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  • 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
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Mon Jun 02, 2014 17:43 EST | Dustin Siggins
    BATON ROUGE, LA, June 2, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- 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
    RedState.com ^ | 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...
  • MOTHERíS POST-DEATH CHRISTMAS LETTER...

    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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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) (CNSNews.com) - 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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 Limbaugh.com ^ | 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
    NYT NEWS SERVICE (Via San Diego U-T) ^ | Feb. 18, 2012 | JASON DEPARLE & SABRINA TAVERNISE
    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...
  • Oregon woman loses fight to keep sons from home of child killer

    08/30/2011 11:57:40 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 9 replies
    † She was a Brownie troop leader, a room mother, a Sunday school teacher and almost the definition of an Orange County soccer mom -- until she shot her two small daughters to death in 1991 while they slept in their home in Laguna Niguel, Calif. Kristine Cushing, then 39, said she was the victim of anti-depression medication, a debilitating heart condition and worry over the impending dissolution of her 17-year marriage to former Marine Corps fighter pilot John Cushing Jr. when she shot her daughters, ages 4 and 8, and then attempted to kill herself. She was found not...
  • Women in Science Work for Less Money

    08/07/2011 6:46:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 38 replies · 1+ views
    ScienceInsider ^ | 4 August 2011 | Jeffrey Mervis
    Study hard, receive a science or engineering degree, and your reward will be a well-paying job in your chosen field. That's part of the sales pitch for those trying to attract more women into science. But according to a new U.S. government study, the "reward" includes earning 12% less than your male counterparts. The 11-page report(PDF), "Women in STEM: A Gender Gap to Innovation," is the first analysis of women working in technical fields (STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) by the Commerce Department's Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA). The study is based on data from the 2009...
  • Jenn Giroux:Mother-Daughter Fashion Wars

    04/19/2011 12:16:57 PM PDT · by Shannon503 · 25 replies
    Renew America ^ | 04/19/2011 | Jenn Grioux
    It is springtime and the first truly warm day on campus. Girls are returning from morning class scantily clothed with tight shorts, mini- skirts, and shirts exposing both stomach and breasts. Other girls can be seen jogging nearby wearing nothing but a skimpy pair of spandex running shorts and a sports bra. Is it possible that these girls have been dressing like that since junior high, elementary, or even preschool? More importantly, are these the fashions that show up on college campuses when we, as mothers, refuse to engage in teaching the proper fashion balance between trendy and modesty in...
  • Mother gives hours-old baby girl to California firefighters

    12/25/2010 7:18:20 PM PST · by dayglored · 56 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | Christmas 2010-12-25 | CNN Wire Staff
    (CNN) -- A 27-year-old mother surrendered her baby girl to firefighters in Los Angeles on Christmas Eve, authorities said Saturday. She told firefighters at Fire Station 46 that the newborn was just six hours old. The firefighters accepted the girl, wrapping her in a blanket. She was healthy and did not appear to have been neglected or abused. Firefighters named the newborn Noel, in honor of the Christmas holiday...
  • Sarah Palin Shows Her Feminist Stripes

    11/09/2010 7:45:26 AM PST · by Rhonda Robinson · 37 replies · 2+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | Nov.8, 2010 | Suzanne Venker
    In an ever-changing society, one of the things we humans can depend on is that children donít change. They come in to this world the same way they did one hundred years ago ó with the exact same set of needs. Having a parent, particularly a mommy, at home to care for them is one of them. But donít tell Sarah Palin that. According to her, those who believe moms should stay home with their kids are ďNeanderthalsĒ who need to ďget with itĒ and ďevolve.Ē Until now, Iíve been largely silent about Sarah Palin. I wanted to give her...
  • Sarah Palin Shows Her Feminist Stripes

    11/09/2010 3:15:17 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 54 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | November 8, 2010 | Suzanne Venker
    In an ever-changing society, one of the things we humans can depend on is that children donít change. They come in to this world the same way they did one hundred years ago ó with the exact same set of needs. Having a parent, particularly a mommy, at home to care for them is one of them. But donít tell Sarah Palin that. According to her, those who believe moms should stay home with their kids are ďNeanderthalsĒ who need to ďget with itĒ and ďevolve.Ē Until now, Iíve been largely silent about Sarah Palin. I wanted to give her...
  • Momnipotent (for the forum "Moms")

    10/03/2010 1:17:29 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Inside Catholic ^ | October 3, 2010 | DANIELLE BEAN
    "Look at me!" I announced to my bleary-eyed husband when he emerged from the bedroom one morning soon after our second child was born. Carefully, I shifted tiny Eamon in the crook of one arm as I scrambled eggs, buttered toast, and poured juice with my free hand. "I can nurse the baby and cook breakfast at the same time!"I was such a fool.What I didn't know is that it's not long after a young mother makes her first heroic efforts in the face of parental adversity that family members stop applauding her clever resourcefulness and just plain expect...
  • [LDS Caucus] Stephanie Nielsonís Message of Motherhood Attracting Attention

    05/24/2010 9:33:38 PM PDT · by Saundra Duffy · 15 replies · 357+ views
    LDS Newsroom ^ | May 7, 2010 | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
    "My New Life:" http://www.youtube.com/mormonmessages SALT LAKE CITY 7 May 2010 Rising above the sea of online video offerings on YouTube is a ďMormon MessageĒ from a mother who has an inspiring story to tell. Stephanie Nielson, a popular blogger, is a mother of four who was involved in a near-fatal plane crash in 2008. She survived and, along with her husband, is carving out a life that nearly slipped from their grasp.
  • The pill and 50 years of misery [the pill kills!]

    05/06/2010 5:01:27 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 39 replies · 866+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | 5-6-10 | Judie Brown
    Isn't it interesting that as the United States of America approaches the 50th anniversary of this nation's most popular recreational drug, the birth control pill, special interest media is ginning up the presses ó or in this case, the web sites ó with all sorts of ideas for the next 50 years. A sampling of what America's birth control worshippers are saying may give one pause to rethink. For example, on May 3, the Los Angeles Biomedical Research institute (LA BioMed) announced "that it has received $1.5 million in grant funding to study a contraceptive for men that uses a...
  • Has 'the pill' caused drive-by shootings?

    05/09/2010 8:32:34 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 4 replies · 390+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | 5-9-10 | Matt C. Abbott
    Judging by the laudatory articles on the birth control pill popping up all over the Web in recent days, one might conclude that the pill was in fact the greatest invention since sliced multigrain bread. One such article, written by professor and author Elaine Tyler May, appears in The Washington Post. May writes: Today, we celebrate both motherhood and the pill. It is Mother's Day, and it is the 50th anniversary of the day the Food and Drug Administration announced that it would approve the pill ó though the dream of an oral contraceptive is much older. The birth control...
  • Sarah Palin Is One Tough Mother

    02/17/2010 3:45:53 AM PST · by Scanian · 13 replies · 621+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | February 17, 2010 | Robin of Berkeley
    Sarah Palin is dismissed by both the Left and the Right as a lightweight. She's supposedly wet behind the ears because she's rarely traveled abroad or served as a privileged United States senator, which consists mostly of ordering lackeys around. Of course, Palin is way too pretty (and a non-Ivy-Leaguer besides) to have an I.Q. anywhere near Obama's. It's astonishing what these critics continually ignore: that Palin is a mom -- not once, but five times over. How can this inconvenient truth be so easily dismissed? Five children -- count them -- including a special-needs boy with Down Syndrome.