Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
Sarah Elizabeth Richards, science journalist and the author of Motherhood, Rescheduled: The New Frontier of Egg Freezing and the Women Who Tried It(Simon & Schuster, 2013) explains the science behind freezing eggs and tells the stories of four women who tried it, including herself.
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
All this week we're talking to women and mothers who have harnessed smarts, spirit, and self-awareness to break into male-dominated careers and rise to the top. Judy Woodruff has covered news and politics as a broadcast journalist for more than three decades for PBS, CNN, and NBC. She is also a wife and mother of three, including a son with spina bifida. Her children are now grown but she hasn't forgotten the feelings of guilt and sacrifice that accompanied juggling a demanding career with a busy home life.
Thursday, August 02, 2012
"Latch on NYC," a program which will roll into effect September 3, will require that infants not be supplemented with formula unless it’s indicated on their medical records. But is this the best way to encourage breast-feeding?
Thursday, June 21, 2012
In a woman’s life, there are many rites of passage: her first period, her first time falling in love, and her first time being hired for a job. And if she makes it past the ripe old age of 25, she very likely has one more rite of passage that lasts for the next two decades. And if she doesn't hit this milestone, she gets asked over and over again: “Why don’t you have children?”
Friday, April 13, 2012
Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen struck a nerve — and rekindled a familiar debate — when she criticized Ann Romney in a CNN appearance earlier this week. Jennifer DeJournett, president and co-founder of VOICES of Conservative Women, says Rosen was right to apologize to Romney. Judith Warner, author of "Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety" says Rosen's comments are being blown out of proportion. The debate over whether motherhood is "work" is an old one — but a persistent one. Why does it still hit such a nerve?
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Rachel Dratch talks about her new memoir, Girl Walks Into a Bar: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle. The former Saturday Night Live star recounts the adventures and unexpected joy of dating and becoming a mother when she least expected it, at the age of 44.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Kate Stone Lombardi, contributor to The New York Times and author of The Mama's Boy Myth: Why Keeping Our Sons Close Makes Them Stronger, questions the prevailing wisdom about the bond between mothers and sons.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Jill Greenlee, assistant professor of politics at Brandeis University, researches how becoming a mother affects a woman's politics.
Mothers, what do you think? Did you notice a change in your politics after having a child? Let us know!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Lisa Miller talks about the rising age of motherhood and looks at whether women in their late 40s and 50s are too old to get pregnant. Her article “Parents of a Certain Age” appears in the October 3 issue of New York magazine. Lisa Miller is a contributing editor at New York magazine, the author of Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination with the Afterlife, and writes about religion for the Washington Post.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Priscilla Gilman discusses how she came to terms with her son’s developmental disorder and how it radically altered the expectations she had about motherhood. Her memoir The Anti-Romantic Child talks about why her vision of what her child would be like wasn’t fulfilled in the ways she imagined, and she reveals how events and situations that are often perceived as setbacks can actually inspire and enrich us.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
By Amy Pearl
"I decided to try breastfeeding pretty much from the time I got pregnant," says Valery Upson, 32, of Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. "I'd heard the whole 'breast is best' cry often enough to know it was something I should be doing." The Obama administration agrees. In January, the Office of the Surgeon General issued a call to action to support breastfeeding, and in February, Michelle Obama announced that she would promote breastfeeding as part of her campaign against childhood obesity.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Amy Julia Becker is like a lot of mothers in America. She’s in her early thirties. She’s married. She has two kids, and a third on the way.
But here’s where she might be considered slightly different: of her two children, one has Down Syndrome. And when it comes to her current pregnancy, she and her husband have decided NOT to have the fetus screened for Down Syndrome.