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If you don't have time to watch the news or read the paper every day, don't worry, we are keeping up with current events for you. Our Newsdesk editor, longtime journalist and mother of three, Meredith O'Brien, is the author of A Suburban Mom: Notes from the Asylum, writes the parenting/lifestyle blog Picket Fence Post and pens our popular Moms in Pop Culture & Politics column. Follow Meredith on Twitter: @MeredithOBrien

The Data on American Moms, What Does it Tell Us?

The U.S. Census Bureau has been crunching some numbers in honor of Mother’s Day to paint us a portrait on motherhood, circa now of the 85.4 million mothers in the United States as of 2008. more

Poll: We Don’t Think Today’s Kids’ll Have It That Great

Optimism about the future of American children is at its lowest levels in decades, according to a poll taken by Gallup. “Forty-four percent of Americans believe it is likely that today’s youth will have a better life than their parents, even fewer than said so amid the 2008-2009 recession and the lowest on record for a trend dating to 1983,” Gallup reported. more

Blogger Asks Why a Politician’s Motherhood Gets More Play Than Male Pols’ Paternity

After Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was tapped to run the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the fact that the New York Times chose to focus on her as a “harried mother,” wife and Girl Scout leader, really annoyed one political blogger. more

Major League Pitcher Criticized for Wanting to Attend His Child’s Birth

Texas Rangers’ pitcher Colby Lewis’ decision to take advantage of Major League Baseball’s paternity league policy, affording players 24-72 hours off when their children are born,caused at least one Texas sports columnist to challenge Lewis’ professionalism and dedication to the job. more

More Women Getting College Degrees Than Men

Recently released Census Bureau figures tell a tale of a shifting American higher academic portrait as more women are getting bachelor’s and advanced degrees than their male counterparts, the Associated Press reported.  more

Study: When Work Comes Home, Women Feel More Guilt.

A study by two University of Toronto researchers published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior found that “women tend to feel 30 percent to 40 percent more guilty and distressed than men when they have to take work-related calls or e-mails at home,” the Wall Street Journal’s blog, The Juggle reported. more

Got Milk to Spare? Breastmilk Sharing Sparks Controversy.

While U.S. breastmilk banks have said their reserves of the milk are low, the USDA has urged parents not to frequent the banks, Time Magazine reported. more

How Happy are British Families?

A huge British study of the folks in over 40,000 homes to look into the lives of families and, among the findings were that “children (aged 10-15) are happier with their family situation if their parents are happier with their relationship with each other.” more

Panelists: YOU Need to Create Your Life’s Balance.

Panelists speaking at the South By Southwest Interactive conference recently told attendees that if employees believe they are suffering from a lack of a balance in their work and home lives, they need to look in the mirror and do something about it, reported the Wall Street Journal’s blog The Juggle. more

Report: Women Need Career Coaching.

A management consulting firm recently released a report examining women’s advancement in corporations and encouraged companies to start mentoring female employees to be future leaders. more

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