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News Roundup: Russell Crowe Calls Circumcision “Barbaric” & Media Calculates Value of Suri’s Shoe Closet

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News Roundup: Russell Crowe Calls Circumcision “Barbaric” & Media Calculates Value of Suri’s Shoe Closet

In the market for a decapitated baby snowglobe portrait…?  You’re in luck!  With thanks to reader, Erin, for the hot shopping tip. [Sweet Moments]

Tell us how you REALLY feel about circumcision, Russell Crowe. [The Celebrity Stork]

From the looks of this picture, “Daddy” must drink a lot.  [Tots & Giggles]

Pink hits the beach with 5-day-old daughter Willow.  Phew!  I was wondering what was taking Willow so long to learn how to surf.  [The Celebrity Stork]

Hot trend:  Live-Tweeting home births.  Which shouldn’t be hard to do in 140 characters or less.  OUCH.  EWWWW.  Be glad I did NOT TwitPic that!!! [NYT]

Well, this is timely… Preparing for a new sibling:  Tips to help your toddler adjust to the new baby.  (Note to Miss Skye:  “Allow older sibling to hit baby on head” conspicuously absent from list.)  [Babble]

WombTube:  Women are now taking to YouTube to share results of home pregnancy tests with total strangers.  Because, you know, the YouTube community is so warm and supportive.  *Ahem*  [ABC]

Suri Cruise‘s shoe collection worth $150,000.  But that’s not so bad when you take into account that she and her dad can share the high heels.  [Daily Mail]

SO… I’ll continue to keep you apprised of any Baby Freedom news.  Last night I was awakened by sporadic searing pains down my legs and I thought we might get this baby party started early, but alas, Freedom was just messing with me.  As usual.  Unable to go back to sleep, I did what any sane pregnant lady would do… and woke up at 5 a.m. to paint my toenails.  I couldn’t see well for obvious reasons, but I’m hoping some of the red “Pouf Daddy” paint actually made somewhere in the vicinity of my toes.  I would hate for Freedom’s first impression of me to be of my Pouf Daddy-splattered ankles.

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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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