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10 Celebs We Kinda Wish Were Our Moms (No Offense To Our Real Moms)

Don’t get us wrong; we all adore our real moms, but sometimes it’s fun to fantasize about being the spawn of a celebrity. In honor of Mother’s Day, we thought it would be fun to spotlight our 10 celeb dream moms. From Amy Poehler to Michelle Obama to RuPaul, click on the gallery to see our top picks!

What Mom Really Wants
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9 gifts mothers really deserve this Mother's Day. Read More »
Insane Mom Advice
They mean well, but sometimes our mothers have the worst advice. Read More »
8 Types Of Mothers
...and the issues they gave you! Read More »

10 Pieces Of Insane Advice Our Mothers Gave Us (Along With Some Equally Insane GIFs)

Long Distance Mom Love
Show your mom some love this Mother's Day even if she lives far away. Read More »
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8 Types Of Mothers
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Usually our mothers give us sound advice, like we need to use shaving cream and lotion to prevent razor burn. Or that that we should swallow our pride and apologize if we’ve done something wrong. We’re on board with this stuff. But sometimes, the things our mothers tell us are just really bizarre. In honor of Mother’s Day, some motherly words of wisdom from questionable beliefs about bananas to misconceptions about our periods that made us go Huh? Keep reading »

Frisky Eats: 10 Tasty Quiche Recipes For Mother’s Day Brunch

If brunch is part of your Mother’s Day celebration plan (and let’s face it, it probably is), take the easy, delicious route and whip up a creative quiche for the occasion. Quiche is a classic brunch dish, and seriously you guys, they are so easy to make: just mix your ingredients with eggs, pour into a pie crust (store-bought is just fine), and bake. Boom. Instant grateful mom. Click through to check out 10 delish quiche recipes guaranteed to please this Mother’s Day!

Mom Secrets (GIFs)
There are some things we'd rather die than tell our mothers... Read More »
8 Types Of Mothers
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Mommie Dearest: 9 Gifts Mothers Really Deserve This Mother’s Day

Mommy Wars Ceasefire
I want a ceasefire on the mommy wars, because it helps no one. Read More »
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8 Types Of Mothers
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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 all mothers, I feel that we sometimes fall a little short. And so, I humbly present to you my list of alternative Mother’s Day gifts: Keep reading »

Debate This: Should Mothers And Daughters Be Best Friends?

8 Types Of Mothers
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Why hello, Mother. Read More »
Mom Secrets (GIFs)
There are some things we'd rather die than tell our mothers... Read More »

We all agree that it’s lovely when mothers and daughters can maintain a close relationship, but we disagree when it comes to how close it should be — both as girls and adult women. There are some mothers and daughters who proudly call themselves “best friends,” others who always stay within their “parent” and “child” roles, and some mother/daughter relationships are so complicated they can’t even be labeled. Hey, whatever works for you! After the jump, we asked some women to share their thoughts about being best friends with mom: is it a heartwarming bond or just a major lack of boundaries? Weigh in with your opinion in the comments! Keep reading »

Democratic Republic Of Congo Worst Place On Earth For Mothers

On Motherhood
Why are we treating moms like second class citizens? Read More »
Best Places For Moms
The United States is waaay down on the list. Read More »
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Why hello, Mother. Read More »
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  • 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 Earth, in terms of education, income, maternal health and child mortality, continues to be Finland, Sweden and Norway. We should be ashamed of ourselves, America. [BBC]
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7 Little Ways To Show Your Mom Some Long-Distance Love

Mom Secrets (GIFs)
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8 Types Of Mothers
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Life Lessons From TV Moms
Oh, Tami Taylor, you taught us so much! Read More »

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, which always brings up a good question: what’s the best way to celebrate your mom and keep your relationship strong if you live hundreds (or thousands!) of miles away from her and can’t just show up at her house with a bouquet of flowers? I polled the rest of The Frisky staff for tips on showing your mom some long distance love, on Mother’s Day or any other day for that matter, and here’s what we came up with… Keep reading »

Hitched: What Not To Say To People Who Don’t Want Kids

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Why Andrea's husband is getting a vasectomy. Read More »

Now that I’m an old-ass boring married lady, spending all my time vacuuming in heels, watching my stories and making martinis at 5 p.m. in anticipation of the imminent arrival of the most interesting man in my world, the only thing left for me to do in life is get pregnant.

But that is not the plan. Well, the making myself martinis at 5 p.m. is frequently part of the plan. Which would be a bad plan if, indeed, Patrick and I were trying to have kids. But this Sunday, and every forseeable third Sunday in May after that, I will celebrate my mom and my mother-in-law, and never be celebrated myself.

By my own design. Of my own volition. With the express agreement of my husband, who will similarly find himself celebrating his dad and father-in-law on future third Sundays in June, but never receive a hideous tie of honor himself.

I realize this isn’t normal for most people. But whether it’s normal or not, let me ask you to err on the side of not being a presumptuous snoot when talking to people who don’t have kids and who, moreover, don’t want to have kids. Keep reading »

8 Types Of Mothers & The Issues They Gave You

Mom Secrets (GIFs)
There are some things we'd rather die than tell our mothers... Read More »
Mother's Day 2013
Why hello, Mother. Read More »

We don’t get to choose our mothers. That would make everything so much easier. Or would it? There’s no such thing as a perfect mother. We may wish our mothers were in some way different, but that’s a waste of energy. The truth is, any mother we would have had would’ve left us with a lifetime of issues to sort through. On the flip side, those very struggles become the source of our greatest strengths. Bitch and moan all you want about your mom’s shortcomings, but you’ve got to love her because she’s made you the person you are today. In honor of Mother’s Day, let’s take a moment to be grateful for all the mother material we have to talk about in therapy.  Keep reading »

18 Things We Never Want Mom To Find Out (In GIFs)

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Everything you need to celebrate mom. Read More »
Fears From Mom
Strange fears our mothers instilled in us. Read More »

I’m a lucky gal. I am very close with my mom and feel comfortable opening up to her with just about everything under the sun. But there are still a few things that I never, ever, ever, evvvvver want my mom to know about me, mostly because I really don’t want to see or deal with her reaction. In honor of this coming Mother’s Day, I polled my fellow Frisky staffers about what they would just DIE to have their mom learn about them. Share yours in the comments! Keep reading »

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