The Mommy Files

The Mommy Files

Look: Marissa Mayer tweets first baby pic

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer gave the world the first look at her new baby this afternoon. In typical Silicon Valley Style, Mayer posted a photo on Twitter. The darling image shows Mayer and 1-month-old Macallister on their way to Yahoo’s Halloween party,… [Read More]

Sesame Street explains Hurricane Sandy to young kids

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The images of entire communities ravaged by Hurricane Sandy are devastating. The powerful winds, rain and flooding pulled faces off buildings, knocked over trees, overturned cars, ripped houses off their foundation and split roads in two. This is all f… [Read More]
Categories: Safety, Sesame Street, Video

Kid attendance might be down at the Giants victory parade

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Many families broke rules the past few weeks—staying up late to watch the Giants games (even on school nights), skipping soccer practice, eating in the living room and filling up on way too many potato chips. On Sunday night when the Giants swept the… [Read More]

Last-minute homemade Halloween costumes for kids

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Still don’t know what your child will be wearing on Halloween? Don’t go to a big-box store where you’re likely to find a messy, picked-over pile of cheaply made costumes, many of them inappropriate for young children. (French maid dresses for 8-y… [Read More]

Please, let’s not judge Marina Krim

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Yesterday a mother returned home to her Manhattan apartment in the Upper West Side to find two of her young children dead in a bathtub, covered in blood from stabbing wounds to their necks. The family nanny was slitting her own wrists and slashing her … [Read More]

This parenting style makes kids grow up into right-wingers

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What leads a child to grow up and vote for a Republican candidate like Mitt Romney or a Democrat such as Barack Obama? Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that parenting style and childhood temperament plays a key role i… [Read More]
Categories: Behavior, Politics

Parents punish daughter by posting this photo on her Facebook wall

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After a Wisconsin teen behaved badly, her parents confiscated her phone for a week. Seems like a fair punishment for a girl who supposedly gave her parents grief and talked back, right? But the unnamed parents decided to take the punishment even furthe… [Read More]

Why I’m talking to my kids about Lance Armstrong

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“What’s doping?” a tiny voice asked from the backseat of the car. The question caught me off guard. I was completely absorbed by an NPR “All Things Considered” segment about USADA releasing over 200 pages of material proving beyond doubt that… [Read More]

A pimp and a French maid? Yikes! Worst Halloween costumes for kids

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A pimp costume for a 6-year-old boy? A skimpy French maid dress for tweens? A Woopie Cushion costume for babies? Halloween is reaching a new low with this batch of costumes for kids. Take a look and be appalled and outraged. [Read More]

Dirty diaper smell leads driver to kick mom and baby off a bus

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No doubt, dirty diapers can be stinky. But does a mom and her baby deserve to get booted from the bus over the stench? Nichole Hakimian of Seattle was taking her sick 1-year-old boy with a bad case of the runs to the doctor on public transit. The boy p… [Read More]