...[M]en get a lot of praise for the “extra-credit work” they do in regards to domestic labor (the actual house cleaning and keeping work) and emotional labor (the invisible work that ensures the rest gets done) no matter what day of the year.
I didn’t see similarities between my mother and I until years later, after I became a mother. The constant conflict hid how my mother and I are alike.
Wouldn’t it be nice to get Mother's Day cards from your kids that showed they actually get you? A cards and 15 pounds of good chocolate should about do it.
The pain of losing my pregnancy has set me free from the patriarchal office politics that have dictated so many of my days and so much of my mental space.
I called myself “mama” for the first time on the morning of the day that I miscarried.
We’ve made it incredibly easy for you to make ethical, informed purchases with this wonderful Mother’s Day gift guide.
"I have a lifetime of momless moments ahead of me, but I’ve prepared for those since her death. What I hadn’t prepared for was that I’d have to celebrate one of those milestones on a day that I typically spend in mourning."
I have a lifetime of momless moments ahead of me, but I’ve prepared for those since her death. What I hadn’t prepared for was that I’d have to celebrate one of those milestones on a day that I typically spend in mourning.
If you are buying for someone really special, you want to choose something meaningful and useful. While everyone has their own interpretation of the word “feminist,” the criteria for this list was that the product had to be either designed by a woman, produced by a women-owned business, or benefit women's causes in some way. No matter what you choose, your feminist mother (or sister, aunt, grandma, wife) will not only be happy with her gift — it'll align with her personal politics.
You’d be hard pressed to find something more meaningful to mom than watching YOU scrub your own urine off the toilet seat/floor/wall. DO IT YOURSELF. And try this, do it EVERY DAY.
After 365 days of kid-topia time, Mother's Day is finally upon us!
So much pink. So much glitter. So much sexism. (Shudder.)