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News Roundup: A Puff a Day Keeps the Episiotomy Away & R.I.P. Cursive Writing

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News Roundup: A Puff a Day Keeps the Episiotomy Away & R.I.P. Cursive Writing

Children’s birthday cakes that taste like parental revenge.  [Cake Wrecks]

Pink chats about her birth plan gone awry, parenthood versus waterboarding and the power of her boobs.  [Celebrity Stork]

A puff a day keeps the episiotomy away:  Pregnant women smoking to make their babies smaller.  To which I must respond:  My mom smoked throughout her pregnancies — tsk, tsk — and had three kids over nine pounds.  So puff on that.  [The Telegraph]

Girl indulges in delicious mud pie.  Like, real mud.  [Tots & Giggles]

R.I.P. cursive handwriting:  Indiana schools drop cursive writing requirement in favor of keyboard proficiency.  [The Slate]

When tubal ligations and vasectomies fail.  *Gulp*  This is why Mr. Candy is going to have to settle for nightly handshakes for the rest of our lives.  [Babble]

“8 weirdly sexual products you won’t believe are for kids.”  With thanks to Laughing Stork reader, Kelly, for the link.  [Cracked]

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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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