• Best Of The Web: October 12-18

    Our Weekly Roundup Of Articles We Love

    By Whitney Casser

    Contributors: Celene McDermott

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

    Among the older middle-aged set, birth rates are booming. And it seems like everyone has an opinion on the matter. What do you think? Should we respect Mother Nature’s menopausal deadline, or follow where science and technology lead us? (New York Magazine)

    Locker décor is being taken to a whole new level. Gone are
    the days of a simple teen heartthrob mini poster or a few snapshots with
    friends. Middle school girls across the country are putting their personal
    touch on locker
    interior design
    . (NY Times)

    Public or private? Blogger Robert Niles on the benefits
    of a public school education
    . What’s more, in his words education “ought to
    be about lifting up, not weeding out.” (HuffPo)

    A bedtime story for high-tech kiddies, Goodnight
    iPad
    is a quirky parody that pokes fun at the age of technology. (Babble)

    Surprise! You’re
    pregnant…again. There’s just one problem, though. You’ve gotten rid of many of
    your baby stuff. How about hand-me-downs from other moms? We love these tips
    for how to throw an eco-friendly,
    second-hand baby shower. (Rookie Moms)

    From the iPad to the
    iPhone, one NYC mom and media producer/game designer reflects on the death of
    Steve Jobs and
    apple’s influence on children. (GeekMom)

    And while we’re
    talking about the positive effects of apple products, check out a new study
    that found that
    iPads may help kids with severe vision
    impairments
    . (TechNewsDaily)

    It’s National School Lunch Week! With childhood obesity on the rise, is it
    time for a visit to the cafeteria at your child’s school?
    (NY Times)

    Eden Kennedy breaks down Occupy
    Wall Street
    for us, with a bit o’ humor, at The Stir. (Cafe Mom)

    Ever poked around your kids things, just for fun? One
    blogging mom uncovers what
    she finds in her kid’s declared “home office.”
    Disclaimer: It’s all
    hilarious and “fantastically weird.” (A
    Little Pregnant
    )

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