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Keyword: motherhood

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  • Why the Pregnant Man Did Not Give Birth to His Daughter

    07/09/2017 2:08:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2017 | Kevin McCullough
    Stop right there, read the text from one of my production crew. I had just sent over the show prep topics for my Saturday Evening broadcast and the headline of the first story up had caused him to literally stop in his tracks. In a sense of disbelief the producers of my show googled pregnant man gives birth. Even though the story was less than a day old, more than a million hits in Google news popped up: It wasnt restricted to British press and it certainly swept the world of journalism (however yellow it will come to be known...
  • Mothering Never Ends

    05/11/2017 9:01:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2017 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Its said that the most powerful word in any language is mother. I believe thats true, not just for the effect we have on our children when they are small, but because mothering never ends. As every mom of adult children can attest, love for our sons and daughters only increases with time. You come to love them more and more as unique individuals who you can learn from, too. My own awesome three adult children have expanded my world and thinking as Ive watched them pursue their own unique gifts gifts I just dont have. I so enjoy...
  • New Marriage Rite Offers Much-Needed Catechesis

    11/15/2016 1:00:07 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod
    National Catholic Register ^ | November 13, 2016 | Daniel M. Garland Jr.
    COMMENTARY The most conspicuous is the change of the name from the “Rite of Marriage” to the “Order of Celebrating Matrimony.” This new name is more in accord with the Latin original, but it also adds something to the title that is not found in the simple word “marriage.” Not only does “matrimony” convey greater solemnity than “marriage,” but the Latin matrimonium also means “the state of being a mother.” This new title, therefore, provides us with a significant opportunity for a much-needed catechesis on the very nature of holy matrimony. In the face of a secular culture that values...
  • Mother stood by and watched (murder of 10-year old Victoria Martens)

    08/27/2016 4:51:25 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 73 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 26 Aug 16 | Robert Browman, Elise Kaplan And Nicole Perez
    The scene Wednesday morning in apartment number 808 of the Arroyo Villas complex was like something out of a horror movie. A man and a woman had allegedly drugged a little girl, then raped, killed and dismembered her. Most would expect the girls mother to fight with everything she had to save her daughter. But Michelle Martens, according to her own reported account to police, is not that kind of mother. In her statement to police, it appears that Martens wanted to watch as her boyfriend, Fabian Gonzales, 31, and his cousin Jessica Kelley, 31, raped her 10-year-old daughter Victoria...
  • Andrea Leadsom 'motherhood' comments spark row

    07/09/2016 8:36:27 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 9 July 2016 | Eleanor Garnier
    The Times quoted the mother of three as saying having children meant she had "a very real stake" in Britain's future... It is the Conservative Party membership that votes on who should be leader and there may well be some who would like their next leader and prime minister to be a mother...
  • Obama Calls for Paid Paternity Leave in Address Celebrating Mothers Day

    05/08/2016 6:33:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/8/16 | staff
    (CNSNews.com) - In a weekly address celebrating Mothers Day, President Barack Obama on Saturday called for paid paternity leave. He also said: lets give mothers the respect they deserve. Giving flowers is always a good idea, Obama said. But I hope that on this Mothers Day, well recommit ourselves to doing more than that: Through deeds that match our words, lets give mothers the respect they deserve, give all women the equality they deserve, and give all parents the support they need in their most important roles.
  • Woman Found Guilty of Faking Cancer to Get Late-Term Abortion

    04/26/2016 6:22:41 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 26, 2016 | New York Post
    Woman found guilty of faking cancer to get late-term abortion PHOENIX An Arizona woman accused of faking a cancer diagnosis to get the state to pay for her late-term abortion was convicted of fraud and other charges Monday. Maricopa County Superior Court officials said jurors found Chalice Renee Zeitner guilty of all 11 counts against her. The aggravation phase of her trial was scheduled to begin Monday afternoon. Zeitner, 30, was tried on charges including fraudulent schemes, theft, forgery and identity theft. She was accused of presenting falsified medical records to support her claim that she had cancer and...
  • Kasich: 'Single Mothers With Children Are the Real Heroes in America'

