April 17, 2012

Best Of The Web: April 18-24


Our Weekly Roundup Of Articles We Love

By Whitney Casser


Contributors: Meghan
Gearino and Elizabeth Raymond

Here’s a weekly roundup of parenting articles that piqued
our interest. Enjoy! —

Sparked by Hilary Rosen’s recent comment that Ann Romney
knows nothing about women’s economic struggles because she has “never worked a
day in her life,” the “mommy wars” appear to continue. In America,
it seems a mother’s reason for working outside of the home still has
to be explained and defended
, if it’s not out of financial necessity. (Mom-101)

Many think of autism as a childhood disorder, but what
happens when these kids grow up? Hear one man’s (a father of three autistic
boys) account
of meeting and helping an adult with autism
. (CNN)

Mommy blogs are becoming increasingly popular. Dooce blogger
Heather Armstrong shares her DOs
and DON’Ts
about the blogging world. (The
Today Show
)

It’s never too early to get your baby started on the
classics…or is it? Check out these
classic book adaptations
made just for babies. (lilsugar.com)

Searching for the American dream outside of America.
Read about these children
of immigrants
returning to their families’ homelands in search of better,
and more exciting, job opportunities. (New
York Times
)

Lenore Skenazy’s new show, “World’s
Worst Mom,”
takes her inside the homes of families with overprotective
parents. See how she presents them with challenges to break their overbearing
ways. (Free-Range Kids)

Check out this
interview
with Mariska Hargitay about the wonderful decision she made to
adopt not one, but two more children, and the long road it took to get there. (People Magazine)

Check out how much this amazing 6-year-old
raised through a lemonade stand
to help his sick dad. Quite an ambitious
youngster! (The Huffington Post)

If it were up to them, how would your kids like to be spoken
to? Watch this awesome clip and find out—straight from the mouths of
babes
. (YouTube)

Are the city’s most troubled kids falling between the cracks
as a result of the state’s education reform policies? Here’s one
opinion on the matter
. (New York Times)

And just for fun, 10
bright and bold kicks for spring—for moms
! (Babble)

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