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A single mother lived upstairs with her seven-year-old son. I was a guest for the week in my friends’ new second-floor apartment in a sunny three-unit house. They hadn’t seen much of their neighbor, they told me, but they’d heard her. Screams, threats, curses, relentless wrath against her child. They laughed about it. She’d...

Texas, as you may know, has some urban not-so-much-legends about cheerleading moms driven to mayhem by their sense of vicarious competition. From what I have seen and heard regarding cheerleading in Texas, there are some more widespread problems about which to be concerned.
 
The ten-year-old daughter of someone...

"Arise, then, women of this day! Arise, all women who have hearts!" exclaimed the poet and suffragist Julia Ward Howe in the original Mother's Day Proclamation, written in 1870. Howe was sick of dressing wounds and sons being killed in the civil war and was calling to women to create a day of counsel in the pursuit of...

I came to abortion work in a rather circuitous way. It was not expected after seven years of strict Catholic schooling and twenty-one Thanksgivings full of staunchly conservative, pro-life family debates. By the time I arrived in Seattle in 1998, a newly graduated college-educated feminist, I had left all of the conservative...

Stacy Dymalski is an author, filmmaker, stand-up comedian, public speaker, and band mom. TMM talks to Stacy about parenting teenage jazz musicians, comedy, and her latest book...

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