Welcome to The Ladies for May 12, 2019! It’s curated articles we have enjoyed reading on women and girls around the world — sprinkled with things to do/see/read/buy. Please click here to subscribe: Subscribe to The Ladies by Email
Today is Mother’s Day – we salute mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers around the world!
This is How Mother’s Day Was Born
It’s time to celebrate the person who brought you into this world.Here’s how Mother’s Day came to be, and how it’s changed over time. Click the link above to read the full article.
NY Times Opinion: What ‘Good’ Dads Get Away With
Division of labor in the home is one of the most important equity issues of our time. Yet at this rate it will be another 75 years before men do half the work. Click the link above to read the full article.
Meghan Markle Speaks on the Importance of Women’s Education Just Days After Giving Birth
Meghan Markle may not have been present at CAMFED’s Education Changes Everything Gala, but her presence was definitely felt. On Thursday, the organization — which aims at eradicating poverty in Africa through the education of girls and the empowerment of young women — held a celebration in honor of its 25th anniversary, and the Duchess of Sussex recorded a special video message, highlighting the importance of female education around the world. Click the link above to read the full article.
‘S.N.L.’: Emma Thompson, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Celebrate Mother’s Day
It’s become something of a recent tradition at “Saturday Night Live” for the annual pre-Mother’s Day broadcast to feature a tribute of sorts from current cast members to their real-life moms. That custom was upheld in this weekend’s episode, hosted by Emma Thompson and featuring the Jonas Brothers as musical guests. But for her opening monologue, Thompson (who said her daughter, Gaia Wise, was in the audience) was joined by two other moms with long histories at “S.N.L.” — former cast members Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who offered “a little language lesson” to help children decode what their mothers might be saying to them. Click the link above to read more and watch the clip of S.N.L.
5 Luxury Destinations for a Mother-Daughter Trip
Few things in life will solidify a family bond quite like traveling together. So as Mother’s Day approaches, T&C curated the destinations around the world that have all the elements of a perfect mother-daughter (or mother-son!) trip—gorgeous sights, good culture, great food, and plenty of spas. Bon voyage! Click the link above to read the full article.
Don’t be Grateful That Dad Does His Share
When mother’s feel lucky to have any help at all, it’s an impediment to the elusive goal of equity in the home. I’ve spent the past year interviewing married or cohabiting heterosexual mothers across the United States about the distribution of child-care labor in their home. Most of them did the lion’s share of the work and were angry with their partner. Yet many of them told me they were “grateful.” Over and over again, I heard women complain that they were doing more than their partner, only to then insist that they were lucky to have any help at all. Click the link above to read the full article from The Atlantic.
Long Antibiotic Use May Raise Women’s Heart Risks
Antibiotics can be lifesaving, but using them over a long period might raise the odds of heart disease and stroke in older women, a new study suggests. Click the link above to read the full article.
Moms Proudly Show Off Their Postpartum Bodies
Meg Boggs is on a mission to redefine the public perception of a woman’s postpartum body. Click the link above to view the video of moms showing off their postpartum bodies.
Chantecaille Makeup: Learn How Women Buying Makeup with Chantecaille Can Help the Environment
See how they are donating a portion of sales to help protect Asian Elephants, Climate Change, African Elephants and conservation efforts towards monarch butterflies, coral reefs, wild horses and more. Scroll down for links on where to buy: