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

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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 »

News Round-Up Dec. 22: Ideal Maternity Leave, Gift Parity and Finding Out the Truth About Santa

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What we’re reading today: 1. A quarter of American moms go back to work within two months of giving birth, which is really too bad. Ideal maternity leave: 40 weeks? 2. How to explain to your 12-year-old that Santa isn’t real. (Alternatively, you could get Rebecca’s 3-year-old to break the bad news.) 3. Speaking of… Read More »

News Round-Up Dec. 13: A Jewish Parent’s Guide to Christmas Specials, Working Moms and We’re Cheering For a Fox News Anchor?

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What we’re reading today: 1. “Mommy, if Santa and Judah the Maccabee got in a fight, who’d win?” A guide to Christmas specials for Jewish parents. 2. Working moms are happier. Agree? 3. Speaking of working moms, whoever thought they’d be cheering for a Fox News anchor? Megyn Kelly took some flack from radio show… Read More »

News Round-Up May 3: Similarities Between Harry Potter and Osama bin Laden, the Best Place for Moms and Food For Your Angry Birds Party

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What we’re reading today: 1. Good job, Scandinavians, Norway is the #1 best country for moms. Moms live long, don’t die in childbirth, and get a great maternity leave. Afghanistan is the worst place for moms, according to this annual survey from Save the Children. Canada ranked 20th while the U.S. is 31st. 2. Babble’s… Read More »

Hello Baby, Goodbye Job

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Megan Pettit shares stories from a new mom Going back to work after a year-long maternity leave is hard, but when you do not enjoy the job you’re returning to it’s almost impossible. I didn’t realize how much I disliked my warehouse job until I was away from it. After 11 years, it had become… Read More »

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