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  • In Remembrance: Gold Star Motherís and Familiesí Day 2014

    09/28/2014 12:21:11 PM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-28-2014 | MOTUS
    ďThe Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 115 of June 23, 1936 (49 Stat. 1895 as amended), has designated the last Sunday in September as "Gold Star Mother's Day" and has authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in its observance.ĒFrom the Proclamation Issued By President George W. Bush, September 21, 2007 The gift of liberty is secured by heroes who have answered the call to serve when America needed them most. On Gold Star Mother's Day, we honor the mothers of the service men and women who have given their lives in the defense of our great Nation....
  • As man's mind fades, heart comes to the rescue

    05/24/2014 1:40:04 PM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 23, 2014 | Steve Hartman
    Remembering 60 years back is hard for anyone, but for Melvyn Amrine, it's especially challenging. Melvyn was diagnosed with Alzheimer's three years ago. For his wife, Doris, it's been hard to watch. But she says something happened recently to remind her that the man she fell in love with is still here. "It's special, because even though the mind doesn't remember everything, the heart remembers," Doris says. It happened the day before Mother's Day, when Melvyn, who normally needs help just walking around the block, turned up missing. Police dispatch in Little Rock, Arkansas, put out the call. They eventually...
  • Supermom Hero Jumps Out of Burning Building with Her Baby, Now Faces Lifetime of Sacrifice (Video)

    05/11/2014 7:56:41 PM PDT · by montag813 · 20 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-11-2014 | TRN
    Cristina Simoes was watching television with her son Camron when their apartment complex caught on fire. At first she went to the front door only to realize that a heavy smoke was filling the hallways, blocking their escape.While waiting for First Responders, she finally realized she had no choice but to jump with her baby.†The superhuman mom said of her†choice: ďItís so worth it because heís okay.Ē† WATCH:
  • Moms: This Is What Your Government Expects of You

    03/18/2014 10:37:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Foundry (Heritage Foundation blog) ^ | March 18, 2014 | Amy Payne
    If you¬íre a mom of grown children, this is for you.Did you know that the Obama administration and the state of Rhode Island are counting on you to nag your kids into signing up for Obamacare?Good old-fashioned guilt and annoyance¬óthat¬ís the ticket, apparently. But just giving your kids a call or sending them an email isn¬ít enough.Rhode Island¬ís newest strategy is urging mothers to sign up for social networking and even online dating sites to send messages to their children.The state¬ís Obamacare exchange has put together the ¬ďNag Toolkit.¬Ē The website isn¬ít subtle. It says, ¬ďlearn how to be where...
  • Mothers create group dedicated to sharing photos of other people's DISABLED and 'ugly' children

    11/09/2013 5:27:49 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 8, 2013 | Alexandra Klausner
    A facebook group dedicated to criticizing 'ugly' babies proves that bullying is not just an act of teenagers. The private facebook group, which has since been removed, is composed of grown women around the country who grab photos of toddlers from other mothers' facebook pages without approval and post them online for criticizing. The group was originally designed to trade and sell children's clothing but took a nasty turn. One mother, Melissa Anetucci, of Palm Beach, Fla. has made it her mission to fight against the self-proclaimed 'mean girls group' and to expose their wildly inappropriate behavior. She began posting...
  • The revolt of the mothers

    05/25/2013 11:03:19 AM PDT · by annalex · 15 replies
    La Nouvelle Revue d'Histoire ^ | May 2013 | Dominique Venner
    The revolt of the mothersDominique Venner It is sometimes necessary to take time to plant milestones in the ephemeral fog of the current events. It is the duty of the historian. Initially, everyone thought that in France the proposed bill on gay marriage was one of these gimmicks (I'm being polite) by which politicians amuse the gallery. And then we realized that behind the gimmick one of these perverse projects had slipped, that with which the deconstruction fanatics want to destroy a bit more of what remains of the foundations that still structure the European societies. The question had nothing...
  • Obama Celebrates Mother's Day With Free Birth Control (+video)

