MercatorNet: The Joys of Parenting

There are some great conclusions here. One, it’s feminism making women unhappy not children. We can’t have it all. In our arrogance and pride we’ve bought into the idea that we can fill both a man and woman’s roles, sometimes even at the same time, sometimes through delaying our calling and life work of motherhood until we’ve made our way without men. The reference to … Continue reading MercatorNet: The Joys of Parenting

Mommy Trenches: To the Lady Ashamed of Being Pregnant with Her Fourth

I met you in the elevator on my way back from the pediatrician’s office. It was just me and Wren, and you looked at her fondly in her stroller. When the elevator doors opened, you very kindly held the doors open for me. As I clumsily maneuvered the stroller past you, I accidentally ran over your foot. “Don’t worry about it,” you assured me over … Continue reading Mommy Trenches: To the Lady Ashamed of Being Pregnant with Her Fourth

Is Italy Dying?

The Italian health minister has recently said some alarming words about his country’s demographic outlook: We are very close to the threshold of non-renewal where the people dying are not replaced by new-borns. That means we are a dying country,” Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin said. This situation has enormous implications for every sector: the economy, society, health, pensions, just to give a few examples,” Lorenzin said. … Continue reading Is Italy Dying?

The New Singleness

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[Editor’s note: Maggie Gallagher’s The New Singleness is from 2011 but still pertinent. Her article is referring to Katie Bolick’s Atlantic Cover story, Nov. 2011 – All the Single Ladies. (Which actually has some good historic references. She plainly admits she isn’t interested in keeping with them.) Maggie does well outlining what the millennial generation is facing; something we must understand. The new norms, temptations, propaganda, the emptiness desperately need to be addressed. We see in our crowd young men and women marrying and starting families right away. We see happy christian marriages, faithful spouses, capable and educated young people who lead rather than follow. We have a story to tell. There is hope even for this new singleness.] Sex has been divorced from meaning. Men are not being raised to be good family men, and women are not being raised to appreciate good family men. And men are failing to become the kind of men women want. Porn is available for all as a substitute for life. So Kate, facing a future without children or marriage, wants to celebrate singleness and to kill her youthful idealization. Continue reading “The New Singleness”

Marriage & Children Bruhaha – You Can’t Have It All

It’s hard for a inexperienced 20-year-old to know who’s telling the truth. Some say you can’t have it all, some say you can. Are the ones who are saying you can’t have it all just making excuses because they’re not successful? Susan Patton, Princeton graduate and mother of 2 Princeton graduates writes to the editor of her alma mater telling 20-somethings to marry and have babies. … Continue reading Marriage & Children Bruhaha – You Can’t Have It All

Multiple Sclerosis linked to Contraceptive Pill

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Taking the contraceptive Pill may increase a woman’s chance of developing multiple sclerosis, researchers warn.

The risk of MS could be up to 50 per cent higher among women on the Pill, according to a new US study.

The findings also show young obese women are at greater risk of the disease, probably because they produce higher levels of a hormone known to regulate appetite.

Previous research had suggested that oral contraception could cut MS risk, or delay its onset. Continue reading “Multiple Sclerosis linked to Contraceptive Pill”

When To Bite The Bullet and Have a Baby

Statistics released this week show that women in New Zealand between the ages of 35 and 39 are having more babies than women aged 20 – 24 for the first time.  In fact, the average age of first time mothers in New Zealand is now one of the highest in the developed world.  The number of babies born in 2013 in New Zealand was also … Continue reading When To Bite The Bullet and Have a Baby

The Perverse Fruits of IVF

February 18, 2014 (ALL.org) – In vitro fertilization is one of many procedures listed as a specialty in the field of reproductive medicine. Everything from treating pregnancy to aborting children to birth control to treating infertility is included. “Infertility” is the inability of a couple to achieve pregnancy the natural way. It is this condition that first generated the interest and scientific study pursued by the fathers … Continue reading The Perverse Fruits of IVF