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SmackDown: Should Teachers Be Allowed to Blog About Their Students?

Act up in class, read about it in tomorrow's teacher blog. Illustration by Dori Hartley
Blogging About Your Students Is Not a Fireable Offense by Amy Hatch After venting about her students online, a...
A teacher is under fire for blogging about her students.

Links We Love: Grab Bag Edition

Chug it, dude! Credit: Getty
The kids are out of school and we're busy looking for ways to while the day away without losing our marbles. When we've had a spare minute this week, this is what we've been reading. Enjoy! If you thought your...

Kelle Hampton Touches World With Story of Down Syndrome

Kelle Hampton, pictured with daughters Lainey, 2, and Nella Cordelia, eight weeks, shared on her blog the unexpected news that Nella has Down Syndrome. Credit: Kelle Hampton
Kelle Hampton's blog, Enjoying the Small Things, is a lush peek into...

Baby Wigs: Disturbing Trend?

Hirsute babies? Credit: Loubi Lou, Getty Images
Like those stretchy headbands weren't bad enough -- some moms are so embarrassed by their bald baby girls that they're putting them in custom-made wigs. Blogger Sandra Rose recently shared the...

11-Year-Old's Lunch Trip to Hooters Causes A Stir Over Tweens and Sex

When a Virginia father took his son, right, and his son's friend, left, to Hooters for lunch, it touched off a lively national debate on sexuality and tweens. Credit: Carol Anne Elston
Bob Elston, a stay-at-home dad, took his 11-year-old to...

Moms and Internet Addiction

For a stay-at-home mom, a computer with an Internet connection can truly be a lifeline. When diapers, Barney and baby talk become just too much, adult interaction is just a click away. But for some moms, the lure of the online world becomes too...

MySpace Mom Finds Long Lost Son

Thirty-two years after giving her son up for adoption, Terri Fuller, a mom from Layton, UT, found him in the most unusual way, thanks to a simple typo. Fuller gave up her son, Rustin Hawver, when he was just two and she "was young and just barely...

ParentDishing with Twittermoms founder Megan Calhoun

Are you a mom? Do you Twitter? Would you like to meet other moms who Twitter? Twitter is a social networking site that allows participants to engage in "microblogging." Twitterers post updates that may not exceed 140 characters; the trick is to be...

Bad celeb baby names, Jaime Pressly, and mom guilt - Links we love

Have you found the perfect babysitter? Better read up on how to keep her! -- AlphaMom What NOT to name your baby: The 33 Worst Celebrity Baby Names. -- Babble You've taken the picture. You've uploaded to your computer. Now what? Learn how to...

Blogger looks for sperm donor online

These days, you can get just about anything on-line. Apparently, "just about anything" includes a sperm donor. I don't know how legitimate this is, but given the purchases made by the Golden Palace Casino, and the recent auctions for young women's...

Parenting Blogs, standards, and traditional media

I've been having some trouble blogging recently, mostly because I am struggling with this article. The Globe and Mail is Canada's most popular national newspaper, and it recently profiled one of this country's most prominent "Mommy" bloggers...

Blogs are just another habit

Do you come here without thinking? Are you reading ParentDish and you don't know why? A new study about blogs and their readers confirms that, like coffee, bedtime, and chewing one's nails -- blog reading is a habit. A study based out of California...

Linda's baby boy

For those of you that don't obsessive-compulsively check in with the Momosphere twenty six times a day, I'm here to tell you: Linda Lee had her squidgy baby boy today. His name is Dylan Emmett and he weighed 7 pounds, 8.5 ounces according to the...

Susan Wagner on blogging and parenting

You may recognize ParentDish alumni Susan Wagner in this succinct, well-spoken interview for ABC news. Susan always comes off as utterly unflappable, both in her writing and in real life and I watched her video clip with great interest. ABC...

There's a new baby in town: Shutter Sisters

Every so often, someone comes up with a brilliant new contribution to this deep and frenzied Web 2.0 world we're immersed in everyday. This year I've become addicted to several new community sites: sk*rt and Real Mental, to name two, and I'm really...

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