    05/11/2013 11:19:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Joe Miller ^ | 5/11/13 | Joe Miller
    Obama celebrates Motherís Day by promoting the federal governmentís policy of providing free contraception. Hereís the tweet sent out by the White House:
  • Drew Barrymore on Making Sacrifices for Daughter Olive: I Don't Think Women Can Have It All

    04/07/2013 7:41:05 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Us Weekly ^ | April 5, 2013 | Allison Takeda
    Later, during one of the panel discussions at the conference, the Big Miracle star, 38, said she walked away from some of her goals because she didn't want to be absent for any of the big moments in Olive's childhood. "You know that you're going to miss out on your childís upbringing or you realize that your relationship is going to suffer if you work night and day and weekends," she explained. (Barrymore married art consultant Will Kopelman in June 2012 in Montecito, Calif.) "Unfortunately, I was raised in this like generation of like, 'Women can have it all,' and...
  • 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...
  • Cummings: Postal Service cuts would hurt minority groups, single mothers

    02/09/2013 7:13:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/09/13 | Cameron Joseph
    The U.S. Postal Service's decision to eliminate Saturday delivery could disproportionally hurt minority groups, according to Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the ranking member on the House Oversight Committee. "You're talking about just this reduction Ö from six days to five days will cut anywhere from 25,000 to 30,000 employees. And with regard to Asian, African-Americans, and Hispanics, they comprise about 40 percent of the Postal Service employees," Cummings told Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC Friday night. "So it's logical to believe if they were to lose that 30,000 jobs, easily 40 percent of them would be African-Americans, Hispanics, and Asian-Americans." Cummings...
  • 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...
  • Crash on eve of Mother's Day leaves four moms dead

    05/13/2012 3:31:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 13, 2012 | Becky Schlikerman and Peter Nickeas
    At least five young children lost their mothers in an automobile accident Saturday night, just minutes before Mother's Day.
  • Have You Seen the Attention-Grabbing New TIME Cover?

    05/10/2012 2:41:46 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 95 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5-10[12 | Madeline Morgenstern
    Time magazine is out with its latest cover, one thatís sure to get its fair share of attention. Headlined ďAre You Mom Enough?Ē, it features a blonde, skinny jean-wearing woman ó and a preschool-age boy unmistakably latched on to her breast.The cover goes with the magazineís feature story on ďattachment parentingĒ ó a philosophy designed to foster a secure bond to the child. Co-sleeping, or the ďfamily bed,Ē and breastfeeding well past babyhood are sometimes the hallmarks of attachment parenting. The mother pictured on the cover is Jamie Lynne Grumet of Los Angeles and her 3-year-old son. ďI donít consider...
  • Hating your mother means you're twice as likely to grow up fat

    12/28/2011 6:26:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | December 26, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Children who have a poor emotional relationship with their mother are more than twice as likely to become obese, research claims. A study found toddlers who struggle with their mothers are at higher risk of being grossly overweight by the time they are 15. Those who had the worst emotional relationship were almost two-and-half times more likely to be obese at 15 than those with a strong bond. Meanwhile, only 13 per cent who had close bonds in their formative years became obese. U.S. researchers studied nearly 1,000 toddlers and their mothers at play then rated how strong the bond...
  • Tweet your motherís name to show love and pride for her

    11/04/2011 9:37:06 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 11 replies
    Arab News ^ | October 31st 2011 | RIMA AL-MUKHTAR
    JEDDAH: Saudi tweeters have created a hashtag called IsmOmi (Arabic for ďmy motherís nameĒ) in an attempt to break a longstanding taboo that prevents Saudi men from mentioning the name of their mothers. The hashtag enables them to say their motherís name and allows them to bypass a critical society. Hashtags are created by adding # to a ďtweetĒ on Twitter. They are terms invented to add to tweets on a given subject and build a community of tweets or build toward a ďtrending topic.Ē Saudi tweeters see this as a way to express their love and gratitude for their...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: CHURCHING, 11-01-11

    11/01/2011 8:40:02 AM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies
    Catholic ^ | 11-01-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):CHURCHING A liturgical ceremony of thanksgiving by which mothers thank God for the blessing of motherhood. More appropriately the ritual is called "the blessing of a woman after childbirth," the mother incurred a legal defilement, as in ancient Judaism. The ceremony may begin at the door of a church, although it has become customary to perform the rite near the altar. Taking hold of the priest's stole, the mother is symbolically led into the church to express her gratitude. the prayer of the priest concludes with the petition that "she and her offspring may deserve...
  • Mother 'threw her seven-month-old baby boy from a parking garage because she couldn't accept his..

