Avital Norman Nathman

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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

Mommie Dearest: 9 Gifts Mothers Really Deserve This Mother’s Day

Save the breakfast in bed, chocolate, flowers, and handmade macaroni necklaces. This Mother’s Day, I’m after something just a little bit more. On a day created to honor and respect…

Avital Norman Nathman | May 9, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: Four Months Maternity Leave? We Wish!

Pop star Shakira gave birth to her son, Milan, back in January. Since then, she’s been hard at work promoting her new gig as a judge on the NBC show,…

Avital Norman Nathman | April 30, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: Why I’m Bringing My Son To Bowl For Abortion

This past weekend, I spoke on two panels at the Civil Liberties and Public Policy’s reproductive rights conference. One of my panels, “Bringing Social Justice to the Family Table,” tackled…

Avital Norman Nathman | April 16, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: The Real “Mommy Wars” Are Against Mothers, Not Between Them

One of the worst terms surrounding motherhood is “the Mommy Wars.” To be fair, “Mommy Porn” is a really close second (thanks, 50 Shades of Grey!), but when it comes…

Avital Norman Nathman | April 2, 2013 - 11:00 am

Mommie Dearest: NYC Failed On Its Teen Pregnancy Campaign

New York City’s Human Resources Administration (HRA) has recently launched a new ad campaign aimed at teen pregnancy that has caused quite a stir — and rightfully so. The campaign…

Avital Norman Nathman | March 20, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Frisky Q&A: Authors Jennifer Armstrong & Heather Wood Rudulph Discuss “Sexy Feminism”

It’s no big secret that one of the many battles the feminist movement fights against is its own poor PR. Many see feminism as the other “F-word” due to  stereotypes…

Avital Norman Nathman | March 15, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: Pregnant Women Shouldn’t Lose Their Jobs

For all intents and purposes, I had a pretty textbook pregnancy. Nothing out of the ordinary occurred, but that also didn’t mean it was all rainbows and unicorns.I’ve always wondered…

Avital Norman Nathman | March 7, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: Reality TV Producers Have Come Knocking At My Door

I recently received an email from a talent agent who is working with a production company specializing in reality television. This particular company, which has produced a number of popular…

Avital Norman Nathman | February 19, 2013 - 2:00 pm

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