Mothers Day 

Towne & Reese Jewelry

Mix and match styles from Towne & Reese. Credit: Towne & Reese
Did you get something great for Mother's Day? Even though the holiday has passed, we still think it's important to splurge a little bit on yourself.
We recently ...
Treat yourself to a little jewelry shopping.

Motherhood Moments: More Than a Strike, She Quit!

Jessica Anya Blau with her mother, Bonnie Blau Credit: Jessica Anya Blau
Around the time I was 8, when my sister, Becca, was 11, and my brother, Josh, was 3, my mother told Becca and me: "I quit."
"Quit what?" I asked. "Being a h...
If a mother is someone who packs your lunch, hems your pants and mops the kitchen floor, then I grew up without a mother.

Motherhood Moments: Try a Little Selfishness

Elizabeth Eslami and mother. Credit: Elizabeth Eslami
When I was 10, my mother took me out to the shed behind our house to ask me if she should divorce my father.
"I'm thinking of leaving him," she said. "But you need to know what t...
if mothers don't teach their children how to be happy by example, who will?

Motherhood Moments: Raising a Girl (Not) Like Me

Jenny Block and her daughter. Credit: Jamie Abbott I remember being scared. That's what I remember most about bringing my daughter home from the hospital 12 years ago, being scared. She was so tiny and perfect. A clean slate. I was afr...The powerful thing about raising an independent daughter is that she grows into her own person.

Motherhood Moments: Passing On a Love of Words

Zoe FitzGerald Carter with her mother and daughter. Credit: Zoe FitzGerald Carter
If childhood had a soundtrack, mine would be the hammering keys and intermittent "ping" of a busy typewriter.
From as far back as I can remember, my m...
Recognizing a kindred spirit, my mother took me under her wing.

Motherhood Moments: Mothers and Daughters and Readers and Writers

Lisa Yee and her mother. Credit: Lisa Yee When I was little, my mother and I had a nighttime ritual. After my bath, when I was zipped into my pink footie pajamas, she'd sit on the bed and read to me. Mom's voice wrapped me up in fairy ...We were readers, my mother and I. We still are.

A Compendium of Mother Warning Phrases

In honor of Mother's Day, I thought I'd take a look at one of the most important and oft-used tools in any mom's arsenal: the warning phrase. Don't act like you don't have one, because I know you do. I have two. I call them my shot-across-the-b...What's your mom warning style? Don't make me ask you again!

Motherhood Moments: Coping with Mother's Day When Mom is in Decline or Gone

Jo Maeder and her mother. Credit: Portrait Innovations What happens when a cynical hard-core New Yorker reluctantly moves to the South to care for the mother who always drove her crazy? To her (my) surprise, she falls madly in love wit...A cynical hard-core New Yorker reluctantly moves to the South to care for the mother who always drove her crazy.

Calypso St. Barth for Target

The new collection of Calypso St. Barth for Target will make Mom happy. Credit: Target Mother's Day is just days away -- are you still in need of a gift? Or, for you moms out there with forgetful families, are you still looking to drop...There's still time to pick up a fashionable Mother's Day gift.

Motherhood Moments: Now, You Don't, a Mother's Day Tribute

Debra Darvick and her daughter. Credit: Martin Darvick My daughter sometimes worries about the relationship she will have with her daughter. She doesn't have a daughter, mind you. She's not even pregnant. Or married. But she neverthele...One mother's struggle with her relationship with her own mother in the wake of a grim diagnoses.

Motherhood Moments: Love Means Having to Say You're Sorry

Jacquelyn Mitchard and her daughter. Credit: Jacquelyn Mitchard
Picture an old photo of your mother.
Now, picture an old photo of Grace Kelly. That's the difference between old photos of my mother and those of most mothers. When ...
When I become a mother, my mother was already gone.

Worst Mother's Day Gifts: What Not to Buy

Year after year, you practice your "I love it" face in the mirror before receiving your Mother's Day gift. Of course, you appreciate your family's effort, but you'll likely be returning whatever gift you're unwrapping. To avoid the inevitable Mother'...Hey, Dads! Don't make a Mother's Day gift blooper. Follow our guide on what NOT to give.

Amazing Mom: Yolande Dumont

Yolande Dumont with her grandson, Ethan. Dumont Family Photo.
Amazing Mom: Yolande Dumont Yolande's Family: Husband: Julien, married 54 years; Kids: Michelle Reese, 51, Ronald, 50, Rene, 47, Raymond, 43 Yolande Lives In: Lewiston, Maine Why Yolan...

Amazing Mom: Leslie Nordin

Leslie Nordin crosses the marathon finish line, a race she did blindfolded. Credit: MarathonFoto
Amazing Mom: Leslie Nordin, who ran the 2009 Boston Marathon blindfolded to prove to her blind son, then age 4, that he can do anything. Leslie'...

Amazing Mom: Saranne Rothberg

Lauriel and her mother Saranne Rothberg want to make sick people laugh. Credit: Courtesy of The ComedyCures Foundation. Amazing Mom: Saranne Rothberg, founder of the The ComedyCures Foundation, which uses therapeutic comedy programs to help the sic...


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