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Girl Talk: Dear Mom, You Were Right About Everything (Almost)

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We haven’t always gotten along. There have been some wicked fights over the years, starting in the sixth grade when I didn’t want to wear my ripe-for-teasing plaid shorts to school, or in ninth grade when you insisted a C minus in trig warranted summer school (it didn’t), or that visit during college when I threatened to leave and never come home again (though I don’t even remember what we were fighting about).

But this Mother’s Day, I wanted to tell you those three little words moms everywhere love to hear.

You were right. Keep reading »

21 Important Lessons From Mom

Are you ready for Mother’s Day? No? Here are a few gift ideas if you need some last-minute help! Thank you for tweeting and emailing us the lessons your mother taught you — but don’t forget to tell her this Sunday!

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Mother’s Day Style Inspiration Board: Gillian Darmody

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As far as mothers go, Gillian Darmody isn’t the best, but she’s certainly the most manipulative. This gangster moll was just a teenager when she was impregnated by the biggest political boss in the sordid snow-globe world of Prohibition-era Atlantic City. Fast forward twenty-five years and she’s the matriarch responsible for Jimmy Darmody, who is following in his illegitimate father’s footsteps as a hard and fast crook while his young mother continues her career as a showgirl and occasional mistress. What follows is a twisted web of scandal, sex, slaughter, and deceit, complete with an Oedipal love triangle and beyond. Gillian Darmody is one shady lady, but she has the kind of wardrobe that would drive any self-respecting flapper-lovin’ woman wild. After the jump, a few pieces to get you into the dancing mood, alcohol restriction and incest notwithstanding. Wear these individually to avoid the dreaded “Halloween costume” effect. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Mama’s Day Cards For Every Mother

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  • We’re loving this Mama’s Day e-card from the group Strong Families, which seeks to be inclusive of all families and all mothers in all forms. You can check out all the other gorgeous Mama’s Day e-cards here. [Strong Families via Feministing
  • Rep. Bob Dold, a Republican in Illinois, has introduced a bill today called the Protecting Women’s Access to Health Care Act. The bill would prevent lawmakers from blocking family planning funds to Planned Parenthood simply because PP provides abortions. Recently, defunding PP has been a new tactic of anti-abortion lawmakers. [Huffington Post]
  • Colorado’s House Speaker said legislation to allow civil unions won’t get a vote, as the bill will die along several other bills. [New York Times] Keep reading »

Hitched: My Mom And My Wedding, A Springsteen-Fueled Fairy Tale

Once upon a time, there was a Texas girl who loved and adored her mother, but also respected and feared her. The Texan girl didn’t always see eye-to-eye with her mother, but even in the worst of times, her mother had always been there with the love and support she needed. The Texan girl always wanted to make her mother happy.

So the Texan girl didn’t know what she would do when the Texan girl got engaged and didn’t plan to have the church-sanctioned, decorous affair she expected her mother would want for her.

And then the Texan girl got tired of talking about herself in the third person.

My mom is a brilliant and intimidating person, and she’s also very shy. She’s great at math and was a star athlete in her day. I’m a people-pleaser and an unrepentant extrovert, have made my living as a writer and do well to play right field in co-ed softball. Which means that once we stopped sharing bodily fluids roundabouts November 9, 1983, we’ve been about as different as two people can be. Keep reading »

4 Steps To Forgiving Your Mom

Congratulations! You have taken the first step toward choosing to have an entirely different relationship with your mother. That’s very exciting — and admirable … especially after all these years of feeling that you were powerless to change your feelings, and that she may have been the one at fault. Now let’s take the next step so that this Mother’s Day is different — and you are left feeling satisfied at having achieved your own freedom from your reactions. That would be a remarkable achievement indeed! 

Mother’s Day, like Christmas and other family times together, can be a period of enormous stress and apprehension before, during and after the event. I suggest that you make the choice based on a powerful new perspective, which will give you a profound sense of peace, ease, and even love. How good would that be? How freeing would that be for you? Would there be anything to lose? Read more …

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: For The Mom With A Green Thumb

Does your mom prefer outdoors to in? Does she treat her rose bushes with the kind of love you thought was only reserved for future grandchildren? Does she scoff at store bought tomatoes and lettuce? Sounds like you’ve got a mom with a green thumb. Here are 10 gifts that are perfect for her this Mother’s Day…

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10 Random Things Every Mother Knows

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On Motherhood
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It might be maternal instincts, it might be years of parenting experience, it might be magic–we’re not sure how it works, but we’ve noticed that mothers know things that other people don’t. We put our heads together and came up with 10 random things that every mother seems to know. Check out our list, and please add your own pieces of magical mom knowledge in the comments! Keep reading »

10 Mothers Who Tried To Sell Their Babies

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What’s the absolute worst thing you can do as a mother? Oh, I don’t know … TRY TO SELL YOUR BABY. Like 33-year-old Bridget Wismer of Delaware (pictured above), who was charged with felony child dealing when she allegedly tried to sell her newborn son to a gay couple for $15,000. And she did all of this for a crummy trip to Disney World. 

Whatever crappy things your mother did to you, you can take comfort in the fact that she didn’t try to sell you so she could go to Disney World. At least, I hope she didn’t. This Mother’s Day be grateful that one of these ladies is not your mother. Click through to see the worst of the worst.

Need Advice? Ask Our Moms!

We were thinking over here at The Frisky: No one gives better advice than a mom (well, 90 percent of the time). That’s why we’re offering up our moms to give you guidance. They’ve done a good job for us, and we think they can do the same for you. If you need the kind of solid advice that only a mother can give, send your questions to askmom@thefrisky.com. After the jump, meet the experts … we mean our mothers. Keep reading »

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