Is Italy Dying?

| February 16, 2015

The Italian health minister has recently said some alarming words about his country’s demographic outlook: We are very close to the threshold of non-renewal where the people dying are not replaced by new-borns. That means we are a dying country,” Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin said. This situation has enormous implications for every sector: the economy, society, […]

The New Singleness

| January 7, 2015

[Editor’s note: Maggie Gallagher’s The New Singleness is from 2011 but still pertinent. Her article is referring to Katie Bolick’s Atlantic Cover story, Nov. 2011 – All the Single Ladies. (Which actually has some good historic references. She plainly admits she isn’t interested in keeping with them.) Maggie does well outlining what the millennial generation is facing; something we must […]

Mission Impossible: Babies Escape

| March 15, 2014

Recommended Resources Mother: A Story Beatrix Potter Illustrated Collection: 22 Books, 660 Illustrations, Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny and Many More! Audrey Bunny Three Decades of Fertility: Ten Ordinary Women Surrender to the Creator and Embrace Life

Cuddling Babies: Hospital Volunteers Show the Power of Human Touch

| March 15, 2014

It’s true! Whether in a difficult situation as is illustrated in the story or in the constant care of day-to-day life of a stay at home mother, babies need to be cuddled.

Marriage & Children Bruhaha – You Can’t Have It All

| March 14, 2014

It’s hard for a inexperienced 20-year-old to know who’s telling the truth. Some say you can’t have it all, some say you can. Are the ones who are saying you can’t have it all just making excuses because they’re not successful? Susan Patton, Princeton graduate and mother of 2 Princeton graduates writes to the editor of […]

Multiple Sclerosis linked to Contraceptive Pill

| March 1, 2014

Editor’s note: This article has sidebars ads which are not for young audiences.  Taking the contraceptive Pill may increase a woman’s chance of developing multiple sclerosis, researchers warn. The risk of MS could be up to 50 per cent higher among women on the Pill, according to a new US study. The findings also show […]

When To Bite The Bullet and Have a Baby

| February 23, 2014

Statistics released this week show that women in New Zealand between the ages of 35 and 39 are having more babies than women aged 20 – 24 for the first time.  In fact, the average age of first time mothers in New Zealand is now one of the highest in the developed world.  The number […]

The Perverse Fruits of IVF

| February 19, 2014

February 18, 2014 (ALL.org) – In vitro fertilization is one of many procedures listed as a specialty in the field of reproductive medicine. Everything from treating pregnancy to aborting children to birth control to treating infertility is included. “Infertility” is the inability of a couple to achieve pregnancy the natural way. It is this condition that […]

The USA’s Childless Women

| January 28, 2014

The story of changing fertility and demographic structures is continuing to gain media attention in the US. The Pew Research centre has crunched the numbers from a recent UN report, the World Fertility Report 2012. According to the UN’s data, US women who are coming to the end of their childbearing years (40-44 years old) are among the […]

Chief medical officer warns British women

| January 23, 2014

The British government’s chief medical officer has recently warned women that they may remain childless if they leave having children too late, once again stirring the debate about the rising age of mothers.  It is a sign of the times that her realistic and purely scientific observation caused outrage among many women.  ‘How dare she […]

The Joy A Child Brings

| January 17, 2014

Recommended Resources Rescued: The Heart of Adoption and Caring for Orphans Called to Adoption: A Christian’s Guide to Answering the Call Three Decades of Fertility: Ten Ordinary Women Surrender To The Creator And Embrace Life Suffer the Children: The Blessing of ‘Imperfect’ Children

American Extinction: More Governments Are Worried About Fertility Rates

| January 14, 2014

A recent United Nations fertility report collates some interesting statistics about the fertility of the world as a whole.  Put simply, – and no surprises here – it finds that the developed world is not reproducing at the rate necessary to ensure the replacement of generations. Levels of childlessness (i.e. women who choose, or are […]

Delight-Full 31 Days to a Happier Baby Trailer and Book!

| January 9, 2014

31 Days to a Happier Baby . . . And Wholehearted Motherhood Mothering is hard work. Completely worth it — invaluable, actually. But it’s hard work. Mothers need encouragement and truth spoken into their lives as they raise their little ones. Delight-Full gives mothers a scriptural perspective on the whys and wherefores of motherhood and […]

Is God Able To Provide For Another Baby?

| January 8, 2014

Recently I read some comments from mothers which grieved my heart. One mother said she would love to have more children but couldn’t afford to build more rooms to their home to accommodate them. Another said she would like more but believed that God does not guarantee to provide all our needs. It is true […]

The economic benefits of childbearing

| December 16, 2013

The New Research – The economic boost of childbearing When American parents take on the burden of bearing and rearing a child, they deliver a huge dividend to society. So concludes a team of economists from Berkeley and Syracuse universities, intent on assessing “the net fiscal externality to being a parent.” Through careful economic accounting, […]