Monday, May 24, 2010

More women giving birth after 40

When it comes to changing diapers, breastfeeding and swaddling, 40 is the new 30.

A recent national report found birth rates falling in virtually every age group of women in their childbearing years — except for those between 40 and 50. The group aged 40 to 44 had its largest birth rate since 1967.

Benefiting from improvements in reproductive technology and the fact that most Americans are living longer, more women 40 and over are choosing to have children in later life, particularly after they've accomplished career goals.

That means that as the nation celebrates Mother's Day, over-40 moms are still scheduling visits with the pediatrician while some their age have become grandmothers. Yet several local over-40 moms said they'd have it no other way; the births come when they're more settled, selfless and focused on family.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Pukul anak biar berpada

KUALA LUMPUR: Ibu bapa masih mempunyai pelbagai pilihan mendidik anak termasuk memukul, namun tindakan itu tidak boleh keterlaluan sehingga mendatangkan kecederaan dan boleh diklasifikasikan sebagai penderaan.

Peguam Kanan Persekutuan Seksyen Syariah, Jabatan Peguam Negara, Mahamad Naser Disa, berkata ibu bapa perlu bijak mendidik anak bukannya mengikut emosi dan panas baran.

Menurutnya, memukul anak secara keterlaluan dan mendatangkan kecederaan boleh mengakibatkan ibu bapa terbabit didakwa dan dikenakan tindakan undang-undang.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

In my daughter's eyes

In my daughter's eyes I am a hero
I am strong and wise and I know no fear
But the truth is plain to see
She was sent to rescue me
I see who I wanna be
In my daughter's eyes

In my daughter's eyes everyone is equal
Darkness turns to light and the
world is at peace
This miracle God gave to me gives me
strength when I am weak
I find reason to believe
In my daughter's eyes

And when she wraps her hand
around my finger
Oh it puts a smile in my heart
Everything becomes a little clearer
I realize what life is all about

It's hangin' on when your heart
has had enough
It's giving more when you feel like giving up
I've seen the light
It's in my daughter's eyes

In my daughter's eyes I can see the future
A reflection of who I am and what will be
Though she'll grow and someday leave
Maybe raise a family
When I'm gone I hope you see how happy
she made me
For I'll be there
In my daughter's eyes