Posts tagged "mothers day"

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,…
By: Simcha / May 9, 2010

5 Tips For Daughters Who Don’t Get Along With Mom

It may not be easy to admit that you don't have your mom on speed dial, or that maybe your mother is not your favorite person in the whole world. But even daughters who don't usually get along with the woman who birthed them can find small ways to appreciate her on Mother'…
By: Pam Gaulin / May 9, 2010

I Get My Lack Of Desire To Wear Makeup From My Mother

I don’t come from makeup-wearing stock. In fact, I could probably count the number of times Mom wore makeup during my childhood on two hands. And, despite more than a decade of trying to jump on the beauty bandwagon, I’m right there with her now, barefaced except for special occasions.
By: Catherine Strawn / May 8, 2010

Questions For Our Mothers: Ami’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, Ami's mom. When I heard we were doing Mother’s Day interviews, I couldn’t wait to interview my mom, Mona. She’s pregnant with…
By: Ami Angelowicz / May 8, 2010

Moms Reveal Their Most Memorable Mother’s Day Gifts

It can be hard to know what Mom really wants for Mother's Day. So we asked a bunch to tell us the best gift they ever received on the holiday, to help you with any last-minute shopping you might be doing for Sunday. For the most part, moms just want you to do or…
By: Lyn Lomasi / May 8, 2010

A Toothy Gift For The Mom Who Has Everything

What mother doesn't need a child's tooth cast in metal dangling from her ears or hanging around her neck? Kim Kovel made a gold version of the first tooth her son lost and wore it as a good luck charm. When people asked her about it, she decided to start custom-making them for other…
By: Catherine Strawn / May 7, 2010

The Worst Mother’s Day Gifts Of All Time

It's not terribly difficult to buy a decent gift for Mother's Day. Generally, you want to get something that's a bit meaningful, as moms tend to see right through thoughtless gifts and then proceed to nag you about them for years to come. Unfortunately, sometimes children tend to over-think things. This can be catastrophic,…
By: Phil Dotree / May 7, 2010

Questions For Our Mothers: Emily’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, Emily's mom. I am not one for words, which is why I am a designer at The Frisky, not an editor, but…
By: Emily Poster / May 7, 2010

Post-Mother’s Day Is The 2nd Most Popular Day For Philandering Women!

Is today weird statistic day or something? According to AshleyMadison.com, that online dating site for people who are already married and looking to cheat, they had their second highest number of female sign-ups last year the day after Mother's Day. The day after Valentine's Day is the most popular sign-up date for women, while the…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 6, 2010

Questions For Our Mothers: Annika’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, Annika's mom. My mom and dad knew each other when they were growing up in Barbuda, an island in the Caribbean. They…
By: Annika Harris / May 6, 2010

Girl Talk: Happy Mother’s Day? I Don’t Think So.

“Thanks, but my mother’s dead,” I heard myself snap. From the horrified look on the saleswoman’s face, it was clear I should’ve come up with a more tactful response when she steered me towards the Mother’s Day cards. After all, it wasn’t her fault my mom died; this lady was just doing her job.
By: Judy McGuire / May 6, 2010

Today’s Lady News: U.S. Not The Best Place In The World For Mothers, Says Study

The United States is the 28th best place in the world for mothers and their children, according to Save The Children's annual report, given our inconsistencies on maternity leave, restrictions on birth control, and maternal mortality rate. Norway, where maternity leave is mandated and birth control is easy to access, clocks in at…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 5, 2010

Questions For Our Mothers: Amelia’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, Amelia’s mom. I think I have been truly heartbroken twice in my life. The most recent one was obviously when my relationshi…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 5, 2010

Mind Of Man: The Words Mom Wants To Hear

The most important words a son can learn are "everything is fine, mom." Which isn't a lie. It's more of a wish dressed up like the truth. No different, really, than a mother looking down at her chubby son looking up at her through swimming goggles, a towel tied around his neck, and asking if…
By: John DeVore / May 5, 2010

Dear Wendy: “I Can’t Cope With Mother’s Day”

My boyfriend and I have been together for three years. Everything about our relationship is great, but my boyfriend's relationship with his mother is strained. They do get along, but it all seems very forced and whenever he goes to visit his parents, I come along to give him the emotional support he seems to…
By: Wendy Atterberry / May 4, 2010

Questions For Our Mothers: Kate’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, Kate’s mom. My parents met the cutest way ever—waiting on line to see Shakespeare in the Park in New York City in June…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 4, 2010

10 Awesome Lessons I Learned From My Mom

My mom's a middle school English teacher and over the past, oh, 25 years or so, she has taught thousands of kids. Her reputation precedes her too. She's known for being tough and strict — maybe even a little demanding — but serious students know she's the best teacher for the job. She loves what…
By: Wendy Atterberry / May 4, 2010

Questions For Our Mothers: Jessica’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. First up, Jessica's mom. In 2010, "blended families" — from death or divorce (or multiple divorces, as in Donald Trump's household) — are…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 3, 2010

5 Empowering Things My Mother Has Taught Me

The other day, Amelia posted a list of her life experiences that were empowering and pretty epic. So epic that I began to get concerned that, maybe, I haven't done enough with my life. I was able to leave my comfortable suburban Michigan existence surrounded by everyone I know, to go to college i…
By: Kelli Bender / May 2, 2010

Lessons From Mom: Get Your Geek On

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!
By: Catherine Strawn / May 10, 2009