Category Archives: NY Times


May

26

2017

A Mother’s Help

May 26, 2017 Picture Prompts By KATHERINE SCHULTEN The mother in this photo has been by her paralyzed son’s side, literally, throughout every one of his classes at Chapman University. This week, as Marty O’Connor graduated with an M.B.A. degree, the school surprised his mother, Judy O’Connor, by awarding her an honorary M.B.A. for her dedication. Though this mother’s role in her son’s life may…

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May

19

2017
‘It Made Me Into a Person With a Mission’: Readers React to Motherhood

‘It Made Me Into a Person With a Mission’: Readers React to Motherhood

By MARIE TAE McDERMOTT May 19, 2017 In her recent article, “The Birth of a Mother,” Dr. Alexandra Sacks identified four challenges in the process of becoming a mother, or “matrescence”: changing family dynamics, ambivalence, fantasy vs. reality and feelings of guilt and shame. Hundreds of readers wrote about their own transitions into parenthood in the comments section of the article and on The Times’s Facebook page. Some…

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May

18

2017

Help! It’s Wear Your Teacher’s Favorite Color Day

By NICOLE BLADES May 18, 2017 We were just a few strides short of the finish line when I dropped the baton. But the baton was actually a purple T-shirt, and the race was the daily contest known as Getting This Child on the School Bus On Time. On its own the purple shirt was innocuous if a little peculiar. As part of Teacher Appreciation Week at…

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May

17

2017

Modern Love Podcast: Gideon Glick Reads ‘Just Don’t Call Me Mom’

May 17, 2017 Modern Love By THE NEW YORK TIMES On this week’s podcast, the actor Gideon Glick reads “Just Don’t Call Me Mom,” about a Mother’s Day gift that makes a stay-at-home dad reconsider the meaning of his role in the family. The author, David Beach, is a stage performer. So is Mr. Glick. Most recently, he starred in the Broadway show “Significant Other.”…

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May

17

2017

To Raise Better Kids, Say No

By SCOTT SONENSHEIN May 17, 2017 Despite the temptation for parents to say yes to their children’s wishes, research shows there’s an insidious side to chasing after the newest thing others have. It fosters a sense of deficiency that can never be fully satisfied. First they want the doll, then all of the accessories — and of course the four-story Barbie mansion. And so I’ve taken on…

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May

16

2017

Tituss Burgess: The First Time I Had to Parent My Mom

The First Time By TITUSS BURGESS May 16, 2017 My mother was a single parent for much of my youth. She worked during the day, and so when I was about 5 to 12 years old I would spend the summer at my grandparents’ home in Georgia, with my mom bringing me back to Athens on the weekends. In my early years, I protested. You see, their…

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May

13

2017

Grandbabies: The Great Reward for Aging

By LESLEY STAHL May 13, 2017 Happy Mother’s Day to all us grandmothers, we band of lovesick indulgers whose ability to say no seems to be disabled the day our grandbabies are born. We sneak them candy when Mom says no, we let them play on iPads, read them “Fancy Nancy” over and over … and over. We get out our wallets whenever they point to something…

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May

13

2017

The Gender Pay Gap Is Largely Because of Motherhood

Mother’s Pay By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER May 13, 2017 When men and women finish school and start working, they’re paid pretty much equally. But a gender pay gap soon appears, and it grows significantly over the next two decades. So what changes? The answer can be found by looking at when the pay gap widens most sharply. It’s the late 20s to mid-30s, according to two new studies…

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May

12

2017

Dance Mom

May 12, 2017 By ELIZABETH BASTOS There’s a barefoot middle-aged woman with a gray buzz-cut flailing around the living room to the melted cheese of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons’ “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” “What are you doing, Mom?” my kids ask. It is obvious — at least to me — that I am dancing. I swoon, “Isn’t the horn section divine?”…

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