A new study shows that American adults live an average of only 18 miles from their parents—and the proximity is for good reason, as mothers who live near their own moms have a meaningful amount of extra freedom to handle personal emergencies and work.
On December 10 NBC premiered Coat Of Many Colors, a biopic about Dolly Parton and her family. The movie, which “received NBC’s biggest ratings on Thursday night since the 2009 series finale of E/R” has inspired interest in Parton’s family life and, in the spirit of the holidays, she has shared her first experience…
We were deep in the woods of Humboldt County at Katie Azevedo’s family ranch, gathered around the table for breakfast. It was a comfortable scene, but six weeks ago Katie was dirty and dusty, in the midst of a transformative experience: She and her mother, Linda—along with their horse, Sedona—were riding the Pony…
People entering careers as lawyers and judges in China are faced with an interesting moral quandary while taking the national judicial examination. On the exam, among questions about contract negotiations, lawsuits, and damages, test-takers are asked directly about who they would save in a fire, their mothers or their…
Some daughters are very close with their mothers. They talk on the phone at least once a day, share secrets, and when it’s time to get married, these daughters want their mothers to be involved, very involved, right down to attending their raunchy bachelorette weekend. Wait, what? Whaaaaat?
“Take the holy water,” said our translator, “and pour it into the brass bowl. Repeat after me: Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa.”
Leaving the spa, my mom surprised me by saying something as awkward as it was true—that we’d just had two old Korean ladies strip us down and clean us better than we’ve ever cleaned ourselves.
A single mother named Laura Browder is facing child abandonment charges in Houston, Texas, after leaving her 6-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son in a food court while she interviewed for a job 30 yards away.
It’s nearly Mother’s Day, so get ready for some holiday themed content! This week’s Pissing Contest is all about the mamas! Tell us your happy mom stories, tell us your sad ones, tell us the ones about weird vacations and awkward interactions. As always, we’ll post the best of the best next week!
You deserve recognition for completing the hardest break-up known to the human heart.
Researchers tested samples of online-purchased breast milk for a study that was published in Pediatrics this week. The results: 10% of the samples contained cow’s milk.
In news you have always intuitively understood to be indisputable but knew was routinely dismissed, ignored, or downplayed because of raging sexism, it turns out that women who have kids — at least two — are more productive than literally everyone who has ever existed. In other news: FACE.
I was born around the same time as Sesame Street and raised to believe that I could do anything I set my mind to: that I could be an astronaut, a police officer, a backup dancer on Solid Gold. My friend Julia and I would come home after school and sing along to "Free to Be You and Me," an album and book we'd devoured…
One of the biggest aspects of celebrity gossip culture is the Celebrity Baby Bump. We love to talk about it (even when it's nonexistent). We love to look at it. We love to analyze about how mothers dress themselves when they have one and how they "recover" when they don't anymore. But for pregnant women, things…
Debra Harrell plans to file a lawsuit against the news station which posted her private information including social security number and home address.
For low-income mothers, purchasing diapers is not exactly in the budget. Even those who receive welfare assistance have a difficult time making room for such an expense. But a new bill in California aims to specifically cover the cost of diapers for mothers, bringing at least a little relief when it comes to the…
One Michigan Concerned Mother is so, so, so mad that a hospital that she took her daughter to requested speaking privately with her 17-year-old daughter that she's gone public to warn other Concerned Parents that the government is restricting their "God-given" right to control all aspects of their children's life.
Today was a big momma thang for Lil' Kim, who gave birth to her first child this morning in New Jersey. The baby—a little girl who weighed in at 6 pounds, 5 ounces—has become yet another in a long line of unfortunately-named celebrity babies.
Tara Sawyer is a 37-year-old British woman who says she's so addicted to the "buzz of pregnancy" that she will keep giving birth until her "womb falls out." Ew.
Nice moms are over. If a writer wants to make good, timely television these days, looking to Faye Dunaway’s tour-de-force in Mommie Dearest is apropos. Long live the evil cinematic mom.