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Mar23

Ending the Mommy Wars, once and for all

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Over at Finslippy a few months back, I wrote about Melissa Summers’ Today Show interview. Remember that interview? The one about Moms Who Drink One Drink Around Their Children, and Why That Makes Them Drunken Sluts? The one that we all thought might be an intelligent, thoughtful discussion instead of an alarmist, condescending puff piece? […]

Mar19
Bag Ladies

Bag Ladies

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Amalah, I desperately need to seek some advice from a fashionable mom/advice columnist. Hubby and I are expecting our first (a girl, which may or may not be relevant to this question) in the beginning of June, and I have recently started the online search for a cool/hip/functional diaper bag. It’s been a little overwhelming […]

Mar02

Ice cream, co-sleeping, and man-bashing

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Good news! Science has finally discovered the hidden benefits of ice cream. Eating high fat dairy products, scientists say, can boost your fertility. The health link is to full-fat dairy in general, not specifically to ice cream, but apparently it’s the most attention-grabbing choice of the high-fat dairy options, because every media outlet’s going with […]

Feb23

Bad kids, bad food, hairy babies, and poor, poor Elmo.

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You’ve already eliminated spinach from your diet, as well as peanut butter. You can’t even read Peter Pan to your child without gagging. And now there are even more food recalls. It appears, my Internet friends, that there is absolutely no safe foodstuff left in this world. Start panicking…now. That Earth’s Best baby cereal in […]

Feb16

At least we beat the British.

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This week, UNICEF released a report on child welfare (a PDF of the report is here). First, the good news: the children of the United States are doing well—compared to third-world countries! Now for the actual news: in the rankings of 21 industrialized countries, we’re, hmm, second to last. Ouch. Here’s the list, from best […]

Feb07

Best Tips for Curing Head Lice: The best reason to drink in front of your kids: Head Lice.

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Right after the holiday break notes from both my kid’s classes were sent home explaining there had been a few cases of head lice in each class. According to my daughter 4 kids were sent home from her class and the kindergarten teacher reported 5 kids in my son’s class. The day after the notes […]

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