In 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that while the birth rates for women under 40 had been declining for years, those for women in their early 40s were increasing — by 3 percent every year since 1982. The average age of first-time mothers in the United States is now 26, up
Parenting is a joyful experience, but no one can deny its challenges. As well, non-white families often face different challenges from their caucasian counterparts. Whether Muslim, African-American, Hispanic or another race or creed, families often experience racism in their lives, sometimes overt and sometimes subtle or nuanced. As parents, we all want to spare our
Heather Ballmer Meyer, or “Mama Heather” as she is known widely in the Old Orchard neighborhood, launched the Front Porch Project in March when shelter in place orders were given by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. It has been hugely popular, bringing joy and togetherness to the neighborhood during a strange and difficult time in the
When in doubt, I cook. This period of self-isolation has provided ample opportunity for me to indulge my inner child with my actual children. Yesterday, we played some videos on the Google Display and made a great recipe I found in The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs from America’s Test Kitchen. It’s easy to
I grew up in Bangladesh, but as the child of a diplomat, I have lived all over the world, from Beijing to Belgrade to Kuala Lumpur. I have always been surrounded by people from different countries and cultures, so I never felt particularly unusual or foreign.