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Gorilla moms carry their dead babies around with them, which could be proof that they grieve, scientists say

A gorilla with her living newborn baby on August 20 in Bristol Zoo. Ben Birchall/PA Images/Getty Images Primates seen carrying babies after their death could be experiencing forms of grief, new research found. The evidence suggests that the mothers could learn what death is over time. The findings provide clues into the evolution of emotions. See more stories on Insider's business page. Scientists studying how chimpanzees and gorillas cope with the death of a newborn believe that th...
Tags: Grief, Science, Animals, Trends, Monkey, News UK, Behavior, Bristol, Motherhood, Gorilla, University College London, Carter, Biological Sciences, APE, Chimpanzee, Alecia Carter


Stop and Take a Moment to Celebrate

Winding through hillsides and sporadic homes is a tucked-away winery. Sitting on the edge of the earth with my dearest people, I let out a sigh. It was a rare evening where I got to sip on sangria, tear clumps of salty bread, and be with my husband, sister, and brother-in-law — a double date with family members and our beloved friends. We paused. We held each other in a sacred gaze, and we were held by the expansive beauty swooping under and all around us. For the past several years, my sister a...
Tags: Inspiration, Celebration, Celebrate, Motherhood, Encouragement


How a Word from God Came to Me When Nothing Went as Planned

It was the most boring pregnancy, until I went into labor. Second pregnancies are a bit easier because you understand what to expect. Everything was going normally — even the nausea and vomiting that lasted the entire pregnancy — just like the first time. Then my water broke. I was at mom’s because my dad had to go out of town that evening. She watched my baby girl as my husband and I rushed to the hospital. Jayson, my sweet husband who came to every doctor’s appointment, was ecstatic to finally...
Tags: Pregnancy, Inspiration, Motherhood, Gideon, Jayson, Encouragement, God's sovereignty


What to Look For in a Prenatal and Postpartum Fitness Trainer

Staying fit during and after pregnancy is an important part of that whole “giving birth” thing. Regular exercise during pregnancy can help reduce the risk of gestational diabetes as well as the potential you’ll need a C-section, while also mitigating some of the more uncomfortable aspects of growing a tiny human, such…Read more...
Tags: Women, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Lifehacks, Midwifery, Motherhood, Womens Health, Personal Trainer, Strength Training, Human Reproduction, Doula, Obstetrics, Postpartum Period, Hospitality Recreation, Health Medical Pharma


How Our Stories Become a Legacy of Faith

How do normal people do this parenting thing? I asked myself as I held my newborn son Caleb in the hospital while three-year-old Josh leaned into me. I was now mom of two boys and felt the weight of it. I grew up in a broken home and wanted to leave a legacy of faith for my children. But how did one do that? For a while, I thought it meant erasing my past. I didn’t understand that Jesus wanted me to live out my faith by sharing the whole truth of my journey, not just the mountaintop victories. ...
Tags: Family, Inspiration, Story, Noah, Jesus, God, Motherhood, Corinthians, Josh, Abraham, Jasmine, Legacy, Enoch, Caleb, Encouragement, FREE Audiobook Journal


The monetization of the legalization.

I'm reading a NYT article titled by the aptly named Julie Weed. (Excellent illustration by Russell Cobb, by the way.)The article begins:For Caitlyn Hunter’s 21st birthday trip to Las Vegas last month, her mother booked spots on a “Las Vegas Cannabis Tour,” a business started during the pandemic that guides tourists through marijuana dispensaries in that city. Ms. Hunter, of Houston, Texas, expected an educational afternoon where she, her mother and grandmother could smoke marijuana together, a...
Tags: Travel, Smoking, Shopping, Law, Marijuana, Las Vegas, Motherhood, Las Vegas Strip, Hunter, Houston Texas, Maureen Dowd, Festivities, Ann Althouse, Smelly, Cannabis Travel Association International, Russell Cobb


Just take one more minute for rational reflection and you will be all set.

That's what I have to say to metalmom, who writes this comment to (NYT): What really burns me up about the endless reports of how we need to do at least 30 minutes of vigorous exercise five days a week: who has time for that? Let me get this straight. You have young children. You get them off to school and then commute an hour to your job. Do your job all day and then rush home to your kids. Help them with their homework, make dinner, attend school-related or community-related events. And all ...
Tags: Health, Law, Washington, Motherhood, Emotion, Ann Althouse, Althouse, Washington Blogger


A Working Mom Caught In A Perpetual Cycle Of Burnout And Inner Conflict? Here’s How To Change It. 

It's time to redefine what success looks like for working parents, especially working mothers, says Whitney Casares, author of "The Working Mom Blueprint: Winning at Parenting Without Losing Yourself". The post A Working Mom Caught In A Perpetual Cycle Of Burnout And Inner Conflict? Here’s How To Change It.  appeared first on Young Upstarts.
Tags: Startups, Mothers, Work-life balance, Motherhood, Working Mothers, Thinking Aloud, Whitney Casares


Ukranian TikTok star hands a little girl a new iPhone to record her reaction but then still wants it back.