    02/19/2016 5:32:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 96 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 19, 2016 | 6:31 AM EST | Susan Jones
    Americans "have to be sensitive" to people who are working two jobs and barely making ends meet, Republican John Kasich said Thursday night at a CNN-hosted town hall. He used the example of a single, working mother with a couple of children: "Think about that mother -- gets up early in the morning; gets the kids off to school; goes to work; comes home; makes dinner. They're the heroes. They're really -- these single women with children are the real heroes in America, in my opinion." [...] "Well, the one thing we want to make sure is they have healthcare,...
  • Pro-Abortion Feminists Worried That Adele Finds Purpose In Motherhood

    02/18/2016 9:14:16 PM PST · by kathsua · 27 replies
    Life News ^ | Feb 18, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Sometime in the not too distant past, the feminist movement began backtracking from its mission to empower women and started dictating what women can’t do. Pro-abortion feminists say women can’t be successful without abortion. Single moms can’t parent children and achieve their career goals. Mothers can’t focus too much on their children’s lives. Mollie Hemingway, senior editor at The Federalist, pointed out a recent example of this after Vogue published a cover story about Adele. Some pro-abortion feminists began criticizing the international singing sensation because she told the magazine that she had found new purpose in life through motherhood. Adele...
  • Worst ‘Family Feud’ contestant ever can’t think of another word for ‘mother’

    02/09/2016 4:06:50 PM PST · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 9, 2016
    “Family Feud” host Steve Harvey experienced a dumbfounding case of déjà vu when a contestant on the game show inexplicably kept giving him the same answer. Sheila Patterson was asked, “What’s another way people say mother?,” to which she answered, “Nana” — seconds after the family member standing next to her gave the same answer with a different pronunciation. After Harvey politely explained that both answers are spelled the same way, she answered, “Mommy” — the same word given by her relative the round before. “What about Mom-my?” she ventured next, putting the accent on the later syllable.
  • Did You Hear About the Father Who Is the Mother and the Mother Who Is the Father?

    12/30/2015 11:52:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2015 | Michael Brown
    A man marries a woman. They have a baby together. The man is the father and thewoman is the mother. Well it's not so simple anymore. Today, you have to figure out if the man who is marrying the woman is actually a man and if the woman who is marrying the man is actually a woman. Then you have to figure out if the man is the father or the mother and if the woman is the mother or the father. Is this starting to make your head spin? If so, this headline will not help. It reads: "Male...
  • '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 doesnt 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 isnt prepared to sign up to travel thousands of miles with a young family.
  • Feminist Germaine Greer: Motherhood Has Been DeconstructedIts Gone

    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 emptied out and is gone in a lecture on womens progress at the Hay Literary Festival in Wales on May 23. The outspoken Australian feminist, who once compared motherhood to captivity, critiqued the concept of motherhood at a time in which in vitro fertilization (IVF) has become increasingly popular. [] Greer also voiced her disapproval of singer/songwriter Elton John naming his same-sex wife David Furnish as the mother on their sons birth certificates. Sir Elton John and his wife, David Furnish, have entered on the birth...
  • Dear strangers: Dont 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 have a nice day, mom. This man was approximately my age, so I was definitively not his mom. I was very new to being anyones mom, actually, and hearing that was jarring. To be fair, Ive been called variations of mother well before I had children. Ive had hey mami shouted at me from many a car window and more than one fine gentleman has asked me whats up, ma? as...
  • Mamma Mia Perfectly in Gods 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 – Perfectly in God’s 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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 destroy[ing] unborn children

    12/20/2014 7:52:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | April 14, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Many people dont know that the early feminists (those who fought for a womans right to vote in the 1800s) were mostly pro-life. Mattie H Brinckerhoff was a popular lecturer in the Midwest on womens suffrage and other womens rights topics. Here is some of her writing on abortion. Her use of the term voluntary motherhood dealt with the choice women should have to refuse to have sex in order to avoid childbearing. Its 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...