Mother's Day

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Sheryl Sandberg: Mother's Day Different as a Single Mom

Facebook exec reflects after a year

(Newser) - Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg became a widow unexpectedly a year ago this week, and she uses Mother's Day to reflect on the loss—and the challenges of being a single parent—in a new post , reports US Weekly . "For me, this is still a new and unfamiliar world,... More »

Passengers on JetBlue Flight Cheered for Crying Babies

New ad asks passengers to cut flying moms a break

(Newser) - Something that's probably never happened in the history of aviation happened recently on a JetBlue flight from New York to California: Passengers actively rooted for babies to start crying. The one-of-a-kind flight was documented for a JetBlue Mother's Day ad released this week, Adweek reports. After passengers were... More »

4 Shot at Mother's Day Motorcycle Blessing

1 killed at Newark's 'Blessing of the Bikes'

(Newser) - New Jersey authorities say one person is dead and three others are wounded after gunfire broke out following an annual Mother's Day motorcycle blessing in Newark. Gunfire erupted last night in the city's South Ward, the scene of the "Blessing of the Bikes," an event sponsored... More »

My Mom's Death Showed Why Selfies Matter

Veronica Arreola says they're worth 'far more than any knickknack or bauble'

(Newser) - If you can't think of a good Mother's Day gift, here's an idea: "Get a selfie with your mom," writes Veronica Arreola at the New York Times . "It will be worth far more than any knickknack or bauble you could ever buy her or... More »

It's Our First Mother's Day Without Mom

It's hard, writes Jason Tippetts, but 'it is not my place to ignore (milestones) because they are hard'

(Newser) - Mother's Day usually marks a round of cards, flowers, and breakfasts in bed for moms new and longtime alike. But for Jason Tippetts and his four kids, it marks "a great sense of dread and loss," a raw reminder that less than two months ago his wife... More »

Hollywood's 5 Worst Stepmoms

So, um, happy Mother's Day?

(Newser) - To "celebrate" Mother's Day, Radar rounds up the best and worst stepmoms in Hollywood. The worst:
  • LeAnn Rimes broke up Eddie Cibrian's marriage to Brandi Glanville and refers to herself as "bonus mom" to her two stepsons. But Glanville thinks Rimes has overstepped her bounds in
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Mother of Mother's Day Came to Hate It

Why? This year's average amount of $169 on gifts is a hint

(Newser) - It's Mother's Day, and Forbes blogger Steve Cooper quantifies the ways Americans will show their appreciation: Figure $169 spent per mom this year, up from $152 last year, with a record 14% planning to buy some kind of electronic gadget as the big gift. Jewelry will be tops... More »

Obama's Mother Shaped His 'Essence'

He is his mother's son: David Maraniss

(Newser) - Barack Obama titled his memoir Dreams From My Father, but "Dreams From My Mother better evokes his story," writes Washington Post editor and Obama biographer David Maraniss. The president is very much a reflection of his mom, the Kansas-born Stanley Ann Dunham who married a Kenyan and later... More »

Best and Worst Celeb Moms

Mother's Day survey reveals holiday activities, too

(Newser) - In a poll of 10,000 readers ahead of Mother's Day, more would trust their kids to Jennifer Aniston than Brangelina, reveals. More from the survey
  • Most trustworthy babysitter: Ellen DeGeneres and her partner Portia De Rossi.
  • Best mom: Jennifer Garner, followed by a tie between Reese Witherspoon
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Dungeon Daughter: 'I Never Want to See My Father Again'

Elisabeth Fritzl spends first Mother's Day with 'above ground' kids

(Newser) - The Austrian woman who spent 24 years in a cellar as the sex slave of her sadistic father has said she never wants to see him again, reports the Daily Telegraph. The information was revealed as Elisabeth Fritzl, 42, spent her first Mother's Day with five of her six surviving... More »

Time's 10 Best Mothers Ever...

Mother Earth, Marge Simpson make the cut

(Newser) - No one's perfect, but some moms get pretty close—even if they do have control issues, out-of-wedlock kids, or a little drug habit. Time picked these winners for going against the grain.
  1. Dumbo's mom: for giving her child wings
  2. The moms of The Joy Luck Club: for caring a bit
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... And 10 Worst, From Futurama to Mommie Dearest

Picks from cult movies and mythology make the cut

(Newser) - If an ounce of mom is worth a pound of clergy, as they say, these mothers would topple the scales. Time lists its all-time worst moms: 
  1. Mom on Futurama: for bringing her cut-throat business sense home
  2. Mother in The Wall: for making Pink a baby forever
  3. Mrs. Robinson: for
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NYT's Friedman: Call Your Mother

Columnist breaks from politics for Mother's Day

(Newser) - New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman has a piece of policy-free advice for readers today: “Call your mom.” His own died last month, and on his first Mother’s Day without her, he recalls her influence on his own optimism, which can be found “between the lines... More »

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