Best Of The Web: August 1-7

Think being a working mom is tough? Try raising kids while going for Olympic gold! Talk about supermoms…check out a day in the life of the U.S. Olympic mothers. (Huffington Post)

And did you catch Aly Raisman’s parents as they watched their daughter perform Olympic gymnastics feats? You can’t blame them for being anxious! (NBC)

Bring the fun of the games into your household. Celebrate the 2012 Olympic games with these 11 recipes, crafts, and fun-filled, child-friendly activities! (Parenting)

Don’t allow child protests to cause laziness with tick checks. New studies show Lyme disease isn’t the only tick-related ailment we should be watching out for, and push us to keep a closer eye on wilderness frolicking. (New York Times)

Studies show moms-to-be shouldn’t think about work after their eighth month any more than they would consider lighting a cigarette! Take a look at why pregnant women above 24 should give themselves a break. (The Guardian)

NYC encourages breastfeeding by putting formula on the tippy top shelves in markets. Moms who don’t like to nurse should take a look at why Mayor Bloomberg is making it harder and harder to access baby formula. (Jezebel)

If you’ve got a picky eater on your hands, you might be interested in recent research to help end your battle with vegetable-spurning kiddies. (Chicago Tribune)

Psychologist Madeline Levine’s new book, Teach Your Children Well: Parenting for Authentic Success, sparks a discussion on the high price of academic pressure. (Forbes)

Imagine giving birth on the same day as your twin sister. This identical pair had their babies only one hour apart—talk about a “cotwincidence!” (The Stir)

Should parents celebrate gender differences, or ignore them in the name of equality? Join the debate. (Huffington Post)

Some children can’t fall asleep without their blankies, and other toddlers carry their favorite dolls or racecars everywhere they travel. Though it’s all child’s play, when should parents worry if their tots are too attached to their toys? (Babble)