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5 Moms Who Made Major Headlines in 2012

Newsmakers

Read all about the moms who made news in 2012

This past year was hardly a slow news year, and moms were hardly out of the spotlight.

Yahoo Shine compiled a list of some of the most famous and infamous women who made headlines because of the fact that they have children.

Here are 5 from Yahoo’s list who made a splash on Babble in 2012 (and click here for Babble’s top parenting stories of 2012):

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  • ‘Attachment Parenting Mom’ Jamie Lynne Grumet 1 of 5
    'Attachment Parenting Mom' Jamie Lynne Grumet
    This Time magazine cover in May 2012 left most people speechless, and yet simultaneously with so much to say.
    A hot mom breastfeeding her 3-year-old accompanied by a provocative headline. Is this really what attachment parenting is about, or was it really just about selling magazines? The consensus ended up being the latter.

    Read more about the original story here
  • ‘Can’t Have it All Mom’ Anne Marie Slaughter 2 of 5
    'Can't Have it All Mom' Anne Marie Slaughter
    When Anne Marie Slaughter, former director of policy planning at the State Department, wrote about how women still can't have it all in The Atlantic in July 2012, she sparked a debate about what "it all means" and suggested employers need to better adjust to the realities of working parents' schedules instead of forcing parents to sacrifice their families for thriving careers.

    Read more about the original story here
  • ‘Breastfeeding Military Moms’ Terran Echegoyan McCabe and Christina Luna 3 of 5
    'Breastfeeding Military Moms' Terran Echegoyan McCabe and Christina Luna
    Two women in the Air Force were disciplined after a photo was shown of them breastfeeding their children. Not because they were breastfeeding, but because they were shown in their uniforms supporting a cause, which was breastfeeding awareness. Mission accomplished?

    Read more about the original story here
    Photo credit: Brynja Sigurdardottir
  • ‘Tanning Mom’ Patricia Krentcil 4 of 5
    'Tanning Mom' Patricia Krentcil
    A mom in New Jersey was charged with taking her 5-year-old daughter to a tanning salon where the young girl allegedly suffered from burns. The nation gasped with horror — at the mom's actions as well as her own leathery tan.

    Read more about the original story here
  • ‘Voting Mom’ Galicia Malone 5 of 5
    'Voting Mom' Galicia Malone
    In a contentious election year in which women — moms, in particular — were said to be the X-factor in deciding our next president, Galicia Malone stopped at her polling place to vote on her way to the hospital to give birth. According to Yahoo Shine, it was her first time voting and first time giving birth.

    Read more about the original story here

For five more famous (and infamous) moms from 2012, click here

Main photo credit: iStock

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