A Duke University study has unravelled some findings about children born out of wedlock and what it means for the parents and the children. In short, the researchers suggest that the "magic moment" for parents to get married after their baby is born is before the child's third birthday. This is when a lot of federal policies are available and the effects, according to the researchers, last longer than… Continue
Added by hitched on July 23, 2014 at 4:20pm —
Do you watch Game of Thrones on HBO? If you thought Arya would be a good name for a girl, the name of one of the main characters, you might light to know that it had the biggest jump in popularity within the top 500 names. However, it didn't crack the top 10.
According to Social Security data, here were the top 10… Continue
Added by hitched on May 9, 2013 at 11:30am —
Here’s a good chicken and egg question: which came first, society seeing moms as asexual; or moms putting themselves in that asexual role. Continue
This conundrum struck me while reading the Maclean’s article, …
Added by Trina Read on March 29, 2012 at 1:47pm —
The year 2012 is the Year of the Dragon for those following the Chinese lunar calendar. The dragon, is a zodiac sign associated with good fortune and intelligence and is believed to be the sign of those destined for success. According to the lunar calendar, the Year of the Dragon only arrives every 12 years. Back in 2000, Hong Kong saw more than a 5% increase in… Continue
Added by hitched on January 23, 2012 at 6:00pm —
When you're talking about the benefits of breast-feeding, the studies pile to the clouds. In a new study, researchers in Britain gathered data on more than 50,000 children ages 8 to 12 in 21 countries. The researchers assessed the prevalence and severity of eczema with skin examinations of the children, family… Continue
Added by hitched on September 6, 2011 at 10:25am —
During pregnancy, we already know that a mother's diet can have an impact on their pregnancy. According to a Time magazine briefing, the babies of pregnant women who consumed fish oil during pregnancy were healthier than those who did not. For the study, researchers randomly gave 1,000… Continue
Added by hitched on August 17, 2011 at 9:04am —
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that between 2004 to 2008 home births increased 20% compared to their previous data dating from 1990 to 2004. In total, less than 1% of births in the U.S. occur at home. The report says that the rise was driven by white women--1 in 98 had their babies at home.… Continue
Added by hitched on May 26, 2011 at 11:12am —
Throughout our youth we're constantly trying to lock down our identity. It seems that some parents are giving their kids a head start. A study by Internet security firm AVG
found that 5% of babies under 2 have social media profiles, while 7% have an e-mail address. Some of these profiles are even created while the babies are still in the womb. What's more, 23% of… Continue
Added by hitched on October 22, 2010 at 11:01am —
Had a great interview with Tracy Moore the beautiful, powerful and dynamic host of City Line
. Really lots of fun talking about “Sex after baby” and “Mini-date nights”. Thanks so much City Line for having me on and I look forward to coming back the next time I’m in Toronto.…
Added by Trina Read on October 21, 2010 at 1:46pm —
For infertile couples wanting to have a child and not being able to, no one is more deserving of the Nobel Peace prize than British biologist Robert Edward. He, along with colleague Patrick Steptoe, developed the technique for in-vitro fertizilation (IVF), which led to the first birth of its kind on July 25, 1978. More than 10 percent of couples worldwide are… Continue
Added by hitched on October 4, 2010 at 10:55am —
Scientists led by Dr. Eleanor Schwarz of the University of Pittsburgh conducted a study among a group of 2,233 women ages 40 to 78 who breast-fed their newborns were half as likely to develop Type 2 diabetes 30 years later compared to mothers who used formula. Their explanation for this remarkable drop is that breast feeding can help new mothers drop pregnancy pounds, most of which around the abdomen… Continue
Added by hitched on September 13, 2010 at 9:32am —
Six Month Sex Challenge: Week #25:
What I’ve learned about sex after baby in the last six months.Lesson I learned from last week:
I can confidently prance around the house in lingerie…it just needs to be tame lingerie for now. It’s the prancing around the house part that’s important.Well this is the end of my Six Month Sex… Continue
Added by Trina Read on May 28, 2010 at 8:48am —
The hosts of Breakfast TV Calgary and I discuss Sex After Baby as well as my Six Month Sex Challenge. My son was seven weeks at the time--he' now 12 weeks--and he makes several cameo… Continue
Added by Trina Read on January 13, 2010 at 9:14am —
Week #6 Six Month Sex Challenge
—Is good intention enough to help a flagging sex life?
Lesson that I learned last week:
Our sex life will never be the hot crazy sex it once was; and yet we now can create something deeper and richer to take us over time.
Does the New Year really bring with it a new sex life?
New Years is a time to make resolutions with intent in order to change or transform ourselves for the better. Intention. Such a little… Continue
Added by Trina Read on January 2, 2010 at 1:15pm —
Week #5 of the Six Month Sex Challenge
Lesson I learned last week:
When I stretch myself too thin, I get snappy with my husband and, of course, I don’t want to have sex with him.
Two and a half stories for this blog. Both seem unrelated to my current sex life and, yet, both are integral to what is presently happening.
Story #1 ½
It was our first Christmas together and I was opening the first Christmas present from my husband.… Continue
Added by Trina Read on December 27, 2009 at 9:50am —
This is week #4 of my Six Month Sex Challenge.
This week it's all about getting through the Christmas season stress and not killing each other.
What I learned last week:
Oral sex is an easy way to add sex into the week.
Why Did I Think I Could Have Sex This Week?
Okay, I’ll admit it. I bit off way more than I could chew preparing for Christmas. Honestly, I thought baking 30 dozen cookies, shopping, mailing cards, potty training, working on… Continue
Added by Trina Read on December 18, 2009 at 8:15am —
As you're aware, Dr. Trina Read has started her six month sex challenge, where she's challenging her and her husband to have sex once a week and then she's blogging about it. Click here to read her blog.
In between her romps, Trina and newborn baby Evan appeared on the morning… Continue
Added by hitched on December 15, 2009 at 4:07pm —
Week #3 of my Six Month Sex Challenge
This week I focus on my husband’s sexual needs
Lesson learned from last week:
Having my sexual needs met won’t always be greeted with the type of enthusiasm I would like.
Finding Intimacy in the Funniest of Places
The pain in my stomach became more pronounced Monday afternoon. By Monday night it was just plain bad. Tuesday morning the pain hadn’t gone away and I had to call my husband home from work… Continue
Added by Trina Read on December 13, 2009 at 10:13am —
Lessoned learned from last week: I can no longer count on weekend naps to fit in sex. Crap!!! That completely bites the big burrito.
Part of my Six Month Sex Challenge
is to make one week about my sexual needs and the alternative week about what my husband would like. So to start, this week is all about me. Me, me, me, me.
For months now I’ve been fantasizing about a hot rock massage, I decided that what I wanted out of “sex” this week was a lovely… Continue
Added by Trina Read on December 6, 2009 at 12:12pm —
You’d think being married for eight years and me being a sex expert would make the whole reconnection after baby thing easier. Nope. The two month absence in sex wedged a tiny “how do I initiate” awkwardness between us.
So there I was figuring out how I was going to get the sex ball rolling in a fun and light hearted way. Admittedly I had a few romantic notions of a sweet and tender, uninterrupted reunion—where teeth were brushed, legs shaved and I was wearing something other than… Continue
Added by Trina Read on November 29, 2009 at 9:55am —