U.S. Teen pregnancy rate shows a dramatic decline

by Jennifer Borget posted in Mom Stories The United States doesn’t have teen birth rates worth bragging about, but we do have some new statistics worth celebrating. A report indicates the U.S. teen birth rate fell dramatically in the last 20 years, plunging 57 percent. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate…… […]

Time out: Spanking babies is surprisingly common, U.S. study finds

The same hands that parents use to lovingly feed, clothe and bathe their babies are also commonly used to spank their bundles of joy. A new study found that 30 percent of 1-year-old children were spanked at least once in the past month by their mother, father or both parents. A long-time topic of debate, […]

Is it true U.S. parents pick weirder names than UK ones?

by Joyce Slaton posted in Mom Stories Every year, BabyCenter compiles a list of the top baby names in the U.S.; and our sister site in the UK does likewise. This year, I noticed something. The “weird” outlier names that are only given to one or a couple of babies in our data? Are way,… […]