Daily Archives: October 22, 2017

Women In Their 30s Are Now Having More Babies Than Those In Their 20s And More Top Parenting Stories

From mom swimsuits to Tina Fey, here is the biggest news for moms and dads from the last week. For more parenting news and first-person stories, visit HuffPost Parents or sign up for our newsletter.

Women In Their 30s Are Now Having More Babies Than Those In Their 20s

According to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, women in their 30s are now having more babies than women in their 20s in the U.S.

Analyzing preliminary data from 2016, the CDC found that the birth rate for women ages 30 to 34 jumped to about 102.6 births per 1,000 women from 101.5 per 1,000 in 2015. Meanwhile, the birth rate for women ages 25-29 (the demographic with the highest birth rate for more than three decades) fell from 104.3 per 1,000 in 2015 to 101.9 per 1,000 in 2016. For the whole story, click here.

It Only Took These Moms 5 Minutes To Hilariously Sum Up Swimsuit Season

Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley, the creators behind the web series ?#IMomSoHard? released a video on Thursday in which they tackle the pressures of putting on a swimsuit and offer some encouraging advice to fellow mothers.

In the hilarious video, which was viewed more than 5 million times in 24 hours, the moms laugh along with each other as they model ?unreasonable? swimsuits with various cutouts and designs.

Dad Raises Thousands To Cover Student Lunch Debt In Washington State

A Seattle dad of three is improving lunchtime for kids he?s never even met with a selfless mission.

As of Thursday afternoon, Jeffrey Lew has raised more than $25,000 on GoFundMe to erase the lunch debt, or debt students rack up when they can?t afford lunch, in Seattle public schools.

Lew told HuffPost that hearing about schools shaming kids for not having enough lunch money sparked the idea for his fundraiser. He read about schools throwing out students? food and forcing them to clean in front of their peers for simply not having money in their lunch account.

?Seeing that, hearing about that, reading about that, it really just broke my heart,? he told HuffPost. 

Moms Turn Their Pregnant Bellies Into Works Of Art In Imaginative New Trend

A creative app is giving moms the ability to show off their artistic sides and their pregnant bellies at the same time.

Using a photo-editing app called PicsArt, pregnant women are imagining what their babies look like in utero by adding colorful and cartoon-like details to photos of themselves. Some of the edited photos feature lifelike images of babies in the womb, while others are a bit more abstract. Many moms are sharing their edited images on Instagram using the hashtag #BabyInBelly.

23 Times Tina Fey Hilariously Summed Up Parenting

Tina Fey seems to know the highs and lows of parenting all too well. 

The famous funny mom has two daughters, 11-year-old Alice and 5-year-old Penelope. Throughout her time as a parent, Fey has been very candid about her experience ? from the relatable motherhood passages in her best-selling book Bossypants to her countless hilarious interviews.

 

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