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What It Means When Moms Go Baby Crazy on Facebook

They might be trying to live up to societal expectations

(Newser) - Baby pictures clogging up your Facebook feed could signal a new mom on a risky search for approval, according to a study of 127 working moms from Ohio. The fact that 98% uploaded photos of their baby to Facebook wasn't surprising. What interested researchers, however, was that those who... More »

'Chewbacca Mom' Leaves Internet in Stitches

Candace Payne's post-shopping video goes viral

(Newser) - All Candace Payne wanted was yoga pants, and she ended up amusing the world. The Dallas-area mother was shopping at Kohl's recently when she got discouraged about buying the pants (and sticking to her workout goals) and discovered a Chewbacca mask in the toy department, ABC News reports. "... More »

Viral Photo of Mom, Twins Leaves Everyone Guessing

Can you tell which one's the mom?

(Newser) - What started out as a simple car selfie has turned into a viral sensation. Kaylan Mahomes of Indianapolis posted a pic on Twitter on Jan. 28 of herself, her twin sister Kyla, and their mom, captioned "Mom, twin & me," CNN reports. But that photo has caused thousands... More »

Woman in Labor Breaks Her Back, Loses Her Husband

Happy event turns tragic in Colorado

(Newser) - What was supposed to be a joyous occasion veered into tragedy last month for a pregnant Colorado woman. Jill Schmucker, a mom of two young boys, started to have contractions on Jan. 13, KUSA reports. She roused her husband, Tony, and they bundled up their sons, 6-year-old Ryder and 4-year-old... More »

Need a Mom? Now You Can Rent One for $40 an Hour

Nina Keneally offers her motherly services to Bushwick millennials

(Newser) - Nina Keneally has been there, done that. The 63-year-old mother of two who recently relocated from suburban Connecticut to Brooklyn has been everything from a drug and rehab counselor at a methadone clinic to a Tony-winning theater producer. All while making dinner, going to soccer games, serving on the PTA,... More »

Battered Woman to Stay in Jail Until 2030 for BF's Abuse

Tondalo Hall denied clemency in Oklahoma for not protecting kids from partner

(Newser) - Tondalo Hall wasn't accused of abusing her two young children but was handed a 30-year sentence for failing to protect them from her abusive boyfriend. Her partner, meanwhile, nabbed a plea deal and served just two years for breaking the ribs and femur of their 3-month-old infant; he was... More »

Oklahoma Mom's Limbs Amputated After Tick Bite

6 days after a Grand Lake holiday trip, Jo Rogers' organs shut down

(Newser) - A Fourth of July hike to see waterfalls near Grand Lake, Okla., took a bad turn once Jo Rogers and her husband, Keith, got home. Soon after their return, Keith tells ABC News , Jo didn't feel well and suspected the flu. But as Jo got sicker and so lethargic... More »

Mom Drowns in Lake Erie Trying to Save 2 Girls

The girls, including her daughter, are OK

(Newser) - A Buffalo mom tried to save her 11-year-old daughter and a 10-year-old friend after they ran into trouble in the rough waves of Lake Erie, but she ended up drowning herself, WIVB reports. Evans police received a distress call from Wendt Beach just before 7pm yesterday, reports the Buffalo News ... More »

Cops: Mom Left 2 Kids in Food Court During Interview

But Laura Browder says children were 30 yards away, always in her line of sight

(Newser) - A 24-year-old mother was arrested Wednesday on charges of child abandonment after police say she left her 2-year-old and 6-year-old in a Houston mall food court while she was on a job interview, Click2Houston reports. But Laura Browder says the kids were always in her line of sight and that... More »

Texas Mom Puts 'Miracle' Daughter Before Chemo

Julie Prater, 32, diagnosed with malignant brain tumor

(Newser) - In the face of a grim brain cancer diagnosis, Julie Prater decided to delay the treatment that would save her life—to protect her unborn child. At 32, Prater had a full-body seizure as she got up from bed to tend to her year-old son, reports Dallas News . Not long... More »

