The Mommy Files

The Mommy Files

Video: Watch a girl grow up in two minutes

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Lotte Time Lapse: Birth to 12 years in 2 min. 45. from Frans Hofmeester on Vimeo. Every parent will tell you that it all goes by so fast. The diaper days, the toddler years, and even the terrible teens all fly by so quickly that it’s difficult to… [Read More]

Krafts says Oreo breastfeeding ad was never meant for public eyes

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Mom bloggers were rejoicing earlier this week when an advertisement celebrating breastfeeding surfaced on the Internet. The ad shows a baby holding an Oreo cookie while drinking milk from his mother’s breast. The nipple is fully exposed. Oreo’s… [Read More]

Parents sue Apple over addictive, costly games

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The Smurfs’ Village is a game for the iPhone and other Apple gadgets that’s free to download. But once you start playing the game, you can easily start spending money, big money, on game add-ons. Buying 50 Smurfberries might cost you $4.99 … [Read More]

Urban Outfitters ‘lesbian kiss’ catalog photo sparks parent outrage

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The latest Urban Outfitters catalog features an image of two young women kissing and conservative groups are upset. One Million Moms, the same group that attacked J.C. Penney in February for hiring Ellen DeGeneres as their spokesperson, has posted a me… [Read More]

School kids respond to Caine’s cardboard arcade

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Last week, I wrote a blog post about a 9-year-old boy who built an arcade from cardboard boxes in his father’s used auto parts store in East Los Angeles. This industrious kid created a series of elaborate games that inspired a filmmaker named Nir… [Read More]

Malaysia Airlines offers kid-free zone

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A crying baby on an airplane creates discomfort for all parties involved. Passengers are easily irritated by piercing cries while parents become anxious and embarrassed when their children fuss. And the poor babies pick up on all this stress and only c… [Read More]

American Library Association releases list of top banned books of 2011

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It’s National Library Week, and libraries around the country are celebrating the “freedom to read.” They’re putting out displays of those books that are most often challenged to bring attention to the problem of censorship. There were 348 challenges reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2011, according to the American Library Association, and […] [Read More]
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‘The Hunger Games’ inspires baby names

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With the entire country caught up in “Hunger Games” mania, it’s no surprise parents are starting to name their babies after characters in Suzanne Collins’ wildly popular book, which was recently made into a film that has been do… [Read More]

Should hospitals pass out free baby formula to new moms?

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When you give birth in a hospital, you receive a corporate-sponsored goody bag filled with free diapers, wipes, a couple onesies, a bulb syringe for sucking snot from your baby’s nose, and formula samples. All of these items might be helpful to a… [Read More]