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Summer Solstice, Secondary Infertility, and More

Here’s a little science factoid for your kids:  Today is summer solstice. It’s also the first day of summer and the longest day of the year 2010.  Enjoy it!  — Huffington Post

So you finally got an iPad.  Next step — protecting it from sticky little fingers, not to mention dents and dings.  Show off your personality with an iPad cover that protects your new toy in style and keeps it out of sight from your kids. — Friday Playdate

TLC markets their programming as “heartland values,” but over at Jezebel, Hortense says they’re being dishonest, citing shows like Kate Plus 8 and Toddlers and Tiaras.  “It’s almost as if the network has been standing in the corner with their eyes closed and their fingers in their ears since 2009, avoiding the actual reality behind their reality show,” says Hortense.

Secondary infertility isn’t talked about as often, but like it can be just as painful and confusing as primary infertility.  In a guest post at Well blog, former Strollerderby blogger Mike Adamick talks about the pain, guilt, and confusion he deals with at struggling to give his daughter a sibling.

The WHO is calling for 700,000 more midwives before 2015 to help prevent infant and maternal mortality in the developing world, especially in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.  Well-trained midwives can reduce infant and maternal morality by as much as 90 percent. — Eco Child’s Play

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