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  • 'Family woman' Adele will snub £80m world tour to stay home with young son

    08/30/2015 8:32:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | 8/29/15 | Simon Boyle
    Adele is set to turn down an £80 million pay day to tour her new album, because she doesnít want to travel with her young son, writes Simon Boyle in the Sunday People. The Someone Like You singer has a string of offers from some of the biggest concert organisers all vying to stage her first comeback gigs next year. But she is yet to agree to any gigs at all in 2016 - and has hinted she isnít prepared to sign up to travel thousands of miles with a young family.
  • Feminist Germaine Greer: Motherhood Has ĎBeen DeconstructedÖItís Goneí

    06/03/2015 12:42:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 63 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 3, 2015 | 2:29 PM EDT | Kathleen Brown
    Feminist theorist and author Germaine Greer said that the concept of motherhood has been ďemptied outĒ and is ďgoneĒ in a lecture on womenís progress at the Hay Literary Festival in Wales on May 23. The outspoken Australian feminist, who once compared motherhood to captivity, critiqued the ďconceptĒ of motherhood at a time in which in vitro fertilization (IVF) has become increasingly popular. [Ö] Greer also voiced her disapproval of singer/songwriter Elton John naming his same-sex ďwifeĒ David Furnish as the ďmotherĒ on their sonsí birth certificates. ďSir Elton John and his Ďwife,í David Furnish, have entered on the birth...
  • Dear strangers: Donít call me mom

    05/18/2015 1:12:05 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 69 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 10, 2015 | Karol Markowicz
    It started shortly after I had my first child. I was leaving the building on the Upper West Side where we lived at the time and the doorman said ďhave a nice day, mom.Ē This man was approximately my age, so I was definitively not his mom. I was very new to being anyoneís mom, actually, and hearing that was jarring. To be fair, Iíve been called variations of ďmotherĒ well before I had children. Iíve had ďhey mamiĒ shouted at me from many a car window and more than one fine gentleman has asked me ďwhatís up, ma?Ē as...
  • Mamma Mia Ė Perfectly in Godís Design, as Seen in a Short Video (Think Mother's Day)

    05/02/2015 6:58:31 AM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-02-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Mamma Mia ‚Äď Perfectly in God‚Äôs Design, as Seen in a Short Video By: Msgr. Charles PopeNancy Pope and Charlie Pope 1961My mother died a little more than ten years ago, quite tragically and suddenly. At first her presence seemed so far away, her soothing voice with its gentle mid-western accent, gone. But then about six months ago, in my heart and deep in my thoughts, I had a sense that suddenly she moved closer to me. Perhaps her purgation was at an end, or perhaps some roadblock in my own heart moved. But there she was, and once...
  • What We Need Is a Bunch of Tough Mothers

    04/19/2015 7:46:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | April 19, 2015 | Doug Giles
    If our nation is going to pull out of this Obamaland crap-ditch that we’re currently mired in, then were going to need men. Not males, but men. Men who personally, politically and culturally scrap indifference, take responsibility, lead boldly and expect success. Which means, if I’m right in my assessment, that we’re more screwed than a drunken coed at Panama City Beach during Spring Break because there are pusillanimous punks o’plenty nowadays. Yep, I blame the absence of men being men as the chief reason why we’re being hijacked by commie clowns and a significant swath of our nation is...
  • NFL Tough Guys Need Dads, Too

    01/29/2015 2:25:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | January 29, 2015 | Larry Elder
    "What do you think you missed not having a dad around?" Marshawn Lynch, the grumpy, often-fined National Football League star for the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, was asked that question. Lynch, raised on the mean streets of Oakland, California, by a single mother, said: "Nothing. My mama played both parts." When asked, however, why he finds it difficult to "trust" people, Lynch tells a story about his father: "I think it started earlier, when Mom would (take me over to my dad's) house. And when I get there, my dad like, 'Oh, OK, I be right back,' and...
  • Obama's Tax on Stay-At-Home Moms