    08/24/2011 6:01:06 AM PDT · by markomalley · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24th August 2011 | Hannah Roberts
    A mother arrested after her seven-month-old son plunged four stories from a parking garage couldn't accept her son's physical deformity, her husband said. Sonia Hermosillo, 31,was treated for depression after the child was born, and she couldn't accept his condition, the baby's father Noe Medina said after her arrest. Hermosillo of La Habra, California, is being held without bail for investigation of attempted murder. The infant remained in critical condition at the University of California, Irvine, Medical Center. Mystery initially surrounded the seven-month-old baby's fall from a ledge at the Children's Hospital of Orange County, with no parents present and...
  • (UK) New mothers told it's better to go back to work

    07/21/2011 10:00:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/21/11 | Tim Ross and Charlie Barker
    Children whose mothers return to work within the first year after birth are less likely to fight with their classmates or become anxious than if their mothers stay at home, according to new research. Despite concerns that young children suffer if they are left in childcare during the early years of their lives, academics at University College London found that there were ďno detrimental effectsĒ resulting from mothers going back to work. The best arrangement for childrenís emotional stability is a home in which both parents are in paid jobs, partly because mothers who work are less likely to be...
  • The End of Family Pets? Middle-class family pets are following the stay-at-home mom to the museum

    06/04/2011 12:32:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 120 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/04/2011 | Jack Curtis
    Dogs and cats joined us as symbiotes a long time back; we made most of them dependent pets and now that they can't survive on their own. Now we're throwing them under the bus. The termination is the -- probably -- unintended result of SPCA, PETA, innumerable tender-hearted or at least vote-hungry elected city and county officials and decades of anthropomorphized Disney creatures but it's no less terminal for that. We're eliminating these critters in order to save them. It isn't that we love our pets less; rather that we love Gaia more. And she doesn't poop inconveniently. This ending...
  • Happy Mother's Day!

    05/08/2011 12:21:37 AM PDT · by dixiechick2000 · 45 replies
    today | dc2k
    I'd like to wish all of the Moms on Free Republic a very Happy and Blessed Mother's Day! Please...take time out of all of this political mess to take care of your wimmen folk. The mothers of your children deserve it.
  • Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show! Uniting the Races with Truth Instead of Dividing them with Lies!

    04/25/2011 9:14:19 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 11 replies
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  • One in five American mothers have children with different dads

    04/01/2011 7:38:02 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:04 PM on 1st April 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    One in five mothers in America have children with different fathers, a new study shows. Researchers found that the trend was higher in minority groups and mothers with low income and education backgrounds. The data was taken over a 27-year period from nearly 4,000 U.S. women who had been interviewed more than 20 times. The study's author Cassandra Dorius said of the one in five figure: 'To put it in perspective, this is similar to the number of American adults with a college degree. It's pervasive.'
  • Moms Know What Ben Bernanke Doesn't: Inflation Is Here

    02/26/2011 7:57:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/26/2011 | Tom Grisafi, Indiana Grain Company
    If Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke were a soccer mom shopping for corn flakes, he would probably have a different outlook on inflation in the United States of America today. More evidence of runaway inflation surfaced Thursday morning as the US Agriculture Department forecast food prices to rise more than 3% in 2011, which is close to twice as much as the overall inflation rate. Speaking at the USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum, US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack acknowledged the stark reality of ballooning food prices while also aiming to assuage apprehensions about their impact. "We're keeping an eye on this,"...
  • 'Tiger Mother': Are Chinese Moms Really So Different? (Are Chinese mothers really superior?)

