Posts tagged "mothers"

11 Ways Hillary Clinton’s Emails Prove She’s Basically Your Mom

Where did you get that lovely carpet?

Robyn Pennacchia | July 1, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Mommie Dearest: Mom Issues That Deserve Media Coverage In 2015

The media loves a good “mom story.” Flip through the TV or hop on a news website and there will invariably be some sort of story with a mom at…

Avital Norman Nathman | January 2, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Holiday Estrangements: On Being Motherless By Choice At Christmas

Like many American families who celebrate Christmas, mine does it in a pretty secular way. The more observant among us attend services to mark the holiday, but the magnet that…

Katie Naum | December 10, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Mommie Dearest: Seriously, Stop Policing Mothers’ Bodies

Kim Kardashian recently posed naked for Paper magazine, and despite the prediction, she did not actually break the internet. Instead, she got a whole lot of people talking. While many…

Avital Norman Nathman | November 18, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Dater X: Finding The Love My Mother Lost

I’ve been writing Dater X for almost a year now, and can honestly say that putting everything out there about my love life hasn’t been easy. Writing this column is…

Dater X 2.0 | November 5, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Could Disney’s Next Princess Have Special Needs?

Many little kids, at one point or another, have wanted to be a Disney Princess. We grew up watching Belle, Ariel, Jasmine, Mulan and others teach us that it’s okay…

Katie Oldenburg | October 29, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Mommie Dearest: Talking About Abortion At Book Club

One of the awesome things about having a new book out [The Good Mother Myth: Redefining Motherhood to Fit Reality] is that sometimes people actually want to talk to you about…

Avital Norman Nathman | March 13, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: A Pregnant Person Is A Person First

Growing up, I thought the perfect host was a combination of Betty Crocker and Donna Reed: perfect clothes, perfect hair, perfect food, and perfect personality all coming together to ensure…

Avital Norman Nathman | February 27, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Frisky Q&A: Avital Norman Nathman, Editor Of The Good Mother Myth

You know Avital Norman Nathman as the columnist behind Mommie Dearest, our feminist parenting column. But Avital is also the “mom” of her first book, The Good Mother Myth: Redefining Motherhood

Jessica Wakeman | February 5, 2014 - 11:00 am

10 Things That Happen When You Move Back In With Mom (In GIFs)

Let’s face it. Life doesn’t always turn out the way we planned.  Breakups, unemployment, and other sudden life changes can leave one stranded.  The feelings of uncertainty and helplessness are…

Sophie Leon | October 14, 2013 - 10:00 am

A Mother’s Amazing Letter To Her Gay Son Makes Us Feel All The Feelings

Earlier this week, teenager Zach Gibson came out as gay on Facebook. His mother found out about her son’s sexual orientation through the social networking site and penned the touching…

Julie Gerstein | September 5, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Girl Talk: Breaking Up With My Mother

“Oooh this one looks discreet.”

My mom held up a hot pink vibrator. I was 16 years old and instead of going home to do homework or grab…

Jordan Katz | July 22, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Real Talk: Mothers Of Sons Respond To The George Zimmerman Verdict, Part 3

In the wake of George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict this past weekend, I wanted to gather a group of parents to discuss the jury decision as well as the larger

Avital Norman Nathman | July 19, 2013 - 11:00 am

Real Talk: Mothers Of Sons Respond To The George Zimmerman Verdict, Part 1

In the wake of George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict this past weekend, I wanted to gather a group of parents to discuss the jury decision as well as the larger

Avital Norman Nathman | July 17, 2013 - 1:00 pm

An Open Letter To The New Movie “Adore” (Which Is Eerily Similar To That Andy Samberg & Justin Timberlake Song “Mother Lover”)

Dear the movie “Adore,” starring Naomi Watts and Robin Wright,

Let me start by saying that I’m not here as another social media troll who just wants to…

Alyson Penn | July 13, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: On Having An Only Child

When I first read a review of Lauren Sandler’s new book, One and Only: The Freedom Of Having An Only Child And The Joy Of Being One , I was hopeful.

Avital Norman Nathman | June 13, 2013 - 12:00 pm

How To Make (Almost) Any Mom Love You

“Mona wanted me to tell you that she’d really like to spend more time with you the next time she’s in town,” Ami IM’d me the other day. Mona is…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 6, 2013 - 12:00 pm

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…

Avital Norman Nathman | May 9, 2013 - 12:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 6, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Mommie Dearest: The Year In Motherhood Headlines

Motherhood is one hot topic. From magazine covers that pushed people’s buttons to daily headlines on both news and gossip sites, moms were praised, targeted, and questioned.


Avital Norman Nathman | January 2, 2013 - 2:00 pm
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