JACKSON, Miss. — In 2019, then-Gov. Phil Bryant proclaimed that he wanted Mississippi to be “the safest place for an unborn child in America.” In Bryant’s view, that meant signing some of the strictest abortion laws in the country. One of them, the state’s 15-week abortion ban, is now before the U.S. Supreme Court , with national implications for abortion rights. The same year Bryant made the declaration, a group of physicians in Mississippi released recommendations aimed at preventing maternal and infant deaths in a state with the highest infant mortality rate in the country. One change that the state’s Maternal Mortality Review Committee advocated in 2019 was to allow women to keep their Medicaid health insurance coverage for a year after they give birth, rather than being cut off after 60 days, which is the current policy. The group of physicians found that almost 40 percent of pregnancy-related deaths in the state occurred more than six weeks after women gave birth. … [Read more...] about Expanding Medicaid for new moms could save lives. But in Mississippi, it’s a battle.
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The Houston Marathon and Half-Marathon Sunday belonged to two 30-something moms, who set American records in the event. Keira D'Amato shaved 24 seconds from Deena Kastor's nearly 16-year-old American record in winning the marathon and Sara Hall shattered Molly Huddle's four-year-old American record in finishing second in the half-marathon. "Part of me just can't believe this is happening," D'Amato told Houston's ABC affiliate after hugging her children, Tommy and Quin. "The other part is, like, 'This is happening because you worked your tail off, Keira.' Dreams come true, you know?" Seven-year-old Tommy had cheered his mom with a sign that read, "Your #1 in my heart," and told the ABC affiliate, "It's kind of like Mom's famous and it's cool to have a famous mother or father." Quin held a sign that read, "GO MOMMY GO, GO MOMMY GO, GO MOMMY GO." D'Amato finished in 2 hours, 19:12 seconds, lowering Kastor's 2:19:36 from her victory in the April 2006 London Marathon. D'Amato … [Read more...] about Keira D’Amato breaks American women’s record at Houston Marathon
Rivertowns, NY | News | Aug 2019 5 Ways Families Can Avoid Overspending This Summer — And Beyond Summer spending doesn't have to break the bank! Here are a few ways to cut back while still having some big fun all year. Ilana Donna , Patch Contributing Writer Thank Share Rivertowns, NY | News | Apr 2019 Helpful Pregnancy Advice That Moms-To-Be Should Embrace If you're pregnant, don't stress— a new book explains just what to do while making your baby, from healthy diets to the checklist you need. Ilana Donna , Patch Contributing Writer Thank Share Rivertowns, NY | News | Apr 2019 Tidying Up: How To Declutter Our Lives As Parents It's common to feel suffocated by all of our material objects. Luckily, there are some ways to simplify our lives as parents and people. … [Read more...] about Pine-Richland Kids & Family News
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Some of us have had to get creative over the past two years, for our minds and for our sanity. One hobby that has exploded in popularity amidst the pandemic is knitting. According to Forbes, the company We are Knitters has seen a 75% increase in people ordering products. READ MORE: Carlton County Family's Home 'A Total Loss' After Fire It’s a hobby many of us associate with grandmothers. But Minnesota has a growing group of men who love to knit. (credit: CBS) They all have their projects, and they all have their reasons. “For me it’s a creative outlet,” Bill Matey said. “It’s a great social outlet. You’re coming to a like community of people who are all excited about what they’re working on and what they are doing,” Carlos Rodriguez said. “I love all the color that I get to play with and the amount of individuality I can put into my projects,” Anderson said. And like every project, they all had a starting point. “I actually started … [Read more...] about Meet The Twin Cities Men’s Knitting Club