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Two-Year-Old Blissfully Unaware of the Horror of Mother's Home Birth

Reductress | Posted 03.24.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

This post originally appeared on Reductress.com. Toddler Grayson Douglas was having a great day playing, snacking and napping. As he alternated bet...

Women Over 50 and Our Monumental Discovery of Our Pact with the Devil

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 02.15.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

In order for women to have the parts and hormones necessary to partake in the great privilege of giving birth, women have unknowingly made a secret pact with the devil.

One Thing That's Changed Now That I'm In My 30s

Elizabeth Tannen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Elizabeth Tannen

What's the right age to have a baby? What if you're actually infertile? How much money are you supposed to have? How stable should you be? How many should you have?

What I'll Miss In The Next Phase Of My Life

Allison Tate | Posted 03.16.2013 | Parents
Allison Tate

I'm caught between the age of fertility -- of nausea, butterfly-wing kicks that can take my breath away, swollen breasts and baby blankets -- and the afterward. For the past ten years, an ellipsis has hovered over my head and heart as I wondered if another face would come to our family.

Against 'Decadence': Fewer Kids, Better Future

Jedediah Purdy | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Jedediah Purdy

Is having fewer children the mark of decadence? The New York Times' cultural conservative, Ross Douthat, has been arguing that. But he is seriously, even dangerously wrong, and that the people he's criticizing are the ones who are taking responsibility for the future.

Have Americans Turned Against Religion?

Nigel Barber | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Nigel Barber

Although 64 percent of young American adults say they believe in God (and only 25 percent lack a religious affiliation), their attitudes to religion show unmistakable signs of secularism.

Women Over Age 35 Are Having More Kids

Melanie Notkin | Posted 06.23.2012 | Women
Melanie Notkin

Marriage and unions may look different today than they did even a decade ago, but some things never change.

"Our Bodies, Ourselves": 40 Years on, Still Circling the Globe

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Bella DePaulo

There are some truths about women's health that may now seem self-evident, but perhaps would not be so obvious if it were not for the ideas espoused, starting so long ago, by "Our Bodies, Ourselves."