    01/21/2015 1:03:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | January 21, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    resident Obama's disrespect for motherhood has manifested itself in policies ranging from support for same-sex marriage to defense of a form of abortion that involves forcing a baby into a drug-induced premature delivery and then leaving that little one to die. When it comes to the most vulnerable and innocent human beings -- those for whom great mothers have great hearts -- Obama has a heart of stone. It is demonstrably true that he does not believe a child has a right to a mother or a need for a mother. If he did, he could not support same-sex marriages...
  • Mattie Brinckerhoff on voluntary motherhood and ďdestroy[ing] unborn childrenĒ

    12/20/2014 7:52:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | April 14, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Many people donít know that the early feminists (those who fought for a womanís right to vote in the 1800s) were mostly pro-life. Mattie H Brinckerhoff was a popular lecturer in the Midwest on womenís suffrage and other womenís rights topics. Here is some of her writing on abortion. Her use of the term ďvoluntary motherhoodĒ dealt with the choice women should have to refuse to have sex in order to avoid childbearing. Itís hard to believe, but at the time, women had no right to refuse sex with their husbands- they could not prosecute him for rape, and culture...
  • Holidays and a Mother's Love

    12/18/2014 4:15:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | December 18, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    This is my second Christmas season without my mother, and so far it's been harder than the first. I had known that the first year would be hard, and all I really cared about was surviving it. Activity was my friend: My sister Kathy and I spent the fall wrapping up her estate, selling her house, sharing her prized possessions with family and friends. We talked every day. Much of our connection was activity-based: Was her account closed? Were the papers signed? It was hard, but I had known that it was going to be hard -- so I accepted...
  • Why Is the Abortion Rate Falling?

    12/02/2014 6:55:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 1, 2014 | David Frum
    Abortion is becoming ever rarer in the United States. On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its latest survey of abortion in the United States. The CDC tallied 730,322 abortions in 2011, the smallest number in almost 40 years. CDCís numbers are probably an under-count. Other surveys suggest that the number for 2011 was slightly larger than 1 million. But if the precise number of abortions is uncertain, the trend is not. The incidence of abortion in the United States sharply rose in the 1970s and 1980s, reached a peak in 1990, and has tumbled by nearly...
  • Good Times for Dogs, Not So Good for Babies Ė A Reflection on the Perversity of Modern Culture

    12/01/2014 7:56:57 AM PST · by Salvation · 25 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-30-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    > Good Times for Dogs, Not So Good for Babies ¬Ė A Reflection on the Perversity of Modern Culture By: Msgr. Charles PopeIn moral decline, both personal and cultural, the problem is that not only do we desire what is evil, we also stop desiring that which is good and holy.¬†At the heart of desiring what is evil (or what is good, but to¬†excess), are pride, greed, lust, and gluttony. Sloth and envy are more involved in no longer desiring what is good.Sloth is a kind or sorrow or aversion to the good things God offers to us, involving everything...
  • Facebook and Apple now paying for women to put motherhood on ice by freezing their eggs

    10/14/2014 7:50:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/14/14 | Josh Gardner
    Apple and Facebook say they'll shell out out as much as $20,000 for women to put their parenthood plans on ice. The firms also hope the incentive will help women balance child-rearing and work life. However, even as success rates continue to rise, there are no guarantees the method will lead to conception down the road.
  • British model who said sheíd abort her child...reality show ... is ďcompletely anti-abortionĒ

    10/08/2014 7:19:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    National Right to Life ^ | Dave Andrusko
    FULL TITLE: British model who said sheíd abort her child to get on reality show now says she is ďcompletely anti-abortionĒ Over the decades our Movement has seen some amazing converts. The ďJane RoeĒ of Roe v. Wade (Norma McCorvey) became a passionate pro-lifer. Dr. Bernard Nathanson who not only was part of the brain trust that created the original NARAL but also ďpresidedĒ over 75,000 abortions, produced ďThe Silent Scream,Ē an incredible pro-life documentary. Josie Cunningham is [in]famous for a different kind of abortion advocacy. A British model, she made headlines earlier this year when she said she would...
  • Study: Recessions can postpone motherhood forever

