For black women, wearing our hair in its natural state was—and still is, to some extent—considered defiant.
By Margaret Auguste
Leggings, spaghetti straps, midriff shirts—what’s the harm? Motherwell’s cultural conversation with parenting experts Lisa Damour, Jessica Lahey, and Peggy Orenstein.
Is my daughter a “tomboy” or a “girly girl”? She is neither and she is both.
By Lauren Apfel
The swings she used to ride are still moving, but she’s long gone, and I realize it’s only the wind.
By Robin L. Flanigan
We’ve raised three children of our own, but still have a little parenting left in us.
By Julianne Palumbo
The doctor finally looked at me and said, “We can’t hold her down. She’s sixteen.”
By Laurie Lichtenstein
We were unwittingly showing our daughter that being a mother excludes other possibilities.
By K.C. Willivee