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Fast Facts on Families: Older Moms Trending

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When I was a child, most families had two parents and one income earner.  My folks were married with a home and three kids by the time my mom was 23.  But families are changing in the new millennium.  According to the CDC, women are waiting much longer to have children these days.  In an article by U.S. News, "The number of mothers having babies even later in life also drew the average up. From 2000 to 2014, the proportion of first births to women aged 30 to 34 increased 28 percent, and those among women over age 35 went up 23...

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Do you require your children to do chores?

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I read an article that I posted on our fan page the other day. It shared a statistic about families I had a hard time believing. "A 2014 national survey, conducted by Braun Research, found that 82 percent of parents said they were asked to do chores as children. But when they were asked if they required their children to do chores, only 28 percent of them said yes...A generational shift in how families raise their kids, in other words, appears to be turning even the most mundane of responsibilities, like doing the dishes, into unthinkable nuisances.” Twenty Eight Percent?!  I found that hard to believe.  That would mean...

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