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motherhood and apple pie

Fig. an often parodied sentiment expressed about allegedly quintessential elements of American home life. Fred is so old-fashioned. Everything about old times is good to him. He's all motherhood and apple pie.
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Like the Madres of the Plaza de Mayo, Sheehan traded on her motherhood and perhaps Bush feared what philosopher Sara Ruddick defines as a "peacekeeper's hope," that "the rhetoric and passion of maternity can turn against the military cause that depends on it" (Ruddick 1995, 157).
You see the raw deal here, the stuff people don't really talk about openly or in public,” says Leyla Preston, CEO/Founder of Motherhood Diaries Ltd.
The broader project explored tensions between work and motherhood in the lives of both working mothers and stay-at-home mothers and involved extensive interviews with both groups.
Feminists in Africa, while conceding that motherhood may at times operate in an oppressive manner, have tried to read other meanings to motherhood, meanings that are empowering for women.
Importantly, expressions of resistance to normative notions of motherhood proliferated in texts by women during il Ventennio, ranging from earlier short stories and novels such as Ada Negri's "Tuo figlio sta bene" (1923) and Matilde Serao's Mors tua .
The AMM is sourcing funds to enable a campaign to sensitise the electorate to only vote for MPs who have safe motherhood as part of their campaign.
By definition, motherhood suggests a unique relationship between the mother and child, one which is seen as the basic requirement for child development.
It can be argued that motherhood is an identity or social role imposed on mothers.
Message in a bottle: sinking in a sea of safe motherhood concepts.
A September 2005 Cambridge Journal of Economics essay by Steven Horwitz, which lays out a Hayekian defense of the family, posits that the more time saved by outsourcing and labor-saving devices, the more time parents can spend "being involved with their children in extracurricular activities such as sports or the arts" The brand of "round-the-clock worry" motherhood that Flanagan says she's chosen to pursue is helped, not hindered, by increased specialization of labor.
The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood unites individuals, organisations and communities--NGOs, UN agencies, professional associations, students, health service providers, midwives, and others--who are working to increase public awareness about the needless loss of life as a result pregnancy and childbirth related deaths and to promote safe motherhood around the world.
CHARMED LIFE: Motherhood Maternity and the March of Dimes have teamed up to offer the Motherhood Maternity Be Healthy, Be Happy charm in an effort to promote healthy pregnancies as well as healthy babies.
It is alarming to discover that girls as young as 13 now view motherhood as an alternative lifestyle, preferable to what they perceive as ending up in a dead-end job.
Jump at the Sun, which will be published July 1 by William Morrow, is a novel of motherhood.
MOTHER MATTERS: Motherhood as Discourse and Practice