    09/29/2014 9:20:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 29, 2014 3:39 PM EDT | Malcolm Ritter
    When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve? A massive new study suggests that for some U.S. women, living through a recession can mean they will never have children. In fact, the authors project that among women who were in their early 20s in 2008óearly in the so-called ďGreat RecessionĒóabout 151,000 will forgo having any children as a result, at least by age 40. Ö
  • 51 and pregnant

    09/10/2014 10:31:43 AM PDT · by shove_it · 92 replies
    MyFoxNY ^ | 9 Sep 2014 | JENNIFER LAHMERS
    <p>Tracey Kahn is a successful publicist. She is single, lives in a beautiful apartment in Manhattan, has a 2-year-old daughter, and is pregnant with again. She is 51.</p> <p>"I feel great, and I'm so excited, and so is my family," Kahn says.</p>
  • Breast-feeding moms stage nurse-in at Oregon restaurant

    08/19/2014 4:47:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 90 replies
    Dozens of mothers staged a nurse-in at an Oregon restaurant in protest on Sunday after a manager asked one woman to cover up while she nursed her baby. Erin Klein said a manager at the Ram Restaurant in Happy Valley asked her to cover up as she nursed her 11-month-old, because other customers had apparently complained....
  • Promises (Between a Mother and her son

    07/28/2014 4:22:12 PM PDT · by girlangler · 3 replies
    Facebook ^ | May 2010 (Mother's Day) | Rodney Elrod
    Today is my youngest brother's birthday. He died a week before his 51st birthday. In his honor, and to show what kind of person he was, I thought I'd share something he wrote for our Mother's Day in 2010 for her, while she was dying of esophageal cancer. "Promises (Between a Mother and a Son)" Dear Mother, When I was conceived, you promised to bring me into this world healthy. And you did. When I was young, you promised to love me and nurture me. And you did. When things got rough, and you were all alone, you promised to...
  • Bobby Jindal: Surrogate motherhood lessens Ďthe way we value human lifeí

    06/03/2014 9:49:58 AM PDT · by topher · 12 replies ^ | Mon Jun 02, 2014 17:43 EST | Dustin Siggins
    BATON ROUGE, LA, June 2, 2014 ( -- For the second time in as many years, Governor Bobby Jindal has vetoed a bill that would have made it legal to enter into a contract with a surrogate mother in Louisiana. Both vetoes took place despite enormous support in the state legislature. In his veto letter Jindal, who is Catholic and considered a likely GOP presidential candidate in 2016, said he had concerns about "how this legislation impacts the way we value human life."
  • Newborn babyís smell is as addictive as drugs or food: study

    02/24/2014 8:47:51 PM PST · by Altariel · 30 replies
    TORONTO Ė For women, smelling a newborn baby feels as good as drugs are to addicts or cheeseburgers to those just breaking a fast, new Montreal research suggests. A University of Montreal scientist says a newborn babyís odour lights up the reward centres in our brain in a way other scents canít. And for women Ė specifically moms Ė the experience, a rush of dopamine to the brain, is heightened. The reaction is so strong, it exists even if the baby isnít in front of you. Itís chemistry between mom and baby. ďWhat weíve shown for the first time is...
  • Wendy Davis hits back at Bristol Palin

    01/28/2014 1:22:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 28, 2014 | Tal Kopan
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Texas gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis brushed off criticism about her life story from Bristol Palin, saying that nothing Palin accused her of was true. Davis was responding to a blog post from the daughter of former Gov. Sarah Palin, who wrote last week amid questions about the timeline of Davisís personal biography, slamming her for allegedly leaving her kids behind with her ex-husband after finishing law school. ďGosh, children are sooo inconvenient, huh? Iím glad my mother didnít put motherhood on the shelf when she was elected to City Council, then became our mayor, then governor,Ē Palin wrote, addressing her...
  • I Look Down On Young Women With Husbands And Kids And Iím Not Sorry

