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FINALLY! Barbie is Going Bald

Have you been following the Bald Barbie movement? Here’s the short version: Two moms started a Facebook campaign called Beautiful and Bald Barbie! Let’s see if we can get it made, to basically give young girls undergoing chemotherapy (or with Alopecia or Trichotillomania) a sense of normalcy and acceptance. Also for young girls coping with a […]

The Boobie Beanie: Accentuate the Positive?

By Rebecca Odes It is no big secret that I am a big fan of both boobs and crafts.  Behold the boob beanie, the perfect intersection of the two. The boob beanie is a hat meant to look like a breast, which is meant to be worn by a baby while breastfeeding. The result is […]

What a GORGEOUS photo!

The best gift a father can give his children is to love their mother. By MomCenter Phillipines

When is it appropriate to call the police on your children?

Some children are stubborn learners, and despite a parent’s best efforts, behavior problems can persist. At what point is it okay to get the police involved in your child’s discipline? See all the answers on Circle of Moms…

10 Biggest Nanny News Stories of 2011

The holiday season and year’s end is a natural time for reflection. As we scan through our files, it seems to us that 2011 was a fairly busy year for nanny news. So we’ve compiled a list of what we consider to be, in no particular order, the ten biggest nanny news stories of 2011. […]

I’m Jealous of My Nanny

A working mom’s dilemma. By Alison Hart “Do you think your nanny is too affectionate with your daughter?” my friend asked me at work the other day. I understood exactly what she was asking. We had had our babies within a month of each other. We were both back in the office, and our children […]

10 Things NOT to Say to a New Mom

By Jill Smokler I have a friend who just had a baby. Like 99 percent of the population, she left the hospital looking like a semi-deflated version of the pregnant woman who checked in a couple days before. She had the signature pouch, the bloated feet, and the glazed look on her face. Like the rest of […]

Mom Bloggers, A Force To Be Reckoned With

By Lisa Belkin, Huffington Post Mom bloggers, you’ve got clout. (And probably Klout — though with the recent revamp of that system it’s hard to tell who has what over there any more.) A study released this weekend shows that while only 14 percent of American mothers have a blog (and you thought it was everyone you knew?) […]

My Son, the Anti-Bully Bodyguard by Robin Gorman Newman

Seth announced today, as he bolted out the door for the school bus, that he’s a bodyguard.  “For whom?” I said. “Ariel,” he replied. “A girl in my class.”  “And, why does she need a bodyguard?” I asked.  “Some kids are saying not nice things,” he answered.  I kissed him good-bye, and thought, Okay, they’re […]

In Strangers’ Glances at Family, Tensions Linger

By Susan Saulny TOMS RIVER, N.J. — “How come she’s so white and you’re so dark?” The question tore through Heather Greenwood as she was about to check out at a store here one afternoon this summer. Her brown hands were pushing the shopping cart that held her babbling toddler, Noelle, all platinum curls, fair […]