February 14, 2012

Best Of The Web: February 15-21

Our Weekly Roundup Of Articles We Love

By Whitney Casser

Contributors: Sharon
Beesley, Elizabeth Raymond

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

Laura Mayes, a traditional mom by most measures, doesn’t
appreciate being lumped in with the Millions Moms who have registered outrage
at JCPenney’s choice of Ellen as a spokesperson. Go
! (Babble)

Affluent, born-abroad parents prefer to send their kids to NYC
public schools
, more so than local parents. Why are they less comfortable with the idea of our private
schools? (NY Times)

Just for fun. Don’t you wish you could take a pic of your
kid that looked just
like this
? We do. (Dooce)

Puppet justice is served. Supreme Court Justice Sonia
Sotomayor makes a visit to Sesame Street
to settle the infamous Baby
Bear vs. Goldilocks case
. (TIME)

The YouTube video of a dad shooting his daughter’s laptop
has gone viral with almost 23 million views! But did this father
go too far
? Many disagree with his actions; some applaud him. (Forbes)

Kids with disabilities find it hard
to make friends
. Read about one mother’s heartbreaking experience. (The Huffington Post)

Following fashion week? Check out Mara
Hoffman’s “hypnotic” prints for fall
. (Lady and the Blog)

As we all get used to the idea of a world without Whitney
, co-stars describe her on the set of her new movie Sparkle as being “mother-like.” (NY Post)

A Chicago
charter school actually fines students (five bucks!) for infractions. Judy
Browne-Dianis, Advancement Project co-director, explains why she is protesting
the school’s policies
. Check out this video and see what you think. (CNN)

Check out this heart-warming story of a mother who had labor
induced so her dying husband could meet his new baby. See him hold
his new daughter
. (CBS News)

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