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In Other Family News This Week…

HELP A MUTHA OUT:  Please vote for The Laughing Stork for Circle of Moms’ “Top Funny Moms” award, if you’re so inclined.  No need to register or anything — just click on “VOTE” and receive a lifetime of gratitude from me and the cats.
Because I ain’t too proud to beg.

POP CULTURE: How The Lorax Saved Hollywood with Savvy Marketing and Kid Power
Not to mention one bad-ass mustache.

BABY PRODUCTS:  “Grave Concerns” About Popular Bumbo Baby Seat
I find it is safest when used with an accessory that doesn’t come with the seat:  common sense.

CELEBRITY: Neve Campbell is Pregnant
Baby-proofing to include removing all household copies of Wild Things.

PARENTING ISSUE: “Talking to Other Parents About My Gay 7-Year-Old Son”
“For the next PTA fundraiser, we’re asking you to bring cookies and a big helping of tolerance and acceptance.  Thanks!”

In Other Family News This Week…

CELEBRITY:  Jessica Simpson Nude on the Cover of Elle
She meant to wear clothes, but suffered from world’s worst case of pregnancy brain.

PARENTS OF THE YEAR: Parents Forget Child, 3, at Chuck E. Cheese’s, Until They See It on TV News
Blame it on the Chuck E. Cheese Band’s oddly mesmerizing powers.

HEALTH: Pregnancy Seems to Protect Against Multiple Sclerosis
Almost makes up for the whole nipple hair growth thing.

STYLE: Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Mini Spring Kids’ Line for Target Hits Stores
It also hit my wallet. (Damn you, Gwen, and your irresistibly whimsical style!)

MOMS & WORK:  Soccer Mom with Four Kids Busted for Running Manhattan Brothel
Her kids and employees had one thing in common:  they were all required to be in a bed by 8 p.m.

In This Week’s Family News…

"I don't think this is what they mean by 'French Parenting,' people!"

INTERNATIONAL:  An American Mom Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting
Well, I don’t know about the kids, but saying “oui, oui” always makes ME laugh.

CELEBRITY:  Jessica Simpson Spotted Shopping for Pink Baby Clothes
Awwww. If it is indeed a baby girl, she can name her after her dad: Papa Jo!

BEAUTY:  Young Teens Ask YouTube Users If They’re “Ugly”
Because if anyone will make you feel better about yourself, it’s the compassionate YouTube Community. *Ahem*

LITERATURE:  Stephen Colbert Releasing Kids’ Book Titled, I Am a Pole (And So Can You!)
A career book about the stripper industry, perhaps?

FOOD:  Taco Bell Launching New Doritos Taco Shell
A cheese-flavored shell — for when you want more dairy in your kid’s diet.

SOCIAL MEDIA:  Facebook Removes Breastfeeding Pics From “Respect the Breast” Page
If they want to get rid of something truly offensive, how about their ever-changing privacy policy instead?

“CELEBRITY”:  Kourtney Kardashian Reveals She is Having a Baby Girl
And both Grandma and Grandpa Jenner are OVERJOYED…

Really!  They’re smiling!  Well, as much as they can these days…