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Mothers of Twins: Born Tough?

In this study, mothers of twins lived longer. Credit: Corbis
Mothers of twins live longer.
Really? Or does it just feel that way because the chores ... never ... freakin' ... end? No, they really do live longer, but it's not...
Study suggests mothers of twins are made of sterner stuff.

Some Breast-Feeding Moms Risk Osteoporosis

Switching from breast to bottle after a few years could save your bones. Credit: Getty Images
If you're still breast-feeding your 3-year-old, you might want to reconsider. A new study shows that moms who engage in extended breast-feeding,...
Breast-feed today, break a hip down the road?

Why Breast-Feeding Makes One Mom Squeamish

Not every mom loves breast-feeding. Credit: Getty Images
I nursed E for a year. Exclusively. Not a single drop of formula ever touched her lips; she was weaned to cow's milk after her first birthday. But -- and this isn't something you'll hear...
A second-time mom shares her doubts about the nursing she did the first time around.

Links We Love: Runaway Moms, Unschooling and Twitter

You tweet, they are listening. Credit: Getty Images
Twitter: What Not to Do: If you are a Twitter newbie then you'll want to get a quick handle on what NOT to do when engaging in Twitter. Here is a (brief) run down: Don't tweet out anything...

Kelle Hampton Touches World With Story of Down Syndrome

Kelle Hampton, pictured with daughters Lainey, 2, and Nella Cordelia, eight weeks, shared on her blog the unexpected news that Nella has Down Syndrome. Credit: Kelle Hampton
Kelle Hampton's blog, Enjoying the Small Things, is a lush peek into...

Moms With Young Kids Are the Angriest Americans

A new study says moms are mad, and they express their anger by yelling. Credit, Paolo Tarantini, Flickr
Feeling enraged, moms? A new survey says that mothers with young kids are some of the angriest Americans. The University of Toronto...

Pretty Baby - Do Attractive Babies Get Better Care?

Do pretty babies get better care?. Photo: sxc.hu
When researchers sat down 13 men and 14 women and showed them pictures of babies -- some normal, others with facial deformities -- they gave the test participants a choice: They could push one...

Do You Gossip About Other People's Kids?

Moms are gossiping about other people's kids. Image: Julia Freeman-Woolpert/sxc.hu
Whether you participate in it or not, it's hard to avoid gossip. Reality TV, celebrity culture and gossip rags all promote this idea that it's okay to talk about...

Modern Fathers the Equivalent of Hired Help?

Have fathers lost their place in the family? Photo courtesy Friendscallme on Flickr Michael Lewis is a father of three who is feeling a little under-appreciated. He's written a book, based on a series of amusing pieces he wrote for Slate, called...

Dr. Laura Schlessinger on Working Moms

Dr. Laura feels sorry for working moms. Image: Amazon.com
Just in time for Mother's Day, Dr. Laura Schlessinger has released a new book titled "In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms." In this, her sixteenth book, Schlessinger urges mothers to eschew...

Mother's Day - Good, Bad and Very Ugly

You know what says Happy Mother's Day? Flowers. Not a guinea pig. Photo courtesy of sxc.hu. Guys, here's a tip: Graciously "giving" the mother of your children time alone with the kids is probably not the best way to tell her how much you...

Mother's Day Gifts, Crafts and Fun - Links We Love

Sentimental and one-of-a-kind, personalized jewelry is always makes a great Mother's Day gift. Celebrity Baby Blog has some cute and trendy choices. Daughters and sons look up to their moms, and with these Mommy and Me gifts, they can look like...

Gisele Bundchen Taking Stepmothering Too Far?

When daddy has a new wife, things can sometimes get a little tense. In the best of circumstances, the new stepmother will be a positive addition to the family, loving her husband's child while respecting the child's biological mother. It seems that...

Are You a Momshell?

It seems like every few months, somebody comes up with a new label for us parents. What started with Soccer Moms has evolved into an encyclopedia of terms designed to put us in our appropriate box. In the recent past, we've seen the rise of Hipster...

Does Your Stroller Face Forward or Back?

Breast or bottle? Plastic or wooden toys? So many decisions. Now we can add a new one to the list: Forward- vs. toward-facing strollers. New research suggests that children who use strollers that face the person pushing them interact and laugh...

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