Mothers who regret having children are speaking up like never before

In pushing the boundaries of accepted maternal response, women are challenging an explosive taboo—and reframing motherhood in the process


Rethinking motherhood: the third act

Marni Jackson: Maybe grown kids staying closer to home isn’t so bad



Joannie Rochette provides a lesson in overcoming adversity


Incontinent on the Continent

A trip meant to heal old mother-daughter wounds proves trying


Laughing all the way to the end

Grand larceny, a mother’s madcap final months and the bitter truth about aging


When your mother’s a narcissist

Recovery, says this psychotherapist, is not about changing mom: that’s a lost cause


Maybe mom should scoop some under-valued stocks

After a rather cool message delivered in the unsteadily beating financial heart of Toronto today, the Prime Minister tried for a warmer tone at an evening rally in an airplane hanger in Hamilton.


My First and Last Prediction Post

I rarely make predictions about episodes I haven’t seen, because I’m always wrong. But what the heck: when Craig Thomas says of Britney Spears’ second appearance on How I Met Your Mother that “her return answers a larger mystery set up earlier than in the series,” I’m going to guess, not having seen the episode, that she’ll turn out to be the mystery woman who was trying to ruin Barney’s reputation in “The Bracket.” Lily is the only one who saw the mystery woman, and I don’t think she met Spears’ character in that earlier episode (maybe she did and I forgot about it in which case this guess is null and void).


Ted Mosby Really Is a Jerk?

Back when Television Without Pity was called something else, first Dawson’s Wrap and then Mighty Big TV, and was a lot better than it is now (not everything is ruined by popularity, but Mighty Big TV was a lot nastier and funnier than what it’s become over the years), they specialized in vicious recaps of Dawson’s Creek, and, in particular, pointing out that the supposed hero was actually a colossal douche. The idea was that the stuff that the writers thought made him heroic, or interesting, or superior, actually made him seem like a self-righteous jerk. Another character like that was Brandon on 90210. If a character is acting in ways that would make you want to smack him in real life, the site asked, why is he the hero?