motherhood

Italy’s “Fertility Day” is a very important reminder about your one job in life, ladies

Every society in the world is guilty of at least subliminally telling girls they’ll be wives and mothers, and boys, they’ll be policemen or doctors. Italy’s just being a lot more forthright about things. More »


Maybe I’m Not “Meant” To Be A Mother (And That’s Okay)

Having never even considered what lay beyond the point of imaginary motherhood, my ticking biological clock took on a more foreboding sound, a countdown slog towards, well, death. More »


8 Very Important Questions We Asked Our Moms This Mother’s Day

In honor of Mother’s Day, the Frisky staff interviewed our moms to find out how their lives changed when we were born and what they learned about love and life as a parent. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, maternal figures and grandmothers out there! More »


Frisky Q&A: Writer Natalie Holbrook On Motherhood, Feminism & Creating Your Own Happiness

Natalie Holbrook writes the popular lifestyle blog Hey Natalie Jean, where she shares her thoughts on style, marriage, homemaking, and life in New York City with her husband and four-year-old son, Henry (also known as Huck). Over the years, Holbrook’s blog has followed her on a cross-country move from New York to a small town and back again, as well… More »


Mommie Dearest: I’m A Parent With Postpartum Anxiety

When it started, I thought it was just a stomach thing. I had probably unwittingly eaten some dairy, my usual digestive foe. But the mild nausea showed no signs of letting up. Two weeks, then three. I couldn’t ignore it anymore. It had gone from a minor inconvenience to an omnipresent feeling, lurking deep down… More »


Mommie Dearest: Similac Takes On The Mommy Wars

Have you seen the new Similac Formula ad? You must have, it’s everywhere. All up in my Facebook and Twitter feeds, with everyone posting it along with a “Hell, yeah!” or some other affirming shout out.

The video takes on the “Mommy Wars,” pitting all the different stereotypical parenting ideologies against each other. More »


Rapper J. Cole Is Turning His Childhood Home Into A Rent-Free Haven For Single Mothers

The cover of J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive album features a photo of the rapper sitting on the roof of his childhood home, the single-family dwelling that he and his family moved into after years spent living in a trailer park. At some point, his mom, a single mother, lost the house because of… More »


Frisky Reads: After Birth By Elisa Albert

To get this out of the way from the get-go, Elisa Albert’s After Birth is going to offend a lot of sensitive people, some for the following reasons:

Some mothers won’t like the fact that the novel takes place in the depths of post-partum depression and will claim that they got… More »


Mommie Dearest: Pope Francis Gives Breastfeeding In Public His Holy Endorsement

Breastfeeding in public just got a major, holy, endorsement. Pope Francis recently told mothers that they could breastfeed in the Sistine Chapel. While presiding over the baptism of 33 babies, the leader of the Catholic church said, “You mothers give your children milk and even now, if they cry because they are hungry, breastfeed them,… More »


Barbara Boxer Will Not Be Running For Senate Again In 2016

Longtime, progressive California Senator Barbara Boxer will not be running for her Senate seat again in 2016. [YouTube]
How did Europe’s conservatives respond to the Charlie Hebdo massacre? [VICE]
When women become mothers, they undergo biological changes in the brain that affect emotion regulation, empathy, and more. [The Atlantic]
Why is… More »


Mommie Dearest: Parenting Is A Fear-Based Industry

In the latest issue of Porter magazine, actress Emily Blunt discusses motherhood — she and her husband, John Krasinski, are the parents of 10-month-old Hazel — stating that raising children “…is such a fear-based industry.” She goes on to clarify that “there used to be one book that everyone read, now there’s How to RaiseMore »


Mommie Dearest: Mom Issues That Deserve Media Coverage In 2015

The media loves a good “mom story.” Flip through the TV or hop on a news website and there will invariably be some sort of story with a mom at the center. Whether it’s celeb-based or breaking news, moms make good media. Why? Because everyone can connect to them — whether they are one or… More »


Girl Talk: What My Mom Taught Me About Motherhood

I was in an online networking group, for a while, in which there coincidentally happened to be many, many children of narcissistic parents, mothers especially. Well, either it was a coincidence, or there are more narcissistic parents in the world than one would imagine. It sounds horrible. Apparently, narcissistic parents rely on their children forMore »


Jennifer Aniston: Feminism Is Not Complicated

“…people overcomplicate it. It’s simply believing in equality between men and women”
In the January issue of AllureJennifer Aniston sums up feminism in just one sentence. If we reminded ourselves more often that the movement’s bottom line is simply about equality, we’d all save ourselves a lot of grief. Aniston posed in a gorgeous… More »


Mommie Dearest: No, Feminism Is Not About Stripping Boys Of Their Masculinity

Recently, Tara Kennedy-Kline, a mother of two boys, took to the internet to proudly declare that she cannot (and will not) support feminism. If the title of the piece didn’t send up a bevy of red flags, the fact that it appeared on Thought Catalog should have clued me in to the fact that it… More »


Mommie Dearest: Seriously, Stop Policing Mothers’ Bodies

Kim Kardashian recently posed naked for Paper magazine, and despite the prediction, she did not actually break the internet. Instead, she got a whole lot of people talking. While many people are naturally talking about her shiny posterior, others are rightfully discussing the racial implications of the photoshoot. Along with the thoughtful critique, there’s also… More »


Mommie Dearest: The “Mommy” Problem

“Mommy!” Coming from anyone other than your child it can certainly sound sickeningly saccharine, diminutive, and even mocking. But at the moment, all things Mommy reign supreme. This past weekend, Heather Havrilesky (who writes the awesome advice column Dear Polly, BTW) addressed this dichotomy for the New York Times Sunday Review in her piece, “OurMore »


Artist Adds Her Image Into Her Mom’s Childhood Photos To Imagine Them As BFFs

Portland art director Danielle Delph questioned whether she’d have been friends with her mother if they’d grown up together and what that might have looked like, so she Photoshopped herself into pictures of her mom’s childhood. Her photo series If I Had Known My Mother Back Then depicts her and her mother hanging out as toddlers, teenagers… More »


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