Afenia Shakur (left). mother of Tupac Shakur (right).
From Tupac to Jay-Z, many a rap artist has set pen to paper to pay homage to the women who gave them birth.
Many women who are incarcerated were just trying to make ends meet for their families. Here an image from a rally to demand the release of people held in jails, outside the Riverside Correctional Facility in Philadelphia, May 2020.
For Mother’s Day, we look at the fastest growing prison population in Canada — racialized women, many of whom are mothers. Experts connect the trend to rising poverty and the attempts to cope with it.
Team sport is an important activity to explore because it provides opportunities to build community, enhance health and well-being, and counter the often unrealistic and self-sacrificing expectations of motherhood.
Team sport provides postpartum mothers with opportunities to build community, enhance health and well-being, and counter the often unrealistic and self-sacrificing expectations of motherhood.
Despite a social consensus regarding the importance of mothers as care providers, the crucial role mothers play in their children’s social mobility is often overlooked in research and policymaking.
Globally, mothers’ educational status has a greater influence over the level of education their children attain today than was the case for people born mid-century.
Children feel more of an obligation to care for their mothers than their fathers.
The mother-daughter bond is considered the strongest human bond. While there is little difference between how fathers and mothers love their children, daughters are more likely to care for their mothers.
Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and courtesy SEARCH Foundation
Feminists in the 1970s knew the liberation of women and children was inextricably linked.
On this Mother’s Day, keep your cash and give your wonderful mother gifts that will actually have a long-term impact on her health and well-being.
The gift of sleep, time, self-care (“me time”) and a message of what a remarkable job she is doing may be what new mothers need most this Mother’s Day.
Mothers with young children are consistently identified as having lower levels of physical activity and leisure opportunities, which place their physical and mental health at risk.
There are many ways that families, health-care providers and communities can support the sleep of mothers of babies six months and older.
Supporting mothers’ and infants’ sleep can decrease the stressors of motherhood, improve maternal mood and mental health and promote better infant development.
Illustration of the 2009 Gardiner Expressway protests which saw Tamil people from Toronto bring traffic to a standstill.
This Mother’s Day reflect on why mainstream media doesn’t recognize racialized women-led resistance movements as feminism. On the 12th anniversary of the Gardiner protest, let’s centre Tamil mothers.
Most U.S. parents who take time off work to tend to newborns currently use unpaid leave.
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Polls have consistently found robust support for this benefit, with a growing share of the public approving of paid time off for dads.
Dorothea Lange’s famous Migrant Mother portrait, showing a mother of seven children in California, 1936.
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From Madonna and child to fierce matriarch, mothers have appeared in frame since photography began – even it sometimes they are just part of the furniture.
Many Mother’s Day visits this year will take place by video chats, as people put safety first.
Mothers love to be with their children on Mother’s Day, but this year, things might be different. A physician walks you through some questions to consider as you decide whether such a visit is safe.
Parenthood in 2020 is perhaps tougher than usual.
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Single mothers need more of a break than they get under current laws.
It’s critical to acknowledge that global health of women impacts the health of a nation. Here, Tohono O’odham women lead the Tucson 2019 Women’s March. The sign says: ‘My Mom, Sisters, Aunties and Grandmas are sacred.’
Canada has a long tradition of exporting women’s rights. Canada’s current feminist approach to international assistance is one worthy of developing —and celebrating — this Mother’s Day.
Stories foremothers keep and pass on may be aimed at enabling future generations to leverage experience for growth and learning. This image, circa 1899, shows the Grey County, Ont. farm of the author’s ancestors.
(Tracy Penny Light)
A historian reflects on the meaning of an aunt’s rural and war-time memoir, flagged for her attention when she was aged 13 by the then-81-year-old elder.
We have such romantic notions of being finally appreciated on Mother’s Day that some mothers feel disappointed. Perhaps we should shift the idea of what Mother’s Day can be.
Mother’s Day was originally a call for peace and justice. Some are advocating it be returned to a day of action and reflection.
The recent maternal health crisis of tennis player Serena Williams was a flash point for many health professionals. A photo of Williams with her daughter from her Instagram account.
As we celebrate moms this Mother’s Day, let’s remember that maternal health is a right that many do not enjoy.
The changes in the brain from a concussion do not appear on conventional imaging tests such as CT scans or MRIs; nor are there any other tests to diagnose a concussion.
All parents should understand the symptoms of concussion, whether their child plays sports or not.
Frankenstein’s monster in the Hollywood Wax Museum. The fictional character first appeared in Mary Shelley’s novel in 1818.
By showing us a world from which mothers are largely absent, Mary Shelley reminds us that the genius of motherhood lies less in biological reproduction than in the capacity to love.