NYC Mom Fights Off Park Attacker With Bike Pump

Mary Jane Jarman was jogging with son in stroller when man appeared

(Newser) - It's a story that could have had a very bad ending: Mary Jane Jarman was jogging on New York's Hudson River Greenway this morning when a man, wielding a piece of broken glass, appeared. She started to "run for her life," in the words of DNAinfo... More »

Revealed: How Many More Times You'll See Mom, Dad

Break out the tissues

(Newser) - The Daily Mail calls it guilt-inducing . We'll go with tears-inducing. New website See Your Folks is the somewhat morbid creation of four British designers, who used World Health Organization data on life expectancy to calculate the answer to a pretty depressing question: How many times will you see Mom... More »

Man Recognizes Suspected Bank Robber: It's Mom!

Dee Ann Sanders charged on Tuesday

(Newser) - When it comes to citizens turning in accused criminals, it's hard to top this one. A Michigan man called police to tell them that he could ID the woman seen robbing a bank in surveillance photos: dear ol' mom. Even better: Dean Badger told authorities they could find her... More »

Stay-at-Home Moms Suffer More Sadness

Cite more depression, anger compared to employed mothers: Gallup poll

(Newser) - Stay-at-home moms struggle with sadness, depression, and anger more often than employed mothers do, according to a sure-to-be-controversial new Gallup poll. While 26% of stay-at-home moms reported feeling sadness much of "yesterday," that figure was just 16% among employed moms. Some 28% of stay-at-home moms said they have... More »

Stop the Charade: Being a Mom Isn't 'Toughest Job'

It's a PC thing to say, but it's not true, say two female columnists

(Newser) - When Hilary Rosen dropped her never-worked-a-day bomb on Ann Romney, Democrats immediately sensed the political danger and backed away. President Obama himself weighed in: "There is no tougher job than being a mom," he declared. Oh, really? wonder Meghan Daum in the Los Angeles Times and Vivia Chen... More »

Stay-at-Home Mom? Few Can Afford the Choice

EJ Dionne says it's not 'values' driving women to work, it's economics

(Newser) - Lost in the midst of the Ann Romney/Hilary Rosen "mommy war" was a simple truth: Most mothers today simply can't afford to stay home with their kids. "This is not about 'lifestyle' or 'values,'" writes EJ Dionne of the Washington Post . "This... More »

Let's Please End This Phony 'Girl Fight'

Pundits making too much of Ann Romney flap: Kathleen Parker

(Newser) - This week's blather over Hilary Rosen's never-worked-a-day comment regarding Ann Romney wasn't so much a battle over substantive issues as a "peashooter contest in the Twitter Lounge," writes Kathleen Parker in the Washington Post . Start with the basics: Rosen spoke the truth in that Romney... More »

Ann Romney Gives 'Shout-Out to All Moms'

She joins Mitt on stage at NRA meeting

(Newser) - Mitt Romney addressed the NRA today to call President Obama soft on gun rights and personal liberties in general, but he couldn't resist bringing his "hero"—wife Ann—on stage, too. Both addressed the recent flap over her decision to be a stay-at-home mom, and Politico provides... More »

Nurturing Moms Help Kids' Brains Grow

Children of caring mothers have larger hippocampi: study

(Newser) - A mother's care may affect the physical development of a child's brain, a study suggests. Researchers found that preschool kids with more nurturing mothers had larger hippocampi than their peers by the time they were school age, reports HealthDay News, via the Philadelphia Inquirer . The hippocampus is a... More »

Why I Loved Being Called a MILF

Some find the term 'gross,' but Wilson Diehl needed to hear it

(Newser) - Since becoming a mom, Wilson Diehl had “internalized the wildly sexist notion that moms are unsexy,” she writes on Salon . “Maybe I could be a hot 35-year-old married lady, but a hot 35-year-old married mom?” But on a ladies’ weekend in Chicago with friends, Diehl found herself... More »

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