Avital Norman Nathman

Published Work

I write regularly for a number of publications and my freelance work can be found in a wide variety of both online and print outlets.


The Frisky

I have been writing “Mommie Dearest,” a feminist parenting column, for The Frisky since November 2012. In addition, I have written multiple freelance pieces for them, accessible from my profile.




Bitch Magazine



The New York Times Motherlode




Ms. Magazine Blog






Bamboo_Winter_2012_CoverBamboo Family Magazine

winter2012Sacred Pregnancy Magazine

  • “Unchaining Our Sisters” Fall 2013
  • Breastfeeding Reality Summer 2013
  • “No Passing Trend” Spring 2013
  • Q&A with Christy Turlington Burns from Every Mother Counts Spring 2013
  • “It Pays to Pay For Maternity Leave” Winter Issue 2012
Gender Across Borders 


“The Illusion of Choice in Israel” The Jewish Daily Forward 1 July 2014

“Why Are So Many Pregnant Prisoners Still Being Shackled?” Cosmopolitan.com 22 May 2014

“Avital Norman Nathman’s Take on Maternity Care Pricing in America” Every Mother Counts 5 July 2013

“Teen Motherhood: When “Reality TV” Doesn’t Fully Reflect Reality” RH Reality Check 1 January 2013

“Jews and Santa” Huffington Post 24 December 2012

“The Scary Reality of Being Fired For Taking a Sick Day” Care2 13 July 2012

“A Boy’s First Pride” Good Men Project 18 June 2012

“Global Roundup” RH Reality Check 30 May 2012

“Global Roundup” - RH Reality Check 23 May 2012

“Women Deserve Better Than 50 Shades of Grey” - HLNtv.com 9 May 2012

My Rule-Breaking Pregnancy” – Sacred Pregnancy 3 April 2012

An Interview With Anna Vogelzang” – Lip Magazine 1 March 2012

The Marriage Project” – My submission to Chanel Dubofsky’s project. 19 January 2012

The (Unnecessary) Stress of Picking Preschool” –  A personal essay exploring our path to picking a preschool. Offbeat Mama 10 October 2011

“Cool” – Guest post on Boys Be Cool 14 September 2011

Food, Farming & Feminism” Guest post on Small Strokes Big Oaks 15 August 2011

Profile featured as part of the Parent Du Jour series. 12 August 2011

“10 Feminist Motherhood Questions” – Guest post on Blue Milk 20 July 2011

“Maternal Wisdom” – Essay on my experience using a birth doula. Doula Ambitions 5 July 2011

“Child of the 21st Century” – Winning essay in contest sponsored by Relix Magazine & Jambands.com. Published in Ball Things Reconsidered 3 July 2011

“Food Makes a Family” – Article on cultivating community (alongside 11 recipes). Mothering Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

Reposts (sites that have republished my work):

“On Steubenville High School & Teaching Boys Not To Rape”

“Parenting: It’s Not Just For Mommy Anymore”

“Scouting A New Path”

“An Open Letter To Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro”

“My Conversation With A Congresswoman”



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