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Are the Moms All Right? Busting the Myths about Motherhood

Are the Moms All Right? Busting the Myths about Motherhood

Last fall, cultural observer and former BuzzFeed writer Anne Helen Petersen published an e-book about the difficulties of motherhood during the pandemic. Based on interviews with 1,000 women, her conclusions were telegraphed in the title: The Moms Are Not Alright. I think most parents would agree that parenting during a pandemic is, well, not ideal.

However, according to scholars Brad Wilcox and Wendy Wang in a recent article in The Atlantic, married mothers fared quite well during the pandemic, including indicating a greater degree of happiness than their single counterparts. 

10 Christian Mothers Who Set Godly Examples

10 Christian Mothers Who Set Godly Examples

Mother's Day is soon approaching which gives us a chance to reflect on our thankfulness for mothers and the influential part they play in our lives. A Godly mother is someone to be especially thankful for and someone who certainly deserves to be celebrated and honored! The following are 10 mothers from Bible times up through the present who took their work as a mother and as a follower of Jesus very seriously. Perhaps you will be able to see some attributes of your own mother in them or will be inspired by them in your own journey in motherhood.

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Doctor Writes New York Times Op-Ed about ‘Harmony’ of Being an Abortionist and a Mother

Doctor Writes <em>New York Times</em> Op-Ed about ‘Harmony’ of Being an Abortionist and a Mother
As an abortionist doctor and a mother, Dr. Christine Henneberg described her struggles with justifying her work with her motherhood in an op-ed article for the New York Times.

A Pregnant Woman ‘Is Not a Mother,’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg Asserts

A Pregnant Woman ‘Is Not a Mother,’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg Asserts
U.S. Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Ruth Bader Ginsburg engaged in a verbal spar Tuesday over several abortion-related legal issues – Including over whether a pregnant woman should be considered a “mother.”

‘The Noblest and Most Precious Work’: Honoring and Encouraging Motherhood

‘The Noblest and Most Precious Work’: Honoring and Encouraging Motherhood
On Mother’s Day, most of us take intentional time and effort to show our moms how much we love and appreciate them, and how much we’re thankful for their love and sacrifice. I’m not always as intentional as I should be about honoring the moms in my life, especially the one who gave me life and the one who’s currently doing the really heavy lifting caring for our kids.

Moms Everywhere are Hardwired to Respond to Their Baby’s Cries

Moms Everywhere are Hardwired to Respond to Their Baby’s Cries
Researchers have discovered why babies’ cries affect their mothers differently than everyone else, including their fathers: Moms’ brains are hardwired to respond to their infants’ wails in certain ways.

Science Tells Moms to Prioritize Motherhood in the First Three Years

Science Tells Moms to Prioritize Motherhood in the First Three Years
On Thursday, in his daily podcast The Briefing, Albert Mohler referred to an article from the Wall Street Journal that discusses psychoanalyst Erica Komisar’s research on motherhood and its impact on young children.

What Would You Tell Your Daughter about Motherhood?

What Would You Tell Your Daughter about Motherhood?
As young daughters grow up and someday become mothers themselves, they'll look to their own moms for advice and guidance.
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