Category Archives: NY Times


May

11

2017

Mother’s Day

May 11, 2017 By ELIZABETH LO Mother’s Day is a celebration of motherhood and the influence that mothers have on society. But for too many American children — including those I filmed for this project — the holiday serves as a bitter reminder that their mothers are locked behind bars. This film follows an annual overnight bus program that takes some of those children to…

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May

11

2017

Well Illustrated: Childbirth

By JESSICA ZUCKER and RYAN ALEXANDER-TANNER May 11, 2017 Jessica Zucker is a Los Angeles-based psychologist specializing in women’s health, who started the social media campaign #IHadAMiscarriage. Ryan Alexander-Tanner is a Portland-based cartoonist and educator. We’re interested in your feedback on this page. Tell us what you think.


May

10

2017
Our Mothers as We Never Saw Them

Our Mothers as We Never Saw Them

Op-Ed Contributor By EDAN LEPUCKI May 10, 2017 In one of my favorite photographs of my mother, she’s about 18 and very tan, with long, blond hair. It’s the 1970s and she’s wearing a white midriff and cutoffs. My dad is there, too, hugging her from behind, and from the looks of it, they’re somewhere rural — maybe some pastoral patch of small-town New Jersey where they…

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May

10

2017

An App for Mothers Who Missed Out on Tinder

By SOPHIA KERCHER May 10, 2017 At the end of a first date, Jamie Kolnick, a business owner in Manhattan, didn’t want it to end. She walked her new companion home to keep talking. “I’d invite you in, but it’s a mess,” her date said. Except the two weren’t on just any date. The afternoon was what Ms. Kolnick calls “a mom date,” and a meetup between…

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May

08

2017

The Birth of a Mother

By ALEXANDRA SACKS, M.D. May 8, 2017 For most women, pregnancy and new motherhood is a joy — at least some of the time. But most mothers also experience worry, disappointment, guilt, competition, frustration, and even anger and fear. As the psychiatrist Daniel Stern explained in the 1990s in his books “The Motherhood Constellation” and “The Birth of a Mother,” giving birth to a new identity can…

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May

05

2017

Tending My Daughter’s Crown

May 5, 2017 By DENENE MILLNER She was rushing past me into the bathroom, a whir of caramel skin and blue jeans and reddish-brown locs flying behind her, when I noticed the patch of uneven Afro stretching across at least a third of the back of her head. My daughter Mari, 17, had announced her intentions to change her hairstyle a month earlier. So it…

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May

01

2017

Three Former Skater Boys Confront Fatherhood

May 1, 2017 The Male Animal By SRIDHAR PAPPU Nearly three decades after they became close friends while skateboarding in Indianapolis, three men who grew up without fathers in their daily lives are grappling with the idea of becoming dads themselves. “There is a fear there,” Lucy Chandler said of her husband, Lamont, as she sat drinking a root beer at the Sinking Ship, a…

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May

01

2017

Child Care and Tax Credits

May 1, 2017 To the Editor: Re “The Power of Day Care” (The Upshot, April 22): Claire Cain Miller and the studies she cites are correct: Aid for high-quality child care “has the biggest economic payoff for parents and their children” of “any policy aimed to help struggling families.” What the article did not discuss, and what the Trump administration needs to address, is how…

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May

01

2017
Helping Children Cope With a Parent’s Death

Helping Children Cope With a Parent’s Death

May 1, 2017 To the Editor: Re “How to Build Resilient Kids, Even After a Loss,” by Sheryl Sandberg (Op-Ed, April 24): When I was a teenager 44 years ago my father died, turning my world upside down and creating a void that lingers to this day. As a society, we were on the cusp of embracing professional psychological support, but far from it in…

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Apr

28

2017

An Older Dad, Down for the Count

April 28, 2017 By ROBERT MARKOWITZ Raven, one of DC Comics’ Teen Titans, the statuesque daughter of a demon, killed her father in order to purge herself of evil. My own 5-foot-8 teenager, Kate, showed me this vintage issue in mid-December. Raven’s dad was red-hued with horns and fangs, but he went down hard after she blasted him with white light. Kate’s point was that…

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