    01/27/2014 4:28:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 208 replies
    Thought Catalog blog ^ | January 15, 2014 | Amy Glass
    Every time I hear someone say that feminism is about validating every choice a woman makes I have to fight back vomit. Do people really think that a stay at home mom is really on equal footing with a woman who works and takes care of herself? Thereís no way those two things are the same. Itís hard for me to believe itís not just verbally placating these people so they donít get in trouble with the mommy bloggers. Having kids and getting married are considered life milestones. We have baby showers and wedding parties as if itís a huge...
  • Donít Look Down On Me, Ms. Feminist. Iím Not Sorry For My Choices, Either.

    01/26/2014 8:22:14 AM PST · by absentee · 15 replies ^ | 1/25/2014 | Donna Howe
    This morning I followed a link on Facebook that took me to this post. It's written by a "feminist" and the point she wants to make is that being a wife and mother is not a valid choice, or even a difficult one. Let me first say, Ms. Glass, that I have been both sides of this feminine coin. I have owned my own business. I have managed a company of over 20 employees. I worked my way through college, and I'm now a mother of two and very proud of it. When my kids were very young, I stayed...
  • Childless couples Ďhave the happiest marriagesíÖbut mothers are happier overall than anyone else

    01/13/2014 7:19:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 03:00 EST, 13 January 2014 | Emily Davies
    Many married couples cite the birth of their first child as the happiest day of their lives; but childless couples are in fact more happily married than those who have children, a study has found. The project has found that people without children are more satisfied with their relationships and more likely to feel valued by their partner. The study, by the Open University, involved interviews and surveys with more than 5,000 people of all ages, statuses and sexual orientations. When people were asked to rate the quality of their relationship those without children emerged as happier overall. [Ö] Yet...
  • Wife gives her husband's new fiancee an incredible Christmas surprise...2 years after she died

    12/21/2013 9:13:54 PM PST · by rawhide · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12-21-13 | By Ashley Collman
    'I love you whoever you are': Wife gives her husband's new fiancee an incredible Christmas surprise with an emotional seal of approval... two years after she DIEDBrenda Schmitz died of ovarian cancer two years ago. She was a wife and mother to four boys One month before her death, she wrote a letter to be sent to a local radio station when her husband fell in love again For the past 20 years KSTZ has been granting listeners wishes, and Schmitz was a fan of holiday program The letter asks for her husband David's new fiancee to be treated to...

    12/22/2013 9:43:51 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 13 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 22, 2013 | Oliver Darcy
    ...IS SURE TO SEND CHILLS THROUGH YOUR SPINE & TEARS STREAMING DOWN YOUR FACE Brenda Schmitz, a wife and mother of four boys, died of ovarian cancer at 46-years-old in September 2011 ó but what she left behind is undoubtedly generating tears around the world today. One month before passing, Brenda wrote a letter to her husband David and had it sent to Des Moines radio station KSTZ ďStarĒ 102.5 FM. Each year the station takes submissions and grants Christmas wishes. On Friday, the station invited David to their studios.
  • New Mom Under Fire for Post-Baby Body Selfie

    12/02/2013 3:11:27 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 70 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 12/2/13 | Beth Greenfield
    "This is not a selfie. This is an act of war," writes one Australian blogger in response to the image ó just one of many blogs, news outlets, body-image experts and social-media commenters around the world to weigh in on the matter in the past few days, putting the photo at the center of a major online body-image controversy. "This whole situation has become ludicrous. The competition for women to give birth and then immediately remove any trace from their their bodies that they ever carried a child is OBSCENE. There is no other word for it." Another blogger calls...
  • "Throw Momma From The Train" ... Two Egyptian Sisters Hurl Mum To Death From Train

