• Best Of The Web: May 2-8

    Our Weekly Roundup Of Articles We Love

    Contributors: Meghan
    Gearino and Elizabeth Raymond

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

    At long last! Jessica Simpson has given
    birth to baby girl Maxwell Drew Johnson
    . Everyone can get back to work now.
    (The Huffington Post)

    Have you been taking part in Screen-Free
    ? It’s a good excuse to turn things off and remember a time when peace
    and quiet were just that. (Babble)

    Cuteness overload! Check out the 35
    cutest zoo babies
    from across the United
    States (and also snag some great summer vacay
    zoo ideas for your family!) (Fox News)

    Steve Carter is just an ordinary man living and working in Philadelphia.
    Find out what happened one morning when he was browsing a missing children’s
    website—and saw
    a picture of himself
    . (WPBF News)

    New parenting trend? See why the stay-at-home
    is becoming increasingly popular. (CNN

    Beyonce lashes
    at rumors that she faked her pregnancy and that she was sporting a
    prosthetic bump. (E! Online)

    As if we needed ANOTHER reason to help stop childhood
    obesity. A
    new and important study
    finds that Type 2 Diabetes in teens is harder to
    manage, causing more complications. (USA

    What baby bump can mean for your business…if you’re a
    celebrity? Which pregnancy becoming such a public matter, being
    a celeb mama seems to have bigger benefits
    than ever before. (New York Times)

    Are the latest and greatest philosophies in mothering
    sending us right back to the “age of housewifery?” Elisabeth Badinter argues
    exactly this in her new book The Conflict.
    Check out her interview
    with Marie Claire
    and see for yourself. (Marie Claire)

    A new study debunks
    the latest rumor that pacifiers are counterproductive to breast feeding
    . In
    fact, they may actually be helpful. (MSNBC)

    Just when you thought you’ve made note of all the
    temptations to rebel lurking out there for your teens, here comes a new one in
    an unlikely costume: hand
    . Kids are getting drunk off of the liquid cleansers. (TIME)