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New Moms Report Extra Workplace Stress

New Moms Report Extra Workplace Stress

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — More women than men in the U.S. report higher levels of work stress, according to a new survey released Tuesday, with some women saying that extra stress came from countering the stereotypes surrounding mothers in th…

Fighting the ‘Mom-Shell’ Image: New Moms Struggle to Embrace Post-Baby Body

Fighting the ‘Mom-Shell’ Image: New Moms Struggle to Embrace Post-Baby Body

Beyonce performing in Atlantic City, a little less than 4 months after giving birth. Kevin Mazur/WireImage(NEW YORK) — There is a new breed of mother on the playground.Just weeks after giving birth, women dubbed “mom-shells,” a hybrid of mommies and …

Celebrity ‘Momshells’ Pressured to Look Perfect After Giving Birth

Celebrity ‘Momshells’ Pressured to Look Perfect After Giving Birth

Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Applauding new Hollywood mothers for slimming down in no time flat after shedding their baby weight has become one of the hottest trends splashed across celebrity magazines.Call them “momshells” (mother-as-bombshell…

Real Moms on the Realities of Losing the Baby Weight

Real Moms on the Realities of Losing the Baby Weight

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Earlier this month, a group of moms gave birth to a radical idea. Instead of focusing on the perhaps unrealistic pressures celebrities set to lose the baby weight, they decided to embrace their bodies to try to …

Adderall Use on the Rise for Mothers

Adderall Use on the Rise for Mothers

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — All over America, moms are turning to the prescription drug Adderall for relief. Adderall is a drug for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but these women don’t have ADHD; they say they need Adderall to be bet…

Cellphones Replacing Pacifiers? More Moms Use Phones to Distract Kids

Cellphones Replacing Pacifiers? More Moms Use Phones to Distract Kids

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The early pioneers of the cellphone probably never imagined that one day the device might be a decent substitute for baby bottles and pacifiers.But according to a survey released by Asda, a supermarket chain in the U…

Study: Only One-Third of Moms Breastfeed for First Three Months

Study: Only One-Third of Moms Breastfeed for First Three Months

George Doyle/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Most new moms hope to exclusively breastfeed their babies for at least the first three months, but a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that, for a variety of reasons, only about o…

‘Stroller Brigade’ Rolls to Capitol for Toxic Chemical Reform

‘Stroller Brigade’ Rolls to Capitol for Toxic Chemical Reform

Photodisc/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Moms and cancer survivors parked their strollers in front of the U.S. Capitol Tuesday as part of the “Stroller Brigade” to demand that Congress take action to help regulate toxic chemicals that are found …

Six Generations of Daughters: From Baby to Great, Great, Great Grandmother

Six Generations of Daughters: From Baby to Great, Great, Great Grandmother

Courtesy Christian DeBaun(NEW YORK) — A Virginia family will have a lot of moms to fuss over this Mother’s Day.The family has an astonishing six generations of daughters still living.  The matriarch of the family, Mollie Wood, was born in 1…

‘"What to Expect When You’re Expecting": Top 10 Changes in New Edition

‘"What to Expect When You’re Expecting": Top 10 Changes in New Edition

Workman Publishing(NEW YORK) — What to Expect When You’re Expecting has been hailed as the pregnancy bible for moms-to-be and their families for decades.First released in 1984, the New York Times bestseller has now sold more than 17 million copies, an…

More Women are Paying Alimony and Child Support

More Women are Paying Alimony and Child Support

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Mother’s Day mean flowers and cards, but for an increasing number of moms, it’s also a reminder that they have to write child support checks. In a new survey, 56 percent of the nation’s top divorce attor…

Afghanistan Now the Second Worst Country for Mothers

Afghanistan Now the Second Worst Country for Mothers

Kaveh Kazemi/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Being ranked the second worst country in the world for mothers is obviously not something Afghanistan should boast about.However, the Save the Children survey does have one saving grace: at least Afghanistan is no…

Best Place to Be a Mom: Where Does the US Rank?

Best Place to Be a Mom: Where Does the US Rank?

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Just in time for Mother’s Day, Save the Children has released its 13th annual State of World’s Mothers report. The report, which ranks countries from best to worst in places to be a mother, saw the…

Aging Moms Prefer Daughter to Hubby, Study Finds

Aging Moms Prefer Daughter to Hubby, Study Finds

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — An international study shows mothers prefer their daughters as they age.Debby calls her 26-year-old daughter Beth three times a day — and might add a few daily texts on top of that.Mother and daughter, both of whom li…

Aging Moms Prefer Daughter to Hubby, Study Finds

Aging Moms Prefer Daughter to Hubby, Study Finds

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — An international study shows mothers prefer their daughters as they age.Debby calls her 26-year-old daughter Beth three times a day — and might add a few daily texts on top of that.Mother and daughter, both of whom li…

Women Connect More with Daughters over Phone as They Age

Women Connect More with Daughters over Phone as They Age

Michael Blann/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — All it took researchers was two billion cellphone calls and a half-a-billion text messages to figure out what mom could have told them already: as she gets older, she tends to bond more with an adult…

Zooey Deschanel Among Women Putting Motherhood on Hold

Zooey Deschanel Among Women Putting Motherhood on Hold

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Zooey Deschanel says she has no plans to become a mother. The New Girl star told Marie Claire in a recent interview that children are simply not her priority right now.“That’s never been my focus,&rdqu…

‘Mama’s Boy Myth’: Sons Who Are Close to Mom are Stronger

‘Mama’s Boy Myth’: Sons Who Are Close to Mom are Stronger

Courtesy Kate Stone Lombardi(NEW YORK) — Freud warned about the unresolved oedipal complex in boys: Sons who couldn’t break free from a smothering mother’s clutches were doomed to be sexually confused — or even homosexual.Even Dr. Benjamin Spock, the…

Mothers With Autistic Children Earn Less, Study Finds

Mothers With Autistic Children Earn Less, Study Finds

Goodshoot/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — Mothers of autistic children earn 56 percent less on average than the mothers of children with no health limitations, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. They are also 6 percent less li…

Moms Call Push to Breastfeed for Six Months ‘Unhelpful’

Moms Call Push to Breastfeed for Six Months ‘Unhelpful’

George Doyle/Thinkstock(LONDON) — While most moms would like to follow the World Health Organization’s recommendations to breastfeed their babies for the first six months, a new study suggests many find the goal unrealistic, and the push to do so unhe…

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