    11/19/2013 7:12:51 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | November 18, 2013 | Staff
    Two Egyptian sisters hurl mum to death from train 50-year-old mother had rebuked one daughter, 21, for misbehaving Two Egyptian sisters in their 20s hurled their mother to death under the train on which they were travelling after a heated argument with her. The 50-year-old mother had rebuked one daughter, 21, for misbehaving inside the train in the northern province of Dakhaliya, triggering an argument between the two. Newspapers in the Arab country said another daughter, 23, sided with her sister and joined hands in carrying their mother and throwing her out of the window. The mother died instantly under...
  • Social conservativesí enduring myth: Women just want to stay home

    10/31/2013 6:52:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Salon ^ | October 31, 2013 | Elizabeth Stoker and Matt Bruenig
    Women in the workplace isn't just about feminism, it's economic necessity with the GOP-shredded safety net During a HuffPost Live segment last week titled ďMasculinity Now,Ē Vice co-founder Gavin McInnes aired a series of expletive-laden perspectives on modern femininity, none of them positive. While McInnesí host and co-panelists maintained their calm, the blogger and publisher ranted that ďfeminism has made women less happy,Ē citing cultural pressure to ďfeignĒ toughness and inappropriate presence in the workforce as culprits. In short, McInnesí claim is that the majority of women are naturally predisposed to derive satisfaction from ďbeing domestic and shaping livesĒ rather...
  • Reasons for the Surge in Births to Single Women

    08/20/2013 8:33:34 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 45 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | August 20, 2013 | Nigel Barber, Ph.D
    Throughout Europe, births to single mothers more than doubled between 1990 and 2010 (from 17.4 to 38.3 percent, 1). Imagine if it were to increase at the same rate for the next two decades! Such rapid changes are very unusual historically. They cry out for explanation from social scientists. This steep rise in single parenthood is found in most developed countries, including the U.S. Here, single parenthood increased from around 5.3 percent in 1960 to 41 percent in 2009 (2). The surge in single parenthood in Europe Change was even more rapid in some European countries. Births outside marriage increased...
  • Luckiest Person on Earth

    08/15/2013 5:07:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | August 15, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    This past Saturday, Dr. Steve Davis gave the message at my mother's funeral. As pastor of First Baptist Church of Carrollton, Ga., he recounted that, during a recent visit, she told him that she was the luckiest person on earth. Take her circumstances into account: She had endured and beaten both uterine cancer (in the 1970s) and colon cancer (she was given a clean bill of health last month). She had entered a nursing home in 2006, where many thought she would stay (including my sister and me), but returned home to live on her own in 2007. She suffered...
  • ĎSesame Streetí to teach kids about when Mommy goes to prison

    06/12/2013 9:47:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/12/13 | KATE SHEEHY
    Itís brought to you by the letter P ó for prison. PBSís ďSesame StreetĒ is moving from ABCs and counting numbers to offering its young viewers a bigger lesson in life: how to cope when Mommy or Daddy lands behind bars. Called ďLittle Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration,Ē the program is distributing ďtool kitsíí to schools, community centers and even jails in 10 states ó including New York ó starting today to help kids ages 3 to 8, organizers said. According to one ďtipíí for caregivers, ďBefore you visit your incarcerated loved one, let your child know some of the things...
  • Dave Says World Needs Stay at Home Moms

    06/05/2013 4:39:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | June 5, 2013 | Dave Ramsey
    I listen to you often and enjoy your radio show, but why donít you ever ask women to go to work? When a family is broke, and the woman is at home raising one child who is already in the fifth grade, why canít the wife get a ďsecond job?Ē George Dear George, I think far too many ladies, in the name of paying for stuff they donít need, have left the household and the children for the workplace. Many of them didnít even want to do this; they just felt obligated to do it by people like you. There...
  • Breadwinner Moms

    05/31/2013 10:23:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | May 31, 2013 | Mona Charen
    The headlines were misleading: "Moms are Breadwinners in Record 4 of 10 Households." Immediate thought: Wow, 40 percent of wives are primary breadwinners. Nope. If you read down to the fifth or sixth paragraph in most stories about the new Pew study, you'd discover that the number of women out-earning their husbands was actually just 22.5 percent of married couples with children under the age of 18. The 40 percent figure includes single-parent households, in which the mom is not the primary, but the sole, earner. They're always lauded, those single moms. Politicians of both parties always append the word...
  • Motherhood has become a cultural anomaly!