But the girl's mother doesn't accept the characterization of what happened. He says it was a prank. She makes the argument — it's a legal argument — that he made a gift, and he can't take it back... and she's video'd the whole thing and it's her video that goes viral. Indy100 reports: "Voloshin posted a video of his “touching” encounter with the little girl on TikTok, but left out the cruel punchline."Here's the Reddit discussion at the aggressively named r/iamatotalpieceofshit:   Someone ove...
Tags: Iphone, Law, Reddit, Viral Video, Motherhood, Ann Althouse, Tiktok, Voloshin


"Is the Forced Contraception Alleged by Britney Spears Legal?/The United States has a dark history of court-sanctioned sterilization, but more recent rulings and legislation suggest it would violate a basic right."

  The scant law on the question in conservatorship indicates what an outlier the Spears case may be. In 1985, the California Supreme Court denied the petition of guardian parents of a 29-year-old woman with Down syndrome who wanted her to undergo a tubal ligation. Typically, a conservator has temporary control over the finances and even medical care of an incapacitated person... If a guardian fears that a ward will make financially unwise choices, “the remedy is not to say they can’t procreate...
Tags: Law, United States, Britney Spears, California Supreme Court, Motherhood, Birth Control, Spears, Pace University, New York University School of Law, Ann Althouse, Jan Hoffman, Bridget J Crawford, Sylvia Law


Loom spins up a pregnancy and postpartum education program

Erica Chidi, the co-founder of Loom and a first-generation Nigerian-American, learned how to wrap the language of self-care around her body from an early age. She spent the early part of her life in South Africa, then the epicenter of the HIV and AIDS pandemic, watching her father work as an endocrinologist and infectious disease specialist. That exposure was supplemented by Chidi’s mother, a registered nurse, who made “talking about the body something that was pretty commonplace in our house.” ...
Tags: TC, Stanford, Tech, Diversity, South Africa, Motherhood, Edtech, Health Tech, LOOM, Chidi, Expectful, Nathalie Walton, Erica Chidi, Quinn Lundberg, Reproductive Justice Framework


"We are, all of us, in a constant stage of negotiation with the political and cultural forces attempting to shape us into simple, translatable packages."

"Trans people, by necessity, are more aware of these forces; that fluency is a strength, and it has afforded us an opportunity to question the stories about the 'biology' of gender that are so foundational to American culture: Do we all really want to co-sign the notion that a uterus, and thus reproductive potential, is how we define womanhood? When a nonbinary person births a child, why must the birth certificate dictate that the person who gave birth is a 'mother,' and what does being a 'mothe...
Tags: Law, Transgender, Motherhood, Ann Althouse, Thomas Page McBee


Grace Invites Us Back to the Table Again

Our husbands were out of town so my friend, Vicki, and her kids came over for dinner. Hot dogs and hamburgers were on the grill and crispy French fries would be coming out of the oven in twenty minutes. Our kids were playing in the living room when we heard a horrible scream and ran to see what happened. Joshua, my then seven-year-old son, was balled up on our living room floor, screaming, “Andrew bit me!” I lifted Joshua’s shirt to discover a large, bright red bite mark on his hip. Infuriated a...
Tags: Inspiration, Jesus, Motherhood, Discipline, Andrew, Joshua, Vicki, Renee, Encouragement, God's grace


For When You’re Tired of Toys and Toil

My eyes blink open to the wake of another morning, that time of day when we most feel the weight of “tired” wash over. I swing heavy feet out of bed and anchor them to the floor, only to rise rigid and stiff, like an iron statue standing after centuries of slumber. I reach down for my newborn, cradle him close to my chest. Then, with sleeping legs, I step out to the room where my son is awake and loud with singing and talking and reading. It is only seven in the morning, and already, he busts...
Tags: Work, Inspiration, Rest, Motherhood, Mark, Encouragement, Toil


"This article is from three years ago. I don’t know how you came across it unless you were digging in the New York Times for the 'worst of the NYTimes articles.'"

 A reader named Mary emails me about a post I did yesterday, riffing on a NYT article that, I see now, came out in 2018. The article is titled and it really does seem to be vying for the title of Dumbest NYT Article (especially since it had an atrocious math error). The NYT will push old stories in its sidebar or at the bottom of whatever article you are reading, and the linked headline looks fresh. I think that's happening more lately, so I'll be more vigilant going forward. The policy I...
Tags: Law, Blogging, Fathers, Language, New York Times, Stupid, Nyt, Motherhood, Mary, Toobin, Nytimes, Ann Althouse, Gender Difference, Misreadings, William Barr, Mary (the commenter


"And nearly 13 percent — 20 percent of the lesbian couples and 5 percent of the gay couples — participated in some version of 'undoing gender.'"

