Posts tagged "mothers"

Girl Talk: I Am My Mother’s Least Favorite Child

When I was little, I was convinced my mother hated me. Between my two older brothers and me, I was positive I was the one she liked least. Even at a young age I could sense I was a disappointment, that I didn’t fit the stereotype of her dream daughter: sweet, demure, cooperative, loving. I…
By: Daisy Barringer / September 28, 2012

Kristen Stewart Bears An Uncanny Resemblance To Her Mother

Try as we might to deny it, women have way more in common with their mothers than any of us are willing to admit. They also say that if you want to know what a lady will look like when she's older, take a look at the one she came out of. So when I…
By: Rachel Krause / May 24, 2012

10 Life Lessons We Learned From TV Moms

We've learned a lot of important lessons from our own moms, but we've probably learned even more from watching sitcoms (sorry, Mom!). In honor of Mother's Day, we thought it would be fun to compile some life lessons we've learned from TV Moms over the years. After the jump, check out our list,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 11, 2012

9 Reasons Not To Date A Mama’s Boy

If you want a girl to be your mother / go find another, go find another one So sang the band Elizabeth and the Catapult. Truer words were never spoken. Alas, mama's boys don't exactly ring your doorbell and announce themselves. They get you hook, line and sinker with their great relationship with their mom.
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 11, 2012

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

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…
By: Angela Tung / May 10, 2012

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!
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 10, 2012

Mother’s Day Style Inspiration Board: Gillian Darmody

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 i…
By: Rachel Krause / May 10, 2012

10 Mothers Who Tried To Sell Their Babies

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…
By: Ami Angelowicz / May 6, 2012

The Soapbox: In America, We Treat Our Moms Like Second-Class Citizens

Are you a mother? Do you know someone who is? You probably do, and that's why you should be very concerned about Alabama's chemical endangerment clause, which aims to protect fetuses from mothers who abuse drugs. Alabama's law -- and others like it -- signify a wave of legislation aimed at granting fetuses more…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 1, 2012

15 Things Mothers Do That Drive Us Crazy (But We Would Secretly Miss If They Stopped)

Mothers have the unique ability to annoy us in a way that no other person can. The smallest gesture, the most subtle glance, the most seemingly innocuous comment is enough to send us into a fit of madness. Why? Because we understand her thought process, her subtext, what she really thinks of our new haircut…
By: The Frisky / March 6, 2012

10 Mothers Who Tried To Sell Their Babies

If only babies came with an exchange policy, then we'd never have to hear about another mother trying to sell her newborn for $15,000. Bridget Wismer is the latest baby seller to get caught. She allegedly planned to take a trip to Disney World with the bank she made from her baby. Her asking price…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 7, 2011

Girl Talk: I’m Proud That My Mom Got Arrested

It was Saturday in the late afternoon and I was in the middle of ridding my apartment of dog hair when I heard my cell ringing over the hum of the vacuum. My iPhone screen indicated it was my mom calling. Ever since I successfully taught her how to text message a year and a…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 4, 2011

Dear Wendy: “My Mother Thinks I’m Too Young For A Meaningful Relationship”

I am 23 and halfway through my master's program. I have been dating my boyfriend, whom I met my senior year in college, for the last year and a half. It has not been easy due to our constantly changing life situations and the fact that we are long distance right now, but we make…
By: Wendy Atterberry / July 12, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Italian Company Fires All Women “So They Can Stay Home” With Kids

When an Italian company Ma-Vib faced budget problems, it fired all 13 of its female employees and justified it claiming the women could stay home with their kids now: "We are firing the women so they can stay at home and look after the children. In any case, what they bring in is a second…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 1, 2011

Department Of WTF: A Mother/Daughter Womb Transplant

Here's some exceptionally weird science for you. Sara Ottosson, 25, was born without a uterus and is taking part in what could be the world's first womb transplant. The donor? Her mom—Eva Otosson, 56, a businesswoman who runs a lighting corporation in the UK. “[Sara] needs the womb and if I’m the best donor for…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 13, 2011

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…
By: Jessica Axel / May 2, 2011

Girl Talk: Accidental Lessons In Love From My Mother

My mom has a boyfriend. For most children of divorce this is nothing new--or perhaps all too common--but for me, this is big. Really big. You see, my mother has been single for most of my life. She has great friends, a close-knit family, and a job she feels passionate about, but she’s never really…
By: Emily Sullivan / March 4, 2011

Are Attractive Women More Likely To Have Daughters Than Unattractive Women?

In today's totally scientific study of the day, we learn that attractive women are more likely to have daughters than unattractive women. Or, are they? The results, you see, are a tad confusing. First, "Dr. Satoshi Kanazawa, of the London School of Economics, analyzed data from a survey of 17,000 babies born i…
By: Wendy Atterberry / November 30, 2010

Girl Talk: My Mother Is A Hoarder

The smell of ammonia—a holdover from when the cat was sick—is the first thing I notice, before the dust seeps into my nostrils, making my eyes itch. The door doesn’t fully open, blocked by boxes in the entryway. The piles of craft projects, winter coats, and litter are pushing out from the walls, trying to…
By: Cassandra Dalton / October 26, 2010

Mommy Loves Her “Princess Boy” Who Likes To Wear Girls’ Clothes

This is the sweetest story: this little boy likes to wear princess clothes and that's just fine with his mom. Cheryl Kilodavis has written a children's book called My Princess Boy about how it's OK for boys, like her son Dyson, to enjoy pretty dresses. It warms my dark, craggy heart.
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 15, 2010