Posts tagged "motherhood"

Mom Shames 7th Grade Daughter For Twerking At School Dance By Making Her Hold Sign In Busy Intersection

Parenting: you’re doing it wrong.

Bakersfield, California, mother Frances Hena asked a local news station whether she was supposed to “whoop” her 11-year-old daughter instead, which was clearly…

Jessica Wakeman | September 11, 2013 - 1:20 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

Study: Women With Higher IQs Are Less Likely To Have Children

Plenty of women decide early on that having children is not for them, while others realize later on that their lifestyle will not allow for the time, money, and commitment…

Mary Odell | August 5, 2013 - 4:30 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

An Open Letter To The New Movie “Adore” (Which Is Eerily Similar To That Andy Samberg & Justin Timberlake Song “Mother Lover”)

Dear the movie “Adore,” starring Naomi Watts and Robin Wright,

Let me start by saying that I’m not here as another social media troll who just wants to…

Alyson Penn | July 13, 2013 - 12:00 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

Police Called To New York Country Club Over Breastfeeding

Police were called to a country club in White Plains, New York, earlier this month because the wife of a United Nations employee was breastfeeding the couple’s child during…

Jessica Wakeman | July 1, 2013 - 6:30 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

Girl Talk: My Husband’s Parenting Made Me Question Myself As A Mother

When I was pregnant, everyone warned me not to judge myself against other women either positively or negatively. They told me not to compare myself to the Super Moms, the…

Susan Finch | May 14, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Democratic Republic Of Congo Worst Place On Earth For Mothers

The Democratic Republic of Congo is the worst country in the world for mothers, according to the annual report on motherhood from Save The Children. The best place on…

Jessica Wakeman | May 8, 2013 - 6:20 pm

Girl Talk: My Stupid Freaking Biological Clock

Last summer, I had my  first panic attack, and it was induced by children.

By the way, I don’t have any kids.

During an office baby…

Michelle Garcia | May 6, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Elizabeth Wurtzel’s Anti-Aging Advice: Don’t Get Married Or Have Kids

“When I told a gentleman that I am 45, he was shocked. He wondered what I know that Ponce de Leon did not. Mainly it is a refusal to be…

Ami Angelowicz | April 16, 2013 - 12:40 pm

There Are No Babies In Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres’ Future

“There comes some pressure in your mid-30s, and you think, Am I going to have kids so I don’t miss out on something that other people really seem to love?

Ami Angelowicz | April 12, 2013 - 4:30 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

World’s Best/Worst Mom Hired Strippers For Her Son’s 16th Birthday Party

Sometimes I feel really bad for the shit that strippers have to deal with! A 16th birthday party filled with testosterone-laden horndogs is right on top of that list.

Jessica Wakeman | February 20, 2013 - 1:20 pm

The Soapbox: In Defense Of Older Mothers

Magazines seem to love writing about women’s choices, particularly if they can inspire readers to conclude that we’re making the wrong ones. Just before the new year, a much-talked about New

Caren Lissner | February 15, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: Mom Vs. Dad — Who Takes The Lead?

New York Times’ writers KJ Dell’Antonia and Bruce Feiler recently went head to head over parenting for the latest “Room For Debate.” Their discussion focused on whether moms or dads

Avital Norman Nathman | February 4, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Connie Britton Feels The Guilt Of Motherhood

“I didn’t really fully comprehend the level of guilt involved [with being a mom]. I like to pride myself on not being a person who really functions at a level…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 17, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Mommie Dearest: Focusing On Celeb Pregnancies Only Raises The Bar Higher For Other Mothers

I’m not sure if you all heard about it or not, but Kim Kardashian is pregnant. I’ll wait a moment for the shock to sink in.

We can…

Avital Norman Nathman | January 14, 2013 - 1:00 pm
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