    01/16/2011 4:55:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Time ^ | 01/15/2011
    An editorial cartoon in the Jan. 13 edition of Hong Kong's English daily the South China Morning Post shows a family ó a father, mother and frowning boy ó together in the kitchen. On the table sits an untouched breakfast ó the sodden castoffs, we infer, of the insolent child. "If you don't eat it," the father threatens, "we're going to have you adopted by Amy Chua." The child looks horrified. Amy Chua is a professor at Yale Law School, an author and, as of last week, one of the most talked-about mothers in the world. On Jan. 8, the...
  • Why Chinese Parents Are Better Than American Parents (And Why China Is Kicking Our A**)

    01/10/2011 8:40:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/10/2011 | Henry Blodget
    An article in the Wall Street Journal called "Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior" has American mothers (and others) in a furor. It's written by Amy Chua, a Yale Law professor, whose daughters Louisa and Sophia are clearly, well, superior--presumably due to the parenting methods that Chua describes (methods that would appall many American parents). Are Chinese mothers superior? Read Amy's article (excerpt below) and you be the judge. If the goal is efficiency, excellence, and success, it would seem that this Chinese mother, at least, has most American mothers beat. And it's not hard to extrapolate that superiority toward a...
  • Blacks struggle with 72 percent unwed mothers rate

    11/06/2010 10:53:29 AM PDT · by MamaDearest · 158 replies · 2+ views ^ | November 6, 2010 | Jesse Washington
    Snips from Excerpt only website: Seventy-two percent of black babies are born to unmarried mothers today, according to government statistics. This number is inseparable from the work of Carroll, an obstetrician who has dedicated her 40-year career to helping black women. The black community's 72 percent rate eclipses that of most other groups: 17 percent of Asians, 29 percent of whites, 53 percent of Hispanics and 66 percent of Native Americans were born to unwed mothers in 2008, the most recent year for which government figures are available. The rate for the overall U.S. population was 41 percent.
  • 6 Brazen Advocates of Slut Culture on the Pseudo-Feminist Left

    10/24/2010 1:40:30 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 65 replies · 1+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 24, 2010 | Cassy Fiano
    Sluthood wasn't always considered a virtue. Most normal, rational people look at sleeping around as something sad and wrong. It's not healthy, physically or mentally, it can be damaging to a young girl's reputation, and it can also be incredibly dangerous. Women that sleep around oftentimes end up feeling used and regret their choices when they get older and decide to settle down. Other women end up contracting STDs, which may or may not be treatable. For these reasons and more, being a slut is understandably looked down upon -- it can be genuinely harmful. Today's pseudo-feminists, however, have...
  • Hey Stay at Home Moms, Get a Job!!

    10/07/2010 4:07:12 AM PDT · by marcbold · 8 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 10-7-10 | Matt Archbold
    Hey stay at home Moms, cut it out. Get a job. Youíre wrecking it for the rest of the women who are out in the real world. Either ditch the apron for the business suit or youíre betraying your sisters. And your sisters wonít be happy. The New York Times asked Gloria Feldt, the former head of Planned Parenthood, about how women who ďflee the work forceĒ impact those who do not. They make it harder for the rest of us to remedy the inequities that remain. We have to make young women aware of how their choices affect other...
  • Mothers Against Debt Video

    05/18/2010 9:31:50 AM PDT · by 84rules · 1 replies · 157+ views
    84rules News & Commentary Blog ^ | May 18, 2010 | 84rules
    I did a search and didn't find "Mothers Against Debt" in any thread titles. Mothers Against Debt Video 84rules May 18, 2010
  • 31,427 women sign up to cheat after Mother's Day

    05/12/2010 11:00:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies · 1,966+ views
    Laura Ingraham ^ | 5/12/10 | staff
    Last year, the second biggest day for female sign-ups on (the dating website for married people) was the day after Mother's Day. Momlogic has exclusively learned that 31,427 women signed up for this year -- which is over ten times the average number of women who typically sign up on any given Monday.
  • Harry Reid: Lessons From My Mother

