Posts Tagged: Mothers

Ask Polly: Should I Cut My Abusive Mother Out of My Life Forever?

Hi Polly,

I'm trying to figure out how to get the gist of this across without writing a novel, but here goes. I am a 30-year-old woman who is really hitting her stride. I bought a home with my boyfriend who recently became my fiancé, I have a great job and live a great life in Southern California. It's a dream, and I can't wait to start a family blah blah blah.

Obviously these are the types of joys in life that you want to share with family, but I only have one family member left, my mother, and right now I have such anger toward her that I feel [...]


New Things: Mothers With Hair

Since the beginning of time, all mothers have been bald or at least quite nearly hairless. In these heady modern times, notes a new child-haver, mothers may have hair. Writes mother Alex Kuczynski: "The mother with the long, unrestrained locks is something odd, and relatively new." [N.B. The word "nanny" does not appear in this cultural meditation.]