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Baby Names


Having a quirky kid means that you get to laugh a lot. Really. I consider Georgia’s quirks to be the best things about her and the things that make her truly a fascinating little person who manages to charm almost everyone who meets her. Many theories of autism talk about how difficult it is for… Read More »

Jane Lynch Helping the Republicans, Music Classes for 6-Month-Olds and Multi-Tasking Moms


What the cool parents are reading today: 1. Remember that mom who was sent to jail for putting down her father’s address instead of her own so that she could get her daughters into a better school? Kelley Williams-Bolar is half-way through her sentence and giving a lot of speeches. 2. Does your baby need… Read More »

Rhyming Baby Names, Lose the Training Wheels Special Needs Bike Camp and Good Places to Have a Baby in the States.


What the cool parents are reading today: 1. Aiden, Jayden, Brayden; Mia, Leah, Sophia; why do the popular baby names rhyme? And it’s not a recent phenomenon either; back in the 40s it was Marilyn, Evelyn and Carolyn and even further back to when Social Security first starting tracking these things in the 1880s, all… Read More »

How to Pick a Baby Name, Parental Nudity and Applying Picasso’s Painting Approach to Parenting


What the cool parents are reading today: 1. Parenting and nudity: One mom who chooses to keep a few things private starts feeling like the biggest prude in her Brooklyn neighbouhood. 2. Nicole Cliffe of the Hairpin shares a story about taking her baby to the emergency room. Our hearts were racing the whole time… Read More »

Bob Geldof Dislikes Peaches’ Son’s Name, a Vegan Book for Kids and Secrets to a Long, Happy Marriage


What the cool parents are reading today: 1. Want your kid to step in line? Try public shaming! Wait, maybe not. No, definitely do not change your kid’s cover photo on Facebook to some PSA about how she misbehaved and wasn’t allowed on Facebook for a while. 2. Or maybe presumptive, judgmental, racist people are… Read More »

News Round-Up March 26: Parents Who Don’t Like Kids, Coming Out as Straight and About Those Placenta Pills


What we’re reading today: 1. You know how eating one’s placenta, whether in casserole or pill form, is said to be beneficial with regards to post-postpartum and breastfeeding? Here’s one mom on why she regrets falling for the hype. Remember when Meri was wondering what to do with hers? 2. Man, sometimes kids are the… 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. 6: Kardashian Names, Warding Off Isolation With Parent Groups and Bring Kids to Parties


What we’re reading today: 1. The first baby names of 2012 are decidedly Kardashian in flavour: Karis, Khloe, Kyren, etc. 2. Know how your kids can be so loving and wonderful and then they say things like they hate you or you’re a bad parent because… Yeah, just don’t take it personally. 3. More on… Read More »

News Round-Up Dec. 20: Baby Naming Strategies, E-Books for Kids and Dancing Rabbis


What we’re reading today: 1. Picky eaters are trying to destroy healthy lunch programs! 2. Aw new Canadians and Americans are so cute when they get excited about snow! (No one tell any recently immigranted friends about February, they just don’t need to hear about it yet) 3. Ever argued with your partner over naming… Read More »

News Round-Up Nov. 28: Mom Health, Chocolate Milk Bans and Google Vetting Your Kid’s Name


What we’re reading today: 1. Non-moms are generally less healthy than moms. 2. Babies can form expressions like laughing or crying from as early as 24 weeks. 3. Why we shouldn’t outright ban chocolate milk. 4. Thinking about baby names? See what Google says. 5. This boy sure has a lot to say, we just… Read More »

News Round-Up Nov. 23: Baby Name Trends, Dealing With Sleep Monsters and Improving the Education System


What we’re reading today: 1. Have you seen the new baby name trends? Our next child is definitely being called Alionahma-Ruth. 2. Speaking of baby names, here are the most popular middle names of all time. 3. Here’s some advice for parents with sleep monster children. (Those who deny you any sleep) 4. Thomas Friedman… Read More »


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