Rough nights for moms of multiple kids, but not dads

Mothers of multiple children report more fragmented sleep, but the number of kids doesn't seem to affect sleep quality for dads.

Shirley Cardenas-McGill • futurity
Jan. 13, 2021 ~3 min

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Being a mom isn’t why most women support gun control laws

Moms are no more likely to support stricter gun control than other women, a new study shows.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Jan. 11, 2021 ~5 min

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Grief and loss of mothers cut primate lives short

Primates born in the last years of their mother's life have a greater risk of dying young, research finds. There are two possible explanations.

Duke University • futurity
Dec. 28, 2020 ~7 min

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Remote learning adds major pressure for teacher moms

Remote learning during the COVID pandemic has put teachers who are also moms under immense stress. But it also presents an opportunity for change.

Marcene Robinson-Buffalo • futurity
Nov. 11, 2020 ~8 min

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Monkeys show early bonding benefits last generations

Monkey babies raised by their moms are healthier later in life than those raised in nurseries. Researchers say the findings apply to humans, too.

Brita Belli-Yale • futurity
Oct. 7, 2020 ~6 min

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Nope, ‘mommy brain’ doesn’t sap attention

The idea of "mommy brain" affecting moms' attention and memory doesn't seem to hold up under testing.

Joseph Paul-Purdue • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~6 min

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Mothers behind bars nurture relationships with visitors in this unusual prison garden

About half of incarcerated women in the United States are mothers to children under age 18. Natural spaces within a prison can help maintain their mother-child bonds.

Julie Stevens, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Iowa State University • conversation
May 8, 2020 ~9 min

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Is it safe to visit your mother on Mother's Day? A doctor offers a decision checklist

Mothers love to be with their children on Mother's Day, but this year, things might be different. A physician walks you through some questions to consider as you decide whether such a visit is safe.

Claudia Finkelstein, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Michigan State University • conversation
May 7, 2020 ~5 min

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Is is safe to visit your mother on Mother's Day? A doctor offers a decision checklist

Mothers love to be with their children on Mother's Day, but this year, things might be different. A physician walks you through some questions to consider as you decide whether such a visit is safe.

Claudia Finkelstein, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Michigan State University • conversation
May 7, 2020 ~5 min

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Why do kids call their parents 'Mom' and 'Dad'?

One anthropologist found 1,072 similar words for 'mom' and 'dad' in the world's languages. It turns out a mix of biology, culture and encouragement from parents explains this phenomenon.

Denise Bodman, Principal Lecturer in Social and Family Dynamics, Arizona State University • conversation
May 6, 2020 ~6 min

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