• Best Of The Web: January 18-24

    Our Weekly Roundup Of Articles We Love


    Contributors: Sharon
    Beesley, Elizabeth Raymond

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

    One in three kids in the United
    States is obese or overweight. And now a new
    law states that health insurance and employers have to pay for the cost of screening
    children for obesity
    while providing counseling as needed. Will this help
    get our kids accustomed to a healthy lifestyle? (NY Times)

    Red Carpet Maternity: Have you ever
    had to wear something really fancy while pregnant? Check out this stunning red
    carpet maternity dress
    ! (Design Mom)

    Unbelievable! 31-year old Rabita Sarker successfully gives
    birth on the PATH train
    on Monday. (Gothamist)

    Even more unbelievable. Did you hear about the local school
    employee who faked her own daughter’s death…to take
    a vacation
    ? (Fox News)

    Cheater Cheater Pumpkin Eater: Kids
    find it’s easier
    to cheat at school today
    more than ever. Read these tips to help your kids
    avoid the temptation. (CNN)

    Happy
    Birthday Michelle
    ! The FLOTUS, and mom of two, turns 48 Check out this
    slideshow of her sweetest moments of the year. (Huffington Post)

    Feeling a little isolated every since the arrival of your
    new little bundle of joy. Author K.J Dell’Antonia offers up a simple solution: get
    blogging
    ! (NY Times)

    The Tiger Mom debates continue. An assistant professor of human
    development and family studies has found that high-achieving Chinese-American
    students are more
    depressed and anxious than white children
    . (TIME)

    Two of the funniest mom bloggers out there, Samantha Bee and
    Allana Harkin reveal some of the
    best (read: funniest) comments they’ve received from their posts
    . (Babble)