Tag Archives: Motherhood

For the mamas who don’t get love on Mother’s Day

TweetEd. note: This is a guest post by Rebecca Trotzky-Sirr. It is part of the Strong Families Mama’s Day Our Way celebration. You can read more posts in the series on the Strong Families blog. Strong Families is a national initiative led by Forward Together. Our goal is to change the way people think, act and talk about families. Rebecca’s bio is after [...]
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Quick Hit: Stacia L. Brown’s advocacy for the voices of single mothers

TweetWriter Stacia L. Brown is changing the conversation around single motherhood within communities of color and beyond. Brown rightly highlights the glaring omission in recent trend pieces reporting exploring the rise of single parenting in America. “The latest numbers on unmarried parenting are out. The National Marriage Project reports that 58 percent of first births in [...]
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New Favorite Tumblr: “Meet My Immigrant Mom”

Tweet Launched by the Domestic Workers Alliance, this really sweet Tumblr is filled with photos of immigrant mothers with notes of appreciation written by their children. Meet the mom pictured above: My mother immigrated from Burma as a seamstress and spent her life sewing and making things from curtains to sofas. She worked 3 jobs all her [...]
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Quick Hit: 10 things I want my daughter to know before she turns 10

TweetI usually shy away from lists like this out of fear that they are extremely heteronormative, fat-shaming, sexist, etc. But this one… This one was beautiful and perfect. Not only did it remind me of the things I’d like to share with my daughter one day, but it made me think of things I wish [...]
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What’s really driving our interest in celebrity pregnancies?

Tweet I all but ignored the recent confirmation and (social)media frenzy over Kate Middleton’s pregnancy. For one, I’ve never really been into princesses; and for two, she is only one of 208 million women that will become pregnant this year alone. She’s not exactly trendsetting. But I thought about it a little more when I [...]
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