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Working Moms' Kids Are Less Healthy, Study Says

Moms who work outside the home don't have time for a healthy lifestyle, study says. Credit: moriza, Flickr Get your boxing gloves out, ladies, there's a new salvo being fired in the Mommy Wars -- a study out of Britain reveals that kids of wo...

Babies of Working Moms Get Just as Much Cuddle Time

Cuddle time is a big part of a baby's day. Photo: ScaleOvenStove, Flickr
Babies of working moms get just as much cuddle time as babies of stay-at-home moms, says a new report out of Australia. Researchers followed parents of 3,000 babies between...

Do You Play With Your Kids?

Lots of moms say playing with their kids is hard work. Photo courtesy of sxc.hu. When it comes to parenthood, the tasks are endless -- feeding, bathing, diapering, dressing -- the list goes on and on. So when it comes time to get down on the fl...

Desperately Seeking Mom Friends

It's easy for our kids to make friends. So why is it so hard for moms? Photo courtesy sxc.hu. Amy Corbett Storch was heartbroken when her soul mate left the Washington. D.C. area where the two met, and relocated to California. "It's probably th...

Dr. Laura Schlessinger on Working Moms

Dr. Laura feels sorry for working moms. Image: Amazon.com
Just in time for Mother's Day, Dr. Laura Schlessinger has released a new book titled "In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms." In this, her sixteenth book, Schlessinger urges mothers to eschew car...

Do You Feel Your Babysitter Judges You?

Housekeeping was never my strong suit, and with two kids and working from home, the house is one handful of Cheerios away from being condemned by the public health department. That's why I expect my babysitter to do some light housekeeping. You ...

Life in the NICU, Dave Grohl, and More - Links We Love

We all know how babies are made, but this video describes it all in graphic detail. (I promise, it's suitable for work.) -- Boing Boing Today is Earth Day! Looking for a last minute craft to do with your little environmentalist? BabyCenter's got '...

In Defense of the Babysitter

No one looks askance at working mothers who arrange childcare for their kids. What else are they supposed to do? Let them run wild "Lord of the Flies" style? But what about the mom who stays home with the children? Should she be allowed to have chi...

Be Nice - Your Kids Are Watching

ParentDish is pleased to welcome Rene Syler to our team. Rene hosted CBS news' The Early Show from 2002 - 2006; she is the author of The Good Enough Mother, and is currently at work on her second book. You can spend more time with Rene at her web...

Over-parenting on the rise?

A recent review in The New Yorker looks at several new books on overparenting, including one that -- get this -- blames feminism and the Russians for creating the dreaded helicopter parent. Oy. Included in the review is "A Nation of Wimps: The ...

Mommy-dating scene a tough one

Have you ever given someone your phone number, and then sat by the phone just waiting for the sweet, sweet sound of her voice on the other end of the line? And was that someone ever another mommy? Oh, yeah, baby, it's mommy-dating is time. And ...

Aussies recommend 18 weeks paid maternity leave

The Australian government may allow new mothers 18 weeks paid maternity leave so they can spend more time with their newborns. Under the same plan, dads would be allowed two weeks of paid leave, as well. The scheme (and I love how they call it a s...

Making babies makes you smarter

Want to get smarter? Have a kid. The human brain makes new cells constantly over a lifetime, but the cells are most likely to survive and flourish when challenged with emotional and novel experiences. Scientists now say that parenthood provides the p...

Do you ask if your child's playmates are vaccinated?

There are a lot of ways that we, as parents, put ourselves into groups. Breastfeeders vs. formula feeders, co-sleepers vs. cry-it-outers, stay at home moms vs. working moms. I think it's really unfortunate when these very personal issues divide us, b...

A SAHM's dirty little secret

These days, bringing up the "mommy wars" is as potentially explosive as a faux pas at a Middle East peace negotiation -- except everyone is a lot less diplomatic. I happened to grow up in a family of political junkies who loved to philosophize an...

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