Moms, Kids and Sisters: LV Friday Five, August 3, 2012

Moms, Kids and Sisters: LV Friday Five, August 3, 2012

LV Friday FiveIn our weekly roundup of blog posts, we found something for almost every woman in your family—expectant moms, newborn babies, and older and younger sisters.

Here they are, in this week’s Friday Five:

On Wednesday, a portion of the Affordable Care Act went into effect, mandating that private health insurance companies cover the full cost of birth control. We broke down how this change will affect you.

In other policy news, Mayor Bloomberg’s Latch On NYC initiative will go into effect in September, banning formula in the maternity ward of participating hospitals to encourage breast-feeding.

Studies show that the fertility rate of American women has decreased sharply since 2007. We reported how the lower fertility rate could affect the economy here.

In Friday's LV Daily, one woman explains how birth order affected the spending patterns of her and her siblings. Apparently, it pays to be the big sis.

Our friends at xoJane published a personal story from a mom who vowed to only dress her son in hand-me-downs and sale items from Old Navy. Find out why she refuses to spend more on her kid’s wardrobe than her own.

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