    05/12/2013 1:16:23 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    Renew America ^ | 5-12-13 | Judie Brown
    Mother's Day is Sunday. Traditionally, it is a day to honor and respect all that mothers do and sacrifice for the sake of their children. And while this day is important, special, and necessary, we can't help but wonder what our country would be like if we celebrated mothers every day. If mothers and babies were held in the highest regard, as they should be, each and every day of the year, think about the lives that could be spared. Think about the heartache that would not come about because a mother chose to abort her child. That would truly...
  • Mother Declares Her Children Are "the Biggest Regret of Her Life"

    04/10/2013 11:25:33 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 91 replies
    Shine from Yahoo! ^ | 4/10/13 | Rebecca Odes
    Let's talk about the mom who regrets her children. Last week, the Daily Mail published a first-person story by Isabella Dutton, a 57 year old mother of two who declared her children to be "the biggest regret of her life." Since the Daily Mail is possibly the internet's leading purveyor of "human interest in hating other humans" stories, it goes without saying that the article incited (and was intended to incite) a monstrous tsunami of scorn. "A mother could never regret her children." It's a truism. But considering the life-altering effect of children on their mothers, it seems impossible that...
  • The Retro Wife (Feminists who say theyíre having it allóby choosing to stay home.)

    03/18/2013 2:48:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Mar 17, 2013 | Lisa Miller
    When Kelly Makino was a little girl, she loved to go orienteering¬óto explore the wilderness near her rural Pennsylvania home, finding her way back with a compass and a map¬óand the future she imagined for herself was equally adventuresome. Until she was about 16, she wanted to be a CIA operative, a spy, she says, ¬ďlike La Femme Nikita.¬Ē She put herself through college at Georgia State working in bars and slinging burgers, planning that with her degree in social work, she would move abroad, to India or Africa, to do humanitarian work for a couple of years. Her husband...
  • DOJ: Children Do Not Needóand Have No Right to--Mothers

    03/03/2013 4:58:50 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 148 replies
    DOJ: Children Do Not Needóand Have No Right to--Mothers March 3, 2013 By Terence P. Jeffrey Georgetown Law School. (AP Photo/Haraz Ghanbari) ( - The Obama Justice Department is arguing in the United States Supreme Court that children do not need mothers. The Justice Departmentís argument on the superfluity of motherhood is presented in a brief the Obama administration filed in the case of Hollingsworth v. Perry, which challenges the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that amended Californiaís Constitution to say that marriage involves only one man and one woman. The Justice Department presented its conclusions about...
  • Redefining Marriage Raises Concerns For Children and Society

    02/14/2013 1:48:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | February 14, 2013 | Austin Nimocks
    NOTE: This is the sixth and final column in a series of columns related to National Marriage Week, Feb. 7-14, 2013. The fifth column is available here. Much of the debate surrounding same-sex marriage asks about societal harms. Many advocates of the change quickly dismiss the question and insist that a redefinition of marriage wonít hurt anyone. But that conclusion proceeds from a misperception about what marriage isóa failure to grasp marriageís role as a public institution that shapes our thoughts and actions. Marriage is not merely a legal arrangement that bestows various benefits and obligations on its participants....
  • Hearing God's Call

