Interview With Heidi Stock, Creator of Whistlefritz CARNAVAL

The benefits of learning a second language are myriad.  There are obvious benefits – such as being able to communicate with more people and learn about other cultures – but there are less obvious benefits too.  Research shows that bilinguals develop stronger cognitive and brain processes that enable them to function better in areas that are both related and unrelated to speaking another language. Read More

Dad’s Breastfeeding Tips for Fathers Should Be Required Reading

The thing that is the most lovely about this post is that it’s expecting men to take part in the work (and joy) of parenting a newborn. Mom has both the privilege and hardship of growing the baby, and a lot of the time is solely responsible for sustaining their life through nursing. Sometimes, it seems, men feel helpless and useless, and therefore they shy away from a lot of the caretaking. Read More

74-Year-Old Indian Woman Becomes Oldest Woman to Give Birth

Reports say a 74-year-old woman in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh is now the oldest woman to ever give birth… and she had twin girls, no less! Mangayamma Yaramati delivered her daughters, who each weighed around 2.2 pounds, via Caesarean section last Thursday. Her doctor has reported that babies and mother are all doing well. Read More

Comedian Amy Schumer Perfectly Responds to Fan Asking What She’d Do If Her Son Had Autism

“How I cope? I don’t see being on the spectrum as a negative thing,” she said. “My husband is my favorite person I’ve ever met. He’s kind, hilarious, interesting, and talented, and I admire him. Am I supposed to hope my son isn’t like that? I will pay attention and try and provide him with the tools he needs to overcome whatever challenges come up, like all parents.” Read More