Monthly Archives: January 2010

Kids can't get enough of the interwebs

The average young American now spends practically every waking minute — except for the time in school — using a smart phone, computer, television or other electronic device, according to a new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation. via If … Continue reading

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The glamor of the teen pregnancy pact

Remember those seventeen (17!) teen pregnancies at a high school in Gloucester, Massachusetts that became even more shocking when it seemed the girls involved all purposefully tried to get pregnant at the same time? The story ignited a pro-sex ed … Continue reading

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Single mom goes AWOL due to lack of childcare

So I was kicking back with Kathie Lee & Hoda this morning and catching up on the, ahem, important issues of the day when the duo gave about twenty seconds to the story of Army mom, Alexis Hutchinson who is … Continue reading

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NYU professor commits suicide after childcare argument

This story is as baffling as it is upsetting. A brilliant NYU computer-science prof who had just become the father of twins jumped to his death last night from a 16th-floor balcony at his university-owned apartment, sources said. Sam Roweis, … Continue reading

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The drag of the weekend Skype

Every Sunday afternoon my family of four logs on to Skype and my mother-in-law in California magically appears on my laptop. When we started this space age ritual it seemed to be a perfect way to let Grandma see how … Continue reading

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Unhealthy behavior in youth can shorten your child's life span

Forget sneaking brie and wine while knocked up, it turns out how you live waaaay before you get that twinkle in your eye can have an astonishing negative effect on your future children. There’s a new’ish science in town called … Continue reading

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Who are these people shopping for high-end embryos?

Inflammatory headline alert! We all know that scientific advancements can bring up ethical dilemmas but I’m a bit skeptical of Duke University geneticist, David Goldstein’s conclusion that parents will be clamoring for “designer babies” as soon as we can just … Continue reading

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