. Kortney Picker says

    I would say girls are easier to raise when they are little and boys are easier as they get older, but it all depends on the child

  102. I think it’s about the same

  103. Girls.

  104. They both have their own unique challenges!


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