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Being a Mother of Three Causes the Most Stress

Survey Says Being a Mother of Three Causing the Most Stress for Mothers

If you’re a mother of three you probably can relate that “three” is the magic word for stress. New celeb parents of three Prince William and Kate Middleton along with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West joined the three kid club this year and probably found out pretty quickly their stress level jumped a great deal.

But the question is why? Why are three children any more stressful for mothers than two or say four?

Today Parents conducted a survey of more than 7000 U.S. mothers in 2013 and the results came back that mothers of three are far more stressed than mothers of one and two while mothers of four or more stress levels are actually lower. Some refer to it as the Duggar effect when you reach a certain amount of kids mothers are forced to not micromanage as much and their stress levels actually decrease.

The big question is what is stressing mothers out so much? Besides raising kind and well-rounded children mothers are often stressed about money, balancing home life with work life and their husbands. A lot of women feel like their husband is like having another child in the house but just bigger.

But the big underlying stress for mothers comes within. 75 percent of mothers in the survey say they are their hardest critic and put massive amounts of pressure on themselves. Mothers today are striving for perfection driven from judgment they get from other mothers.

“Scary Mommy” creator and author of “Motherhood Comes Naturally (And Other Vicious Lies)” Jill Smokler has three kids herself and agrees it’s the most stressful number.

“Going from one to two was an easy, breezy transition. Two to three, everything was turned upside down. I did not feel like I had it together…just crossing the street and not being able to physically hold all their hands I found tremendously stressful.”

Mothers today are putting their kids before themselves more than ever. Forget your favorite hobby before you had kids or that book you used to read before going to bed. Now you’re reading your children’s favorite pick and you’re lucky if you even got a daily shower in.

Dr. Janet Taylor a psychiatrist in New York says mom stress is something she hears about daily in her practice. Taylor is a mother of four and agrees with the survey

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Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth had scare during pregnancy, couldn’t find baby’s heartbeat

It turns out that Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth had a pretty big scare during her pregnancy when her sister Jana couldn’t find the baby’s heartbeat. In Touch Weekly shared the details about what happened. Lucky for the fans, everyone knows that all turned out well and she had her son.

Jana Duggar is a doula, so she was helping Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth during her pregnancy. Jennifer, Jordyn-Grace and Josie were all there as well. They were trying to listen to the heartbeat of their sister’s baby when Jana had trouble finding it. This actually ended up taking a few minutes for them to find it, but finally, they did. Luckily, Joy-Anna and Austin’s baby was just fine. 

When Jana Duggar was trying to find the heartbeat, she was using a fetal Doppler, a machine that helps you listen in to a baby’s heartbeat in utero. This is a great way that you can hear the baby’s heartbeat without having to go to the doctor all the time. Instead, you can stay at home and check it all the time. This can make a mom feel better, but it can also be really scary if you have trouble hearing the heartbeat like they did. 

It turns out that Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth had a really good pregnancy. She said that she was very tired, but morning sickness was only something that happened if she didn’t eat. Joy was very lucky that she didn’t have to deal with that like a lot of her family members did. Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth has seen a lot of women go through pregnancies considering her mom has so many kids plus several of her siblings already have children. 

Joy had wanted to do a home birth, but it didn’t work out. Instead, she ended up having to go to the hospital to have her baby boy. Her sister Jill Duggar had to as well when she had her son. Maybe in the future more of the Duggars will opt for hospital births. When Jinger Duggar Vuolo had her baby, she actually went to the hospital and had it planned that way ahead of time. She knew her sisters all had big babies and wanted to make sure her daughter didn’t end up being late and too big to have naturally.

Are you shocked about Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth’s pregnancy scare that she didn’t share with fans? Let us know in the comments section below, and don’t miss the new episodes of Counting On when they air on Monday nights on TLC.

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What Does A City Look Like Where Women Live Alone?

What Does A City Look Like Where Women Live Alone?

The Brazilian community, consisting of some women, invited men to their permanent residence, who will be able to settle there only if they agree with the existing rules. The South Brazilian community of Noiva do Cordeiro, inhabited by more than 600 women, many of whom are between the ages of 20 and 35, with virtually no male members, is experiencing an acute shortage of candidates for future husbands. Nevertheless, women do not want to give up the strict rules by which they live and invite only those men who agree to accept them.

