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Fewer Mothers Receiving Assistance Than In 1996

Even though participation in government assistance programs has risen a little in recent years for mothers who have given birth in the last year, participation is still lower than it was when welfare reform was enacted in 1996. According to a report by the U.S. Census Bureau, the mothers who were most likely to receive assistance were younger than 25, living with either no other adult or an unmarried partner, a minority, did not work in the past month, never attended college, or did not receive child support. In 2004, 7.5 million mothers of childbearing age (15 to 44) participated in at least one of six different public assistance programs. [U.S. Census Bureau] Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Taser Parties, Motherhood In Sweden, And Sex On Drugs

  • Apparently Taser parties are the new Tupperware parties. [BBC]
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    Frisky Quote Of The Day: Paris Hilton

    “I have a lot of beautiful animals that I look after and I feel I would have a lot to give my children.” — Paris Hilton Keep reading »

    Dina Lohan To Be Honored As A Mother Of The Year

    A mommy website is honoring Dina Lohan as one of its mothers of the year — not because she’s done a good job as a parent to her children, but because she’s from Long Island! “We’re just honoring celebrity moms on Long Island,” a spokesperson for MinglingMoms.com said. “It’s something for Mother’s Day. It’s a list of mothers from Long Island who have raised superstar children.” Other mothers being honored are Carol Baldwin (mother to the Baldwin brothers), Billy Joel’s mom, Natalie Portman’s mom, Mariah Carey’s mom, and Jennifer Lopez (who gave birth to her twins in L.I.). This is the dumbest award ever. [WENN] Keep reading »

    How To Explain Mommy’s New Face To Your Kids

    Speaking of plastic surgery and kids, a new picture book is coming out this Mother’s Day called “My Beautiful Mommy” which attempts to explain to kids why their mother is getting cosmetic surgery. Strangely, the book wasn’t written by a mom who has had plastic surgery, but by a a plastic surgeon named Dr. Michael Salzhauer. While you might assume that Dr. Salzhauer wrote the book out of genuine concern for the family dynamics of his patients, he actually uses it as a tool to convince mothers to get plastic surgery. The book’s message is that mommy is so much more beautiful after her tummy tuck and nose job — and that your little girl or boy will be totally thrilled with your results too! [Newsweek] Keep reading »

    The Good Fight

    A new study from Lehigh University found that it doesn’t matter how often mothers argue with their toddlers — like so much in life, quality is more important than quantity. So, what makes a “quality” argument? Both people justifying their opinions and then reaching a compromise without anyone insisting on their particular point of view without explaining it, teasing, or engaging in other negative behavior. This is good to remember when fighting with people who may no longer be toddlers but still act like them. [NLM] Keep reading »

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