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Mama, Will You Hold My Hand?

Danielle Ripley-Burgess | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Danielle Ripley-Burgess

Three is the age of extreme emotion. One minute I've got a sweet-as-pie charming little girl who can squeeze not one cookie, but two out of me with a smile and big bear hug. Minutes later, she spits in my face .

16 Previously Unwritten Rules Of Mom Code

Leslie Spencer | Posted 07.25.2014 | Parents
Leslie Spencer

We are not perfect and we make mistakes all the time. It's ok. Just commit yourself to being on this side of the fence, where gossip is minimal, women are non-threatening, and kindness rules... the grass is definitely greener.

7 Lessons From My Mom: A Mixtape

Kristin Shaw | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Kristin Shaw

My mother has always had a love of music that is infectious, and my memories of the years I spent at home are punctuated with songs from all eras -- Big Band swing to '80s rock.

Raising Our Voices: Join the Global Moms Relay

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

Sunday is Mother's Day, and there's no better time to join the movement to improve the health and well-being of mothers and babies everywhere. That's the goal of the Global Moms Relay. In partnership with the UN Foundation, Johnson & Johnson and BabyCenter, HuffPost is putting the spotlight on the ways we can bring new opportunities to women and children around the world.

Honor Your Mama

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.06.2014 | Women
Miriam Ava

She takes on the world to make yours go round. She's your launch pad for success. She senses what you need and desire -- often before you do.

How Helping Teen Mothers Changed My Life

Esmeralda Villanueva de Ramírez | Posted 03.14.2014 | Impact
Esmeralda Villanueva de Ramírez

At first I didn't understand the mothers' unbridled enthusiasm for a piñata. But then it hit me -- these teenagers hadn't had the chance to be little girls, because they became mothers too soon.

Strength, Resilience And Selflessness: A Mother's Love Is Universal

Haroon Mokhtarzada | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
Haroon Mokhtarzada

Across the globe we find mothers who spend what they have to invest in their children's futures. It's for this reason that the United Nations is so focused on empowering women and girls, not as a class of vulnerable people who need help, but because they form the core of many sustainable solutions to world's most pressing issues.

A Global Moms Relay For Healthier, Happier Families

Aaron Sherinian | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Aaron Sherinian

Mom power is as unique in every community as it is universal. And it's essential to solving global problems like reducing the number of women who die from childbirth complications and ending the millions of preventable child deaths.

The Power Of A Text Message

Sharon D'Agostino | Posted 02.15.2014 | Impact
Sharon D'Agostino

The moment that the four women entered the meeting room where I had been waiting, I could feel my heart warm. For these mothers, the SMS messages calmed their fears.

Hollywood's Big Women Problem, In 1 Chart

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 12.13.2013 | Entertainment

In November, the New York Film Academy took a look at gender inequality in films from 2007 to 2012. The results were startling: there five men for eve...

Cinefantastique's Here's What's Going On: Tom Cruise Film Gets New Title

Dan Persons | Posted 09.16.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Tomorrow will get a whole lot edgier... Mama director to get post-apocalyptic... Science fiction thriller Extracted gets dreamy...

How Text Messages Are Helping This Mother

Kirsten Gagnaire | Posted 06.12.2013 | Impact
Kirsten Gagnaire

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg After the birth of her second child, Asha and her husband signed up to receive weekly voice and SMS messages from the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action.

Mobile Messaging: Strengthening the Bond Between Mother and Child

Alice Lin Fabiano | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Alice Lin Fabiano

Having health information in the palm of her hand is now possible for Asha Sarkar, a new mother who lives in a slum outside of Dhaka. She is one of t...

Weekend Box Office: Warm Bodies Tops While Bullet to the Head Tanks Over Super Bowl Weekend

Scott Mendelson | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Ah, Super Bowl weekend! Warm Bodies can go from a $9 million Saturday to a $2.9 million Sunday and it's okay!

Movie Review: Mama

Kathleen Hale | Posted 03.29.2013 | Entertainment
Kathleen Hale

Perhaps my favorite aspect of Mama (aside from the fact that it made me very, very afraid) is that it paints a refreshingly complicated and ultimately poignant portrait of female relationships.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Mama

Dan Persons | Posted 01.21.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In Mama, a young couple is saddled with a pair of literally feral children and have to contend with the challenges not only of raising a pair of kids accustomed to ambulating on all fours, but also of dealing with the malevolent, spectral force that's followed them home.

'Mama' Scares Up A Box Office Win

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 01.20.2013 | Entertainment

Horror movie "Mama" upset the critically acclaimed "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Silver Linings Playbook" at the box office this weekend. The Guillermo del ...

Why 'Mama' Will Surprise Horror Fans

AP | TODD McCARTHY | Posted 03.20.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — A playful, elegantly made little horror film, "Mama" teasingly sustains a game of hide-and-seek as it tantalizes the audience with...

Review: Mama Is a Horrifying Psychological Drama Trapped Inside a Mostly Routine Ghost Story

Scott Mendelson | Posted 03.19.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

There is potential for an absolutely fascinating character study hidden within Andrés Muschietti's Mama, but unfortunately the film feels content to follow the road oft-traveled in its genre.

Guillermo Del Toro's New Thriller Spooks With Terrifying Finesse

NBC Latino | Nina Terrero | Posted 01.17.2013 | Latino Voices

Guillermo del Toro is a Hollywood heavyweight known for producing films both dark and scary – think “Pan’s Labyrinth” and “The Orphanage” ...

Interview With Mama Writer/Producer, Barbara Muschietti

Julie Ingram | Posted 01.14.2013 | Arts
Julie Ingram

Barbara Muschietti is a native-Argentinean who has traveled the globe following her dream, to make feature films. This January, her supernatural thriller Mama, starring Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, hits theaters. 2012-11-14-mama.jpg

Global Motherhood: Harnessing Mobile Technology To Improve Children's Health

Kathy Calvin | Posted 08.07.2012 | Impact
Kathy Calvin

Every year, more than 3 million newborns die during their first month of life. This year alone, more than 7 million children around the world won't make it to the age of five. While these numbers are sobering, there is hope: Most of these deaths are preventable, and we already have the tools to help stop them.

How Mobile Technology Is Saving Mothers

Gustav Praekelt | Posted 07.23.2012 | Impact
Gustav Praekelt

In collaboration with Cell-Life and Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, Praekelt Foundation will launch MAMA South Africa -- a mobile phone based community that allows mothers to access vital health information on their mobile phones in a way that is personal and discreet.

Global Motherhood: Happy MAMA's Day!

Patricia Mechael | Posted 07.15.2012 | Impact
Patricia Mechael

Here's how MAMA's mobile messaging works: A mother indicates her due date or the birthday of her recently born child. She then automatically receives weekly health messages and reminders during her pregnancy and up to the child's first birthday.

Giving New And Expecting Moms Power In The Palm Of Their Hands

Tina Sharkey | Posted 04.30.2012 | Impact
Tina Sharkey

Moms all over the world need the right information. Last April, we helped launch MAMA, an initiative to deliver critical health information to women in the developing world through text and voice messages on basic mobile phones.