Women — especially working mothers — are the ultimate multitaskers, but they’re not too happy about it. There’s now empirical evidence in the December issue of the American Sociological Review that underpins the notion that …
Study: Bad Relationship With Mom May Lead to Weight Gain
Another thing to blame on Mom? A new study finds that kids who start out with bad relationships with their mothers are more likely to end up obese as teens.
More American Families Rely on Working Wife
In the upcoming movie Made In Dagenham, current Brit eccentric darling Sally Hawkins plays Rita O’Grady, a factory worker and mother of two, who inspires 187 women machinists at Ford’s Dagenham plant in England to go out on …
Do working women get lower quality sleep than men?
While domestic responsibilities are slowly being divvied up more equally among men and women with the increasing prevalence of working moms and stay-at-home dads, there is plenty of evidence suggesting that women still shoulder most of the household and child-rearing responsibilities. A study highlighted by the Economist earlier this …
Are Working Moms to Blame for Childhood Obesity?
Moms, prepare to feel guilty, but only just slightly: There’s new data out there that link the more years you spend in the workforce with chubbier children.
Report: U.S. Is the 25th Best Country to Be a Mom
Just in time for Mother’s Day, the annual State of the World’s Mothers Report from the Save the Children foundation offers some hopeful news for American mothers: the U.S. moved up six spots in the ranking of the best countries …
Dying Mom with Cancer Makes Final Effort to Stay with Her Kids
Alaina Giordano, the mother with breast cancer who has been fighting a public battle for custody of her children, is on the verge of entering hospice. She is asking her estranged husband to allow their children to relocate with her to Pennsylvania, where her extended family lives.
Mom as Recording Star: Can Playing Maternal Voice and Heartbeat Sounds Benefit Premies?
A new study suggests that premies may miss mom’s sounds by being born early
Kids Behaving Badly? Blame It on Mom
All little kids can be aggressive, but those who remain explosive by the time they enter kindergarten have their mothers to blame, according to new research published Wednesday in the journal Child Development.
Mom with Cancer Loses Custody of Kids
For several months now, Alaina Giordano, a North Carolina mom fighting Stage 4 breast cancer, has been waging an equally tenacious battle with the legal system to keep custody of her children. On Friday, she announced that she had lost.
Alaina Giordano, Mom with Stage 4 Cancer, Speaks Out About Losing Her Kids
Divorce is often nasty but once in a while, the details of a particular breakup grab ahold of the soul and won’t let go. One such case involves Alaina Giordano, a mother of two who is battling Stage 4 breast cancer. On April 25 Giordano lost custody of her children, when a judge ruled that they would need to relocate from their Durham, …
A Mom Asks Mattel to Make Party Supplies Featuring “Barbies of Color”
Barbie herself has dozens of different nationalities, but diverse dolls may not be enough.
‘Slow Parenting’: Why a Mom Is ‘Fed Up with Frenzy’
In a new book, “slow parent” Susan Sachs Lipman pushes back against the highly scheduled, jam-packed lives of parents and kids