There's something almost magical about feeling those first, fluttering movements of your baby in the womb. Later on, those delicate twitches can turn into painful kicks and jabs. Although so much activity might be frustrating to you -- especially late at night, when you are trying to sleep -- your baby being active in the womb is very healthy and a normal part of his … [Read more...] about My Baby Is Very Active in the Womb
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In the United States, only 1 in 100 dads take more than four weeks off from work following a baby's birth. For comparison, about 50% of employed new mothers take the same time off to care for a new baby. In fact, working moms step out of work for an average of 10 weeks to care for a newborn. There are, of course, many reasons more moms take family leave vs. dads. For … [Read more...] about Why Aren’t More American Dads Taking Paternity Leave?
Here are some grim statistics for mothers, who are raising the next generation (including their observant girls), to consider: “Women hold only 17 percent of the seats in Congress.” “State legislatures only have 23 percent women.” “Only 6 out of 50 states have a female governor.” “The United States trails behind the rest of the world - ranking 87th in the number of … [Read more...] about Where Are All The Women in Politics?
Start you and your kids' day off to a healthy start with a nutritious muffin. Make them yourself to ensure you're using healthy ingredients and to save money by avoiding expensive coffee house muffins. Fiber and vitamin-rich ingredients used in homemade muffins may even be able to help prevent disease and treat some conditions. Blueberry Muffins Blueberries contains 4 grams of … [Read more...] about Recipes for Healthy Muffins
We are extremely saddened by recent bullying events that have led to suicide and it had us thinking about parenting and wondering if we, as parents, have to start really examining our own biases and feelings towards other people.Parental ModelingThink about it…what are you modeling for your child? What are you saying? What are you doing to show your child you are an empathetic, … [Read more...] about A Parent’s Role in Bullying