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1 in 25 Babies Born to Moms Over 40

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Recent UK statistics show the number of women there giving birth over age 40 has increased fourfold since 1983. The number of mothers over 35 has risen just as sharply during the same time period, showing a corresponding trend upwards, and confirming statistically what anyone with eyes has noticed: older parenthood is here to stay. The… Read More »

Maintaining Your Relationship with an Ex-Mother-In-Law, Teen Daughter Drama and Becoming a New Dad at 46

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What the cool parents are reading today: 1. An essay from a woman who swore she’d be a different type of mother than her own, but becomes her mother anyway. Is that inevitable? 2. Dealing with a teen daughter? Or maybe you just want to be prepared for when you have to deal with a… Read More »

News Round-Up March 13: Older Parents Advise When to Have Kids, Michele Bachmann on Government and Birth Control and Fixing Public School

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What we’re reading today: 1. Any parents/step-parents navigating the whole blended family thing? Rebecca Eckler talks about raising her daughter with her fiance, his two daughters, while expecting a new half-sibling for these three girls. 2. For all those following the gong show that is the GOP primaries, do you miss Bachmann a little? Apparently… Read More »

News Round-Up Jan. 5: How to Raise a Creative Child, Older Parents and C-Sections in China

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What we’re reading today: 1. How to change kids from passive consumers to active creators: Let kids be the inventors of play. 2. There are benefits to being an older parent, but there’s also a lot for kids to consider, like where they’d go if their elderly parents die before they’re adults. Wonder what Robert… Read More »

News Round-Up Oct. 3: Old Moms, Travelling With Small Kids and Marketing to Babies

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What we’re reading today: 1. In defence of the 50-year-old new moms. 2. A school in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood created a few 3-grade split classes and parents were none too pleased and worried about bullying. Now they’re looking at alternatives. 3. A mother of five (under 6-years-old) explains how and why she brought her kids… Read More »

News Round-Up Sept 28: Baby Excuses, Pregnancy Photo Shoots and What to Do With Inspired Kids

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What we’re reading today:   1. Older mothers seem to be on the receiving end of a lot of prejudice, why aren’t older dads? 2. Advice from the Kielburgers — What to do when your kid comes home and says they want to change the world? Listen, ask follow up questions, then check in with… Read More »

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