What Does A City Look Like Where Women Live Alone

Matriarchy is the only system of government in this city. Women here control everything from agricultural activities to administrative management.

Men who agreed to settle in Noiva do Cordeiro will have to work outside the community and will be able to return home only on weekends. The same rule applies to young people who have reached the age of 18 years. Representatives of the stronger sex in this city are required to strictly observe the established rules. However, the main problem for men living here is that they have to leave their loved ones for a week: wives, brides, and girls.
“We want to meet gentlemen who are ready to leave their old life and become part of our culture,” explains one of the representatives of the Nelma Fernandes community. “But first they must accept what we say and start living by our rules,” she clarifies.

The city of Noiva do Cordeiro has a unique and interesting history. It was founded 120 years ago, by Maria Senhorinha de Lima, a woman expelled from her home and excommunicated from the Catholic Church for treason by a spouse for whom her parents issued her against her will. Gradually, the other disadvantaged women joined her, to create a society in which they could live according to their own laws.

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However, in 1940 a Catholic priest married a young local resident and acquired a tacit authority in the city, began to establish strict laws, such as a ban: for hair cutting, drinking alcohol or using contraceptives. After his death in 1995, the representatives of the fair sex who inhabited the community, unanimously decided that they would no longer allow men to dictate to them what to do, and also rejected all religious dogmas “imposed by them by annoying men.”


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Ali Fedotowsky-Manno Reveals Her Real Postpartum Body

Ali Fedotowsky-Manno Reveals Her Real Postpartum Body in ‘Most Vulnerable’ Post

Ali Fedotowsky-Manno welcomed her second child, son Riley Doran, on May 24. The former Bachelorette got real on her social media Monday, showing a series of photos of what the reality star’s postpartum body really looks like. The new mama of two described her post as “her most vulnerable post ever” and fans are applauding the blogger for her honesty.

The 33-year-old mother explained it wasn’t an easy decision to put herself in such a vulnerable light writing, “I’ve gone back-and-forth 1 million times in my head on whether not I wanted to post it. But at the end of the day, I know it’s important to be open and honest about my postpartum body in hopes that it helps even one person out there who is struggling with their own body image.”

Ali Fedotowsky
Photo Credit: Ali Fedotowsky-Manno Instagram

“If you swipe to see the second photo in this post, you see that my body has changed,” she added. “My skin around my stomach is very loose and stretched out, I’m 15lbs heavier than I used to be, and my cup size has grown quite significantly.”

Ali Fedotowsky-Manno also used an Instagram story to show her “extra fat” and “loose skin” around her belly while admitting she was “so nervous” to expose her post-baby body writing, “This is what my body really looks like and I am okay with that. I LOVE my body!”

The lifestyle blogger wrote a supporting post to her Instagram post expressing her thanks and gratitude to her supportive following but wanted to clarify that she is just like any new mother struggling to get her body back.

“I’ve gotten so many comments from people on my recent Instagram photos saying that they can’t believe how much I bounced back to my pre-pregnancy body.

Ali Fedotowsky-Manno
Photo Credit: Instagram of Ali Fedotowsky-Manno

Or someone will say something like, ‘I wish I looked that good after having a baby!’ ” she wrote. “And while I appreciate the positive comments, you guys are always so good to me, I keep trying to explain that I’m just good at picking out clothes that flatter my body and hide my tummy.”

“And I’ve tried to assure many of you that I haven’t completely bounced back and that my body has changed – a lot! But as much as I say that, I feel like it’s hard to believe unless I show you guys. I want you all to see me as I really am, and to know that I’m not perfect and I struggle with my postpartum body just like many other women out there do.”

Ali is also a mother to her two-year-old daughter Molly who she shares with her husband Kevin Manno. The former Bachelorette admitted she bounced back quickly after the birth of her daughter but the second time around may not be as easy. “And look, everybody is different. I bounced back pretty quickly after I gave birth to Molly,” she admitted. “But things are different this time and I’m okay with that.”

“I’m learning to love my body and embrace how it’s changed. I hope I get back to my pre-pregnancy shape one day, but that may never happen. And if it doesn’t, that’s okay.”

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