The Parent 'Hood

I.R.S. weighs in on breastfeeding - kind of

Breastfeeding expenses will be tax-deductible this year, in what is a small win for breastfeeding advocates. Read...

 

Baby Name of the Year ... The Situation?

To resounding applause in the 848 area code and sounds of forehead-slapping almost everywhere else ... The Situation, the nickname of Mike Sorrentino, star of MTV's reality show, "Jersey Shore." Read...

 

Hanukkah's PR problem

Hanukkah as some major PR problems that keep it from being what it could - a nice time of year for family to gather 'round the menorah and argue about who's more likely, if given lighting privileges, to set the house on fire.  Read...

 

92 percent of kids have an online record by age 2

By the time they're 2 years old, 92 percent of U.S. children have an online footprint. And this online presence isn't coming from government records or the media, but from parents, who share photos and info with friends and family. Read...

 

World welcomes 10/10/10 babies, Chicagoland has (at least) one

Sunday, in addition to having been a prime day to run way too far, seems to have been a lucky day to be born. Chicagoland had its very own 10:10, 10/10/10 baby. Read...

 

Want to play house mom to British kids?

British television giant the BBC is looking for "inspirational, educated, disciplined and loving" host families in Chicago to showcase American parenting styles. Let's show 'em how we get it done. Read...

 

Katy Perry's boobs too much for Elmo?

A recorded Sesame Street segment starring pop star Katy Perry was yanked by the show's producers after parent complaints about her cleavage-bearing dress poured in.  Read...

 

When science headlines compete, what's a parent to do?

Two headline-making health stories: One says we treat too much, to devastating results. One says we can treat more, and make a meaningful difference in the lives of kids. What's a parent to do?  Read...

 

Is there anything sadder than a depressed preschooler?

If there's anything sadder than the idea of a clinically depressed 3-year-old, I can't think of it on this gloriously sunny Friday afternoon. But experts swear it's a real thing.  Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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