By the third trimester of pregnancy, you are probably just ready. You may have had a baby shower or two. The nursery is about finished, and your hospital bag is packed. Although it may seem like just the capstone of your pregnancy, the third trimester is a special time in your pregnancy, to be enjoyed and noted. So here are a few 3rd trimester pregnancy facts to help you … [Read more...] about 3rd Trimester Pregnancy Facts
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Your period is late. Your friend-with-benefits or special handshake relationship wound up staying a night or two, as Todd Rundgren sang in his classic 1970s hook-up song, “Hello It’s Me.” So unless the pregnancy test is a false positive, chances are you’re pregnant. Your first instinct might be to say to heck with what’s-his-face, the sperm-of-the-moment donor. It's scary to … [Read more...] about Unplanned Pregnancy: Co-Parenting With a Stranger?
“Mom, can I Uber home instead of you picking me up?” Eight years ago, this sentence would not have made sense to any parent anywhere. These days, “Uber” is both a noun and a verb, and a way of life for people in urban and suburban areas from San Francisco to Sydney. Some parents consider cell-phone enabled ride services a godsend -- an inexpensive, convenient, safe way to … [Read more...] about How Kids Can Use Ride Services Like Uber and Lyft Safely
Prom is a big night for teens- with big consequences at stake. In a national survey, 90 percent of teenagers said their peers are more likely to drink and drive on prom night.* And I’ve seen it reported that 27 percent of girls lose their virginity on prom night. It’s a big night for your teen, and it should be a big night for you, too. Your job? To keep prom night from … [Read more...] about Prom Night… or Prom Nightmare?
The past year in many ways has been a very good one in our country’s fight to end violence against women. Last fall, there was intense outcry following the release of the elevator video showing Baltimore Raven’s running back Ray Rice punching his then fiancée. Following that watershed moment, President Obama and Vice President Biden launched a powerful It’s On Us campaign … [Read more...] about From Mayweather to Ray Rice: Decoding Sports Media’s Bias Against Women