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Share and share alike: Equal parenting

Admit it: at some point in your life as a parent, you have added up all the things you do for the children and the house and the family. If you are lucky, this accounting has not been part of a larger wrangle about what's fair in your house, but it...

Alaskan governor pregnant with fifth child

Congratulations are in order for Alaska governor Sarah Palin and her husband Todd. The governor announced last week that she's due with her fifth child in mid-May. She's a 44-year-old mother to son Track (18) and daughters Bristol (17), Willow (13)...

Men who do more housework have more sex?

It bugs me when women talk about how their husbands are so great about helping out around the house. It's not that I think men shouldn't be doing household chores. It is the idea that they are doing it to help their partners, not because they feel...

Why moms-to-be keep it quiet

When the official news of Jennifer Lopez' pregnancy was announced, absolutely nobody was surprised. I mean, the normally super-fit star was getting quite round in the middle and was developing an all-over padded look. But even as the rumors flew, she...

Parent vs Parent: Choosing to work out of the home

Choosing to work, instead of staying at home with your child, is often not a choice at all. The reality of life and the cost of living tend to make the decision for you. But there is another aspect of going back to work after having a child that is...

Now hiring, unless you are pregnant

When I first became pregnant with Christy, I was unemployed. Afraid that my expanding waistline would hinder my efforts to find a job, I tried hide it under baggy clothes. I thought I looked overweight, not pregnant. I don't think I was fooling...

Portrait of a Working Mom: Mom's Sick Day

I've been home sick this week. Cute, but snotty two-year-olds look innocent enough, but they are walking petrie dishes of germs. Here's how this working mom's day goes when she's outta comish. 6:30 AM: Alarm goes off. Ugh. There's a jackhammer going...

Portrait of a working mom: The pick-up

As I may have mentioned before, my husband works a crazy, three-week shift rotation as an editor at a digital cable station. Out of every 21 days, he spends 7 nights in a row behind a desk, leaving me to single parent after I've worked a full day....

Looking at the progression of daycare

While trolling through the CBC's archives, I found this incredibly thorough timeline of video and audio clips tracing the evolution of daycare in Canada. Though the material presented is Canadian, I think it reflects the general shift in the women's...

The breast pump: feeding babies, easing guilt

Interesting piece at Slate about the breast pump and what they mean for modern mothers. Sarah Gilbert has talked about her pumping experience before and the satisfaction of juggling being a mother with being a working woman who is away from her kids...

General Hospital actress says pregnancy got her fired

Former "General Hospital" actress Kari Wuhrer has sued ABC-TV saying her character was written out of the show because of her pregnancy. Wuhrer says she informed producers of her pregnancy in August so they would have time to write the...

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