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Next Week is #ParentsCrafts Week

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Next Monday Parents Pinterest and Twitter pages will become a DIY-er’s paradise for #ParentsCrafts week. From November 18th through the 22nd, the mega-creative minds of Krissy, from B-Inspired Mama, and Marie, from Make and Takes, will help us pin cool crafts to our Pinterest Boards. As the holidays and cold weather approach, you’ll appreciate these bloggers’ genius DIY ideas to keep your little ones busy, decorate your home, and have some fun indoors. Also, be sure to keep an eye on our Twitter feed (posted right here!), which will be packed with more unique activities. Use the hashtag #ParentsCrafts to share your own ideas!

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Discuss Keeping the Romance in Your Relationship After Having Kids

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Many couples experience a slump in their relationships and sex lives after Baby arrives — with all the minutiae of daily life and caring for kids, it can be hard to squeeze in time for intimacy with your other half.

In light of this issue, a provocative question has been raised: Should wives prioritize their husbands over their kids?

According to a recent YourTango survey, 50% of experts say yes. And while 80% of experts surveyed say couples become happier as their children age, 78% say couples with kids were most sexually satisfied before the birth of their first child.

Do you agree?

Weigh in on this heated topic via today’s Twitter party, hosted by @YourTango and @YTExperts between 2 and 4 PM EST. YourTango, experts, and other parents will be on hand to provide commentary and insight. All you have to do is log on and search #LoveAfterKids in the Twitter search bar (make sure you select “All Tweets” so you can see everyone’s tweets). To ask questions or post responses, include #LoveAfterKids in each of your tweets.

We hope to see you there!

For more about love and sex after baby, check out the following on

Image: Couple laying in bed, via Shutterstock

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Transgender at Five
She first insisted she was a boy at the age of 2. “I am a boy” became a constant theme in struggles over clothing, bathing, swimming, eating, playing. Eventually, a psychologist diagnosed gender identity disorder. Now Tyler ‘s parents allow him to live as a boy, and the 5-year-old is reveling in his new identity.

Parents Write Bucket List for 4-Year-Old
Cole Rapini, 4, giggles like every other young boy, but his medical condition has bewildered doctors.

School Kids Urge Crayola to Rethink Recycling
A group of California grade school students wants Crayola to start a recycling program for spent plastic markers, but the company doesn’t appear ready to make such a move.

Shot Protects Against More Than the Flu for Pregnant Women
Giving the flu vaccine to pregnant women may bring significant benefits to their babies even before birth, a new study has found.

Tennessee Man Dubbed ‘Octodad’
Desmond Hatchett of Knoxville, Tenn., has 30 children with 11 women, according to officials and media reports.

Rosie Pope: Why I Tweeted My Baby’s Birth
Rosie Pope gave birth to a daughter a week ago and the Twitter world followed every move as she tweeted the whole experience.

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Celebrities Who Announce Pregnancies & Births On Twitter

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Our friends at Celebrity Baby Scoop wrote this post. 

Who needs a publicist these days?

When celebrities start sporting a baby bump, Twitter is the communication tool to spread the happy news. And when it’s time to jump on the proud-new-parent bandwagon, what better way to announce the new addition than on a social network?!

Take a look through a list of celebrities that took to Twitter to announce their pregnancy and birth news.

Pregnancy Announcements:

Jessica Simpson:
In one of the worst-kept secrets in Hollywood history, Jessica Simpson took to Twitter on Halloween Day to confirm her pregnancy news.

“It’s True! I am going to be a mummy!”

While cradling her baby bump, the 31-year-old singer and fashionista – who is engaged to former NFL player Eric Johnson – also dressed up in a mummy Halloween costume in a photograph accompanying the tweet.

Molly Sims:
Molly Sims and her husband Scott Stuber are expecting their first child later this year. The model and actress took to Twitter to announce the exciting news.

“Big news… I’m having a baby!” the blonde beauty wrote.

The 38-year-old beauty then directed her Twitter followers to read the following message on her official website: “I am absolutely, positively, downright over the moon to announce that we are pregnant!” she wrote. The mom-to-be added that their “honeymoon baby” is due in June.

Alyson Hannigan:
How I Met Your Mother star Alyson took to Twitter to announce her second pregnancy with husband Alexis Denisof.

Yes, I am pregnant!” Alyson wrote. “This time it is NOT a food baby. We are beyond happy!”

The American Pie actress was referring to her hilarious response to some photos we posted at the Malibu Chili Cook Off event last September.

She wrote: “NO, I’m not pregnant! I just ate too much carnival food, that time of the month, hurt my back & couldn’t suck my gut in, and need to do cardio!”

