10 Mother's Day Gifts Under $50

Yikes, Mother's Day is just a month away—on May 11! Here are 10 gift ideas for less than $50....more

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In New Orleans, Too Many of Us Know Victims of Gun Violence (Video)

On Mother's Day morning, I found the Sunday edition of the New Orleans Times Picayune on my lawn. The picture here shows that day's front page. The headline of the feature story on the left reads, "Mothers talk about losing a child to violence." For many readers this is already yesterday's news, overshadowed later that Mother's Day by another mass shooting injuring 20 people, but as a resident of New Orleans, I can't simply shelve it away and move on....more
Please help us! We are a group of teens from New Orleans who want to help stop the violence! We ...more

My Mother's Daughter

  My mom and I do not share an “easy” relationship, but I wanted to tell her, “I love you; I am who I am because of you,” without the extra fluff that simply...isn't us. I wrote this after searching for hours and not finding a single Mother’s Day card for mother’s and daughters who don’t always get along like best friends, moms and daughters who don’t always see eye to eye....more

The Ugly Truth about Mother's Day

Now that we've all had some time to recover, I think it's time to talk about why Mother's Day sucks rotten eggs and stinky baseball cleats....more

Confessions of An Ungrateful Daughter

Mother's Day is one of my least favorite days of the year on two levels. First, despite having ample opportunity, I have chosen not to be a mother, so there's not a damn thing in it for me. Secondly, I am estranged from my own mother, and have opted to see her only three times in the last 25 years. The essay below explains both decisions above. ...more

Happy Mother's Day!

To all the moms, grandmothers, and pet mamas!!...more

What my mother and I couldn't say.

Today is Mother’s Day, a time when many bloggers will wax sentimental about their moms and how they hope they can give their kids the same kind of magic.Not me. I’m going to talk about regret....more

Will You Have a Happy (Step)Mother's Day?

Will You Have A Happy (Step)Mother’s Day?  Why does the thought of Mother’s Day worry so many stepmothers? Do we feel like we’ve merited some sort of recognition that we know we won’t get? Is it because we secretly hope that perhaps this will be the year that our stepkids have a grand epiphany that we’re pretty darn amazing, we do a lot for them, we put up with a lot as a stepmom and gosh darn it, we really do love them? ...more

On Mother's Day, without my Mom

Mother’s Day. This isn’t my first as a mom, but it is the first when my oldest daughter can actually say, “Mommy.” She can also say “Oh My God Kingee, do you need a haircut!” and she can tell her dad that she’s not “digging” the song he’s singing. It is what I say and not necessarily what I do, these days, as Caroline makes our language her own. She grabs words and phrases like candy—with parental perseverance, she’ll accept table manners just as voraciously—and most of the time, I love it. I love hearing myself interpreted in a musical little lilting voice....more