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People do not naturally assume that my family is a family.

Friends often try to assure me that people mean well, urging me to go easy on them, to be gracious, to give people the benefit of the doubt. "People don't mean to be offensive," they tell me. "They just don't know how to say it without coming across that way."

What these friends don't understand is that when the act of defining your family structure becomes an expected part of every day of your entire life, you grow tired of being gracious. It's exhausting to have strangers view your life as an up-for-grabs educational experience. For my kid, it's to constantly hear the underlying message: "Your life, your family, doesn't make sense to me. Someone needs to explain it to me. You owe me an explanation."

It's the people who live comfortably inside majorities who tend to discount any sort of commentary from minorities as being "overly sensitive." And I imagine that it's hard to step back and grasp the fact that when the world you occupy is built to accommodate you, you fit inside the boxes. You make sense. You are expected.
Nishta Mehra writes about her family's experience with learning how to navigate the landscape of interracial adoption in a "post-racial" America: Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair.
posted by divined by radio on Mar 4, 2015 - 51 comments

Moms

Two very different commercials about mothers.
1. Old Spice "Momsong"
2. P&G "Pick Them Back Up"
Bring your tissues for that second one.
posted by Rock Steady on Jan 9, 2014 - 53 comments

The Matrix retold by Mom

"My mom hadn't seen (or heard of) the Wachowski's classic sci-fi film The Matrix. We watched the entire movie together and right after she told me what it was all about."
posted by mediated self on May 2, 2013 - 37 comments

Models and their Mothers

Models and their Mothers by Howard Schatz. Interview. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Feb 27, 2013 - 35 comments

I've started telling my daughters I'm beautiful

"I don't want my girls to be children who are perfect and then, when they start to feel like women, they remember how I thought of myself as ugly and so they will be ugly too. They will get older and their breasts will lose their shape and they will hate their bodies, because that's what women do. That's what mommy did." Some lovely Friday-morning encouragement for all the moms.
posted by jbickers on Nov 16, 2012 - 65 comments

"I didn't call you for a month because [big shrug] ... New York."

Hot on the heels of Amusingly Horrible Things Moms Have Said: The Bracket , it's Amusingly Horrible Things Significant Others Have Said: The Bracket
posted by griphus on Sep 15, 2011 - 81 comments

For those far away from their mums.

Zoological Mother's Day
posted by terrirodriguez on May 8, 2010 - 4 comments

Moms in Babeland

Perhaps it's not surprising, given their intrinsic connection: sex and parenthood come together in Moms in Babeland, a blog run by the eponymous sex toy boutique (NSFW, obvs). [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on May 6, 2010 - 17 comments

Postcards from Yo Momma

Postcards from Yo Momma.
posted by chunking express on Apr 4, 2008 - 36 comments

What the hell is 'foo-fooey?

Joe Valentine has Two Mommies --..."It's no different than having a mother and father," he said. "These are the two women who raised me, and they are wonderful people. It's just not a big deal to me. Why should it be?" In an enlightened world, it shouldn't. But major league baseball is to enlightenment what Pauly Shore is to career longevity. ... Meet the Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher--"...a baseball player who was raised by two wonderful, loving mothers. How can anyone criticize that?"
posted by amberglow on May 3, 2005 - 41 comments

Non-verbal Communication

Nursing moms are aphrodisiacs, but if you're lonely tonight, don't let it get you down.
posted by mcgraw on Feb 9, 2005 - 20 comments

Mother's Day is coming up!

Mother's Day is coming up! What's the coolest gift you ever got your mom? Any ideas for the rest of us?
posted by MeetMegan on May 3, 2002 - 24 comments

Holy Mother of Google!

Holy Mother of Google!
posted by bradlands on May 12, 2000 - 2 comments

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