What’s up in the parenting world?
In case you missed it, Motrin pulled a commercial, in which it offered pain relief to baby-slinging mothers, after mommy bloggers had a field day with it, according to the Chicago Tribune. Parentopia had an overview of online mom reaction to the ad.
Via Silicon Valley Moms Blog: It is heartening to see parents bring their young children to the No on 8 rallies here in California. As our Dana over at Mombian pointed out, 64 percent of voters with children under the age of 18 voted to pass the anti-gay marriage amendment.
BabyCenter ran a survey showing that while most parents still do have sex, they prefer to sleep than get it on. Also in BabyCenter: The number of women who fear childbirth is not statistically different now than it was 10 years ago, according to Reuters.
Thomas Beatie, the pregnant man who is on his second baby, has received death threats, according to ParentDish. ParentDish had a lot of interesting discussions, including this one on whether students should be forced to say the Pledge of Allegiance in school. What do you think?
Parenting doled out tips on how to “lose (or hide) your mommy tummy.”
You have got to see this cupcake-cake of Barack Obama at Strollerderby. I wish I were that creative! Also in Strollerderby: Writer Miriam Axel-Lute wondered if the library would go the way of the video store? What do you think?
Jill C. over at New Jersey Moms Blog had a powerful essay of when she was molested as a child. She recommended a children’s book on the topic, My Body Belongs To Me.
More heartbreaking news surrounding Nebraska’s safe haven law: The 34th child, a five-year-old boy, was recently abandoned at a hospital under the law, according to the Associated Press. Nebraska legislators are now debating whether to put an age-limit on the law, either one month or a year, said another AP story. Fellow MTer Kay raised some good discussion on the topic at her blog the Workin’ Mom.
In Celebrity Gossip Break: Omigod! Will Smith’s son, Jaden, may star in a remake of the ’80s Karate Kid, according to the Los Angeles Times. I know, I am cheesy.
Malia and Sasha Obama were invited to appear on Hannah Montana, according to Access Hollywood.
Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin may receive a consolation prize after all in the way of a $7 million book deal, according to Strollerderby.
Via SweetHype: Tyra Banks surprised Isis King, the first transgender contestant on America’s Next Top Model, with a sex change operation paid for by the surgeon, according to Us Magazine.
What else is in the news? What’s up with you?