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Teens Who Skip Breakfast More Likely To Have Sex Earlier

You know that business about breakfast being the most important meal of the day? You probably heard it as a child and are now repeating it to your own child. Good for you! Breakfast is important . Studies show that kids who skip the morning meal are...

Are You a Mousewife?

When I was growing up, I knew very few kids who had moms working outside the home. With the exception of a few girls with divorced parents (also rare), just about everybody I knew came home to a full-time mother who relied solely on her husband to...

Breastfeeding - Does it Protect Kids From Neglect?

Breastfeeding does a baby's body good ... that much we already know. But a 15-year study of over 6,000 Australian children discovered that breastfeeding may benefit babies in another way -- protecting them from neglect. Babies who were breastfed...

Facebook - Does it Make You a Bad Mom?

Being a stay-at-home mom is fulfilling in countless ways, but let's face it ... it's not the most intellectually stimulating job around. And sometimes, it can be downright isolating. I believe that's why blogging and social networking are both so...

Facebook Still Not Budging on Breastfeeding Photos

Last year, when Facebook started removing pictures of mothers breastfeeding, I thought they were very brave. Wrong, mind you. And stupid. But also brave. Because when mothers gather -- especially mothers who are passionate about something -- they...

The Return of the 1950's Housewife

There was a time when stay-at-home moms looked to be on the verge of extinction. After being told that not only could they have it all, but that they should also want it tall, more and more women left their families and went out into the workplace to...

Are Sleep Terrors Genetic?

Are nightmares genetic? A recent study seems to point that way. Nightmares, also known as sleep terrors, affect people from childhood through adulthood. Those affected suffer from waking in a panic, normally screaming, confusion and disorientation....

Mommy-dating scene a tough one

Have you ever given someone your phone number, and then sat by the phone just waiting for the sweet, sweet sound of her voice on the other end of the line? And was that someone ever another mommy? Oh, yeah, baby, it's mommy-dating is time. And...

Do you play hooky?

Nearly one-third of workers have played hooky from their jobs, calling in sick when in reality they are taking an unscheduled day off. A survey by CareerBuilder.com revealed that American employees used excuses that ranged from not wanting to lose a...

Midwestern moms more likely to go back to work

Sandy recently told us about a new Census Bureau report that found that, not only are women waiting longer to have children, many are choosing not to have children at all. That same report turned up another interesting piece of information:...

Stepfathers make better parents than biological dads?

In some families, the original isn't always the best when it comes to fathers. For 'fragile families', described as low-income urban families prone to non marital births, mothers say that stepfathers are often more engaged, cooperative and willing to...

Women fight to take back natural childbirth

Is natural childbirth going the way of the dinosaur? Ask many new moms and a lot of doctors and midwives, and you may be surprised to find the answer is yes. Between increasing costs at hospitals, liability and the demand by insurance companies...

HPV found in breastmilk

Well, if HPV, which is linked to cervical cancer, wasn't scary enough, now there is new evidence it can be detected in breastmilk and possibly passed on to a nursing infant. HPV-16, full name Human papillomavirus type 16, can be traced back to a...

Is the well-read child more even-tempered?

We've been taught for ages now the importance of reading to our children. From the earliest age, and even in the womb (your child can hear as soon as her ears form, even if she can't see the pictures from in the womb), parents are being instructed...

Pregnancy fact or fiction: Umbilical cords

When I was pregnant with my first child, I had a lot of fears. Some of them were totally unsubstantiated, but all of them were most likely the product of going through a life-altering experience with no real rules or know-how. And of course there...

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