Alyson and Alexis are already parents to 2-year-old daughter Satyana.

Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott:
Reality TV stars Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott are proud parents to two children: son Liam, 4, and daughter Stella, 3. The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum announced her third pregnancy via Twitter.

“I know there’s been a lot of speculation, so I wanted everyone to hear from me… It’s official…Dean & I are PREGNANT!!!!”

The couple welcomed daughter Hattie Margaret on October 10, 2011. Tori has since posted several pics of her newborn daughter via Twitter.


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Toddlers on Twitter

Friday, July 15th, 2011

LeahMost parents love to write about and to post pictures of their children on Twitter and Facebook. According to a study conducted by AVG last fall, 92% of U.S. toddlers have an online presence by the time they reach the age of 2. If parents are already writing about their kids online, is writing as their kids the next trend?

Gary Shirley, a dad featured on MTV’s reality show Teen Mom, is one parent jumping on this trend. On Tuesday he created a Twitter page for his 2-year-old daughter, Leah, and began tweeting in “her” voice. Shirley immediately received harsh feedback, forcing him to tweet again: “You guys, it should be obvious that Leah has no contact w Twitter. This is just a fun concept that will in no way affect Leah herself.”

Keeping up with your own social media sites can be time-consuming enough, so should you be making accounts for your kids? Judging from the negative comments Shirley has received, the answer is “no.” Most people who responded to Shirley thought that pretending to be your child is creepy, not cute. Still, more than 5,000 people seem to think otherwise — because that’s the amount of followers little Leah has amassed in just a few days.

Would you make a Twitter or Facebook account for your child?

Photograph from Leah’s Twitter.

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Report: The New Digital Media Habits of Young Children

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

How do young kids consume digital media in the age of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites? 

A study conducted by the Sesame Workshop and other scholars, foundations, and market researchers resulted in an enlightening new report by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center titled, “Always Connected: The New Digital Media Habits of Young Children.”  The report distilled data from seven other studies between 2006-2010 that focused on preschool and elementary school kids (ages 0-11) .  The seven studies tracked how children absorbed digital, mobile, and online media in the form of television, smart phones, and online games. 

An overview of the report’s findings reveal:

  • Children now have more access to digital media, so they spend more time during the day consuming it.
  • Television is still the number one way children consume media.
  • Children expand their media consumption beyond television around age 8.
  • Mobile media continues to be a rising trend in the way children consume media, such as handheld video games, portable music players, and cell phones.
  • Due to family economic situations, some children still don’t have access to the latest technology.

During the 1990s, children around 2 years old watched over 3 hours of television and children between 8-18 were exposed to media for over 7.5 hours a day.  Now, over ten years later, children under 1 watch 49 minutes of television while children 2-3 years old spend 1 hour and 51 minutes and children between 8-18 are now exposed to media for over 10 hours a day.  In addition to the cable television,  music players, VCRs, home computers, portable handheld video games, internet, and cell phones from available during the 1990s, other ways children now consume media are through DVDs, DVRs, MP3 players, electronic interactive toys, smart phones, and tablet computers. 

According to the study, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children under age 2 should not watch television and older children should only watch a maximum of 2 hours a day.  New guidelines about the best practices for how your kids consume technology will also be released this year by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

To read the full report, visit the Joan Ganz Cooney Center.

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Daily News Roundup

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News RoundupHere, Tweeting Is a Class Requirement
Big consumer-products companies are going back to school. (Wall Street Journal)

Dad, I Prefer the Shiraz
Parents teach their children how to swim, how to ride a bicycle and how to drive. Should they also teach their teenagers how to drink responsibly? (Wall Street Journal)

Making Kids Work on Goals (And Not Just In Soccer)
Thirteen-year-old Jackson Sikes has been struggling for years to raise his test scores in math. When he got a 33% last year on fractions, Jackson says, “I didn’t know how I was ever going to learn them.” Battling his homework just made him frustrated, says his mother Linda, of Gilmer, Texas. (Wall Street Journal)

Cancer During Pregnancy on the Rise
Lisa Peterson Bender is coping with two conflicting but very real truths: She’s eight months pregnant. And she has breast cancer. (Aol Health)

21 Priests Suspended in Philadelphia
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced Tuesday that it had suspended 21 priests from active ministry in connection with accusations that involved sexual abuse or otherwise inappropriate behavior with minors. (New York Times)

Snoring: Nuisance Or Serious Health Problem?
Whether it’s a loud sawing or one of those grating, breathy affairs, snoring can be irritating for both snorer and significant other alike. So irritating, in fact, that recent Department of Health advertisements promoting marital health highlighted snoring as a potential source of tension. (Huffington Post)

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