"Many do this by taking parental names from their native cultures or religions that strip away the binary in this cultural context, collapsing the dichotomy between terms by merging them, such as 'Mather,' a fusion of mother and father, or creating nicknames ('Muzzie,' in one instance).... Ellen Kahn, the director of the Children, Youth & Families Program at the Human Rights Campaign, said the gender binary that underlies 'mother' and 'father' doesn’t jibe with some parents’ self-understanding a...
Tags: Law, Fathers, Language, Motherhood, Human Rights Campaign, Ann Althouse, Insults, Gender Difference, Ellen Kahn, Muzzie, Children Youth Families Program


4 Tips To Ensure Proper Sleep Schedule For Kids With Autism

Every person needs to get proper sleep. However, many people don’t usually get enough sleep. The reasons range from personal to professional. Regardless of the reason, the fact that lack of sleep can cause various health issues can’t be discounted. When it comes to children with autism and anger issues, the lack of sleep aspect becomes even more critical.  If your child has recently been diagnosed with Autism, this article is for you. In this article, we have mentioned important t...
Tags: Parenthood, Fashion, Parenting, Mental Health, Autism, Motherhood, Parenting Tips, Aspergers, Parenting Advice


A conversation on Black motherhood with Remi Sadé

We’ve seen conversations about motherhood adapt over the years, with the advertising world working harder to bring more authentic and realistic depictions of this experience to their work. Yet can marketers create honest and effective work without the knowledge of all of the complexities and differentiations that motherhood is composed of? Simply put, no.  That’s why our London team was recently joined by Remi Sadé, a writer, activist and creator who spoke to us about the Black motherhood exp...
Tags: UK, London, Advertising, Events, Brands, Seo, Diversity, Healthcare, Motherhood, Black Lives Matter, Lucy, Black Lives Matter Movement, Rémi, Representation, Allyship, Lucy Doubleday


"This sounds pretty terrifying to me. It's a country full of alienated people, broken communities, and estranged families. Instead of fixing the broken social fabric..."

"... we are further retreating into our anxious selves and the mental health crises will undoubtedly worsen. Except for the tiny minority of students who can truly benefit from this, the effects of a broad move to online learning on the socialization of young people would be profound and I'd rather not imagine them." Says one highly rated comment at (NYT).  Another comment: "If this last year has taught me nothing else, it's that the 'digital world' is not a life worth living, and I am an in...
Tags: Education, Law, Relationships, Motherhood, The Web, Hugs, Ann Althouse, Coronavirus


The Push and Pull of Mothering

I have four kids! It’s an exclamation point because my youngest is still so new. Sometimes it just catches me off guard that these four little people are mine, that I get to raise these four siblings. My husband and I didn’t know if we’d be able to have kids at all. It took three years of testing and trying and poking and prodding, ending in a traumatic miscarriage before we had our Sam. I then had another painful loss, followed by another waiting period before Josie. Next, our Clara was a strai...
Tags: Inspiration, US, God, Motherhood, Sam, Clara, Mother's Day, Theo, In)courage Bookshelf, A Mother's Love


"You are … irritating and unbearable, and I consider it most difficult to live with you. No one can tolerate being reproved by you, who also still show so many weaknesses yourself..."

"... least of all in your adverse manner, which in oracular tones, proclaims this is so and so, without ever supposing an objection. If you were less like you, you would only be ridiculous, but thus as you are, you are highly annoying."Wrote Arthur Schopenhauer's mother to her 19-year-old son. Quoted at the beginning of "How Adult Children Affect Their Mother’s Happiness/Plenty of moms feel something less than unmitigated joy around their grown-up kids. Make sure yours feels that she’s getting a...
Tags: Law, Research, Atlantic, Motherhood, Johanna, Arthur C Brooks, Schopenhauer, Ann Althouse, Arthur Schopenhauer, Annoyingness


Trusting God With All Our Heart

The staircase is dark and looming to a two-year-old. Her little feet push upward, but her pudgy hand can’t reach the light switch. With the kind of determined, stubborn bravery found only in toddlers, she chooses to climb the staircase in the dark, deciding that reaching her goal is worth the moments of fear. Her final target, waiting at the top of the stairs in the light? Mommy. My brave girl wasn’t the only one navigating a darkened path during that time. That season was one of living in limbo...
Tags: Inspiration, Motherhood, Anna E Rendell, in)courage Library, A Mother's Love


The Freedom of Our Father’s Boundaries

Last week, my two youngest children turned fourteen years old. Yes, twins. And yes, twin teenagers. In addition, their older sister — and by “older” I mean only nine months older — is also fourteen years old. For the next three months until her birthday, I am living in a house with three fourteen-year-olds. Holy hormones, Jesus come quickly. In all seriousness, there are many things I love about these years. This isn’t the first time my husband and I have raised teenagers — our oldest three boys...
Tags: Parenthood, Inspiration, Jesus, Motherhood, Boundaries, NIV, Encouragement


"... I was sensitive to the way my body had not been allowed its own autonomy, growing up as a girl. I began to realize that even [for] a boy, it doesn't mean all is open and everything is game."

