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You know how when you remodel your house you have guys tramping all over the place, getting dust everywhere and generally making a mess of the joint? Yeah....

How to Ditch the Diapers and Start Potty Training

If your children are well past diapers, you don't have children, or you feel the urge to shout "TMI!" at your computer screen on a regular basis, please, avert your eyes. This column may not be for you. If, however, you have a small diapered person...Potty training requires two things: readiness and commitment.

Does Your Stroller Face Forward or Back?

Breast or bottle? Plastic or wooden toys? So many decisions. Now we can add a new one to the list: Forward- vs. toward-facing strollers. New research suggests that children who use strollers that face the person pushing them interact and laugh...

Biting - When Toddlers Attack!

Recently, my child was bitten at daycare. Actually, it happened twice in as many weeks. A little detective work uncovered that it was, in fact, the same child who bit my son on both occasions. At first I was mad--that it happened in the first place,...

Angelina Jolie to Retire from Hollywood?

Is Angelina Jolie planning on retiring from Hollywood? The actress, who plays the role of mom a lot more often these days than she does those on screen. Now the star of The Changeling says she's planning on "fading away" from movies and Hollywood in...

Julia Hudson speaks about son via MySpace

As we all know too well by now, actress and singer Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew were taken from her and her sister, Julia, in what is sure to be one of the biggest tragedies in Hollywood and America. Even more alarming than the...

Denis Leary makes asinine comments about autistic children

When this newsbite from our colleagues at CeleBitchy made its way into the ParentDish inbox, I swear it seemed familiar. I thought for sure we'd recently written about Denis Leary making ridiculous comments that children with autism were actually...

Naomi Campbell claims fallopian tube operation saved her life

Recently we at ParentDish reported to you that Naomi Campbell was ready to be a mom now that she's had some secretive corrective surgery to help her conceive. well, now all the walls are down and Campbell is being extremely open and detailed with...

Brad Pitt wants more children

We've often had the conversation here at ParentDish about how many children is enough. The answer? Well, it depends on the family. Desire, money, space, time and energy requirements all make their case in the debate, and it ultimately comes down to...

Who really reads/needs parenting books?

Do you read parenting books? For real, as in from cover to cover? Did you get anything at all out of the book? Was it overall a great buy with an excellent philosophy, or was there at least one nugget of sage advice that has helped you shape your...

Snippy cards for every occasion

Ever looking for just the right card that expresses just how you feel but coming up with nothing? Well, then, this site may be just what you were looking for, especially if what you want to say is snotty. The site, PrettyBitter, has a special way of...

A goodbye and a welcome

On the dashboard of the software that powers ParentDish, there's a little box that tells each blogger how many words and how many posts he or she has written. The dashboard tells me tonight: you have written 527,463 words and 1854 posts. That is a...

Astromommy horoscopes

Well, even though we are not on the "bloggers we love" list over at cookiemag.com, we at ParentDish thought it was time to pay a visit to crabmommy, who of late has been predicting the future for mothers across the web. She provides a monthly...

2008: Year of the positive resolution!

The other day, I think it was in a magazine, I read something about resolutions that stuck with me. They tend to be negative--lose weight, stop smoking, lay off the cupcakes and booze, that kind of thing. Rarely do they direct us to love, enjoy or...

What's up with the new comments thing?

You may have noticed some changes around the site in the last week or two -- there's that handy new Indoor Play bundle over to the right, there -- and the comment section now has pinprick-sized pictures and arrows and stars. What's the all about? ...

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