CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 2011 |
On a leafy drive in west Los Angeles, at a newly renovated home with cathedral ceilings and a backyard pool, 4-year-old Kate Eisenpresser-Davis' friends have been known to pose an intriguing question: "Why does Kate have three mommies?" Lisa Eisenpresser, 44, and her partner, Angela Courtin, 38, share custody of Kate with Eisenpresser's ex-partner. When asked to describe their life, Eisenpresser and Courtin respond with the same word: "Normal. " Days are spent searching for the right balance between work and home, and zigzagging through Mar Vista to meetings, school and gymnastics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1997
Demands New Approaches Government and business need to address rising numbers Most new mothers now return to work before their infants can walk. This finding by the U.S. Census Bureau surely came as no surprise to millions of American parents hustling their children out the door each morning, heading first for school or day care and then to work. Yet the results of this survey of 57,000 U.S.
February 14, 2004 |
It's Marriage Week in Utah, but of the half a dozen couples gathered at the Salt Lake County clerk's office to apply for marriage licenses, only one person had heard of the state-sponsored week designed to strengthen families and celebrate marriage. And while most couples said they supposed the idea of marriage promotion and education was a good thing, others were skeptical.
July 1, 2007 |
The percentage of Americans who consider children "very important" to a successful marriage has dropped sharply since 1990, and more now cite the sharing of household chores as pivotal, according to a sweeping new survey. The Pew Research Center survey on marriage and parenting found that children had fallen to No.
February 10, 2002 |
In the era of "Temptation Island" and "Sex and the City," the prime-time Valentine's Day offering on PBS seems almost anachronistic: an earnest documentary examining the status of marriage in the United States. But for a loose alliance called the Marriage Movement, the program represents a victory of sorts. Formed two years ago to bridge the left-right divide over family issues, the coalition of scholars, clergy, family counselors and others tries to promote strong marriages and reduce a U.S.
June 18, 2000 |
A 6-year-old boy wandered around at a house party in Washington, D.C., sized up a few men and then looked up at each one and asked each of them a question. When the hostess got a little closer, she heard the boy ask one 30-ish guest if he was a daddy. "Why, yes I am," the man replied. "I have a little guy just about your age." "Oh, goody. Will you throw me in the air?" asked the boy. That child has a healthy, caring father and is certainly not attention-deprived.