1. 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)

     
  2. Editorial cartoon: Having it all

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

     
  3. 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)

     

  4. "

    I hope I raise a child who gets what he wants just often enough to keep him optimistic but not enough to make him spoiled.

    I hope I raise a child who knows that he’s loved and special but that he’s not the center of the universe and never, ever will be.

    "
    — From a list “Am I Mom enough?”, rebutting Time Magazine’s cover story.
     
  5. 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)

     
  6. 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.

     
  7. Challenges behind prenatal exams

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

     
  8. 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.”