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Fourth Kid Cred

Heather Risinger | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Heather Risinger

After bringing four children into the world, I don't think it's a stretch to say you kind of know what you're doing with the whole parenting thing.

To The Mom Ashamed Of Being Pregnant With Her Fourth

Sylvia Bass | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Sylvia Bass

When did having a large family become equivalent to a tragic event? Why do people think that seeing a mother with lots of children automatically entitle them to make rude comments concerning her family planning?

Why More Women Are Delaying Motherhood

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.10.2013 | Women

While the women's movement is often cited for encouraging women to delay motherhood, new data suggests there may now be another culprit: the economic ...

A Third Child

Lindsey Mead | Posted 06.10.2013 | Parents
Lindsey Mead

I want to feel again that gasping, outrageous miracle of small feet pushing up into my ribs, to sense something somersaulting inside my body, to surrender once more to the incandescent pain of birthing a baby. But all of that is because I don't want this to be over.

How Did You Decide Your Family's Size?

Aly Windsor | Posted 05.26.2013 | Parents
Aly Windsor

Whether or not to have kids is surely a dealbreaker question between couples, but what about how many kids to have?

5 Reasons Why I DON'T Want Another Baby

Jen M.L. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jen M.L.

Five things I have to remember when I think about those soft little cheeks and tiny fingers.

Why I Loved Being an Only Child

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 03.18.2013 | Women
Kayley Kravitz

Being an only child taught me the most valuable skill of all: the ability to be alone. Sure, I had friends growing up, but I was just as content to sit in my bedroom alone, playing with my Playmobil dollhouse as I was to have a friend join me.

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.

'Tis the Season to Be...Thinking About Having Another Baby?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 01.28.2012 | Parents
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

In a world that seems so unpredictable and unsafe, it's an appealing notion to think the more the merrier. But it's all relative, about relatives.