I am back with your weekly parenting news diary. Remember when sick days were actually sick days? It has been over a week and I am still battling a cold. The cough is the worst as it keeps me up at night. Ugh!
Nonetheless, we have discussed many interesting things over at MotherTalkers:
In case you missed it, an Indonesian woman gave birth to a 19.2 lb baby boy, according to the UK Daily Mail. The pictures of the little-big guy are adorable.
In other unbelievable news: An Ohio woman who is carrying the wrong embryo due to an IVF clinic mix-up, plans to deliver and give the baby to the biological parents in Michigan, according to the Detroit News.
Since it is flu season, this piece of news seems too important not to mention: Tylenol just recalled more than 20 types of children's and infant's medications as a precaution against possible contamination, according to MSNBC.com.
Speaking of contamination, the Consumer Federation of California is circulating a petition to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger asking him to sign into law a bill that would make it illegal for drug stores to sell expired infant formula, baby food and over the counter medicines. Can you believe we actually have to pass laws for this?
I was wondering about the high school exit exams in Maryland and the benefits of awarding a high school diploma based on test results as opposed to the four years a student spends in high school. What do you think?
Our Katie wrote an honest and beautiful essay about her daughter's (hellish) first year of life. It's worth forwarding to people who want to know what parenthood is like and parents who merely need a lift-me-up during those awful sleep-deprived moments.
I wrote about how people all over the world celebrate children's birthday parties. Also, I and other moms doled out tips on how to maintain curly kids' hair. Eli is my mini-me in that she has these adorable curls (yay!) but won't let me comb them (ugh!).
Gloria had a fun write-up about this season's shows. I am a reality show junkie, TiVoing Survivor, the Amazing Race, America's Next Top Model, So You Think You Can Dance, and my latest addition -- The Biggest Loser. What are you watching this fall?
What else is in the news? What's up with you?