Women are choosing dogs over motherhood
But delaying marriage and motherhood is making them more vulnerable to depression.
The importance of Mum-time
Research backs up the fact that there's no substitute for a mother’s care.
Breastfeeding saves lives
More children and longer breastfeeding is linked to a lesser chance of breast cancer.
Mothering in the work-life balancing act
Middleclass mothers in the UK are deserting the workplace in droves.
The beauty of a post-baby body
Judging a new mum's body? You're looking at motherhood all wrong.
More than enough love to go around
As long as we're on the topic of big families, how does a mother of sixteen cope?
Universal beauty of motherhood
Stunning photos of mothers around the world.
What’s easier - motherhood or winning Olympic gold?
Motherhood may be harder than winning gold, but it brings more joy too.
The truth about big families
What has to change before women can “have it all”
Sheryl Sandberg is now on the board of Facebook -- but there's a bigger buzz this week about an article in The Atlantic entitled, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All".
Cherie Blair to full-time mums: “Get to work”
It seldom comes out quite as blatant as this, but the UK’s ex top mummy, Cherie Blair, has been scolding young women who want to be full-time mothers for their lack of ambition and independent spirit.
Carol Bartz, former president and CEO of Yahoo, admits her biggest mistake -- and it wasn't not spending enough time at the office...
The best job in the world
Being a mom is the hardest job in the world. But it's also the best.
Winning Google doodle from Japan will surprise you...maybe.
Why ‘splitting’ motherhood is against the rights of the child
Austria, Germany and Italy, among other countries, ban the use of donated eggs because they believe it is wrong to split motherhood between a biological mother, a genetic mother, and possibly a social mother as well. The European Court of Human Rights has ruled they are entitled to such a ban.
Should 40-something moms dress like their daughters?
Now that my girls (and I) are getting older, I actually appreciate their advice. But dress like them? No thank you.
Too much, for too long
Writer Erica Jong, one of the flag-bearers of the sexual revolution, wonders, in the New York Times, why her daughter’s generation is not interested in sex.
Behind mothers who abuse, an absence of marriage
Among the most distressing news stories are those featuring mothers suspected, accused or convicted of killing their children or of standing by while their infants were fatally abused.
Early pregnancy is so important for child development…
The New Zealand Herald print edition today has a large photo of the unborn child -- early gestation --on the front page.
Babies made us “the nicest apes”
Two years ago an American primatologist named Sarah Blaffer Hrdy published a book arguing that human beings evolved as a co-operative species in response not only to the needs of infants but to their charm.
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Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@ mercatornet.com