March 28, 2012

Best Of The Web: March 28-April 3


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! —

At The
New American Academy in Brooklyn
, 60 students and four teachers work in
one, big open room, acting as a large ensemble while helping one another and
learning from one another. Will this education model work, or will it crash and
burn? (New York Times)

Chances are you saw “The
Hunger Games
” this weekend and contributed to its astonishing success. This
weekend alone, it grossed $155 million and was the third-best movie debut in
American history! (CNN)

Dara-Lynn Weiss’ Vogue
article on her 7-year-old
daughter’s weight issues
has tempers flared. Now, she has a book deal to
delve further into her story. Will it explain her awful approach to child
obesity? (The Huffington Post)

With celebrity moms like Mad
Men
’s January Jones being increasingly vocal about the benefits of placenta
capsulation, check out this blogger-mommy’s
opinion
on this controversial maternal trend. (New York Times)

Love snacking on popcorn? Good news – studies
are now finding
that along with being a great source of fiber, popcorn is
chock-full of healthy antioxidants. Pop away! (CBS
News
)

While SIDS rates have certainly stabilized in recent years,
there are still 2,500 SIDS-related deaths a year. Here are some great safe-sleeping
guidelines
for your infant (WebMD)

How is it possible that Jessica Simpson is STILL pregnant?
Check out the pics
from her celebrity-filled baby shower. (Popsugar)

Will the iPad replace old-fashioned books in your house when
it comes to reading bedtime stories? Read what one dad has to say on the topic. (WIRED)

Check these girls out! After learning that the daughter of
their favorite teacher couldn’t afford a therapy dog, these fourth graders
start their own business to raise
the money themselves
. (WQAD.com)

If you’ve ever tried to sit
through a Church mass with your little one
, you are bound to relate to this
lovely writer/mom/teacher. (The
Huffington Post
)

A 5-minute video chat on unsolicited advice from mothers-in-law.
Anne Lamott and Kelly Corrigan tell it like it is. (YouTube)

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