"So when we used to play this lovely game called 'the mama clinch,"' where I would hold on to him and he was supposed to kiss me in order to free himself. And I used to love that, and he loved it as a child. And then when he was about 8 or 9, he started to not really enjoy that game and he would not jump into it. And I realized, 'Oh, he's growing up and he wants his own autonomy' and picking up on those cues. And I talk in another chapter about how important it is for us to pick up on those cues...
Tags: Law, Feminism, Spock, Npr, Kissing, Motherhood, Ann Althouse, Hugging, Jha, Sonora Jha


The Wisdom to Keep Loving Anyway

Her sobs in the darkness stirred me awake. I was confused. My daughter stood over me shaking. I could hardly make out her words. Her hands were practically inside her mouth stuffing her sadness back down inside of her.  “What is it, Noelle?” I said calmly, still waking up.  “Mom, I had a dream you died.” She trembled. I couldn’t see her tears, but I could feel them through her words. I pulled back the covers and invited her in beside me. Her body was chilly, and she instantly suctioned to...
Tags: Wisdom, Love, Inspiration, Jesus, Motherhood, Noelle, Encouragement, Spirit Right


Desperate to Be Chosen

I knew it would happen, but I forgot how much it would hurt. I had just spent the weekend away with a friend of mine, two depleted mamas making space to simply be and create and laugh and rest. It was only the second time in two years I was away from my daughter overnight, and reentry back home was painful. “Mama, I don’t want you to hold me. I want Dada.” “No, Mama, not you!” Over and over again, as the week went on. Less eye contact. More distance. Hurtful words. A brick wall built between us ...
Tags: Parenthood, Identity, China, Inspiration, Adoption, Jesus, Motherhood, Christ, Corinthians, PAUL, Vera, Encouragement, Adoptive Parent


We say "motherly" and "fatherly" and even "daughterly" but not "sonly."

 Discuss!ADDED: "Sonly" is a word. The OED has it dating back to c1443. R. Pecock Reule of Crysten Religioun... He schal haue sonely drede to god lest he offende god. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Relationships, Fathers, Language, Motherhood, Ann Althouse, Pecock Reule


Smart Ways to Look After Your Health As A New Mother

It’s not uncommon for a new mother to find themselves deprived of sleep, which is known to affect mood, appetite, stress hormones, and more. However, the exhaustion of new motherhood can also wreak havoc in other ways, particularly when it comes to daily health necessities — like eating consistently (and healthily). Whether you’re expecting for the first time or are already going through the trials of new motherhood first hand, here are just a couple ways you can better look after yourself...
Tags: Parenthood, Fashion, Parenting, Breastfeeding, Motherhood, Parenting Tips, Co-sleeping, Parenting Advice, Cosleeping, Etsy Breastfeeding Eating Right Your


"It’s like you get the most confident, strong personality people, a lot of them being women, and it’s like you’re layering all of them on top of each other and it becomes everyone trying to talk over each other."

"So it’s a lot of really enthusiastic yelling.... It was nice to have so many different, really strong opinions. We always joke that whenever we bring our friends over for the first time they’re going to get grilled. Like, if you don’t have your 10-year plan, like, fully ready and outlined in a spreadsheet for them, you’re not going to survive that meal."  Said Ella Emhoff, quoted in "What’s It Like to Have Kamala Harris As ‘Momala’? We Asked Her Stepkids/A Zoom interview with Ella and Cole Em...
Tags: Law, Retirement, Wikipedia, Motherhood, Kamala Harris, Dla Piper, HARRIS, Georgetown, Ella, Ann Althouse, Lawprofs, Political Spouse, Emhoff, Doug Emhoff, Ella Emhoff, Momala


If You Feel Anxious About the Future, Do This

The bags under my eyes were as dark as the evening sky the night I saw those two pink lines appear on the white stick. I was pregnant — again. Mixed with the undeniable joy for the gift of new life growing inside me was a rising current of anxiety. I was already exhausted and stretched thin by caring for my one-year-old and two-year-old. How was I going to handle another baby? How could I possibly be a good mother to three kids, three and under? I felt uncertain about the future and inadequate i...
Tags: Pregnancy, Inspiration, Noah, Anxiety, Jesus, God, Motherhood, Corinthians, PAUL, Joshua, Elias, Jude, Encouragement, Jesus Rather