Mother of twins chronicles terror, joy of first three years 
Jane Roper was thrilled when she found she was pregnant in 2006, but that delight became tinged with “terror” when she learned she was carrying twins.
(ESSDRAS M SUAREZ/ GLOBE STAFF)

Mother of twins chronicles terror, joy of first three years

Jane Roper was thrilled when she found she was pregnant in 2006, but that delight became tinged with “terror” when she learned she was carrying twins.

(ESSDRAS M SUAREZ/ GLOBE STAFF)

Editorial cartoon: Having it all 
Dan Wasserman of The Boston Globe looks at the topic of whether women can really have it all.

Editorial cartoon: Having it all

Dan Wasserman of The Boston Globe looks at the topic of whether women can really have it all.

JOANNA WEISS
Work-life balance: Some helpful tips from the elite 
Many women have found that a work-life balance is, in fact, hard to achieve - that they can’t have it all - despite Gwyneth Paltrow’s advice on how to get there.
(GLOBE STAFF ILLUSTRATION, GETTY IMAGES, AND ISTOCKPHOTO)

JOANNA WEISS

Work-life balance: Some helpful tips from the elite

Many women have found that a work-life balance is, in fact, hard to achieve - that they can’t have it all - despite Gwyneth Paltrow’s advice on how to get there.

(GLOBE STAFF ILLUSTRATION, GETTY IMAGES, AND ISTOCKPHOTO)

Scariest question a mother can face 
- It can strike terror in the hearts of mothers, who are tasked with preparing dishes and meals to satisfy a range of tastes: “What’s for dinner, mom?”
(WILLIAM DUKE FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

Scariest question a mother can face

- It can strike terror in the hearts of mothers, who are tasked with preparing dishes and meals to satisfy a range of tastes: “What’s for dinner, mom?

(WILLIAM DUKE FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

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Study: Autism risk higher in children of obese mothers 
- Mothers overweight enough to affect their metabolism were 67 percent more likely to have a child diagnosed on the autism spectrum.

Study: Autism risk higher in children of obese mothers

- Mothers overweight enough to affect their metabolism were 67 percent more likely to have a child diagnosed on the autism spectrum.

Challenges behind prenatal exams 
- As the amount of prenatal screening choices grows, expectant parents are finding it harder to decide which tests are right.

Challenges behind prenatal exams

- As the amount of prenatal screening choices grows, expectant parents are finding it harder to decide which tests are right.

Working mothers outdo fathers as multitaskers
- The study in this month’s American Sociological Review is called “Revisiting the Gender Gap in Time-Use Patterns: Multitasking and Well-Being Among Mothers and Fathers in Dual-Earner Families.”

Working mothers outdo fathers as multitaskers

- The study in this month’s American Sociological Review is called “Revisiting the Gender Gap in Time-Use Patterns: Multitasking and Well-Being Among Mothers and Fathers in Dual-Earner Families.”