the first time

Beautiful images of Moms holding their newborns for the first time Via the Huffington Post. Pure Bliss and...
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quite disturbing: suicide rates increase

Via Al Jazeera: The increase in suicides among black children was isolated to boys, among whom the rate grew from about 1.8 to about 3.5 for every million children. For white boys, the suicide rate declined from about 2 to about 1.3 suicides per one million children over the 20 years. “Many factors – including increased exposure to violence and traumatic stress; early onset of puberty; and...
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fertility patterns: educated mothers

A New Report by the Pew Research Center has found something surprising: more highly educated women in the United States are becoming mothers than ever before. And they’re having bigger families. Read more at the Washington...
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pioneers: elisabeth bing

The “Mother of Lamaze”, Elisabeth Big dies at the age of 100. Ms. Bing taught women and their spouses to make informed childbirth choices for more than 50 years. She began her crusade at a time when hospital rooms were often cold and impersonal, women in labor were heavily sedated and men were expected to remain in the waiting room, pacing. Read more about her life Via The...
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honesty: motherhood books

Here are 11 books that show the honest experience of what it means to be a mom. And yes. It’s still the most incredible challenging yet most rewarding job in the...
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drumroll: baby names

Not too much has changed from the 2013 list. Noah and Liam are still tops for boys. Meanwhile, Jayden was kicked out of top ten and James moved in. For girls, Sophia has been knocked from her #1 spot and was replaced by Emma. Also, Elizabeth moves out of the top 10 and was replaced by Charlotte (a name which we can only imagine will gain major steam after Royal Baby #2’s arrival!). See the Top...
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