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In This Week’s Parenting News…

You would be giving the finger, too, if your mom had named you “Jihad.”  [Daily Mail]

Many new parents are naming their babies to ensure they nail down unique Gmail addresses and Twitter handles.  Good thinking.  I’m sure my 14-year-old niece is grateful for that AOL address and Geocities page her parents reserved for her in 1997!  Oh, wait… [Forbes]

Working moms are happier and healthier, according to study.  Well, sure.  Three words:  Office happy hours.  [MSNBC]

The 50 worst kids movies.  I’m sorry, but I just don’t understand how filmmakers could have gone wrong with a title like “Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny.” [Total Film]

In breaking rapper diet news:  Jay-Z is eating like a pregnant woman.  [Us Weekly]

Review of Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked:  “Parents will survive it and the kids will love its desert isle story.”  And if that doesn’t float your boat, there is always “Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny.”  [NY Daily 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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