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End-of-Week News: Jealous Mothers; The Dangers of Baby Slings; Worst Decorating Trends of All Time

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End-of-Week News: Jealous Mothers; The Dangers of Baby Slings; Worst Decorating Trends of All Time

Helpful fathers who are “too savvy” at raising the children may hurt women’s self-esteem.  So, dads, if you could just let the kids play with knives every once in a while, our egos would really appreciate it.  Thank you.  [MSNBC]

Bjorns and Ergos and Mobys… oh my!  More parents are wearing their babies instead of using strollers.  [NYT]  Hopefully, they’re aware that…

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a new warning about baby slings and their safety risks.  [US News]

Ellen Pompeo defends her short maternity leave.  Seems that us mothers are always defending some parenting choice or another. [People]

“Top 10 Worst Home Decorating Trends of All Time.”  A list that can be pretty much summed up in two words:  the ’70s.  [Butterflylister]

Parents of twins more likely to split up, reveals study.  You mean double the diapers and double the nighttime feedings does NOT equal double the fun…? [MSNBC]

BabyDaddy drama alert:  The father of Padma Lakshmi‘s daughter is finally revealed, and he is not pleased with the visitation arrangement.   How very “All My Children!”  [People]

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Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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