BY Hannah Baxter
on May 06, 2015
Heads up BUSTies! Mother's Day is this coming Sunday, and although you shouldn't need another reason to celebrate the extraordinary maternal figures in your life, it's a great opportunity to show some gratitude. I mean, not many people can be tasked with changing your diaper, putting up with your teenage angst, listening to your long distance meltdowns, explaining how to fill out your W-2 AGAIN, coaching you through a six layer lasagna over FaceTime and still continue to shower you with infinite love and support. Read More
BY Veronica Santos
on Mar 29, 2015
In Egypt and many parts of the Middle East, men do not speak their mother’s names aloud in public spaces. Doing so is considered wrong and makes the mother vulnerable to ridicule by others who may drag her name through the mud by making it a source of mockery and shame. Instead she is referred to as “the mother of (x),” and as time goes on, her name is forgotten and no one remembers it. She becomes literally defined by her status as a mother.
Thankfully, some are taking a stand against this habit. Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on May 13, 2014
BUST cover woman Amy Schumer truly is the master of comedic timing. In the wake of Mother's Day, only she could come up with a sketch for tonight's new episode of Inside Amy Schumer that covers an innocent topic--the technological generation gap--with such fierce wit.
The sketch is as much about moms as it is technology. Schumer pinpoints all those wonderfully cringeworthy things moms do: touch your hair and clothes without your permission, ask for your help and then refuse to take it, and insist they have no clue how to do things you could swear you JUST saw them do. Read More
on May 12, 2014
Hopefully everyone enjoyed their Mother's Day brunches and corny drugstore cards this past Sunday! Perhaps we could all alleviate our post Mamma's Day depression by appreciating how this aggrandized Hallmark holiday evolved into what it is today!
Mothers Day can be traced all the way back to a festival held by the Ancient Egyptians in honor of the Goddess Isis (pictured above) “patron saint of women and children.” This festival was later adopted by the Ancient Romans in order to mark the beginning of winter. These celebrations featured mainly female dancers and singers. Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on May 10, 2014
Might be a nice surprise--it probably doesn't happen to her much anymore. Sure, sure, there's no way you left it to the last minute. You're not one of those kids. You definitely already got a card for Mother's Day.
Not. We've all been there: scrambling to make a sucky Mother's Day card at the last second, scribbling furiously as you hear mimosa glasses clinking in the next room. I usually end up with some bubble letters on the outside, something like, "YOU ROCK, MOM!" and then on the inside, maybe something that rhymes.
Well have no fear: BUST is here. Read More
This Sunday, May 11, we will celebrate the mothers in our lives, those women who, with the help of our fathers and other mentors, taught us how to be good people, whose shoulders we cried on and whose laughter brightened our days. In celebration of the holiday, international clothing brand Desigual released a mystifying commercial, one which many have found sexist and insulting. The ad presents a young woman trying on a slinky, colorful dress; catching her reflection in a mirror, she stuffs the abdomen of her garment with a cushion. Read More
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“Scars, rolls, bones, big or small breasts, wrinkles all tell a story,” says the photographer Jade Beall. Last summer, we featured Ashlee Wells Jackson’s remarkable and powerful series of photographs celebrating the post-pregnancy bodies of a diverse group of women; Beall does something similar in her new book A Beautiful Body Project: The Bodies of Mothers. Read More
BY Kelly Maxwell
on May 13, 2013
Yesterday was filled with flowers, drunk brunches, and long-distance phone calls. Mother’s Day brings out a touch of the sentimental in all of us. Postography does too. Check out how it all works here.
At our latest Craftacular in DUMBO, Postography had a booth setup. They sent over 250 different cards all over the world that day! These are some of the cutest pix from BUSTies to their mamas. Read More
BY Laurel Walsh
on May 09, 2013
Would your friends describe you as a mama's girl and/or Motherboy?
Mother's Day is this Sunday, and if you've yet to find the perfect gift, look no further. Tell that mama how you feel with these cute Mother's Day cards from Flavorwire. Here are my personal faves.
And the (surprisingly raunchy) one you've been waiting for:
See the full set on Flavorwire, and check out their Arrested Development V-Day cards while you’re at it. Because it's never too late to tell that special someone they're hotter than a cornballer. Read More
BY Kelly Maxwell
on May 08, 2013
Mother's Day is just around the corner. Mark your calendars! Don't forget, it's Sunday, May 12!
Sure, you could get your mama some flowers, or pull that good ol' breakfast in bed trick...but you're totally better than that. After all, this woman deserves the best from you. She gave birth to you! So this year, show her how much she means to you by whipping up one of these quick and easy DIY Mother's Day gifts. Or make two and save one for yourself.
1. Chalkboard Tray. This is a great idea if you want to make something extra special AND do breakfast in bed. You overachiever, you!
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