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The ‘Hood Series: Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Mommas

October 29, 2012 by

Worth The Wait: After trying to have a baby for more than 30 years, a 61 year old Brazilian woman gives birth for the first time to twins. [Read more: NY Daily News] Milk Maid: A 28 year old mother from Texas breaks the Guinness World Record for "Most Breast Milk Donated" with 11,115 ounces (almost 86.8 gallons) pumped to help feed preemies across the US [Read more: Huff Post] Baby Machine: A 46 year ... [Read More]

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Trend Of Parents Paying For Their Future Grandkids To Be Put On Ice… Gift Or Pressure?

May 16, 2012 by

There was an article in this Sunday's New York Times that led to lots of discussion in our office. Titled "So Eager for Grandchildren, They're Paying the Egg-Freezing Clinic", the crux of the piece is about a growing trend of parents lending financial support to their 35+ year old daughters to undergo egg freezing to improve their chances of having children later on, when they are ready to start a family. ... [Read More]

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The ‘Hood Series: Embracing Aunthood

November 16, 2011 by

Aunthood is defined as the sister of one's father or mother, or the wife of one's uncle. But, times have changed, and being an aunt no longer has to be consigned to this narrow definition. Today, many of us, who do not have children of our own, have come to maternally embrace all of the children in our lives, whether related by blood or by friendship, by choice or by circumstance. Aunthood certainly is ... [Read More]

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The ‘Hood Series: Latent Quest For Motherhood

October 12, 2011 by

Tick Tock... I Hate My Biological Clock by A. Nonymous When I was in second grade, the teacher asked everyone in my class to "draw a picture of what you want to be when you grow up". So, at the unripe age of 7, I drew myself in a white lab coat dress, accented by a bizarre looking square hat with a red cross. Clearly fashion design was not in my future. On the back side of my Crayola masterpiece, I ... [Read More]

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Site News: Debut Of The ‘Hood Series

October 11, 2011 by

Women You Should Know is launching a new series this week called The 'Hood. This regular feature will focus on one of the major and very complex aspects of being female - womanhood in relation to motherhood. While motherhood is contingent on womanhood, the reverse is just not true. So, we're going to explore all angles of this involved topic by sharing the personal stories of real women with varied, ... [Read More]