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End-of-Week News: Perverted Toys; Crying-It-Out Drawbacks; Advanced Maternal Age

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End-of-Week News: Perverted Toys; Crying-It-Out Drawbacks; Advanced Maternal Age

A list of “unintentionally perverted toys for children.”  Which reminds me:  Add Harry Potter vibrating broomstick to Mother’s Day gift wish list. [Cracked]

Five new books Oprah says you’re sure to love.  Because Oprah knows all.  [Oprah]

Crying-it-out “harms baby brains.”  Awwww.  That’s why I’m a fan of the much more harmless bedtime tequila shot.  Knocks her out every time!  [BBC]

Ten fast food items worse for you than the KFC Double-Down.  I think I gained ten pounds just looking at this list.  Also:  YUM!  [Consumerist]

“How scary is having a baby when you’re over 40?”  I don’t know, but I’m sure it doesn’t help when the doctor stamps “HIGH-RISK PREGNANCY:  ADVANCED MATERNAL AGE” on their chart.  [CNN Health]

The Pill turns 50.  Um… would it be appropriate to wish it a birthday?  [HuffPo]

Study finds one-in-four married/co-habitating adults skip sex because they’re too tired.  That is shocking — just SHOCKING!  … Only one in four?  [CBS News]

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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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