The Nanny Question

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Here in small town middle-America, nannies are pretty rare. Babysitters? Check. Daycare providers? Check. Nannies? Cue the crickets. Never mind, though. According to Dr. Dennis Friedman, any woman who outsources the care of her son to another woman may be putting him at risk of future infidelity. Dr. Friedman is the author of, The Unsolicited […]

Homeschooling and Evolution

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The headline was enough to make me cringe: “Top home-school texts dismiss Darwin, evolution.” The accompanying graphic, a line graph showing the growth of homeschooling over the last 20 years, is enough to incite yet another wave of anti-homeschooling sentiment — because really, who wouldn’t be against homeschooling if homeschooling means that over 1.5 million […]

Birth & Babies

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I just can’t stop thinking about it. Last night, I stayed up way too late to watch the Internet’s first live birth. Twenty-three-year-old Lynsee and her husband agreed to live stream their birth the Gannett-run social networking site, MomsLikeMe.com. (As of right now, the video is still up.) I learned about the birth on Twitter. […]

Birth & Babies

Photo by shrinivasap via Flickr

I just can’t stop thinking about it. Last night, I stayed up way too late to watch the Internet’s first live birth. Twenty-three-year-old Lynsee and her husband agreed to live stream their birth the Gannett-run social networking site, MomsLikeMe.com. (As of right now, the video is still up.) I learned about the birth on Twitter. […]