The New Dad Image, Untouched Photos in Seventeen and Is There Really a Dad War?


What the cool parents are reading today: 1. Does What to Expect When You’re Expecting come off as an uber chick flick? Billboards are really highlighting the dad group in the movie, The Dudes, in order to make the dads seem like cool, fun, relatable people, you know, like how women feel about Sandra Bullock… Read More »

News Round-Up March 20: ADHD Diagnoses Up, Six-Figure Nannies and Being a Part-Time Mom Will Get You Death Threats


What we’re reading today: 1. The number of kids with ADHD in the U.S has just about doubled since 2000. Doubled. Sometimes, when diagnoses goes up, it might just mean that we’re better about identifying things, or maybe over-diagnosing things, but wasn’t the over-medicating heyday more like 2000? 2. There’s a $180, 000 nanny. Um,… Read More »

News Round-Up Feb. 21: More Unmarried Young Moms, New Birth Weight Guidelines and Why Distraction Can Be Good For You


What we’re reading today: 1. Former congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford’s husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, is writing a children’s book. Wait, it gets better! The book will be called Mousetronaut: A Partially True Story. 2. For young moms under 30, most babies are born outside of marriage. But, are they all single moms, or are they babies… Read More »

News Round-Up Jan. 26: Biblical Names, Pageant Moms and Stop Dianosing Other People’s Kids


What we’re reading today: 1. Parents of kids with behavioural or learning issues really, really don’t need you diagnosing their kids. 2. Looking for an old Biblical name for your kid but want something a little more unique? Here are 12 underused names for boys. (Though we’d still stay away from the ones with such… Read More »

News Round-Up Jan. 12: Dr. Spock’s Revised Edition, Tina Fey’s Awkward Explanation and Baby Names Inspired by the U.S. Civil War


What we’re reading today: 1. Oh Tina Fey. We feel you. Fey was watching 30 Rock with 6-year-old daughter Alice when there was a reference to an erection under someone’s clothes. Alice asked what an erection was and Fey picked the most innocuous explanation she could. “An erection is a building.” But Alice knew that… Read More »

News Round-Up Jan. 4: Sesame Street Losing Money, More Playtime for Underprivileged Kids and Less Shaming Overweight Kids


What we’re reading today: 1. What causes ADHD in kids? Could poverty and diabetes during pregnancy have anything to do with it? 2. A healthy living campaign in Georgia is fat-shaming kids. Somehow we think the childhood obesity crisis won’t be fixed by making kids feel bad. 3. The whole economic crisis thing just got… Read More »

News Round-Up Oct. 18: Toddlers With ADHD, Breaking Bad Habits and Partying With Your Kids


What we’re reading today: 1. If all small kids have short attention spans, how does a person go about diagnosing ADHD in a toddler? They’re extra squirmy and non-sharing, and it’s hindering their development. 2. “I went clubbing with my son.” Pretty sure we’ve seen this already on Keeping Up With the Kardashians when Rob… Read More »

News Round-Up May 10: Three Words to Describe Your Parenting, the Right Time For a Baby and a Banjo Wunderkind


What we’re reading today: 1. New Jersey is proposing a law that would make it illegal to photograph or film kids. The idea is to catch the creepy perverts, but what about event photographers or capturing your kid among their friends? 2. What three words describe your parenting philosophy? Have you ever taken any parenting… Read More »


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