An admitted news junkie , I love to read blogs about news that affects mothers like me, especially in the summer, when I don't have the parents at the school bus stop to provide the news for me. So, when I want to know what's going on, I drop by these blogs, written by journalists at major magazines and newspapers:
U.S. News & World Report's On Parenting http://www.usnews.com/blogs/on-parenting?s_cid=parentingblog Nancy Shute's simply named blog on U.S. News and World Report's web site "explores the latest discoveries and developments affecting children's health and parenting." Shute has covered the side effects of spanking, 21 st birthday drinking binges why TV's in the bedroom are a bad idea. All of her posts are backed by the latest studies on children and health.
The Wall Street Journal's The Juggle http://blogs.wsj.com/juggle/ The Wall Street Journal's blog about the "choices and tradeoffs people make as they juggle work and family." Written by several women and one man, The Juggle covers family issues that are in the news, from the study that showed that marital togetherness is has plummeted to "Adventures in Nursing at the Airport." Geared mostly toward people who work for corporations, I don't always click with each post, but there's enough there to keep me coming back, from the downsides of blogging about your kids to the benefits of cleansing diets. Comments are plentiful and yet, rarely vitriolic.
The Washington Post's On Parenting http://blog.washingtonpost.com/parenting/ Stacey Garfinkle and Brian Reid blog about all things parenting stirs up much conversation online. Brian's post about how at-home-moms could learn from at-home-dads prompted 140 responses from all sorts of folks, some of them pretty angry, while others were simply amused. Garfinkle's post about whether or not to use leashes on her toddler created a heated debate among those who fear their kids will dash into traffic and others who equate harnesses to treating your kids like animals.
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