Posts tagged "motherhood"

Questions For Our Mothers: Ami’s Mom

In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re interviewing our moms to find out how their lives changed when we were born and what they learned about love and life as a parent. Today, Ami’s mom.

When I heard we were doing Mother’s Day interviews, I couldn’t wait to interview my mom, Mona. She’s pregnant with…

Ami Angelowicz / May 8, 2010

Questions For Our Mothers: Emily’s Mom

In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re interviewing our moms to find out how their lives changed when we were born and what they learned about love and life as a parent. Today, Emily’s mom.

I am not one for words, which is why I am a designer at The Frisky, not an editor, but…

Emily Poster / May 7, 2010

Questions For Our Mothers: Annika’s Mom

In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re interviewing our moms to find out how their lives changed when we were born and what they learned about love and life as a parent. Today, Annika’s mom.

My mom and dad knew each other when they were growing up in Barbuda, an island in the Caribbean. They…

Annika Harris / May 6, 2010

Today’s Lady News: U.S. Not The Best Place In The World For Mothers, Says Study

The United States is the 28th best place in the world for mothers and their children, according to Save The Children’s annual report, given our inconsistencies on maternity leave, restrictions on birth control, and maternal mortality rate. Norway, where maternity leave is mandated and birth control is easy to access, clocks in at number…

Jessica Wakeman / May 5, 2010

Questions For Our Mothers: Amelia’s Mom

In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re interviewing our moms to find out how their lives changed when we were born and what they learned about love and life as a parent. Today, Amelia’s mom.

I think I have been truly heartbroken twice in my life. The most recent one was obviously when my relationshi…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 5, 2010

Questions For Our Mothers: Kate’s Mom

In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re interviewing our moms to find out how their lives changed when we were born and what they learned about love and life as a parent. Today, Kate’s mom.

My parents met the cutest way ever—waiting on line to see Shakespeare in the Park in New York City i…

Frisky Rant: The Mommy Wars Go Digital

Mommy bloggers are crazy. No, not because they blog about every mind-numbingly boring burp and giggle — because they do it despite the fact that their readers are just vicious to them. For example, The New York Daily News tells us about mommy blogger Shellie Ross, who lived every mother’s worst nightmare when she found…

Jessica Wakeman / April 29, 2010

Can Someone Explain Why Sandra Bullock’s Adoption Is “Sweet Revenge”?

Wronged wife Sandra Bullock dropped the bombshell-of-all-bombshells when she announced on the cover of People magazine yesterday that she adopted a baby boy in January. And while I’m happy as a clam for Sandra and little Louis Bardo Bullock, I also find the way the media’s handling the story to be quite odd.

The

Jessica Wakeman / April 29, 2010

Quotable: Alicia Silverstone Wants To Get Preggers

“Wearing a pregnancy suit was so much fun. I loved the feeling of pretending to be pregnant and having little arms and legs and this big belly. I’ve been wanting to have a baby since I was 2 years old—I’m destined to be a mother. I can’t wait to be pregnant.”—Alicia Silverstone on playing a…

Well, At Least We Know Who To Blame …

Writing for the UK Times, Eleanor Mills declares that all those women who find themselves at 30-something and 40-something unmarried and without children have someone to blame: their mothers. And who do those mothers have to blame? Feminism.

Susannah Breslin / April 19, 2010

Breaking News: Boobs Are For Breastfeeding, Too!

Shocking, I know, but I had to break the news some time: Our fabulous funbags are actually biologically designed to feed hungry babies, not just to look tasty in a Body by Victoria C-cup. Alas, some Neanderthals can’t handle such a bombshell about breasts — namely, folks in corporate America who’ll do everything from tweet…

Jessica Wakeman / April 14, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Former Goldman Sachs VP Sues Over Getting “Mommy Tracked”

This originally posted yesterday at 6:30 pm, but then there was some sort of snafu and a bunch of text deleted. Anyway, here’s yesterday’s Lady News, uh, today. — Editor Amelia

Charlotte Hanna, a former vice president at Goldman Sachs, is suing the company for setting her on a “mommy track,” which she say…

Jessica Wakeman / April 1, 2010

Photographer Mom Dressed Baby Up Like Hitler And Other Dictators

I like art a whole lot. And I love living in a country where people can create any kind of artwork they want without fear of being thrown in prison or killed. I’m guessing Nina Maria Kleivan, a Danish-Norwegian photographer, feels the same way. Eleven years ago, Kleivan created a series of photos of her…

Jessica Wakeman / March 17, 2010

Girl Talk: I Want To Be A Bad Mom

A few nights ago I met up with an older journalist for cocktails. We sipped our drinks and talked about work, men, the usual subjects. Then she mentioned she’s going to New Orleans for a week with nine of her friends from college to build homes. “That’s so cool!” I exclaimed.

“Oh, we’ve…

Jessica Wakeman / February 26, 2010

Quotable: Megan Fox Wants To Be A Mama

“No one believes me when I talk about this, but I’m really maternal. I worry that because I’ve always wanted [kids] so much, as the world goes sometimes, I won’t be able to have them, even though I would be able to provide them with such an amazing environment.”Megan Fox tells W Magazine that she…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 16, 2010

Girl Talk: Can Friendships Derail When Babies Come On Board?

The email perplexed me:
 Joanne, Sorry to sound pathetic, but have I done something to offend you?
 — Michelle*There was no clue, no context. Really, was I on my own here to deconstruct what the hell Michelle, a college buddy from 12 years back, was referring to? How could she have done anything offensive whe…

Joanne Hinkel / February 16, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Military To Discharge Single Mom Who Refused Deployment

The Army has decided to discharge Spc. Alexis Hutchinson, a single mother who refused to deploy to Afghanistan because she could not find care for her 1-year-old son. The 21-year-old Army cook was arrested in November and faced a court marshal. However, a general at Fort Stewart in California granted Hutchinson an administrative discharge,…

Jessica Wakeman / February 12, 2010

Betty Draper, Mother Of The Year. No, Seriously!

Betty Draper doesn’t take any crap. Well, until she booted Don out of the house last season, the “Mad Men” matron took a lot of crap from her two-timing husband. Rather, stay-at-home suburban mom Betty doesn’t take any crap from her two oldest children, Sally and Bobby, and that brand of maternalism would make her…

Jessica Wakeman / October 27, 2009

Trailer Park: “Motherhood,” “Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant,” “Amelia,” “Astro Boy”

This week’s movies—and really most movies in general, even in sometimes perverse ways—are about following your dreams, whether those dreams involve becoming a real boy like “Astro Boy,” creating history like “Amelia,” feeling significant as in “Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant,” or finding that lost passion for your nonexistent career with “Motherhood.” And if…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 23, 2009

Mother Gives 9-Year-Old Son Pot: Therapeutic Or Psychotic?

Ah, Double X. Welcome to the world of “alternative motherhood.” This week, Marie Myung-Ok Lee delivers an update on why she gives her nine-year-old son pot. Yes, nine. Yes, pot. Why? Well, he’s autistic and allergic. According to her, the marijuana helps him function. The pot is delivered daily by way of cannabis tea and…

Susannah Breslin / October 6, 2009
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