mothers

I went to pack our things and caught my mom ruffling through my toiletries bag. (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: My Mom Punched Holes In My Condoms

When we got home my wife was unpacking our bags and noticed the condoms we keep in the toiletries bag looked weird. Read...
Erin Khar   |   12.5.18   |   SHARE
Ask Erin
Daughters are experts on their mothers; my sister and I see precisely what is changed — so changed — in my mother’s face.

Still Eleanor: The Brain Hemorrhage That Stole My Mother From Herself

Daughters are experts on their mothers; my sister and I see precisely what is changed — so changed — in my mother’s face. Read...
Leslie Kendall Dye    |   09.18.18   |   SHARE
Long Reads
How to talk to your daughter about her body - reinforce the quality of her body, rather than the quantity.

How To Talk To Your Daughter About Body Image

When it comes to how to talk to your daughter about her body and body image - reinforce the quality of her body, rather than the quantity. Read...
Mariana Plata    |   11.14.17   |   SHARE
Families
Did my mom feel alone, as if she were blamed for what happened to her? Like nobody could understand what she was dealing with?

After My Mom Died, Drinking Made Me Feel Closer To Her

When my mom died, I made a list of things that made me similar to her: My favorite color was purple, I liked to write, I loved reading, I adored cats Read...
Alaina Leary    |   04.11.17   |   SHARE
Long Reads
The principles of scarcity mean that, for most of us, the benefits of one choice come at the cost of something else.

When Mothers Are Judged For How They Take Care Of Themselves

The phrase “self-care” comes loaded with assumptions about who has the ability to care for themselves, and what kind of care is valuable. Exercise is Read...
Amy Monticello of Role Reboot    |   03.17.17   |   SHARE
Families
Image: Instagram/ roseganggg

Mothers And Daughters At The Chelsea Hotel

My mother and I may never see eye to eye on politics, and our value systems may seldom align. Sometimes it feels like we try to breach this divide; Read...
Patricia Grisafi    |   03.9.17   |   SHARE
Essays
No relationship is perfect, not even with super mom. (Image: Thinkstock)

7 Unexpected Benefits To My Mom Moving Abroad

My mom and I are extremely close. Some would say we’re a little too close, but since she fills two roles in my life — mother and best friend — I Read...
Kelly Burch    |   12.29.16   |   SHARE
Families
Protesters last week in Baton Rouge. Image: Shannon Stapleton/REUTERS.

Protecting Our Children After The Wounds Of Racism Divide Us Even More

I find myself in this place again. I am numb. I feel empty. I almost have no words. In 2012, around the time of the birth of my son, I had a similar Read...
Nia Heard-Garris of The Conversation    |   07.21.16   |   SHARE
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