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    Parenting Poop: What Big Apple Moms and Dads are Buzzing About

    Sat Dec 6

    School daze As if it weren't hard enough to find top-notch schools in the city, three institutions are closing due to poor performance. What's worse: An additional 20 schools may receive the same news in the coming weeks. Toxic toy land  A consumer watchdog group is claiming one in three children's toys may be poisonous. Not sure if we buy that figure, but it may give you a moment of pause as you stroll down the aisles of FAO in search of holiday gifts for your tot. What's in a name? While Harlow and Bronx are popular monikers for the celeb set, civilians tend to be a bit more traditional. Msnbc.com has released its list of the top baby names of 2008 and Aiden and Emma are the winners.  Grammy gossip The nominations for the 51st Grammy Awards have been released; in the children's category, They Might be Giants and Brady Rymer have gotten some nice recognition. But who got cheated? Leave your comment below.  

    Parenting Poop: What Big Apple Moms and Dads Are Buzzing About

    Fri Dec 5

    Junior Don Juan has all the answers Little ladies’ man Alec Greven was inspired to write his book How to Talk to Girls when he was just 8-years-old, after observing the interaction between the sexes on his grade-school playground. The tome started as a writing assignment but was soon picked up by a publisher. Now the pint-sized schmoozer's hit the big time, and deservedly so. After watching this cutie on the Today show, you may want to pick up a few copies of his book as stocking stuffers for the clueless men in your life.             Water woes We all know how important hydration is for kids (and adults too, for that matter), but one mom in Florida went a bit overboard in the H2O department. She'd been watering down her five-month-old's formula in order to make it last longer and save a few bucks during the economic downturn. Ultimately her infant had to be rushed to the hospital and was put on a ventilator due to water...

    Parenting Poop: What Big Apple Moms and Dads Are Buzzing About

    Wed Dec 3

    K-Fed's fed up K-Fed has eluded the paparazzi lately, and frankly we’ve missed him in all his jean-shorts glory. People must feel our Federline deprivation, because it put “Kevin Federline: My Side of the Story on its cover. The former dancer gives us his take on his divorce from Britney and an update on his babes, Jayden and Preston. And while he’s seemed a bit shady in the past, the kids finally seem to be the #1 priority in both his and Brit’s life. Job jabber While you can’t escape the cringeworthy state of the economy, how much do your kids really know about what’s going on? Mommytrackd.com debates whether to inform kids if you or your partner loses a job. Got some insight for other NYC parents facing the dreaded “recession talk”? Share your advice in the comments section below. Baby is preggers! If you were worried about your teen getting knocked up, listen to this: A one-year-old Saudi Arabian girl is pregnant with her twin sister. Apparently, one fetus...

    Parenting Poop: What Big Apple Moms and Dads Are Buzzing About

    Wed Dec 3

    Ho Ho Horror What kid doesn’t love jolly old St. Nick? Uh, these kids, who were scared diaperless by Mr. Claus. And who can blame them? Sitting on the lap of a strange old man with a scratchy Yeti-beard doesn’t exactly scream "happy holidays" to us either. Get up offa that thang Just when you thought you had found the perfect babysitter in nickjr.com, turns out all that sitting around is kind of bad for Junior. (Yup, it's being reported again!) According to msnbc.com, excessive exposure to media, especially computer and video games, causes a range of problems including obesity and early sexual experimentation. A (non) beauty pageant Ok, ok, we’re guilty of watching more than a few episodes of MTV’s Little Beauties, the guilty-pleasure reality show that follows mini-divas through their pageantry trials and tribulations. VH1 is set to premiere a similar show, Toddlers and Tiaras, in late January. But wait! The entire world hasn’t been corrupted yet: A Puerto Rican beauty...

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