motherhood

“Bad Moms” Is Even Less Funny Than You Could Possibly Imagine

Marketed as catharsis for under-appreciated moms, the film is actually written for teenage boys. Read more »

Flash Fiction Author Desiree Cooper Urges Us to Know the Mother

Flash fiction author Desiree Cooper counters motherhood mythology with raw reality. Read more »

Artists Made Gorgeous, Free "Mamas Day" Cards for All Families

You can sponsor a card to be sent to moms held in immigration detention, too.  Read more »

Ain’t I A Mommy: Why Are so Few Motherhood Memoirs Penned by Women of Color?

The absence of Black mommy memoirs reflects the lack of mainstream Black women’s stories about motherhood in general.  Read more »

"The Mama Sherpas" Shines a Light on the Skills of Midwives

The new documentary explores the role midwives play in improving how Americans deal with pregnancy and birth.  Read more »

A Comic About One Woman's Pregnancy

Cartoonist Rebecca Roher drew this beautiful comic for the Moms issue of Canadian feminist magazine GUTS. Enjoy. Read more »

There's No Such Thing As a Post-Baby Body

Notice a trend here? From the Eva Mendes “Sweatpants-Gate” to Kelly Clarkson’s ongoing encounters with fat-shamers, our nation is obsessed with celebrities... Read more »

“Jane the Virgin” Has a Surprisingly Progressive Take on Sex

The fact that the show devoted an entire episode to the topic of abortion is significant. Read more »

Appreciating Motherhood in Richard Linklater's New Film "Boyhood"

When I was growing up, my siblings and I would visit my father every other weekend at his Oakland apartment. My parents were divorced and this was their arrangement. Read more »

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