    12/19/2012 9:27:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | December 20, 2012 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    The school shooting in Newtown, Conn., where 20 children and six staff members of Sandy Hook Elementary School were killed last week, is a tragic reminder of the sanctity of life. Of promising young lives cut short and the uniqueness and preciousness of every single person. As a mother of two, I try to imagine the grief of the parents of the dead -- it must be overwhelming and all consuming. Just thinking of the tragedy leaves me with a heavy heart, tears in my eyes and the feeling that I need to lie down before I faint. Unfathomable...
  • Scientists Discover Childrenís Cells Living in Mothersí Brains

    12/08/2012 10:05:37 PM PST · by dangus · 23 replies
    Scientific American ^ | Week of 12.4.12 | By Robert Martone
    The connection between mother and child is ever deeper than thought Scientists Discover Children¬ís Cells Living in Mothers¬í Brains The connection between mother and child is ever deeper than thought By Robert Martone | Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | 37 A living connection Image: ock / –ź–Ĺ–į—Ā—ā–į—Ā–ł—Ź –ü–ĺ–Ņ–ĺ–≤–į ADVERTISEMENT The link between a mother and child is profound, and new research suggests a physical connection even deeper than anyone thought. The profound psychological and physical bonds shared by the mother and her child begin during gestation when the mother is everything for the developing fetus, supplying warmth and sustenance, while...
  • Scientists Discover Childrenís Cells Living in Mothersí Brains

    12/07/2012 1:50:17 PM PST · by NYer · 66 replies
    Scientific American ^ | December 4, 2012 | Robert Martone
    The link between a mother and child is profound, and new research suggests a physical connection even deeper than anyone thought. The profound psychological and physical bonds shared by the mother and her child begin during gestation when the mother is everything for the developing fetus, supplying warmth and sustenance, while her heartbeat provides a soothing constant rhythm. The physical connection between mother and fetus is provided by the placenta, an organ, built of cells from both the mother and fetus, which serves as a conduit for the exchange of nutrients, gasses, and wastes. Cells may migrate through the placenta...
  • 20 Years Later, It Turns Out Dan Quayle Was Right About Murphy Brown And Unmarried Moms

    05/26/2012 1:48:25 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 25, 2012 | Isabel Sawhill
    20 Years Later, It Turns Out Dan Quayle Was Right About Murphy Brown And Unmarried Moms Isabel Sawhill May 25. On May 19, 1992, as the presidential campaign season was heating up, Vice President Dan Quayle delivered a family-values speech that came to define him nearly as much as his spelling talents. Speaking at the Commonwealth Club of California, he chided Murphy Brown ó the fictional 40-something, divorced news anchor played by Candice Bergen on a CBS sitcom ó for her decision to have a child outside of marriage. ďBearing babies irresponsibly is simply wrong,Ē the vice president said. ďFailing...
  • TIME Cover Offends Feminists... Because the Breastfeeding Mom is Too Pretty

    05/15/2012 12:56:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Rush ^ | May 15, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The TIME Magazine cover with the 26-year-old mother and the three-year-old baby -- well, three-year-old boy. She was breast-feeding in this TIME Magazine cover. And, by the way, we here at the EIB Network were the first with the parody covers of TIME Magazine. We had the boy breast-feeding off the breast of the Statue of Liberty. And now there have been others. Obama breast-feeding from George Clooney is a very popular one out there. Obama as the young boy. But here, you have to hear this sound bite. This Melinda Henneberger. Now, Melinda Henneberger I think...
  • MSNBC Guest Calls Ann Romney 'Insufferable', Her Mother's Day Op-Ed 'Creepy'

    05/13/2012 7:41:04 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Snark on, Michelle! On the MSNBC show "Up With Chris Hayes" this morning, feminist author Michelle Goldberg attacked Ann Romney as "insufferable" and derided a phrase in Ann's op-ed on the subject of motherhood as "creepy." Goldberg's "insufferable" shot drew approving laughter from the all-feminist panel. And surely the attacks on the Romneys for their traditional family values will play well with a certain segment of the electorate. The problem for President Obama: that segment is one that is already almost entirely in his camp. But these sort of mean-spirited attacks are likely to alienate the very voters in the...
  • Hilary Rosen Apologizes to Ann Romney: ĎLetís Put the Faux ĎWar Against Stay-at-Home MomsĎ to Restí

