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Archive: May 24, 2009 - May 30, 2009

The Weight We SHOULD Gain During Pregnancy

The Institute of Medicine has issued guidelines of the amount of weight women should gain during pregnancy. And while the guidelines aren't much different than those issued in the 1990s, some women may still be surprised at both the numbers and other recommendations. Women who start out their pregnancy at...

By Stacey Garfinkle | May 29, 2009; 2:43 PM ET | Comments (10)

Rock? Pop? Disco? Rap?

Music: It seems so melodically simple to enjoy with kids regardless of their ages. Fetuses have been known to kick to a beat. And now, researchers say music helps manage the pain of circumcision and blood draws in infants. While we could turn that circumcision story into a should we...

By Stacey Garfinkle | May 29, 2009; 7:13 AM ET | Comments (19)

How My Girls Are Already Rocking the Vote

By Rebeldad Brian Reid For years, I've been claiming -- only half-jokingly -- that I hit the jackpot by having the chance to raise two girls, getting the opportunity to show them, by example, the kind of anything-is-possible world I'd like them to live in. But, as it turns out,...

By Brian Reid | May 28, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (43)

On the Phone ALL the Time

The question has come up in several posts on DC Urban Mom and other parenting forums: My nanny is on the cell phone all the time. Or my nanny gets personal calls on her phone when she's supposed to be watching my child. Is this okay? Should this worry me?...

By Stacey Garfinkle | May 27, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (35)

Daniel Hauser Update and More

Daniel Hauser, the boy who is refusing chemotherapy, and his mother arrived home yesterday and will appear back in court today. Daniel has been allowed to remain with his family so far. Attorney Jennifer Keller, who is working with the family, tells the Associated Press that Colleen Hauser "will abide...

By Stacey Garfinkle | May 26, 2009; 1:00 PM ET | Comments (8)

Children: The New Bored Housewives

Last month, Lenore Skenazy came to On Parenting to talk about her movement called Free Range Kids. Today, one day after National Missing Children's Day, I'm running a second blog by Lenore. While the problem of children who do go missing is a tragedy, Lenore points out that statistically it's...

By Stacey Garfinkle | May 26, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (24)


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