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Is forgetting a child in a hot car not just a fatal mistake, but a crime? Washington Post

Working moms, worried about job security, cut back on maternity leave. Wall Street Journal

Family meals encourage good eating habits. Reuters

The challenge: Eating local on a budget. Seattle P-I

A tale of corruption in an overseas adoption. Mother Jones

Is breastfeeding all that it’s cracked up to be? The Atlantic

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  1. by Chet

    On March 17, 2009 at 9:16 am

    I must say, before I had a child I thought it was appalling that someone could forget their kid in the car. Then when my son was about a week old, my husband and I were running some errands. We still hadn’t quite settled in to the whole parent role yet. So, we thought we had a brilliant idea that we were going to split up and meet back at the car. About halfway to the storefront I realized that neither of us had remembered to get our son. Oops! Thankfully, it wasn’t hot out and we only forget him for a minute. But to make a long story short, I now am better able to understand how these things can happen. It doesn’t excuse it and believe me, I was horrified at myself (what kind of mother forgets her newborn!?), but it does help to explain.