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Today’s Lady News: Newspaper Almost Apologized For Lesbian Moms Article

  • The editor/publisher of the Annapolis Capitol newspaper sought to apologize to readers in an editorial for featuring a lesbian couple in an article about Mother’s Day. “Unfortunately for us, we lost sight of what the readers want to read: feel good stories about people who reflect their values,” wrote Tom Marquardt, in an editorial picked up by journalism blogs. “Newspapers need to mirror its readers — all of them perhaps, but inclusion not at the exception of the majority.” Reporters and other staff objected to the sentiment contained therein — give the people what they want, even if what they want is bigotry! — and it didn’t run. Still: lame, dude. [Gawker]
  • Maybe the Baltimore Capitol should do an article on this: support for gay marriage is at an all-time high, with a Gallup poll released today showing 53 percent of those polled said partners in a same-sex marriage should have the same rights as those in a traditional marriage. Other recent polls by major news outlets have also found support for gay marriage hovering between 51 and 53 percent. [The Atlantic Wire]
  • An image by photographer Cindy Sherman has sold for $3.98 million at auction, the highest ever for a photograph. “Untitled #96″ was created in 1981 and sold to New York dealer Philippe Segalot. [Pop Photo]

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An Open Letter To My Unintentional Mothers

You may be wondering why I am writing to wish you a Happy Mother’s Day when A) I have my own mother whom I love very much (your gift is in the mail, Mom!) and B) I did not come out of your vagina. I shall explain. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: What To Expect When You’re (Young And) Expecting

I have teen pregnancy on my mind today. In case you haven’t heard, today is the National Day to End Teen Pregnancy, and 16 years ago, I was a pregnant teen. I always knew motherhood would be an important part of my life, and when I was 18 and found out I was pregnant, there was a voice inside of me that said, calmly and clearly, Now is the time. Keep reading »

Mother’s Day Style Stealer: Roseanne’s Relaxed ’90s Look

It’d be a little bit of a stretch to call Roseanne Barr, the star of the revolutionary ’90s sitcom “Roseanne,” a style icon. But we do love the laidback look of the whole Connor family, and hey, obviously the ’90s are back in a big way. So in honor of Roseanne as the queen of snarky moms, and Mother’s Day in general, we’ve cobbled together this Style Stealer look. Check it out after the jump! Keep reading »

Give Mom The Gift She Really Wants This Mother’s Day

Child: Hey mom, I got you something really special for Mother’s Day! Here are some Mr. Clean products for you so you can get back to the job that really matters to you — cleaning the house.

Mom: Oh thank you, honey! I can’t imagine anything that I would enjoy more. I didn’t want to hurt your feelings, but that day at the spa you were talking about treating me to sounded awful. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Mother’s Day Style Stealer: Claire Huxtable Keeping It Real With Shoulder Pads

“The Cosby Show” matriarch Claire Huxtable was a woman of formidable strength, shoulder pads and style. Since we’re celebrating cool moms this week, in honor of Mother’s Day, we’d be remiss to leave Ms. Hux out: Her superior ’80s wear showed everyone–including hubby Cliff–who really was the boss. After the jump, our Claire-inspired look!

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Girl Talk: Growing Up Without A Mother

I’ve never been a big fan of Mother’s Day. It’s not the commercialization that fuels my dislike, though — it’s that for 14 years, I haven’t had a mother to celebrate.

On September 20th, 1996, my mother’s 36th birthday, she died. Four years earlier, she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. In the intervening time, she endured hours of chemotherapy and radiation, the loss of her hair to the chemo and a breast to mastectomy, a surgery to reconstruct her missing breast, a bone marrow transplant, and countless days away from her family in the hospital. All this while raising three children and making sure that “cancer” was never, ever a dirty word in our house. Keep reading »

Show Us Your … Super Cool Mom!

With Mother’s Day around the corner, we’ve been thinking about our mamas a bunch. We’ve loved the website My Mom the Style Icon since we first stumbled onto it last year, and we’re reaching out to you, dear Frisky readers, to create a compendium of our moms in honor of Mother’s Day. Do you have a cool picture of you and your mom (or just your ma!) that you want to share with us? {encode=”julie@thefrisky.com” title=”Send it to us”} and tell us a little bit about what makes your mom special, and we’ll include it in a Mother’s Day roundup! Keep reading »

Obama And His Mama

Some day this lil’ cutie would grow up to be President! But it’s obvious his mom loved him even before he was the most powerful man in the country. Happy Mother’s Day, everyone! Keep reading »

Questions For Our Mothers: Simcha’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, Simcha’s mom.

My parents met through the family yentas. My great-aunt Molla and my great-grandma Rose were in the same women’s group, Hadassah, and they got to talking. The next thing my dad knew, he was required to call up this nice new friend’s hot, young granddaughter and take her out on a date. Sick of Molla constantly fixing him up, he told her this was the last date suggestion he’d ever take from her. And he was right.

Over a decade later, they made my brother and me. Although I was the much cuter baby, obviously, I was also a handful … not that my mom would ever admit it. She’s a lady, the kind who wears pantyhose, even during the hot Florida summer, and ’80s power suits with big sunglasses. She left some pretty high heels to fill.

Secure in the forms of birth control I use, I asked my mom a little bit about what’s it’s like to be a mother.
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