Losing Loveys, Al Gore, and Kindles for Everyone


We all know the kid who’s had trouble giving up the bottle, blanket, or pacifier.  But it doesn’t make it any easier when you’re the parent dealing with it.  Parents Ask expert Dr. Bonnie Zucker has some tips for helping kids part with their comfort objects.

Sure, we may be stung by the news of Al Gore and wife Tipper Gore separating.  But Amanda Marcotte at DoubleX says that just because a marriage doesn’t end in death (as in “till death do us part”) doesn’t mean that we can call it a failure.

Kids at Clearwater High School in Florida will all get new Kindles next year instead of textbooks.  No more “but Mom, I left my math book at school!”  But who’s going to pay when the Kindle gets lost at soccer practice? — Whoa, Momma!

How much does it cost to raise a child in the U.S. today?  That cute little bundle of joy will end up costing her parents anywhere from $286,000 and $476,000.  That figure doesn’t include college tuition. — The Mommy Files

Labor inductions are on the rise and doubled in number between 1992 and 2003.  If you think there’s a chance you could be induced, take LilSugar’s quiz and test your knowledge.