TCC Playlist: To Zion by Lauryn Hill

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On her debut solo album, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” Hill rapped and sang about becoming pregnant at the age of 24 when she was still with the multi-platinum hip hop group the Fugees, and being pressured to have an abortion. Read more, listen to the song “To Zion” and see a picture of Lauryn pregnant with her sixth child after the jump:

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Misc: Happiest Parents Have Four or More Kids

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Having a big family isn’t for everyone, nor are Catholics required to have a certain number of kids, but often the default mode in our society is to pity people with more than two. We assume they’re unhappy, or that their children are missing out. I once told an acquaintance that I was one of five kids and she said, “That must of been hard for you.” A recent study conducted by Australia’s Edith Cowan University finds that parents with more children actually report the highest levels of life satisfaction and there are benefits for kids too: Happiest Parents Have 4 or More Kids. Want a baby but worried about money? Visit: Raising Kids on a Shoestring. The four sisters above were found in The NY Times photography series: Forty Portraits in Forty Years

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