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US women are delaying motherhood, but they’re more likely to have children
Claire Zillman - Fortune, 18 January 2018. [19-01-2018]
What does the average American mother look like? A report from Pew Research Center out Thursday paints a new portrait of mom.
The politicization of motherhood
James Taranto - The Wall Street Journal, 27 October 2017. [29-10-2017]
Conservatives cheer and liberals jeer New York psychoanalyst Erica Komisar’s book on the science of early childhood development.
Single-parenting is a hard job
Jean Snow - Times Record News, 17 October 2017. [17-10-2017]
Have you ever said, “Until you walk a mile in my shoes, don’t judge me?” That saying truly fits the stigma attached to some single parents.
Strengthens family ties between incarcerated moms, children
Jennifer Dobner - Salt Lake Tribune, 7 October 2017. [08-10-2017]
Utah prison officials couldn’t say how many state inmates are parents, but nationally between 50 percent and 75 percent of the more than 2.3 million incarcerated Americans have children, according to a 2017 report from the National Institute of Justice.
Parenting made me uncool — and I don’t care
Lauren Wellbank - The Week, 12 September 2017. [16-09-2017]
“I am done worrying about being trendy. My kids don’t want to miss a single thing I do, which leads me to believe that they have their own metrics for cool, and that somehow I make the cut. That’s more than enough for me.”
Motherhood isn’t sacrifice, it’s selfishness
Karen RIianldi - The New York Times, 4 August 2017. [02-09-2017]
When we bring into the world a being that is of us, someone we will protect and love and for whom we will do everything we can to help thrive and flourish. How is this selfless?
Mother’s Day: Giving the best gift of all
Rebecca Johnston - Marietta Daily Journal, 14 May 2017. [14-05-2017]
What do mothers really want for Mother’s Day? The answer is poignantly expressed by saying that all they really want is time with “you,” her child. They want you to stop by, give her a call, and let her know what is going on in your life.
Why moms should stay with children in their early years
Erica Komisar - New York Daily News, 14 May 2017. [14-05-2017]
An epidemic of troubled children who are being diagnosed and medicated earlier and earlier with ADHD, early aggression and other behavioral and social disorders. Many people say these two phenomena are utterly unrelated. The author believes they are connected.
A letter to my mother
Mary Schmich - Chicago Tribune, 12 May 2017. [13-05-2017]
Children grow up seeking reassurance from their parents. It may take them a long time to understand the kind of reassurance their parents need from them. The author hopes to inspire a few people to think of what they would like to say to their mothers while they still have time, even if their mother is gone.
10 Older mothers are better mothers, new study finds
Johnny Holden - The Irish Times, 2 May 2017. [02-05-2017]
The established wisdom that motherhood is best kept to the young is being reconsidered.
11 Pregnancy changes the brain to help mothering
Pam Belluck - The New York Times, 19 December 2016. [20-12-2016]
Pregnancy changes a woman’s brain, altering the size and structure of areas involved in perceiving the feelings and perspectives of others, according to a first-of-its-kind study. Most of these changes remained two years after giving birth, at least into the babies’ toddler years.
12 Here come three-parent children
Wesley J. Smith - National Review, 2 December 2016. [05-12-2016]
The United Kingdom may soon become the first country to explicitly permit the birth of children from embryos modified to contain three people’s DNA. At the same time, new research backs up concerns that such a treatment — which aims to erase diseases transmitted by the DNA found in cellular structures called mitochondria — may not always be 100% effective.
13 How moms make friends in the Digital Age
Laurie Hollman - Huffington Post, 24 June 2016. [24-06-2016]
There are now hundreds of Mommy Blogs, so how do you choose who to link up with?
14 How to make motherhood moments matter
News-Dispatch, 16 June 2016. [17-06-2016]
Life is busy. For stay-at-home moms, working moms, work-from-home moms, or any other kind of mom, life is rushing by. Here are some tips to slow down, and make motherhood moments matter for your family.
15 The business mantra that transformed my parenting
Paula Throckmorton - The Huffington Post, 20 May 2016. [21-05-2016]
Mothers are overwhelmed. There is no way to do the laundry, cook or even assemble meals, get a little exercise for you and your child, meet up with friends or relatives so you don’t get too isolated, shop for groceries, and shuttle a kid back and forth to a school program that only lasts two hours anyway.
16 Waiting to have children minimizes income losses
Science Daily, 14 April 2016. [14-04-2016]
Working women who want to minimize career income losses related to motherhood should wait until they are about 30 years old to have their first children, suggests new research.
17 Women balancing work and family
Rena Silverman - New York Times, 23 March 2016. [23-03-2016]
How a woman came to terms with her dual roles as photographer and mother by photographing other working moms.
18 What nobody told me about becoming a mom
Danielle Campoamor - Romper, 22 February 2016. [22-02-2016]
Sure, sometimes the sweet, silver lining side of motherhood is worth mentioning. But you’ll also need to hear that it isn’t all unicorns and rainbows.
19 What I learned about parenting
Rebecca Cordova - Deseret News, 12 January 2016. [14-01-2016]
The author was forced to mature and to realize that children often behave in ways that have very little to do with our parenting. She became a better, less-judgmental friend because of it.
20 How loss empowered my parenting
Ashley Abramson - The Huffington Post, 18 December 2015. [18-12-2015]
Self-taught parenting is a wild and unkempt landscape, but in it, the brave can forage beauty. What if my own lack of a mother didn’t disqualify me, but empowered me? What if healing and being a mother aren’t concentric, but overlapping? And what if that overlap could be the perfect habitat for me to parent on my own terms?
21 Parenting the kids — and the parents
Bridgette Brossette - The Shreveport Times, 30 August 2015. [31-08-2015]
When the physical or mental health of a parent starts to fail, it’s a natural instinct to want to come to the rescue. After all, your parents have cared for you during the course of your life. Being a caregiver for your parent and being a mother yourself considerably burdens your time, energy, health, and finances. It also can put a strain on your marriage and relationships with your children.
22 Parenting remains primarily women's work
Glosswitch - New Statesman, 27 August 2015. [27-08-2015]
We need more mothers in literature, not just to make it more inclusive, but because our perception of motherhood remains so badly skewed. Speaking at the Edinburgh International Book Festival last weekend, the writer Janice Galloway argued that “literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children. Life is the other way round.”
23 Mothers' time invested in children does matter
Jenet Erickson - Deseret News, 23 August 2015. [25-08-2015]
Every mother’s natural yearnings to be there, to nurture, to protect should never be discounted. In repeated surveys, nearly half of mothers working full-time say they would rather not. And of married mothers with at least one child under the age of 17, only 23 percent said full-time employment would be their ideal work situation.
24 Mothers are often the caregiver when a child is sick
Phys, 18 August 2015. [19-08-2015]
Mothers give more than they receive when family struck by major illness, and that motherly instinct doesn't go away when the child is an adult. In fact, mothers provide more support to adult children with a serious health condition than to their other children, according to new research that will be presented at the American Sociological Association 2015 Annual Meeting.
25 Breastfeeding as an essential parenting choice
Hiba Masood- Dawn, 6 August 2015. [07-08-2015]
Breastfeeding is hard. And it is easy. It is complicated and utterly simple. It is terrifying and exhausting and yet, exhilarating. But most of all, it is always worth it. Just like parenting. Just like life.

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