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Mom calls on government to help prevent kids from dying in hot cars

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The mother of a baby who died after being left in a hot car by his father is calling on the U.S. government to require automobile companies to equip cars with technology to prevent these types of tragedies from happening. With 38 children dying on aver… [Read More]
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Study: Pacifiers prevent babies from expressing their emotions

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Parents against using pacifiers now have another weapon in their arsenal should they wish to impose their lifestyle choices on others. A recent study has found that parents may have a  hard time reading a baby’s emotions if the infant is constantly sucking on a piece of rubber that blocks the mouth. “Smiles of infants using a […] [Read More]
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Would you take your kid to a music festival?

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Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio has stirred up a storm of eye-rolling and holier-than-thou admonishment after posting Instagram photos of her 5-year-old daughter, Anja, enjoying the Coachella music festival over the weekend. A couple of the comments on Instagram: “I’m a young mom that enjoys music festivals as well, however there is a limit on […] [Read More]
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Why are first-born children smarter?

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Numerous studies have found that first-born children tend to be more intelligent, ambitious, conscientious, confident, successful…and the list of superlative adjectives goes on. A new study once again finds that these “golden” older children have… [Read More]
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Security expert blames the Colorado parents

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An emergency preparedness expert writing for the Homeland Security Policy Institute suggests the parents of children shot in the Colorado movie theater massacre are responsible for taking their kids to a movie theater that late in the evening. Initial reports state children as young as four months old were among the victims injured when suspect […] [Read More]
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20 utterly inspiring moms

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Too often the moms who make news headlines aren’t good role models. Consider some of the reality TV stars. And so for Mother’s Day, we put together a photo collection of well-known moms who inspire us with their courage, grace, intelligence, creativity, and dedication. While they might work in a wide range of fields, from […] [Read More]
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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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