News Round-Up March 19: Exercise Guidelines, the New Baby-Proofing and Talking to a Peanut Allergy Mom


What we’re reading today: 1. Is eliminating all chemicals from the house the new baby-proofing? 2. Confessions of a peanut allergy mom. 3. Working moms and working pregnant moms are nothing new, but what about when “working” means filming in Antarctica and in male-dominated profession? 4. Hooray for nice weather! Yes, we love skating and… Read More »

News Round-Up Feb. 28: Hating on the Berenstein Bears, Wii Sports Does Not Lead to More Activity and Identifying Gifted Kids


What we’re reading today: 1. Jan Berenstein, of Bears fame, has died.  One Slate writer is pleased that there will no more Berenstein Bears books, but good riddance is a bit much, isn’t it? 2. How do you get your kids to listen to socially conscious music? Put some K’Naan on. Also, keep them away… Read More »

News Round-Up Nov. 1: Helicopter Parents and Sports, Bad Parenting and Where Kids Get the Most Exercise


What we’re reading today:   1. Those pesky competitive moms! What’s one mom to do when her friend yells at her kid’s coach and other parents? Sister needs to take a time out! 2. The Onion published an article telling you you’re a bad parent and whatever you’re doing, you’re definitely screwing up your kids.… Read More »

News Round-Up September 15: The New Easy-Bake Oven, Placenta Talk and the Return of Ghostbusters


What we’re reading today:   1. Kids who play at the park sans parents get more exercise. 2. Easy-Bake Oven, the iconic kids toy that lets you cook food by the heat of a light bulb, went for an extreme makeover. (No more light bulbs) Jezebel’s right: it looks like it’s from The Jetsons. 3.… Read More »

News Round-Up September 12: SpongeBob Is Bad For You, Siblings Are Good For You and A Daughter’s Letter To Her Dad


What we’re reading today:   1. SpongeBob SquarePants! He lives in a pineapple under the sea! SpongeBob SquarePants! He could be giving you ADHD! OK, not quite, but one study seems to think that watching SpongeBob has an effect on kids’ attention spans and ability to stay on task. (The study pitted SpongeBob against Caillou… Read More »

YMCA Healthy Kids Day


We’ve all heard the story: Childhood obesity is on the rise, kids play too many video games, watch too much television and don’t play outside nearly enough. It’s difficult to make sure kids get enough exercise in a world where it’s just not as easy to just say: “Go outside and play”. The YMCA wants… Read More »


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