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News Roundup: Parents on Facebook; Toddlers on Nicotine; Jennifer Lopez on Motherhood

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News Roundup: Parents on Facebook; Toddlers on Nicotine; Jennifer Lopez on Motherhood

How parents and their kids co-exist uneasily on Facebook.  Yeah, it could be really horrifying to see drunken pictures… on your MOM’s wall. [Parent Dish]

A candy-like lozenge designed to satisfy nicotine cravings could tempt and poison toddlers.  Yikes.  Good thing all we have are colorful liquor bottles in our bottom cabinet with no safety latch!  [LA Times]

Preventing adoption disasters.  (AKA “How to avoid getting to the point where sticking a 7-year-old on a plane to Moscow with a note disavowing him seems like a grand idea.”)  [Boston Globe]

Jennifer Lopez:  “I kind of wish [motherhood] would have happened to me earlier in my life.”   Yeah, too bad it didn’t happen when she was with Diddy.  He doesn’t have nearly enough kids!  [Parade]

Spanking makes kids more aggressive.   So might I suggest a more effective punishment:  Make them watch Battlefield Earth on loop? [NY Times]

Study shows that waiting to have babies may increase your lifetime earnings.  I’m no finance wizard, but I’d also bet that not having them at all increases your lifetime savings.  [ModernMom]

It’s a boy for Young and the Restless star Christel Khalil Hensley.  Sadly, no soap opera-like “Who’s the Daddy?” drama surrounds the birth.  [Baby Scoop]

Are baby-themed movies Hollywood’s new obsession?  At least that’s better than when Hollywood was obsessed with making Robocop movies. [Hollywood Reporter]

How Suri Cruise celebrated her fourth birthday.  In a pair of Jimmy Choo stilettos, perhaps?  [Us Weekly]

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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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