Parenting

Rachel Allison I recently heard a speaker tell of a nurse of the terminally ill who often asked her patients, “Do you have any regrets?” This nurse’s question has given me pause to reflect, and I’m not even sick.  Her patients’ most frequent responses? 1.  I wish I...

Diane Robertson In drafting a law that would legalize gay-marriage in France, French law-makers are taking gender neutrality one step further. They plan to remove the terms, “Mother” and “Father” from all government documents. The law that will be presented to France’s President Francois Hollande's cabinet for...

Here’s the question we asked our readers: “Is it appropriate for a college professor to breastfeed her baby during a class lecture?” Here’s how readers responded: 18 Percent           Yes, what’s the big deal 9 Percent             Only if there’s no other option 73 Percent           No 0 Percent             Can’t decide  We came to...

Rachel Allison My husband and I have totally different parenting styles. I have often wondered how I ended up being the strict disciplinarian.  He on the other hand had an open-door policy with our children.  Any time a discussion or heart to heart conversation was needed...

Greg Barlow Recently a Texas road construction project was postponed because of the discovery of a rare species of spider.  The project will not resume until scientists have fully evaluated the risks to the spider's habitat posed by a continuation of the project. Thousands of acres of...

Here’s the question we asked UFI readers: “Women: Would you consider being a surrogate mother for an adult child or other family member?” Here’s how readers responded: 16 percent       “Yes” 65 percent       “No Way” 19 percent       “Uncertain” This question was asked in the quake of a slate of news reports of...