Reporting on Motherhood: Domestic Affairs (A Perfect Mother’s Day Present!)

Thursday, May 01, 2014 The below is excerpted from Joyce Maynard’s Domestic Affairs, on sale for $1.99 through Mother’s Day. An unforgettable collection of essays on the everyday thrills and challenges of marriage and motherhood, from one of America’s best-loved memoirists, it makes for a wonderful gift for any mother in your life.

Joyce MaynardI was a newspaper reporter in New York City once, and I wrote about fires and elevator operators’ strikes and dog shows and murders. It was a pretty exciting line of

Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 12, 2013 Happy Mother's Day! We're wrapping up our celebration with a roundup of some of our authors’ favorite memories of their mothers.

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I remember coming home from school on Wednesdays to find dough rising in the big brown ceramic bowl Mom used for breadmaking that could accommodate a quadruple recipe. We were a family of