iOS app Android app

Mother

Girlfriends: The Other Women

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 07.17.2014 | Fifty
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

Fortunately, I got to go to college in the late '60s. The Second Wave ruled! Birth control was readily available and there were savvy girls from all over the world at UNM. What was even better, they knew nothing about me. Sure, I was a little weird, but weird was in. I could blend. Somewhat.

It Takes Over a Village: Calling Out American 'Mommyism'

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Joel Schwartzberg

I want my daughters to grow up feeling vital and empowered based on what's inside them, not on what comes out. I want my son to recognize women as inherently whole and complete, without regard to their present or potential offspring.

When Being Wrong Is Right

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

When people hurt or frighten us and the differences between us erupt in anger, we have an opportunity to practice and strengthen these qualities.

How Parents Tell Their Kids They Have No Value

Christopher Norris | Posted 07.08.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

Growing up I heard countless adults say: "children are to be seen and not heard."

The Last Snowpiercer Review You Will Ever Need to Read

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 07.06.2014 | Entertainment
James Marshall Crotty

Bong Joon-ho's sci-fi allegory Snowpiercer is one weird and hilarious trip. At turns campy and amateurish (with issues of ADR synching and logical con...

Watch Out Cupid! Transhumanism is Going to Change Love

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.02.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The next time you're in a coffee shop, don't overlook that 70-year-old sitting in the corner reading Dickens, Hemmingway, or maybe even a copy of The Transhumanist Wager. That senior citizen with their years of wisdom and experience might soon be fair game for a love interest.

What Nobody Tells You About the First 3 Months of Motherhood

Catherine Alford | Posted 06.27.2014 | Parents
Catherine Alford

Just like marriage and weddings, all society really shows us of motherhood is the romance, the surface story that everyone dreams of and simultaneously hides behind.

Mom's Helpful Hints Fall on Deaf Armpits

Parri Sontag | Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents
Parri Sontag

As I headed out to CVS, my 17-year-old daughter asked me if I could pick up some deodorant, because she was almost out. I came home with a brand she'd never used before ― my personal fave, which I think is worth the extra buck-fifty: a clear, unscented anti-perspirant/deodorant gel.

Past, Present or Future...

Tami Shaikh | Posted 06.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Tami Shaikh

So if the past is what has made me the person I am, and the future is what I am working for -- what does the present or "the now" mean to me? How could I just believe and make today my friend? I was lost.

Dear Family Whisper: How To 'Convince' a 6-Year-Old to Cooperate

Melinda Blau | Posted 06.18.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

From the time he was born, your "spirited" little one has been -- and continues to be -- shaped by you, your husband and by whatever situations and surprises your family encounters.

Here's One Step To A Happy Marriage

Leigh Koechner | Posted 06.13.2014 | Weddings
Leigh Koechner

I want my home to be the place that is filled with love, support and laughter. So, when the disconnect is weighing heavier than the good stuff, it's time for a regroup, reboot, retreat, or in this case, a couple's workshop.

I Win Every Race I Run

Mary E. Graham | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary E. Graham

I win every race I run. I win against the idea that all runners are a size two and should run in sports bras and teeny-tiny running shorts. I win against the negative body image that will one day try to convince my daughters that their bodies aren't beautiful, that they're not skinny enough.

Thinking of You, Dad

Lynda Freeman | Posted 06.13.2014 | Impact
Lynda Freeman

As Father's Day approaches my thoughts turn to my dad. He passed away more than a decade ago at the age of 89. Dad was born in a village in Poland, the son of poor peasants who made their living peddling household goods.

Cancer Does Not Define Me, I Am Redefining Cancer

Sarah Amento | Posted 06.05.2014 | Women
Sarah Amento

In July of 2013, I was diagnosed with IDC Triple Negative Breast Cancer Grade 3, at the age of 36, wife and mother of five beautiful children. I began treatments for this very rare and hard to treat and beat breast cancer through City of Hope. I started a trial in hopes of helping other women who would be diagnosed after me in hoping to play a small role in perhaps saving their life.

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.

The Truth My Mother Kept From Me For Years

Lisa Meritz | Posted 07.21.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Meritz

Yes, my mother Sally was a stunner; her beauty a major asset. When she dressed up, you might not be able to tell which movie star she looked like, but some famous actress's name would be on the tip of your tongue.

Hi Mom, How Are You?

Fred Lundgren | Posted 07.16.2014 | Fifty
Fred Lundgren

Almost every day, my mother would call me and read my "horrible scope," as she called it. She was convinced she could predict my day by reading it. Sometimes, she would miss a day, and the next day she would call and claim she knew what I did yesterday.

Dividing Property, Uniting Family: A CEO's Approach to Managing Post-Funeral Chaos

Kevin Meany | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin Meany

My rationale for this exercise was originally motivated by fear, a fear of 22 of us rummaging through my mom's house grabbing things, squabbling over items, etc. But, in reality, there was nothing to worry about. Dividing Mom's property wasn't messy. It was memorable -- in a good way.

Not Being a Mother Doesn't Make Me Any Less of a Woman

Melanie Young | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Melanie Young

Just because I am not a mother does not mean that I am selfish or my life is incomplete. I have a very happy, fulfilling life that I embrace with appreciation and enthusiasm.

A Conversation About Rape on Campus

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

There will be plenty of opportunities for sexual experiences on campus. The hook-up culture is seductive, but don't let wanting to be cool influence your decisions about sex.

Wisdom From My Mother

Jennifer Kamara | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Jennifer Kamara

In the spirit of honoring mothers every day, not just on mother's day, I asked individuals from around the world to share with me, wisdoms from their mothers. Not surprisingly, they confirm how unrelenting and influential our mothers are globally.

Mom and Me

Michelle Madison | Posted 07.11.2014 | Women
Michelle Madison

I have learned that life's struggles are meant to be shared and not carried alone. I have learned that you don't wait to say "I love you" until the person is sick or dying; you say it every day. You make sure the people in your life know how important they are to you.

Plane Fell 5000 Feet From the Sky

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.10.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

In that delirious conversation, I told my mom that my husband would do a good job of raising our four-year old, and she didn't miss a beat. She told me to 'snap out of it. Planes are built to take on wind shear. We'll be fine.'

How My Mother-In-Law Showed Me The Truth In Parenting Clichés

Jen Simon | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Jen Simon

It took me a while to understand Rita's parenting style, and even longer to appreciate it. But now, I like to think about her style as an important balance to my mother's - a ying to her yang, if you will.

The Face in the Mirror Is My Mother's Face

Alexia Parks | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
Alexia Parks

Today, in our interconnected world, our lives may be lived through the stories we tell others about ourselves, but forever, and always, my smile will be my mother's smile. The hand raised high to wave hello or goodbye is also hers. My feet even slip into the same shoe size my mother wore.