mother http://michiganradio.org en A Mother's Day story http://michiganradio.org/post/mothers-day-story <p>During the past year, Michigan-based writer Wade Rouse has been sharing personal stories about the holidays.</p><p>Mother&rsquo;s Day is Sunday May 13, and today Wade shares a story about an especially memorable Mother&rsquo;s Day for him.</p><p><em>Wade Rouse is a Michigan-based writer and the author of It&rsquo;s All Relative: Two Families, Three Dogs, 34 Holidays, and 50 Boxes of Wine (A Memoir). </em></p> Fri, 11 May 2012 20:17:41 +0000 Mercedes Mejia 7440 at http://michiganradio.org A Mother's Day story One Mother + Two Fathers = A growing number of American families http://michiganradio.org/post/one-mother-two-fathers-growing-number-american-families <p>New University of Michigan research finds more women are having more children by more than one father. The U of M study shows 28% of women with two or more children had those children by more than one man. Among African-American women that number goes up to 59%.</p><p>Cassandra Dorius is a demographer at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research.</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;I think it&rsquo;s just that families are changing. That families have been changing for a long time and that this is just one more indication that they are new and different today.&quot;</p></blockquote><p>Dorius says families with multiple fathers face higher stress levels, as children and parents try to balance emotional and financial pressures.&nbsp;</p><p>She&nbsp;says the growing remarriage trend , as well as single parenthood, is increasing &lsquo;Multiple Partner Fertility&rsquo; in the U.S. Sat, 02 Apr 2011 21:22:31 +0000 Steve Carmody 1890 at http://michiganradio.org