mothers

Life

Parents On the Hardest Parts Of Having Kids

“I haven’t taken a shit alone in four years.”
Graham Isador
4.16.19
personal essay

My Indian Mother's Refusal to Cook Taught Me Everything About Womanhood and Food

There is plenty to tell about my mother, but no recipes bound and weighted by rituals, no tales of a mother figure carrying the weight of my family’s life at the table.
Sharanya Deepak
3.11.19
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

The Abortion I Had While Trying to Stay Clean

“I wanted a child, but logic told me I must terminate. What if I could not stay off drugs?”
Hannah Brooks
9.10.18
motherhood

Arab Women Tell Us Why They Don't Want to Become Mothers

"I don't want to have to choose between buying myself a dress or getting diapers for a baby"
Aya Abdelrahman
4.19.18
Pity Party

My Mom’s Pregnancy Playlist Helped Me Get to Know Her Better

At 24, I'm the same age as she was when she had me. By listening to the music she liked back then, I took a closer look at our similarities in taste.
Lauren O'Neill
3.14.18
Mother's Day

We Asked Our Mums What They Hate About Us

“I love everything about you! (Except the tattoos, of course.)”
Celeste Yim
5.14.17
Photos

Portraits of Mothers Whose Children Were Murdered

Every year, tens of thousands of people are murdered in Venezuela. I spoke to some of the mothers who have to live with those numbers.
Luis Cobelo
1.20.17
News

How the Mums of Extremists Are Uniting Against ISIS

A mother who lost her son in Syria tells us how she's trying to stop other families suffering the same fate.
Amelia Abraham
11.14.16
Features

I Sent My Girlfriend's Mother to Review an EDM Festival

Spoiler alert: her recap includes inflatable dolphins, security selfies, and Top 40 DJ slander.
Max Mertens
6.9.16
Stuff

What ‘Game of Thrones’ Taught Me About Parenting

It's more than just, "Don't raise a Ramsay or Joffrey."
Catherine LaSota
5.10.16
Stuff

We Asked Our Mums How We Were Conceived

"I was on top on January 19, 1990. It could've been the reverse cowgirl, but I'm not sure. Need more info?"
Zach Sokol
5.8.16
Art

Ryan McGinness' Meditations on Motherhood

"Mothers, from what I’ve seen in my wife, are strong. I always knew my wife was a strong woman, but seeing her as a strong mother has been delightfully frightening."
Beckett Mufson
5.7.16
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