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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Mother’s Day is coming May 12th (you forgot, didn’t you?) and all too many folks don’t see themselves reflected in the typical Hallmark version of “families.” That’s where Strong Families’ annual Mama’s Day cards come in. Drawn by artists, these e-cards depict people of color, lesbian and trans moms, gay dads, chosen moms, and all other iterations of families for that special person in your life who deserves a big spoonful of love for raisin’ you right. You can send your personalized e-cards straight to their mailbox — but that doesn’t get you off the hook for calling on May 12, too! Check out all the Mama’s Day cards at MamasDay.org.
It’s better than “Arrested Development’”s Motherboy dance, but only because it’s real. On May 6, Chick-fil-A’s Washington D.C. area locations are hosting medieval themed mother-son “date knights” in honor of Mother’s Day.
“During this special medieval-themed evening, moms and their sons are encouraged to spend some time together while they enjoy dinner, great conversation and several special activities … Every Mother-Son pair will also receive a place mat with fun questions and topics to get the conversation started, and a take-home booklet that provides ideas for future dates and questions that both moms and their sons can ask each other … One of Chick-fil-A’s goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we come in contact with … We understand the importance of mother-son relationships and want to encourage area moms to come to Chick-fil-A, enjoy their son’s company over a meal and have fun!”
Sons everywhere (save for the Buster Bluth/ren faire enthusiast types) are dying inside at the thought of eating breaded chicken patties/challenging mom to a duel. [ARL Now]
It’s intimate and personal, you guys. I mean, he [his assistant] included the couple’s Harper’s Bazaar cover. And the soundtrack is a Barbra Streisand song and there is absolutely nothing gay about that. On a side note, their family is gorgeous.
A Texas woman repeatedly stabbed her fiancé after receiving only a card and flowers from Walmart for Mother’s Day, investigators say.
Paige Parkerson, 20, is charged with first-degree felony murder in the death of Clifton “JR” Barkin, the 22-year-old father of her two children, according to the Daily Mail. Read more…