Our Favorite Parenting Stories Of The Week

Have you made any parenting resolutions for 2013? Read this article to avoid setting unrealistic expectations and the consequential guilt, and learn how to plan for better parenting one step at a time. (Huffington Post)

Some predictions in baby naming for the year ahead: naming baby after a grandparent and using last names for first name inspiration. (NPR)

When it comes raising children, teaching them how to put money away in the piggy bank is just as important as teaching them how to be nice on the playground. (CS Monitor)

Turns out, if your want your kids to make healthier eating choices, all you have to do is ask. Well, at least that’s what the folks at the American Academy of Pediatrics think. (New York Times)

Actress Connie Britton talks adoption and single parenthood, while gushing about her adorable little Yoby originally from Ethiopia. (Just Jared)

Can oxytocin, the “love hormone,” help parents connect with their kids? According to one study, children are more responsive to parents who received this hormone and not its placebo. (Time)

Parents raise their children to love themselves and have confidence. But why do they have such a hard time following the same rules? Time to brush up on some self-parenting 101. (Huffington Post)

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy attempts to make conversation about sex less embarrassing and more empowering with their new app, BootyLog, where teens can anonymously post about sexual experiences and birth control.  But parents worry that the app is sending the wrong message . (She Knows)

App alert! The Mayo Clinic has just released a new app all about pregnancy. Check out some of its features for pre- and post-natal life. (Babble)

According to a study, two cups of milk daily is enough for most kids, despite the conflicting recommendations from AAP.  (Reuters)