    05/11/2010 11:13:48 AM PDT · by Heartlander2 · 11 replies · 404+ views
    Mom's Rising ^ | May 8, 2010 | Harry Reid
    The most important lesson my mother taught me was that by believing in myself I could handle anything. The confidence she instilled in me has propelled me through my whole career and helped me through many personal and professional challenges. On this Mothersí Day, I salute the mothers of MomsRising who have been tireless advocates for Nevadaís mothers. I celebrated the passage of health insurance reform with Donna Norton and Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner when they visited me this past week. This new law is so important to Nevada families. Many health insurance providers have extended parental coverage for adult children up...
  • Tribute to Mothers

    05/09/2010 5:24:39 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 4 replies · 173+ views
    Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation ^ | Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty [1892-1975]
    The most important personÖ on earth is a Mother. She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre Dame Cathedral. She need not. She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral Ė A dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her babyís body. The angels have not been blessed with such a grace. They cannot share in Godís creative miracle to bring new souls to heaven. Only a human mother can. Mothers are closer to God the creator than any other creature. God joins forces with mothers in performing this act of creationÖ What on Godís good...
  • Saint Gianna: A Model For Mothers [Foreword to a book]

    05/09/2010 4:13:46 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies · 201+ views ^ | July 26, 2004 | Helen Hull Hitchcock
    Saint Gianna: A Model For Mothers | Helen Hull Hitchcock | The Foreword from Saint Gianna Molla: Wife, Mother, Doctor by Pietro Molla and Elio Guerriero"A woman of exceptional love, an outstanding wife and mother, she gave witness in her daily life to the demanding values of the Gospel." In his homily on the occasion of her beatification, April 24, 1994, Pope John Paul II proposed Gianna Beretta Molla as a model for all mothers: "By holding up this woman as an exemplar of Christian perfection, we would like to extol all those high-spirited mothers of families who give...
  • A bullet in Baghdad, a son's need, a mother's love

    05/09/2010 8:22:02 AM PDT · by One_Upmanship · 2 replies · 170+ views
    AP/StarsandStripes ^ | May 9, 2010 | MARILYNN MARCHIONE
    <p>MANASSAS PARK, Va. (AP) -- There are mothers who will spend today missing sons and daughters fighting overseas. There are women who have lost children in those wars, for whom Mother's Day will never be the same.</p> <p>And then there is Eva Briseno.</p>
  • Mother's Day Should Be Observed Every Day

    05/09/2010 8:20:34 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 3 replies · 106+ views ^ | 05/09/2010 | Bill Ellis
    Mother's Day, observed this weekend across our nation, brings to remembrance many good things about the most important women in my life. My Mother, Goldie Perry Ellis, was 20 years old when I was born. As I look back on those early days of my life she was always "Mom" and it never entered my little undeveloped mind that she was anything more. It was always enjoyable, as I grew older, to remember her on special days. She talked more about her own mother than she did herself. It was Mom who saw that all my needs were met -...
  • The Good Mother

    05/06/2010 5:53:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies · 759+ views ^ | May 6, 2010 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    In 1980, my mother tells me, she made the decision to divorce my father. She believed her decision was the right one for her and her girls. Her mother, Mamoo, was supportive. She offered to clear her tenant out of her duplex in Columbus, Ga., so we could move in, but my mother declined. We would be fine, she said, and we were. My mom, sister and I moved from outside Washington, D.C., to Carrollton, Ga. Mom got a job at a small business; my sister and I went on to graduate from high school and then college. I continued...
  • Player's Foul Ball Hits Mom During Twins-Yankees Game, But She's OK

