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kids eat too much salt

Unsurprisingly, American children are eating too much salt says the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (pdf). As the word has spread round the web, on various news outlets, it seems rather easy to target the risky group of overweight and obese children (isn’t that just terrible to read? it was terrible to write it) but […]

Professor Breastfeeds in class– so what?!

Without getting “too deep” into the ridiculousness of being appalled by boobs, boob-feedings, or bringing your baby to your work when all else fails, here’s what I find grossly ironic: A professor of anthropology breastfed her baby in class. Yeah HI. Do you know what anthropology is? It’s the study of human cultures. You should […]

so you’re a circumcised father…

It must be challenging to be a grown man and realize that your penis was, at some point, cut without your permission when you were completely defenseless and presumably very against the procedure. I personally have never witnessed an infant that enjoys being forcibly held to a mini operating table and butchered with their parents […]

foreskin fact sheet

For those parents out there that have a son or are expecting a son, one of the most monumental choices you’ll make after-the-birth is whether or not to circumcise your child. Though the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) has recently come out in favor of circumcision, there are more than a few good reasons to […]

co-sleeping lowers testosterone in daddies

Some more co-sleeping love for ya’ll here with this new study on how co-sleeping lowers testosterone in daddies who do co-sleep (don’t mind the somewhat male-centric lingo @livescience & thanks to Inhabitots for the tip): “…fathers who co-sleep have significantly lower levels of testosterone while sleeping, and a great decline in testosterone during waking hours […]

tiny bit tongue tied

It’s interesting going through a pregnancy and actually having no idea that there are seemingly a billion things that can go wrong. Sometimes when you’re reading or hearing of other parents’ exploits (adventures in parenting…) you wonder to yourself just how much out there you don’t know, what’s normal, and what it all means… One […]

co-sleep your kid into a healthy weight?

Here’s an interesting article on a preliminary study (he said she said…) recently released on how co-sleeping with your child can reduce the risk of obesity by up to 70 percent! Read the Article here Check out synop on the study here Kids who were already pre-disposed toward being overweight or obese were studied and […]

8 ways to wreck your kid

This is a funny-boo-hoo article on the ways to psychologically mess up your kid via Psych Central. Some sarcasm on the serious topic of how to raise a happy healthy human: For the full article, please read 8 Surefire Ways to Emotionally Screw Up Your Kid. To keep with the sarcasm, here’s a snarky synop […]

to co-sleep or not to co-sleep

An excellent article on co-sleeping with your infant: Co-sleeping and Biological Imperatives: Why Human Babies do not and should not Sleep Alone While I personally champion co-sleeping (bed-sharing, specifically) I understand that as with everything medicine thinks they know best and parents can be fearful of the worst-case-scenario. Read the article and draw your own […]

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