    04/12/2012 11:07:10 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 12, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen is out with a statement apologizing to Ann Romney for saying she ďnever worked a day in her life.Ē Via Talking Points Memo: ďLetís put the faux Ďwar against stay at home momsí to rest once and for all. As a mom I know that raising children is the hardest job there is. As a pundit, I know my words on CNN last night were poorly chosen. In response to Mitt Romney on the campaign trail referring to his wife as a better person to answer questions about women than he is, I was discussing his...
  • Rosen: 'I Apologize to Ann Romney'

    04/12/2012 11:00:21 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 199 replies
    Big Government ^ | 04-12-12 | Ben Shapiro
    Amid a massive backlash from the American public and a stampeding retreat from her supporters, Democratic National Committee advisor Hilary Rosen backtracked from her words about Ann Romney last night on CNN, stating a few moments ago, ďAs a pundit, I know my words on CNN last night were poorly chosen Ö I apologize to Ann Romney.Ē The report of that statement comes from Jim Acosta at CNN. The question is whether the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee will apologize to Romney, and whether they will fire Rosen over this incident. Rosen has long been associated with the...
  • Circle of Moms Top 25 Political Mommy Blogger Contest

    04/03/2012 1:56:13 PM PDT · by jenk · 43 replies
    vanity | 4/3/12 | jenk
    I appreciate all the great activists here. Yesterday, I posted a thread explaining that Circle Of Moms has a contest going to name the top 25 Mommy bloggers. When I made the post, Monologues of Dissent, a leftist, very leftist blogger from Wisconsin, who hates the crap out of Scott Walker and complains that family values are dangerous and the Bible shouldn't be allowed near a school, was in the lead. Thanks to you, and people like you on twitter, our conservative ladies have taken the lead. Thank you very much. However, we have 2 more days to vote. Please,...
  • ĎOctomomí Bares Body and Corrupted Soul

    03/29/2012 7:38:52 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 42 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | March 29, 2012 | JP
    Nadya Suleman tells the British magazine Closer, ďI will be celibate for the next 15 years.Ē Too bad she didnít take her vow of celibacy 15 years ago. Then, maybe, she wouldnít have the 14 children sheís raising without benefit of a loving, supportive husband. Then, maybe, she wouldnít have taken $10,000 from the magazine to pose in the semi-nude. The 36-year-old California serial mom put out for the magazine because she apparently is hard up for money. She doesnít get child support from any of her babiesí daddies. Neither the six resulting from five pregnancies beginning in 2001. Nor...
  • (Bastard Nation) Most Births Among Those Under 30 Are To Unwed Moms

    02/18/2012 12:59:45 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies
    Most Births Among Those Under 30 Are To Unwed Moms It used to be called illegitimacy. Now it is the new normal. After steadily rising for five decades, the share of children born to unmarried women has crossed a threshold: More than half of births to U.S. women younger than 30 occur outside marriage. Once largely limited to poor women and minorities, motherhood without marriage has settled deeply into middle America. The fastest growth in the past two decades has occurred among white women in their 20s who have some college education but no four-year degree, according to Child Trends,...
  • Mother Arrested For Tattooing Baby

    12/17/2011 10:56:55 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies · 2+ views
    KISS FM 96.9 ^ | December 14, 2011 | tommythehacker
    Mother Arrested For Tattooing Baby So Iíve seen parents tattoo there childís name on them thatís a common thing. I have also even seen portraits of their kids face, or even the babyís footprint tatted on them. But this one definitely caught my attention to the point I had to ask myself ĎIs this chic seriousí? A women from Albany, New York Ė A local New York State resident, Franny Trokerns was arrested early this morning after being turned in by her babysitter. After the babysitter noticed the child was constantly screaming as if the baby was pain she took...