    03/31/2010 8:52:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies · 515+ views
    NBC New York ^ | Wed, Mar 31, 2010
    Denard Span's mother settled into her box seat, surrounded by 20 family members and friends, to watch her son lead off for the Minnesota Twins. Uh oh. Look out! In a shocking split-second, Span hit a hard foul ball that struck his mom in the upper chest Wednesday. She was treated by paramedics and back in the stands minutes later. ``Tell everyone that I'm all right,'' Wanda Wilson told The Associated Press hours later by telephone. ``Everyone was so worried, he was so worried. But I'm all right.'' ``We had just gotten there. It happened so fast, you couldn't do...
  • China's Female Astronauts: Must Be a Married Mom

    03/30/2010 7:15:25 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 12 replies · 517+ views
    TIME Magazine ^ | Thursday, Mar. 25, 2010 | Hillary Brenhouse
    The men chosen to lead China into outer space are often referred to locally as "superhuman beings" ó and not just because they train to cross the final frontier. Would-be taikonauts have to meet near impossible standards that are meant to weed out the less-than-flawless. Chinese astronauts cannot suffer from chronic sore throats or runny noses. They mustn't have food restrictions, strong regional accents, ringworm, cavities or scars. Bad breath, body odor and a snoring problem are all immediate disqualifiers. And if China's spacemen are expected to satisfy an unlikely string of qualifications, so too are its new spacewomen ó...
  • Chicagoís Real Crime Story

    01/15/2010 10:11:07 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 7 replies · 732+ views
    City Journal ^ | Heather Mac Donald
    Barack Obama started that work in a startling Fatherís Day speech in Chicago while running for president. ďIf we are honest with ourselves,Ē he said in 2008, ďweíll admit that . . . too many fathers [are] missing from too many lives and too many homes. They have abandoned their responsibilities, acting like boys instead of men. . . . We know the statisticsóthat children who grow up without a father are five times more likely to live in poverty and commit crime; nine times more likely to drop out of school and 20 times more likely to end up...
  • (Breast Cancer:) Rationing's First Step

    11/18/2009 5:06:31 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies · 1,134+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 17, 2009 | IBD staff
    Health Care: A government task force has decided that women need fewer mammograms and later in life. Shouldn't that be between patient and physician? We have seen the future of health care, and it doesn't work. We have warned repeatedly that the net results of health care bills before Congress will be higher demand, fewer doctors, more cost control, all leading to rationing. New recommendations issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) regarding breast cancer and the necessity for early and frequent mammograms do not convince us otherwise. Just six months ago, the panel, which works under the...
  • Ohio Boy Given H1N1 Vaccine Against Mom's Wishes

    10/29/2009 5:58:38 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 39 replies · 2,901+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 29, 2009 | N/A
    OREGON, Ohio ó A furious Ohio mother says her 7-year-old son, who has had problems with medications, was vaccinated for swine flu at school against her wishes. Kim Lutheran works as a nurse and says her son, Matthew, has had bad reactions to medicine. So, she says she signed for "no consent" on a vaccination form and then circled her intentions with a black marker to make things clear to the boy's public school in the Toledo suburb of Oregon. SNIP Deputy Health Commissioner Larry Vasko says his agency has responded by changing the consent forms, telling parents not to...
  • Swine Flu And You: What Every Expectant Mother Should Know

    10/22/2009 3:39:20 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 6 replies · 413+ views ^ | 10/22/2009 | Charles Hux, M.D.
    Over 90% of flu cases this year will be caused by the H1N1 strain of virus. As with the most strains of the flu virus, young children, the elderly, those with comprised immune systems and pregnant women are especially at risk. The H1N1 strain of flu carries a greater risk of complications and death compared to the traditional flu. This is due to the fact that the H1N1 virus causes more severe respiratory complications much faster. As a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, I am very concerned that pregnant women understand the dangers of not being vaccinated for both the seasonal flu...
  • Crazy Cat Ladies (The strange and strong bond between women and cats)

