May 31, 2013
Toronto mayor: Not resigning TORONTO - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford defiantly declared Thursday that he had no intention of resigning despite the steady exodus of staffers from his office amid a scandal over reports of a video that purportedly shows him smoking crack cocaine. Two more key Ford aides quit Thursday: Brian Johnston, the mayor's policy adviser on council relations, and Kia Nejatian, his executive assistant. The mayor has lost five staff members since the furor over the video erupted last week.
May 10, 2013 |
TO CELEBRATE Mother's Day, Women's Way is feting an advocate for moms everywhere, and you'll definitely recognize her face. Former supermodel Christy Turlington Burns did everything right with her first pregnancy. She received prenatal care, ate right, exercised. But during her labor, it all went wrong. Burns did not go into the fourth stage of labor. "There was a lot of blood and it was incredibly painful," Burns told me. Burns had access to the best care, and she and her daughter, Grace , with actor/director husband Edward Burns , were fine.
May 9, 2013 |
IT'S PROBABLY not necessary to point out that for any woman, regardless of what she does for a living, being a working mom isn't a full-time job - it's two full-time jobs, at least. But there is one, somewhat exclusive group of local working women whose shared profession brings with it pressures and conditions most mothers don't have to negotiate. Women who work on-air in television may even have it a little tougher than most who earn a living while raising a family. They have to worry about how their pregnancy will affect their on-camera look, for instance.
April 5, 2013
D EAR ABBY: Maybe you would like to pass this on to the parents of teenage boys. It worked for me when I had the sex talk with my sons. I knew their brains had not yet fully developed. They thought they were invincible and had an "it could never happen to me" attitude. Because money seems to be the one thing at that age they can relate to, I decided to turn it into a mathematical problem: I told them that if they got a girl pregnant, they could figure on a minimum of $300 a month child support, multiplied by 12 months for 18 years.
March 22, 2013
DEAR ABBY: My 22-year-old daughter became pregnant from a guy she had dated only a few months, but never seriously. After weeks of wondering what she was going to do, she decided that terminating her pregnancy was the best thing to do considering she has limited income and still lives with me. I, however, am pro-life, although I do feel that in cases of rape or incest it is acceptable. My daughter knows how I feel about this. I supported her in her decision, but did not agree with it. Abby, I have taken this really hard.
March 20, 2013
1PROMOTES BRAIN HEALTH Researchers have long known that exercise promotes brain health. So, after doing your daily Sudoku puzzle, lace up your sneakers and get moving. 2 MAY PREVENT COLDS People who exercise regularly appear to get fewer colds. Exercise may spike the immune system, experts believe, helping to ward off colds. 3HELPS YOU HAVE A HEATHY PREGNANCY Exercising during pregnancy is beneficial to baby and mom. Most healthy women can exercise safely throughout pregnancy.
March 1, 2013 |
Question: I'm pregnant with our first child. My husband is being very supportive in many ways, but I've also asked him to go to my doctor's appointments. I want him there for support in case something goes wrong, and I also think he should experience everything I have to go through during this pregnancy. I've told a friend I expect him to go, and she thought I was being unreasonable. Is it wrong of me to want my husband to experience the whole pregnancy? He says he doesn't have a problem with it, but he could just be trying to keep me happy.
December 5, 2012 |
THE MOST widely anticipated pregnancy since one of those MTV teen moms got knocked up is official: Prince William 's wife, the duchess of Cambridge (a/k/a Kate Middleton ), is pregnant. St. James's Palace announced the pregnancy Monday, saying that Kate has hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness, and was in a London hospital. William was at his wife's side. News of the pregnancy drew congratulations from across the world, with the hashtag "royalbaby" trending globally on Twitter.
November 21, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - The nation's largest group of obstetricians and gynecologists said Tuesday that birth control pills should be sold over the counter, like condoms, no prescription or doctor's exam needed. The surprise opinion from these gatekeepers of contraception could boost longtime efforts by women's advocates to make the pill more accessible. But no one expects the pill to be sold without a prescription anytime soon: A company would have to seek government permission first. Plus, there are big questions about what such a move would mean for women's wallets if it were no longer covered by insurance.
November 20, 2012 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: We told our sensitive, 7-year-old daughter about my pregnancy earlier than planned because my morning sickness was bad and she was very worried that I was sick. My pregnancy is most likely not viable, but it is a slow process as we wait for tests and let nature take its course. We've explained to our daughter that things are not healthy with the pregnancy and that I am getting good care, but I feel like we are overwhelming her with my grief.