The very different lessons I learned from my mother and my mother-in-law
What would it have taken to make her happy?
Now is not the time for a ‘farshtunkiner’ made-up holiday!
I’m no longer allowed to visit my mother in her assisted living facility. So how will we celebrate Mother’s Day? By singing over the phone.
Rokhl’s Golden City: What a pair of LPs can teach us about the nature of the Jewish family
What I learned about maternal love from Aviva Shalit, whose son Gilad was held prisoner in Gaza for five years
A word that used to be tinged with condescension and snark has been rehabilitated as a marker of female solidarity
When I was pregnant, my therapist became a maternal figure for me—and ultimately helped me appreciate my own mother in an unexpected way
As a kid in 1970s Los Angeles, I thought my mother’s behavior was typical. Now I wonder: Could I have helped her sooner?
A Mother’s Day farewell to the coolest First Lady ever
I have a mother. I am a mother. So why isn’t this day twice as nice?
A mother and son share their story of unconditional love
When a litter of kittens was born on my doorstep, I took stock of the family I’d formed—and lost
My mother and I used to be at each other’s throats; now everything is different
How Jewish moms might have put their kids on the path to greatness—perhaps unintentionally
‘The Jewish Daughter Diaries’ paints an often-predictable portrait of Jewish moms. My own family’s history is more complicated.
Talking with Daphne Merkin about ‘American mishegas’
A Holocaust survivor, she nurtured me with silence. This Mother’s Day, I’ll mourn for her—quietly.