Katie Holmes, Reading Month, and Pregnancy Heartburn - Links We Love

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katie holmesA North Carolina mom called back by the Army four years after honorable discharge was excused from service after she reported for duty with her kids in tow. Guess Uncle Sam didn't want to babysit. -- Strollerderby

Katie Holmes opens up to Glamour about what it was like to be a new mom in the media spotlight. "But I definitely felt like - as a woman, as the mother of Suri – I want to handle this! My mom is very strong and if anyone ever said anything about any of us, she would be, 'Excuse me? That's my family!'" Also? She wants to have America over for dinner ... and maybe a game of Scrabble. -- Celebrity Baby Blog

March is National Reading Month. Get your little bookworm ready for reading with these five tips. -- LilSugar

It's the golden rule of new motherhood: Sleep when the baby sleeps. Can't relax? Here are seven simple rules for taking a nap. -- Divine Caroline

Spring is almost here, just a few weeks to go. Beat those winter blahs by going tropical ... without ever leaving your house. -- MomFinds

Do you hide out in the bathroom to get a few minutes peace? Serve dinner on those wasteful paper plates? Share all your parenting secrets over at Mom Confidential -- BabyCenter

Got pregnancy heartburn? Studies show that the old wives tale just might be true: Moms with heartburn give birth to babies with more hair. -- Poked and Prodded | Health

Traveling during pregnancy doesn't have to be stressful. Make it safe and comfortable by following a few simple tips. -- Fit Pregnancy

Tired of crumbs in the bottom of your purse? (I know I am.) Store your kids' granola and breakfast bars in a sunglasses case, and they won't be all broken and crumbly when you finally open them. This why-didn't-I-think-of-that-moment brought to you by Parenthacks.

BBC-run CBeebies Network is getting complaints from parents because a new host, Cerrie Burnell, has only one hand. Parents are upset that she is "forcing" them to discuss disabilities. 'It can only be a good thing that parents are using me as a chance to talk disability with their children," says Burnell. "It just goes to show how important it is to have positive, disabled role models on CBeebies and television in general." MomLogic

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.