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Archive: July 26, 2009 - August 1, 2009

Are We That Dumb?

Every so often, I run across something that makes me wonder, do marketers really think we parents are dumb? For instance, a few weeks ago, while watching some show clearly geared towards parents, there were those Juicy-Juice ads saying the drink boosts immunity. Or the Pediasure ads "for picky kids...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 31, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (26)

Surviving (and, at Times, Thriving) Without the Kids

By Rebeldad Brian Reid Sunday: We drop the kids at the airport with their grandmother. The Southwest area is a zoo, and I'm parked in the middle of the road. We give hasty hugs and kisses and the girls disappear. Since we're already in the city, we decide to hang...

By Brian Reid | July 30, 2009; 7:20 AM ET | Comments (21)

Sleeping Child Left in Taxi

I can picture the scene now. A family harried from air travel arrives at their home airport. They get into a cab, finally get home, unpack the cab, and say, "Whew, we're home." That's where the "oops" comes in. A family in Boston took a taxi home from the airport....

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 29, 2009; 11:30 AM ET | Comments (15)

Blog-Ola aka ... Blogging For Profit

Mommy blog ethics is the topic of the week after last weekend's Blog-her conference, according to NPR's David Schaper. The issue? "Free goodies, products, trips and other perks many marketers are giving to bloggers in hopes of getting favorable publicity or positive reviews." Ah, the topic of journalism ethics. It's...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 29, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (8)

Nudity in Children

Nudity. There. I've said the word. The naked truth (pun intended) is that some of us are more comfortable with seeing de-clothed bodies than others. Isn't that, after all, at the crux of nearly every debate about breastfeeding in public? But the birthday suit body isn't just a breastfeeding question....

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 28, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (37)

Altogether, Now. Breastfeeding in Public Is Legal

I know, I know. These breastfeeding in public blogs keep appearing and reappearing every so often. But how can I help it when retailers of one sort or another do things to new moms that are illegal? The latest incident, as reported by Sarah, mom to 6 1/2-month-old Sasha first...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 27, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (158)


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