Mother’s Day always makes me think about the up and down journey motherhood has been for me and many of the women I know. I had my first child at nineteen and I still don’t know how I made it. I worked two jobs, with the first one starting at five in the morning and the second one finishing at nine at night. I couldn’t afford full-time childcare, so I moved my son Danny between two part-time centers that weren’t as good as I hoped for but better than I could afford.
Jaime and Laura are a lesbian couple in California whose son suffers from a serious heart condition. Without legal protections, their family would have suffered far more hardship than they did. Jaime addresses supporters of Prop 8 in a letter.
Should a 4-year-old girl bombarded with princess mania watch the royal wedding? Two of our writers debate.
In a Wall Street Journal column, Jennifer Moses accuses teens of dressing like prostitutes and being more promiscuious than ever, and she blames their mothers. The good news for moms is that she’s wrong.
Washington may become first in the nation to establish statewide regulation of “Limited Service Pregnancy Centers,” ensuring women know exactly what they will – and won’t – get when seeking care.
Here are some suggestions on building a better bridge between you and your teen on sexuality issues…a top ten list for parents to hit it out of the park themselves in 2011.
Anti-choicers rely on two truisms–everyone loves babies but not everyone loves women–to erase public understanding of the intimate connection between reproductive freedom for women and the well-being of wanted children.
At 18, I chose to carry my unintended pregnancy to term. Now conservatives are taking choices away from other women. On Mother’s Day, we need to celebrate but also stand for women to have the same right to choose I did.
Across the country, politicians continue to use medical misinformation about drugs, pregnant women, and parents to justify new punitive laws and counterproductive state actions. On April 29, 2010, National Advocates for Pregnant Women, with New York University’s School of Law, and the NYU Silver School of Social Work will be hosting its second continuing education program to address the myths and misinformation that too often influence public policies concerning drug use, pregnant women and parents.
There are many layers of "Love." When we have the "talk" with our children, how do we successfully address the complexities of love and sex knowing that they are sometimes but not always related?