Time magazine's recent cover story featuring Jamie Lynne Grumet breastfeeding her almost four-year-old son raised a firestorm about different styles of parenting. Along with the headline -- "Are you mom enough?" -- the piece makes every mother question whether she should practice attachment parenting and in the process, embrace all things natural. Wear your baby! Make your own baby food! Breastfeed! Sleep with your baby! Give birth at home -- and don't use painkillers!
My home country Norway has gained international recognition for its pioneering legislative and policy work to promote gender equality in all aspects of society. We have 50% female ministers in our Government, 55% of managers in public sector are women as well as five out of seven party leaders.
For the last 20 years, what name is always in the top 100 most popular baby names given to boys in the United States? Jesus (pronounced hey-seus). And among 4,500 boys names in England in 2009, what was the No. 1 most popular baby name? Mohammed. In Brussels? Mohammed. Oslo? Mohammed. Amsterdam? Mohammed. And what do babies and their names have to do with the global economy? Everything.
Parenting's a hard job, we admit. But take heart; no matter how much you're struggling, you're probably doing better than these sorry moms and dads making headlines this year. Read through our list, and then congratulate yourself for doing a pretty good job, all things considered.
For the first time ever, a majority of working women received paid maternity leave, according to a new study. But the U.S. still has a long way to go to catch up to the rest of the industrialized world.
â¢ Was she buying maternity clothes? Mom-to-be Rebecca Gayheart stepped out and went shopping at Madison boutique's Melrose Avenue location in L.A. The friendly actress chatted with employees about her pregnancy and swooped up some summer must-haves, including an L Space swimsuit and Sunahara dress.
WASHINGTON -- The details of April 26 are stamped into Ian Desmond's memory forever. His eyes light up and a smile creases his face when he tells the story of rushing from Washington, D.C. to Sarasota, Fla., to be with his wife, Chelsey, for the birth of their first child, Grayson Wesley.
When people find out I'm a dietitian, they often ask me what not to eat. I often find myself trying to gracefully redirect the topic. Although it's true Americans eat too much of various types of food, a fixation on risk and avoidance seems to have eclipsed efforts to eat wholesome, delicious foods.
If the hero of Super Bowl XLV is Flozell or Atari, Maurkice or Mewelde, look for those names in 25 years at Super Bowl LXX, because Americans like to name their newborns after contemporary American sports heroes, or my name isn't Fuzzy.
â¢ Mom-to-be Kate Hudson was "relaxed, smiling and in good spirits," during a dinner out with two friends at Indochine in N.Y.C. Though her rocker beau Matthew Bellamy wasn't there, the actress was enjoying the company of her pals. "It was a nice, quiet, happy dinner among friends," the onlooker says. When it was time to leave, Hudson's server pulled out the table for her.
A group of leaders in the food service industry gathered in Washington, D.C., recently to discuss the alarming findings of a new survey. The study, conducted by Restaurant Opportunities Centers United -- a national organization that represents and supports restaurant workers -- found that two-thirds of restaurant workers go to work when sick.
Forever 21, a clothing chain that attracts many under-21 customers with its inexpensive, trendy fashions, is being questioned about its motives in choosing a select group of states to carry its recently launched maternity line.
The British government has apologized and offered compensation to hundreds of people who suffered the effects of thalidomide, a drug once prescribed to pregnant women that later was linked to major birth defects.
A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced a 75-year-old Syrian woman to 40 lashes, four months imprisonment and deportation from the kingdom for having two unrelated men in her house, according to local media reports.