• Best Of The Web: March 7-13

    Our Weekly Roundup Of Articles We Love

    By Whitney Casser

    Contributors: Meghan
    Gearino

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

    If you didn’t catch Lindsay Lohan hosting Saturday Night
    Live this past weekend, you might want to watch this hilarious highlight: The
    Real Housewives of Disney
    . (iVillage)

    When is a goody bag not
    a goody bag
    ? Parents seem to disagree on what makes an appropriate party
    favor, while reflecting on how times have changed. (New York Times)

    The health benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and
    baby are well documented. Here’s the latest on why breast is best for mom, baby
    and the nation. (TIME)

    With recent cases of bullying and school shootings cropping
    up in the past few weeks, one blogger and sociologist says it’s time to change schools from cultures of
    misery to cultures of caring
    . (CNN)

    With Super Tuesday behind us, chances are you’re thinking
    about how to talk to your kids about the election—and politics more generally.
    Here’s a video on featuring
    the reactions of four generations
    . (iVillage)

    Rush Limbaugh’s latest offense comes under the scrutiny of Mocha Mommy–a proud slutty role model! (Babble)

    The airlines aren’t just bickering with Alec Baldwin anymore!
    See
    what happened
    when new mom Amy Strand tried to bring her breast pump on
    board. (Huffington Post)

    The world’s most famous family is building their own eco-friendly
    theme park
    . See why Angelina and Brad have decided to construct a private
    destination on their French chateau. (Perezitos)

    He speaks for the trees! The beloved environmentally-conscious
    (and family-friendly) story of The
    Lorax
    had its movie premiere and debuted at #1 in the box office this
    weekend, marking it the biggest opening of 2012 so far! (USA Today)

    This past weekend witnessed a horrible tornado outbreak in
    the Midwest. One act of bravery from this
    Indiana mother
    is worth checking out! (MSNBC)

    Looking to cut back on sugar? Here are some helpful tips
    on reducing your intake of sweets
    . (Dr.
    Sears
    )

    It’s becoming more common for parents-to-be to build a
    bucket list before baby. Here are 10
    ideas for what to include on yours
    . (Babble)

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