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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 ...If a mother is someone who packs your lunch, hems your pants and mops the kitchen floor, then I grew up without a mother.
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 ...if mothers don't teach their children how to be happy by example, who will?
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 ...The powerful thing about raising an independent daughter is that she grows into her own person.
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 ...Recognizing a kindred spirit, my mother took me under her wing.
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.
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 ...What's your mom warning style? Don't make me ask you again!
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 ...A cynical hard-core New Yorker reluctantly moves to the South to care for the mother who always drove her crazy.
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.
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 ...One mother's struggle with her relationship with her own mother in the wake of a grim diagnoses.
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.
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 ...Hey, Dads! Don't make a Mother's Day gift blooper. Follow our guide on what NOT to give.