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News Roundup: Gender Reveal Parties; The History of Mother’s Day; Most Popular Baby Names of 2010

Just a reminder to submit YOUR mama-licious photo — one that you believe captures motherhood — to win more than $300 worth of beauty and parenting goodies.  All you have to do is become a fan of The Laughing Stork on Facebook and upload your photo by end of day Saturday.  Good luck!  [TLS on Facebook]

Gender reveal parties, where parents-to-be reveal the gender of their unborn child via the color of the cake, are all the rage now.  See also:  Ways to get even more baby gifts.  (Why didn’t I think of that?!)  [ParentDish]

Get the look for less: Katherine Heigl’s charm necklace with the name of her daughter.  (Well, your necklace would have the name of your child.  We presume.)  [Celebrity Stork]

Land of Nod short-sheets the prices on all bedding — crib, girls, boys, throw pillows and blankets — and offers a promo code for 15% off.  [The Shopping Stork]

The history of Mother’s Day: Why Anna Jarvis wished she’d never founded it.  In response, Hallmark says, “Enough of that crazy talk!”  [Babble]

Jacob, Isabella top most popular baby names of 2010.  Shockingly, Moroccan did NOT make the top 10 list.  Or the top 1,000,000,000 list.  [MSNBC]

News Roundup: Kid Throws Mom Under the Bus & Another Kid Gets Drunk on Hand Sanitizer

A child’s awesome weekend report for class.  Even more awesome:  the teacher’s response.  Damn straight, teach!  [Passive-Aggressive Notes]

Save on children’s clothes with Carter’s promo code.  And use those savings to buy yourself a TGIF drink!  (So your child can write a similar class report about you.)  [The Shopping Stork]

January Jones provides us with our recommended daily dose of “Who’s the BabyDaddy?” drama.  [The Celebrity Stork]

Reminder: Enter Your Most Entertaining Picture to Win Beauty & Parenting Goodies! [The Laughing Stork Mother’s Day Giveaway]

Four-year-old gets drunk on hand sanitizer.  *SIGH*  Whatever happened to the good ol’ days of preschoolers catching their buzz from Listerine?  [Daily Mail]

A mom discusses the “preciousness” of three-year-olds.  And by “precious,” she means terrifying.  [Babble]

And yet another mom bans Barbie in the house, wonders how to get her own father to respect her wishes.  Hey, if Grandpa shows up with Barbie, there is nothing stopping Barbie from “visiting” the garbage disposal. [MotherLode]

For my Los Angeles readers:  An article I wrote for FamilyFinds listing my “Top 7 Places to Go in L.A. with Kids.” [FamilyFinds]

News Roundup: Nursing Cover Fail; More Drunk Toddlers; Mariah Carey’s $100K Nursery

Nursing cover: you’re doing it wrong.  [Photo via I Am Bored]

Mariah Carey spends more on twins’ nursery than some people spend on their homes. (Right now, the twins are looking at each other and saying, “Wait — we’re SHARING A ROOM?!”)  [Celebrity Stork]

Teen fakes pregnancy for six months for a school project.  Wow.  Things sure have changed.  Back in my day, the only thing students faked was interest in Geometry. [MSNBC]

A childless woman complains about living next door to a screaming baby.  Can’t blame her.  I’ve complained about living in the bedroom next to a screaming baby. [Babble]

Here we go again:  Chili’s serves alcoholic mudslide to four-year-old.  An understandable mistake, considering any time I’ve ordered a mudslide, my friends have laughingly asked if I would like to put a nipple on my drink.  [CBS]

Grab some beautiful nursery bedding at the rare sale happening at Serena & Lily.  You know, in case you don’t have Mariah’s $100K budget.  [Shopping Stork]