motherhood

Mommie Dearest: Not Even Princesses Are Free From Mommy Judgment

Some days, being a princess sounds like a pretty sweet set up. Then reality sets in and I realize it would really suck to have gossip magazines make it headline…

Avital Norman Nathman | March 28, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: Add Water Births To The List Of Confusing Choices For Expectant Moms

Birth: one of the most private, personal and intimate moments of a woman’s life. And for good reason — most usually end with a baby being pushed out of a…

Avital Norman Nathman | March 26, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: I Never Expected To Be A Stay-At-Home Mom

Stay at home vs. working moms: it’s a debate that may well have sparked the heated flames of the “mommy wars.” There haven’t been a shortage of opinions on this…

Avital Norman Nathman | March 19, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: Talking About Abortion At Book Club

One of the awesome things about having a new book out [The Good Mother Myth: Redefining Motherhood to Fit Reality] is that sometimes people actually want to talk to you about…

Avital Norman Nathman | March 13, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: Are We Ready To Design Our Babies In A Lab?

I can still remember some of the quieter moments of my pregnancy: laying on the couch, my fingers trailing over my ever-expanding belly, wondering about the baby inside and if…

Avital Norman Nathman | March 5, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Frisky Rant: Kids Don’t Belong On Leashes

On my way into work this morning, I had the displeasure of walking behind two women who, in each of their hands not clutching their coffee, held leashes that were…

Katie Oldenburg | March 4, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: A Pregnant Person Is A Person First

Growing up, I thought the perfect host was a combination of Betty Crocker and Donna Reed: perfect clothes, perfect hair, perfect food, and perfect personality all coming together to ensure…

Avital Norman Nathman | February 27, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Quiz: Are You Ready To Be A Mom?

So, you think you’re ready to be a mom, huh? What kind of questions did you ask yourself: am I financially viable, is my partner on board, do we have room…

The Stir | February 25, 2014 - 6:45 pm

True Story: I Want A Baby In My 20s

They say that your life completely changes when you have a baby. That this overwhelming sense of love makes you forget all of the sleepless nights and dirty diapers, the…

Anonymous | February 19, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Frisky Q&A: Avital Norman Nathman, Editor Of The Good Mother Myth

You know Avital Norman Nathman as the columnist behind Mommie Dearest, our feminist parenting column. But Avital is also the “mom” of her first book, The Good Mother Myth: Redefining Motherhood

Jessica Wakeman | February 5, 2014 - 11:00 am

New Moms In The UAE Are Now Required To Breastfeed For Two Years

New mothers in the United Arab Emirates are now required by law to breastfeed their babies for two years, according to a clause in the country’s Child Rights law. Mothers…

Jessica Wakeman | January 31, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: What If The Media Reported On Male Politicians Who Are Fathers Like It Reports On Wendy Davis?

When a woman attempts to find some semblance of “having it all,” she automatically becomes demonized. We can’t seem to rise up in the ranks — whether it’s in the…

Avital Norman Nathman | January 29, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Pope Gives Thumbs Up To Moms Breastfeeding In Sistine Chapel

“Today, the choir will sing, but the most beautiful choir of all is the choir of the infants who will make a noise. Some will cry because they are not…

Jessica Wakeman | January 13, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Mommie Dearest: On Postpartum Depression

It’s no secret that becoming a new parent can be one of the most trying times in a person’s life. Seven years later, I can still vividly remember those first…

Avital Norman Nathman | January 10, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Topless Photo Of Mom & 14-Year-Old Daughter In Hot Tub Circulates, Police Not Amused

Another good reason for teens to have restricted use of technology that makes it easier for stupid stuff to happen: a 13-year-old girl allegedly took a picture on SnapChat of…

Jessica Wakeman | December 18, 2013 - 2:30 pm

Mommie Dearest: On Beyoncé, Motherhood & Feminism

I’m not sure if you heard, but Beyoncé recently dropped a new album, causing everyone to question what they thought they knew about music, videos, and even feminism. Nothing highlights…

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

Mommie Dearest: 5 Questions To Ask If You Think You Want To Have Kids

Earlier this week, Jessica asked the question that passes through the mind of many a woman: How do you know — really know — if you want to have kids?

Avital Norman Nathman | December 6, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Help This Little Girl Find Her Missing Stuffed Rabbit

When I was 4, my cherished stuffed Mickey Mouse fell out of my stroller on a trip to Aspen, and I was heartbroken when I had to go…

Claire Hannum | November 23, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Frisky Q&A: Ani DiFranco On Patriarchy, Motherhood & “Having It All”

When I arrived at the basement of the Calvin Theater in Northampton, Massachusetts, I found folk musician Ani DiFranco in the midst of trying to get her six-month-old son Dante…

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

Mirror, Mirror: I Am Sexier As A Mom

I figured that after I had a baby my body would be like a soldier after war, with the proud, annoying battle scars that have a good story but don’t…

Kate Fridkis | October 29, 2013 - 1:00 pm
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