    10/18/2009 6:58:40 PM PDT · by Dysart · 128 replies · 4,602+ views
    Forbes ^ | 10-15-09 | Kiri Blakeley
    Courtney Kistler is a 28-year-old single gal who lives in New York City. She's sociable, outgoing and attractive. But that hasn't stopped Kistler's mother from worrying that her daughter, a freelance marketer, will never catch a husband--because she owns three cats. "[My parents] think it's a little weird," she says of her multiple cat ownership. In fact, Kistler's mother has been known to ask her cat-loving daughter: "What if you want to bring a guy home? What would he think?" While Kistler's last boyfriend wasn't too fond of her felines (he refused to pet them), the two men she dated...
  • Mother's Cancer Can Infect Her Fetus

    10/16/2009 10:19:01 AM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 531+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 13 October 2009 | Sam Kean
    A startling case in Japan has confirmed that pregnant women with cancer can pass the disease to their fetuses. These transmissions, normally blocked by the placenta, are rare, so the work likely won't change how doctors screen or care for pregnant women. But scientists say the case could help illuminate how cancer foils the body's immune system. In early 2007, a 28-year-old Japanese woman gave birth to a girl. Thirty-six days later, the mother was hospitalized with vaginal bleeding, which became uncontrollable. Doctors diagnosed leukemia, and she soon died. The baby developed normally until age 11 months, when a huge...
  • Are stay at home parents sacrificing?

    06/08/2009 1:56:02 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 27 replies · 1,081+ views
    JacksonNJOnline ^ | June 5, 2009 | Becky Parr
    I am the stay at home mother of five children, four of whom are biologically mine. Iím asked quite often how the heck we get by. I almost never give an honest answer. To do so would only make the person asking the question feel belittled and make me sound superior and thatís not what I would ever want. When I look at the world around me today I see so many lost little faces. Little people feeling disconnected and big people feeling like they missed out on something but knowing not quite what. I have friends who work fifty...
  • Mothers Day Under Attack?

    05/11/2009 8:39:04 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 25 replies · 1,061+ views
    In their efforts to improve the situation of women around the globe, a handful in the international community believe there should be no honoring of motherhood in public policy since motherhood "traps" women in lowly domestic endeavors instead of using their talents in the workforce.
  • Mark Steyn: HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

    05/10/2009 5:39:54 AM PDT · by kellynla · 6 replies · 2,005+ views ^ | 10 May 2009 | Mark Steyn
    This essay is taken from Mark's book, A Song For The Season: With Mother's Day approaching (in North America, anyway: in Britain, itís the fourth Sunday after Lent), a young ladís heart naturally turns to thoughts of serenading his mom. And, when it does, he quickly discovers the heyday of mother songs was a century ago. From the Gay Nineties to the Great War, mother songs were a Tin Pan Alley staple and among the biggest hits of the day: ďAlways Take Motherís AdviceĒ, ďA Boyís Best Friend Is His MotherĒ, ďYour Mother Is Your Best Friend After AllĒ, ďThat...
  • Happy Mothers Day: Queen of the Holy Ordinary

    05/09/2009 6:38:04 AM PDT · by tcg · 6 replies · 421+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 5/9/09 | Jennifer Hartline
    ...I am awestruck by what our great God did for us and how He did it. It is truly what sets Christianity apart from every other religion. God could have chosen to take human flesh and come among us as a grown man, fully capable of taking care of Himself. But He didnít. He came to us utterly helpless and vulnerable. He came to us the same way we have all come to be Ė through a mother. By inhabiting the womb He proclaimed the honor and dignity of motherhood. By choosing to submit Himself to the care and authority...
  • Face of Defense: Mother Sacrifices Tradition for Country

    05/07/2009 4:25:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 255+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Sgt. Debralee P. Crankshaw, USA
    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE BASRA, Iraq, May 7, 2009 Ė While deployed mothers will miss out on their traditional Motherís Day celebrations May 10, some are making the best of the situation. Army Sgt. 1st Class Angela Amundson, left, discusses correct wording for awards with one of her soldiers at Contingency Operating Base Basra, Iraq, May 6, 2009. The mother of two will spend Motherís Day helping other deployed mothers observe the day. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Debralee P. Crankshaw††(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. ďThis is not forever. This is a temporary stomping ground in your overall...