May 15, 2012

Best Of The Web: May 16-22


Our Weekly Roundup Of Articles We Love

By Whitney Casser


Contributors: Meghan
Gearino, Elizabeth Raymond and Tali Rosenblatt Cohen

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

In the wake of Mother’s Day, one essayist explains why she
thinks dads
may be the new moms
. (The Wall Street
Journal
)

Check out how all your favorite celeb mommies spent
their Mother’s Day
. It may not be as glamorous as you’d expect! (PopSugar)

Craving a little more mommy-lovin’ after Sunday? Check out this
slideshow of the top
20 TV moms of all time
! (Entertainment
Weekly
)

Take heart! Extreme breastfeeder and participant in the TIME
magazine story hopes we can all respect
each other’s parenting choices
. (The Huffington Post)

Inspired by the TIME cover, check out this article and learn
about the thought-provoking
history of breastfeeding in photography
. (The New Yorker)

One reason
to wean
toddlers from their bottles and pacis—stat. A study published in Pediatrics shows that a
toddler falling with a bottle or binkie in her mouth increases the risk of
injury. (CNN)

To combat crushing college debt and the sagging economy, many
parents are helping
their graduates find a job. (USA Today)

Straight out of a horror movie, this
college student
contracted a super-rare flesh-eating disease while
zip-lining–even though doctors had already treated and cleaned her wound. (ABC News)

Summertime means fun (and yummy) summer food. Not all seemingly
harmless food are, in fact, harmless though. Check out this
list of summer foods to watch
– and what to substitute instead for your
family. (SHAPE)

A new study shows that a shocking 14% of American mothers blog
about parenting – or turn to such blogs for advice. What’s behind the
rise of mommy blogging
? (Mashable)

A happily married couple that doesn’t
want children
can’t seem to escape the unbelieving judgment of strangers. But
they remain content in their marriage, friendships, and life—isn’t that enough?
(CNN)

Siblings can be cruel! Watch as these sibs subject their
toddler brother to a
rude awakening
. (Gawker)

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