A common concern in feminist mothers is to find the best means to convey to their children the struggle for equality and respect for women. Virginia Mellen is a 27-year-old American mother who wanted to send a loud and clear message to her 15-month-old son: women don't have to respond to a series of aesthetic stereotypes.
Category Family, motherhood and children
An applause for the actress who took her baby to the Venice Film Festival, dressed her up and breastfed in the middle of photocall
One of the most endearing images of the recently completed Venice Film Festival is that left by actress Sachiko Fukumoto in the photocall breastfeeding her daughter. With a beautiful look that matches her baby, she has shown us how beautiful (and also demanding) that motherhood can be.
In this exaltation of happiness and perfection that is Instagram there is a moment that contrasts especially with reality: motherhood and postpartum. It is not the totally idyllic moment that makes us believe some it girls, nor is it the total chaos and destruction for the silhouette that is also shown on an Instagram without filters.
Motherhood can be one of the most desired and beautiful stages of our life. Especially when it comes to something we have looked for, or that we have always wanted. However, it can also be one of the most stressful, exhausting and demanding moments we have lived. And more when we ourselves, our environment and the world in general is responsible for setting rather unrealistic goals and expectations.
There is a feeling that I understand above many others and it is the desire to be a mother. It's something I've dreamed of all my life and, although I'm afraid to be, I'm more afraid of not being. Motherhood, when desired, can be one of the most beautiful stages of life. However, as in many other vital aspects, it can also be accompanied by bad times and sorrows.
There are many reasons to decide to have children or not, all of them perfectly valid. Miley Cyrus has announced that she will not have children and thus join the women's club NoMo. He has also explained the reasons for not wanting to become a mother and they are somewhat surprising, although reason is not lacking.
I have already confessed this other times, but since I can remember I have wanted to be a mother. I was one of those girls who shot behind boys and babies smaller than me, even when I was still a child. To me the maternal instinct has not suddenly come to me when I reach a certain age, but it has accompanied me all my life.
The return to school of our children is here. In some cases, this return to the routine can be a time of stress in families: because children do not want to go back to school, because when they are younger they find it difficult to separate from us and, why, why deny it? Many times we also feel sadness at not being able to spend so much time with them.
Children's activity books can be much more fun than we think. In addition, the mothers serve us to be able to entertain the children during the holidays and finally relax a bit while we sunbathe. We deserve it too. This is the list of the best-selling activity books on Amazon (children's and parents' favorites).
Hilary Duff is accused of being a bad mother for pending her daughter, another sign of mom shaming celebrities suffer
The latest version of mommy-shaming (criticism of mothers to shame them) is due to whether or not we should make holes in girls' ears when they are babies. It is too early? Are we following a tradition that should end? Hilary Duff's latest Instagram post has unleashed the controversy again.
Friday. One p.m. I have to leave everything I am doing at work and go up to school to go for the kids. They start their vacations ... and for the parents the headaches begin. What to do with kids on vacation? How was that about conciliation? Camps for all tastes Summer is very long, and you have to cover every week from here until September.
Behati Prinsloo is sincere about the postpartum depression she suffered after the birth of her first daughter
There is no talk about depression, but much less talk about postpartum depression. Motherhood, especially the recent one, is a moment of absolute happiness and fullness, in which there is no room for sadness, apathy, or reluctance. And in which others expect you to be the happiest woman in the world for having your baby with you.
Did you just be a mom? Congratulations. Maternity leave is to recover from childbirth, to take care of the newborn, to get used to being a mother, but it is also full of free moments, for example, when the baby is taking a nap, or when you are with one of the shots, in which you have little to do more than catch up on the releases of Netflix or HBO.
Amy Schumer and other celebrities who are taking advantage of social networks to normalize breastfeeding and give a more realistic image of motherhood
While celebrities paraded with their best galas camp on the pink carpet of Gala MET this year, Amy Schumer was resting in the hospital after giving birth to her first child. An event that the comic and actress has portrayed in her Instagram account in the most overwhelmingly realistic way from the start.
If you feel that you have lost your identity since your baby was born, do not worry, you are not the only one, and it has a solution
It is a feeling that happens to many recent mothers. When I had my first child it was the happiest moment of my life, with the long-awaited child finally in my arms, but at the same time I felt that my life was chaos and that everything was falling apart. As if I had stopped being myself to become one thing: full-time mother.
There are nothing written about desires and hopes for life. There are as many possible choices as people in the world and, as long as no harm is done to anyone, they are all equally legitimate. The same happens when we talk specifically about motherhood. Many women choose, in a completely free way and in their full right not to be questioned, never to be mothers.
The season of communions is here and the smallest of the house that will make the First Communion are going up the walls. It is a very special moment for them and everything is exciting, from the step they take to the dress they wear. Do not bite, do not look like meringues, feel comfortable and make a difference.
Yes, I am a mother of two, which, today, with the very low birth rate we have in this country, is almost record. Being a double mother is very rewarding, but also very hard, and many of the advantages and disadvantages that I thought existed before they were, have turned out to be completely different from what I believed.
Mother's Day 2019 has been one of the most celebrated in social networks, flooding Instagram of beautiful family photos with dedications of admiration for moms. The celebrities have not been less, because nobody has wanted to miss the opportunity to show off their mother today. At least you are not 41 celebrities and influencers, who will raise the levels of mastitis in just a glance.
That without the mothers we would not be where we are today is a redundancy. But mine has done much more than take me in nine months and give birth to me in the middle of a heat wave. I love the person I am today and I owe that to her. A debt impossible to pay, but that helps to take stock of all those gestures that once went unnoticed.
It has always been said that a picture is worth a thousand words and, when it comes to understanding a relationship as complex as that established between a mother and a daughter, it is likely to be more true than ever. Mother-daughter relationships there are as many as people in the world. No one can be a mother without having been a daughter too and, likewise, even if you don't become a mother, you can never stop being a daughter.