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Study: Extreme Mothering May Harm Moms and Kids

Study: Extreme Mothering May Harm Moms and Kids

Mothers who look at parenting as if it’s an extreme sport may be doing more harm than good; both to their kids and themselves. At least that’s the theory behind a new study from the University

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Doctors Petition USDA to Remove Milk from School Lunches

Doctors Petition USDA to Remove Milk from School Lunches

On July 19, the nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), filed a petition (pdf) asking the USDA to remove milk as a required food from the national school lunch program. The PCRM

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UCLA Researchers Find American Families Have Too Much Stuff and Too Little Time

UCLA Researchers Find American Families Have Too Much Stuff and Too Little Time

Families drowning in too much stuff is the focus of a new book, Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century: 32 Families Open Their Doors, by researchers at UCLA’s Center on Everyday Lives of Families

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Years After Baby Bottle Manufacturers Stop Using BPA the FDA Decides to Officially Ban It

Years After Baby Bottle Manufacturers Stop Using BPA the FDA Decides to Officially Ban It

Baby bottle manufacturers voluntarily haven’t used bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles for years. In fact, you’re hard-pressed to find BPA laden baby bottles at all at this point. Apparently,

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Is America Ready for a Breastfeeding Reality TV Show?

Is America Ready for a Breastfeeding Reality TV Show?

The small blue-eyed girl sucks a breast close up – Shutterstock There’s a new extended breastfeeding reality TV show coming to your living room soon. According to the New York Post, Collins

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German Court Outlaws Circumcision for Baby Boys

German Court Outlaws Circumcision for Baby Boys

Circumcision bans have been proposed here in the U.S., but so far policy surrounding circumcision haven’t been mandated. In Germany however, things are now a little different. Recently, a German

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Study Links Spanking Kids and Other Mild Physical Punishment to Mental Disorders

Study Links Spanking Kids and Other Mild Physical Punishment to Mental Disorders

Little child boy wall corner  – Image from Shutterstock During spanking debates (which are frequent among parents everywhere) most pro-spankers tend to say that only severe child abuse, not simply

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Disney Places Major Restrictions on Junk Food Ads

Disney Places Major Restrictions on Junk Food Ads

In an effort to address concerns about the role kids entertainment plays in the growing childhood obesity epidemic, Walt Disney Company announced new healthier standards regarding food advertising on

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CellScope Smartphone Device Allows Parents to Diagnose Ear Infections at Home

CellScope Smartphone Device Allows Parents to Diagnose Ear Infections at Home

The U.S. National Library of Medicine says that ear infections are one of the most common illnesses in babies and young children. In fact, more than 3 out of 4 kids have had at least one ear infection by

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Study Finds Feminists Support Attachment Parenting More Than Non-Feminists

Study Finds Feminists Support Attachment Parenting More Than Non-Feminists

A new small study shows that feminist mamas are more likely to be invested in attachment parenting than their non-feminist peers. The study, recently published in the journal Sex Roles, asked 222 women

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Most Popular Baby Names of 2011 – Did Your Favorite Make the List?

Most Popular Baby Names of 2011 – Did Your Favorite Make the List?

The U.S. Social Security Administration has just released their list of the most popular baby names of 2011 in America, and some baby name surprises have popped up. In both 2009 and 2010, Jacob and

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Should Ronald McDonald Be Educating School Kids About Healthy Eating & Fitness?

Should Ronald McDonald Be Educating School Kids About Healthy Eating & Fitness?

You know there’s almost no hope left in America when Ronald McDonald is showing up at schools to teach kids about health. Yet apparently, that’s exactly what happened recently at Union Terrace

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Time Magazine Breastfeeding Cover Photo Sparks Major Controversy

Time Magazine Breastfeeding Cover Photo Sparks Major Controversy

Time’s new issue features a cover photo of a mom breastfeeding her 3 year old son. The cover depicts Dr. Bill Sears’ method of attachment parenting for the feature article, “The Man Who

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Cases of Measles Hit All-time High in 2011 – Are Unvaccinated Kids to Blame?

Cases of Measles Hit All-time High in 2011 – Are Unvaccinated Kids to Blame?

In 2000 measles was considered eradicated from the U.S. In fact, from 2001 to 2010 there were just 60 U.S. measles cases a year on average. However, last year, cases of measles reached an all-time high in

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Seattle Pushing to Make Breastfeeding a Civil Right

Seattle Pushing to Make Breastfeeding a Civil Right

A newly proposed law in Seattle could make it illegal to ask a nursing mother there to stop breastfeeding, to cover up or to move to another location. City council member Bruce Harrell, who introduced

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Why You Shouldn’t Swap Spit with Your Baby by Pre-Chewing His Food Like Alicia Silverstone

Why You Shouldn’t Swap Spit with Your Baby by Pre-Chewing His Food Like Alicia Silverstone

So, in case you missed it, there’s a video posted by Alicia Silverstone sweeping the YouTube scene right now. The video shows her feeding her baby, Bear, from her own mouth, much like a mama bird.

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Breaking News: FDA Rejects NRDC Petition to Ban BPA in Food Packaging

Breaking News: FDA Rejects NRDC Petition to Ban BPA in Food Packaging

In a 100% unsurprising move, the FDA has decided to reject NRDC’s request for immediate regulatory action regarding bisphenol-A (BPA) in food packaging. We’ve been waiting to hear about the

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Kids Still Being Served Yummy Pink Slime Burgers in School Lunches

Kids Still Being Served Yummy Pink Slime Burgers in School Lunches

In spite of the fact that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has said that school lunches will now be healthier, they’re still purchasing nasty pink slime and feeding it to kids, at least according

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