Surefire Way to Get Blacklisted from Birth Announcement Mailing and Other Helpful News

  • Sesame Street song encourages black girls to embrace their hair. Heck, I think almost ALL girls could benefit from that message (says the girl who started frying and dying her hair as a teenager).
  • Rachel Zoe‘s brother-in-law confirms her pregnancy to tabloid, ensuring that he will not be on the birth announcement mailing list.  [InTouch]
  • Woman claims she was allergic to being pregnant because she was sick and miserable the entire time.  I don’t call that an allergy — I call that PREGNANCY.  [DailyMail]
  • A boon to working moms: After reviewing 69 studies, researchers say kids whose mothers return to work before the child turns 3 are no more likely to have academic or behavioral problems compared with kids whose mothers stayed at home.  Also, after reviewing 69 studies, researchers say they could REALLY use a drink.  [LA Times]
  • Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats have a baby boy named — wait for it… wait for it… — Egypt Dean.  Bummer.  My money was on Drum Beats. [PFM]
  • Christina Aguilera focusing on being “a great mom” to Max in wake of filing for divorce.   Also, on making sure she retains custody of her clown makeup collection. [People]
  • And the “star” of this week’s children’s product recall is:  Evenflo car seats!  [Parenting]

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Candy Kirby

Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).