Avital Norman Nathman

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Mommie Dearest: Let’s Discuss Sex With Our Kids

In the back of my mind, I’ve always felt that if I wasn’t in my current profession, I would absolutely love to be a sex health educator.

I…

Avital Norman Nathman | November 14, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: Going To Hell In A Handbag

There are a lot of worries parents might have as their child heads off to school: academic struggles, not getting along with teachers or classmates, bad behavior. The potential consequences…

Avital Norman Nathman | November 8, 2013 - 12:00 pm

6 Shows We’re Psyched About For Fall!

I’ll be the first to admit it: I have really random TV watching habits. I’ve never seen “Mad Men,” “Game of Thrones,” or “Scandal,” and I even gave up on…

Avital Norman Nathman | September 11, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: Don’t Turn Public School Vs. Private School Into A Battle In The Mommy Wars

This week, many kids, including my own, are headed back to school. And, like anything parenting-related, school brings along with it its own heaping pile of judgement. What school do…

Avital Norman Nathman | September 6, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Real Talk: On Literary Erotica, Part 2

This edition of Real Talk — read Part 1 here — delves deep into the seduction that is literary erotica. This week I’m joined by two popular writers within the genre, as…

Avital Norman Nathman | August 29, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Real Talk: On Literary Erotica, Part 1

This edition of Real Talk delves deep into the seduction that is literary erotica. This week I’m joined by two popular writers within the genre, as well as an avid…

Avital Norman Nathman | August 27, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: Breastfeeding Shouldn’t Make Men And Women Unequal As Parents

When it comes to mothering and the so-called “Mommy Wars,” the one debate that will seemingly never die is the one centered around breastfeeding. I’ve written extensively about breastfeeding in…

Avital Norman Nathman | August 23, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Frisky Q&A: Laverne Cox From “Orange Is The New Black”

A show about women in prison could have easily devolved into mindless titillation or stereotypical boredom. But Netflix’s breakout hit “Orange Is The New Black” has skillfully avoided either trapping.

Avital Norman Nathman | August 13, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: Let’s Talk About The Difference Between ‘Sex’ & ‘Gender’

“So? What are you having?”

Throughout my pregnancy, that was the number one question I received, tied only with: “How are you feeling?” At first I was polite…

Avital Norman Nathman | August 7, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Real Talk: On Birth Control & Protecting Against Pregnancy, Part 2

This week’s Real Talk focuses on birth control: what we use, why, and our thoughts on all the issues surrounding the way we keep our bodies pregnancy-free! The first half

Avital Norman Nathman | August 2, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Real Talk: On Birth Control & Protecting Against Pregnancy, Part 1

This week’s Real Talk focuses on birth control: what we use, why, and our thoughts on all the issues surrounding the way we keep our bodies pregnancy-free! The second half…

Avital Norman Nathman | July 31, 2013 - 11:00 am

Mommie Dearest: Royal Poops And All

If the last nine months have taught us anything, it’s that Royal Baby Fever is a real thing. Princess Kate has most likely amassed more headlines than any other woman…

Avital Norman Nathman | July 23, 2013 - 10:00 am

Real Talk: Mothers Of Sons Respond To The George Zimmerman Verdict, Part 3

In the wake of George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict this past weekend, I wanted to gather a group of parents to discuss the jury decision as well as the larger

Avital Norman Nathman | July 19, 2013 - 11:00 am

Real Talk: Mothers Of Sons Respond To The George Zimmerman Verdict, Part 2

In the wake of George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict this past weekend, I wanted to gather a group of parents to discuss the jury decision as well as the larger

Avital Norman Nathman | July 18, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Real Talk: Mothers Of Sons Respond To The George Zimmerman Verdict, Part 1

In the wake of George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict this past weekend, I wanted to gather a group of parents to discuss the jury decision as well as the larger

Avital Norman Nathman | July 17, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: Why Is Maternity Care So Darn Expensive?

Apparently, when it comes to maternity care costs in this country, I lucked out big time. Seven years ago, when I found myself pregnant for the first time, I had…

Avital Norman Nathman | July 10, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: TX State Senator Wendy Davis Shows That For Teen Moms, Anything Is Possible

What do you think about when you hear “teen mom?” Perhaps you think about someone who was arrested for heroin recently, or maybe about someone else who came out with

Avital Norman Nathman | June 27, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: On Having An Only Child

When I first read a review of Lauren Sandler’s new book, One and Only: The Freedom Of Having An Only Child And The Joy Of Being One , I was hopeful.

Avital Norman Nathman | June 13, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: It Sometimes Takes A (Virtual) Village

I’m not going to sugar coat it: Sometimes, this whole parenting gig can be pretty damn hard. Yes, parenting is rewarding and wonderful and absolutely special. But it can also…

Avital Norman Nathman | May 30, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: Pregnancy Is Not A Beauty Contest

When I was pregnant, my clothing had one main requirement: comfort. I was mostly concerned with what would help support my growing belly on my slight frame, especially toward the…

Avital Norman Nathman | May 24, 2013 - 11:00 am