Posts tagged "mothers day"

27 Things I’m Glad My Mom Taught Me

For better or for worse, our first impressions of the world usually come through the people who raise us. Luckily for me, the women in my family were able to gently guide me through any situation, offering their priceless opinions and advice along the way. They conveyed much of their wisdom through words, but I…
By: Claire Hannum / May 9, 2014

Girl Talk: When You’re Not A Mom On Mother’s Day

As the song so painfully and beautifully goes, motherless children have a hard time. I am lucky I was not one of those children. And I'm not one of those adults. My mom is in excellent health and we have a close relationship. I'm grateful for that. But as mother's day approaches, I can't hel…
By: Catherine Zuckerman / May 9, 2014

Compassionate Fashion: Noodle & Boo’s Skin Care Products

In addition, to celebrating our own mothers this Mother’s Day, let’s celebrate all of the loving mothers around the world. Noodle & Boo creates products that are recyclable, nontoxic, biodegradable, natural, organic, and sensitive enough for the most delicate skin. This environmentally and socially conscious company has a variety of skin care…
By: Sophie Leon / May 8, 2014

Etsy Spotlight: Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due

Mother's Day is May 11th this year (note to self: don't forget!!!), and what better way to honor mom than with a charming reminder of the high self-esteem she helped instill in you? This coffee mug will have her patting herself on the back every time she gets a refill. [$22, Avonnie…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 4, 2014

Makeup Bag: 8 Beauty Products That Remind Us Of Mom

Why would you care about the beauty products your mom uses? Because look at your mom! She looks great! She must be doing something right. We've picked some of the beauty products our moms -- and probably yours -- use. Take a look and go slap some of that cold cream on. …
By: Julie Gerstein / May 12, 2013

7 Animal Mommies And Babies!

Is there anything sweeter than animal moms snuggling their babies? Even if you and your mom don't have the most Hallmark of relationships, your heart melts into a big mushy puddle when you see a mommy dog/goat/wildebeest/whatever giving her newborn babe a bath with her tongue. Yeah, her own tongue. The animal kingdom is intense.
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 12, 2013

The New Yorker‘s Tribute To Lesbian Moms

Aww! This week's cover of The New Yorker gives a big shoutout to moms who don't get enough props on the cover of mainstream magazines on Mother's Day: same-sex moms. Biracial lesbian moms, specifically. Because moms of all types cry over their Mother's Day cards. […
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 12, 2013

Science Explains Your Relationship With Mom

It's Mother's Day this weekend. If you're lucky enough to spend time with your mom, you might spot some of these mother-daughter relationship realities explained by science. Many research dollars have been spent to find out why your mom loves to text you or why she always seems to mimic your fashion sense. Scientists have…
By: Tres Sugar / May 11, 2013

A DIT (Do-It-Together) Project For You & Your Mom

DIY craftstress Kristen Turner loves making and wearing her own home-crafted jewelry and clothes. But Kristen's mom doesn't get the whole DIY thing. "She likes to look at my site and put in orders, like she's shopping or something," says Kristen. Can Kristen get her mom to see the crafty light? We shall see, we…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 11, 2013

Weekend Playlist: An Eclectic Mother’s Day Mix

Planning a Mother's Day get-together? Maybe a formal brunch (if you're still searching for recipes, we've got you covered) or a low-key hangout at your parent's house? However you're celebrating this weekend, you're gonna need some tunes. Preferably some overtly mother-themed songs that span every genre from country to pop to rap. That'…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 11, 2013

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…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 10, 2013

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

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…
By: The Frisky / May 10, 2013

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…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 9, 2013

Mommie Dearest: 9 Gifts Mothers Really Deserve This Mother’s Day

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:…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / May 9, 2013

Debate This: Should Mothers And Daughters Be Best Friends?

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…
By: The Frisky / May 9, 2013

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 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. […
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 8, 2013

7 Little Ways To Show Your Mom Some Long-Distance Love

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…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 8, 2013

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

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…
By: Andrea Grimes / May 8, 2013

8 Types Of Mothers & The Issues They Gave You

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…
By: The Frisky / May 7, 2013

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

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…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 6, 2013
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