Nick Jr.’s new NickMom lineup fits with its brand but ends up missing the mark with a core segment of its audience, highlighting the ambivalence surrounding contemporary representations of motherhood.
There is nothing necessarily new about a character’s surprising return, but the particular attention to the absent mother taps into a current and contentious discourse of motherhood: attachment parenting.
Motherhood and academia are in many ways an uneasy mix. And even more so when it comes to single motherhood.
CBS’s The Good Wife doesn’t shy away from the challenges its protagonist faces in negotiating her adult life, something more than we tend to expect to see on television, where story lines often trade in emotionally false dichotomies.
In the nearly three years since I joined the motherhood, I’ve noticed differences in the meanings I make and in what stays with me.