December 6, 2011

Best Of The Web: December 7-13


Our Weekly Roundup Of Articles We Love

By Whitney Casser


Contributors: Veronica
Torok and Briehn Trumbauer

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

Does anyone actually think the Muppets
are communists
? Fox News does. (Slate)

Sarah Jessica Parker doesn’t really know “how she does it.”
Unlike her movie character, she’s highly
realistic about family life
. “Kids can really distract you from your
relationship,” she tells The Telegraph,
“maybe in good ways and bad ways.” (The
Telegraph
)

Here’s a news piece for the kiddos. Two little ones play
Ebert & Roeper and review
Arthur Christmas
—they give it a 10 out of 10! (Bored Mommy)

The Bronx
Science principal
may rub some teachers the wrong way, but is she making the
high school a better place for learning? Decide for yourself after reading this
detailed story. (New York Magazine)

Some bloggers believe the Times was foolish to interview Jerry
Sandusky
and give him a platform on which to speak. What do you think?
(Slate)

Should the 200-pound boy really be taken
from his parents
? Mom and Dad are being accused of medical neglect. (Huffington Post)

Coloring book apps and karaoke games turn the iPad
into a toddler’s most exciting toy
, giving parents more reasons to
rationalize making an expensive technology purchase. (USA Today)

The problem of sexting has had parents worried for awhile, and many are still
unsure of how to teach kids awareness about the consequences of these actions.
Luckily, it may not be as
big
a problem as we thought
. (Detroit Free
Press
)

These totally adorable tots got caught on camera catching
some ZZZs
in hilarious poses. (MSN)

Learn the lingo, ya noob: HuffPo Canada
rounded up the 10
words and phrases
teenagers are using these days. (HuffPo Canada)

A highly controversial campaign
against parent/baby co-sleeping
has recently surfaced. Decide for yourself
if the ads are effective or if they cause unnecessary drama. (NY Times)

Tired of your family’s old heirloom holiday cookie recipe? Here are 25 new ones to get you baking. (Washington Post)

Now, we leave you with a nice steamy
mug
to warm up on a cold winter day. (Dooce)

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