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How Many Parents Think That Their Baby Is Ugly?

How Many Parents Think That Their Baby Is Ugly?

Lisa Belkin  07.17.2013
An unscientific, but very thought provoking survey finds that a whole lot of parents secretly think their baby is ugly. The Daily Mail...
Does Outlawing Spanking Lower The Crime Rate Years Later?

Does Outlawing Spanking Lower The Crime Rate Years Later?

Lisa Belkin  07.17.2013
Spare the rod and lower the crime rate? There is a growing body of data suggesting such a link. The Charlemagne blog on The Economist’s...
My Mama Knows Best About Life And Work

My Mama Knows Best About Life And Work

Lisa Belkin   07.12.2013
My mother and I have been carrying on discussion about life and work for nearly half a century. It didn’t start out as a back and forth,...
Parents Who Accidentally Left Daughter In Hot Car: She Was 'Moments From Death'

Parents Who Accidentally Left Daughter In Hot Car: She Was 'Moments From Death'

07.11.2013
All too often, we read stories about children who were left alone in hot vehicles. It's easy to ask, who would do such a thing? But as...
Dad's Viral Facebook Post Reveals The Truth About Paternity Leave

Dad's Viral Facebook Post Reveals The Truth About Paternity Leave

Lisa Belkin  07.10.2013
Tom Stocky works at Facebook, where new fathers get up to four months of paternity leave. He took his, and then went back to work on Monday....
The Rest Of The Work/Life Conversation That The New York Times Article Started

The Rest Of The Work/Life Conversation That The New York Times Article Started

Lisa Belkin  07. 9.2013
There are two sides to every conversation about building a rewarding life: the theory and the practice, the upstairs and the downstairs,...
Talking To Myself About TumTape

Talking To Myself About TumTape

07. 8.2013
This is what women look like, people. We sag, particularly after we've have babies. Yes, even the women we see on magazine covers, with...
This Baby May Be The Future Of IVF

This Baby May Be The Future Of IVF

Lisa Belkin  07. 8.2013
A baby in Philadelphia is the first to be born with the help of a new technology that experts hope will make it easier for infertile couples...
Request For Advice: Should I Fire The Babysitter Who Threatened To Give Away My Children?

Request For Advice: Should I Fire The Babysitter Who Threatened To Give Away My Children?

Lisa Belkin   07. 2.2013
Lisa Mayer is the mother of 4-year-old twins. She is also a musician whose work takes her away from home for most of the day or night on...
Number Of Single Fathers Has Jumped In The U.S.

Number Of Single Fathers Has Jumped In The U.S.

Lisa Belkin  07. 2.2013
There is yet another data point to add to the changing portrait of American parents: the number of single fathers has risen ninefold since...
Wendy Davis, The Supreme Court, And My Family

Wendy Davis, The Supreme Court, And My Family

06.26.2013
The state doesn't create family bonds, it merely recognizes them. The actual growing and shaping and raising and conceiving and loving...
What Kind Of Parent Forgets A Child In A Broiling Car?

What Kind Of Parent Forgets A Child In A Broiling Car?

Lisa Belkin  06.25.2013
What kind of parent forgets their baby in a hot car? I ask that question every year at this time, as temperatures rise and the number...
The Questions Pediatricians Urge Parents To Ask Today

The Questions Pediatricians Urge Parents To Ask Today

Lisa Belkin  06.21.2013
Do you have a gun in your home? Is it locked away from children? Is the ammunition stored separately? Those are the questions pediatricians...
What James Gandolfini's Son Learned Last Night

What James Gandolfini's Son Learned Last Night

06.20.2013
You are the one who calls for help. And the fact that the rest of the world mourns the news with you does little to mute the horror of...