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  1. family
    What My Mom Taught Me About SexGrowing up, my mother prioritized being with men above all else. Today, I’m still reckoning with what that meant — for her and for me.
  2. family
    My Mom Has No FriendsThe loneliness of growing older made bearable with playdates.
  3. all in the family
    The Mother-Daughter Vacation Must Go OnAdventures in pandemic-traveling with my 75-year-old mother.
  4. the bigger picture
    Longing for FamilySydney Mieko King’s “Entanglement” conceptualizes the body as a container of ancestral memory.
  5. in(tense) conversation
    Talking About Abortion With My MomI’m the reason she’s against it, she says. She’s the reason why I don’t agree.
  6. the bigger picture
    Our Mothers, OurselvesMagdalena Wosinska’s family photos will make you want to call your mom.
  7. parenting
    Why I’m Teaching My Daughters to Be RudeI want to teach my girls that sometimes it’s better to be impolite.
  8. talking to
    7 Teenage Girls and Their Moms on Watching Lady Bird Together“I probably have to have some therapy after this.”
  9. science of us
    Having a Daughter Makes Dads More Politically PolarizedIn whichever direction they already happen to lean.
  10. politics
    Parents of Daughters Are More Likely to Vote for Hillary ClintonIf you have a daughter and no sons, you’re far more likely to support Clinton.
  11. advice
    Ask Polly: How Do I Help My 25-Year-Old Daughter?Don’t project your own anxieties.
  12. adolescence
    See Stunning Portraits of Women Coming of Age Around the GlobeSwedish photographer Lisen Stibeck captures young adulthood around the world. 
  13. Dads Who Do Dishes Raise Ambitious DaughtersActions really do speak louder than words.
  14. conversations
    How Do I Explain the Stolen Nigerian Girls to My 3rd Grade Daughter?Trying to explain the Boko Haram kidnappings to my third-grade daughter.
  15. open questions
    Hey, Google, Is My Daughter Chubs?Inquiring parents want to know. 
  16. Did the Girl With the Pearl Earring Paint a Fifth of Vermeer’s Paintings? It’s a theory! It should be a movie!
  17. cut chat room
    Can You Stop Your Mom From Commenting Online?The Cut discusses mommenters.
  18. true stories
    I Was a Child Pageant Star: Six Adult Women Look BackWhat really happens when Honey Boo Boo grows up.
  19. lies we’ve told
    On Throwing Away the Lunches My Mother PackedThe lie I told my mother, the food tyrant, every day for years.
  20. lies we’ve told
    My Mother Gave Me Away, So I Said She DiedChild brides and a tangled family tree in Tehran.