January 5, 2017 On the Verge By CAITLIN KELLY The designer Giuliana Leila Raggiani attended Parsons School of Design and Central Saint Martins, but when it came to launching her own knitwear line, Giu Giu, in 2013, she drew inspiration from an unlikely source: her Sicilian grandmother, Palmira Giglia. Giglia — who coined Giu Giu, Raggiani’s childhood nickname that would become her brand moniker —…
While parents sometimes impose rules for using social media on their kids, the most important rules are those that children create for themselves.
Myasia Williams, whose husband is in jail, struggles with motherhood, a job, school, bills, an overcrowded apartment and her husband’s absence.
There is something about celebrity mothers and daughters like Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds that captures the imagination in a way that famous father-sons do not.
Antidepressants and other medications can affect bonding, but letting an illness go untreated is far riskier for both mother and baby.
The New York Times film critics review “Paterson,” “20th Century Women” and “ Julieta.”
December 23, 2016 By RONDA KAYSEN Toddlers make terrible office mates, particularly if your office is in the living room of a railroad-style apartment. They are also not reliable companions at the neighborhood coffee shop, as Jacqui Smith, a publicist, discovered when her son had a meltdown while she tried to get some work done at Variety, a popular Brooklyn coffee roaster. “He started screaming…
December 22, 2016 Social Q’s By PHILIP GALANES My husband and I went to a Hanukkah party, where I witnessed the hosts’ son (about 12) tease a younger girl whose mother is Latina. “Pack your bags,” he said. “Trump is going to send you back to Mexico.” The girl told her mother, who confronted the hosts; the boy denied it. And it was left as…
By PAM BELLUCK December 19, 2016 Pregnancy changes a woman’s brain, altering the size and structure of areas involved in perceiving the feelings and perspectives of others, according to a first-of-its-kind study published on Monday. Most of these changes remained two years after giving birth, at least into the babies’ toddler years. And the more pronounced the brain changes, the higher mothers scored on a measure of…
Critic’s Notebook By NEIL GENZLINGER December 14, 2016 Chat boards and social media have been full of memories and tributes to Alan Thicke and his “Growing Pains” character, Dr. Jason Seaver, since Mr. Thicke’s death on Tuesday at 69. “Alan Thicke will forever be a better dad than me,” Blair Herter, the TV personality, wrote in a representative tweet. “Thanks for the memories, Dr. Seaver.” Much of…