One of the fun things about working at a magazine is that we’re always planning months ahead. As we’re working on holiday coverage this year, we started having an interesting discussion here in the Parents office. Plenty of parents let their children celebrate New Year’s Eve with sparkling apple juice poured into plastic champagne glasses. But this practice has sparked some criticism that it promotes alcohol to impressionable little ones. We want to know: Do you think this kid-friendly toast is acceptable, or does it glamorize drinking? Take our poll, and then post a comment below—it could appear in a future issue of Parents.
We know how difficult it can be to find the time (and enthusiasm!) for a romantic evening with your partner. But let’s pretend it’s Saturday night and the kids are with Grandma. What would your perfect date night consist of? Weigh in and share your thoughts or plans in the comments below.
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As an art experiment to see how people would react, Sadie Hennessy opened a fake tattoo parlor for children in Whitstable, Kent, called “My First Tattoo.” According to Metro.co.uk, the response was divided 50/50 over the idea of a tattoo shop for kids—and ten parents even signed their children up to get inked. We want to know, Do you think real tattoos are okay for kids? Take our poll, and share your comments below.
Trend alert: Breast milk is gaining popularity with some men due to its health benefits and the energy boost it provides. In some ways, it makes sense that this natural elixir—which is a complete source of nutrition for your growing baby—could benefit adults, too. But we want to know, Would you allow your partner to use your breast milk as an energy drink? Take our poll, and share your comments below.
We’ve all seen the “it’s wine ‘o’ clock” Facebook status updates from our fellow moms (heck, maybe you’ve even made a few of your own). But it’s no joke—being a mom is hard work! And while we wouldn’t trade it for the world, there are times where every mama finds herself wistfully dreaming of just a few, uninterrupted moments to unwind. For some, that means kicking back with a big glass of vino. Of course, having a drink in your down time is perfectly fine (as long as you don’t plan on breastfeeding within the next few hours), but nowadays, it’s become a cool mom badge of honor to make drinking jokes and brag about martini play dates and bedtime happy hours. We want to know, Do you think moms make too many “mama likes to drink” jokes? Take our poll. Then, share your opinion in the comments below for a chance to be quoted in an upcoming issue.