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Dec 9 2013

News Roundup: 22,000 Homeless Children in New York

By at 4:04 pm

All the parenting news you probably didn’t have time to read this week.

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– This heartbreaking and eyeopening New York Times piece, “Invisible Child,” focuses on Dasani, an 11-year-old living in a homeless shelter in Fort Greene, Brooklyn with her family. Her story highlights the larger issue of 22,000 homeless children in New York, the highest number since the great depression. (NY Times)

– 2013 was a big year for naming your kid “Cheese.” Apparently the origin of Cheese is cheese. The meaning of Cheese is cheese. And people are naming their children Cheese. We’re thinking G’vinah may sound more exotic. (NY Mag) 

– Say hello to the “opposite of the ’50s couple,” where husbands are staying at home to do dishes and wives are busily stacking paper on Wall Street. Well, that’s just what this New York Times piece explores in the changing nature of gender dynamics at work and home. (NY Times)

– Prenatal depression is an under-talked about condition that weighs many mothers down in shame and sadness. This mother charts her journey of prenatal depression, and it’s mostly due to a lazy placenta. (NY Times)

– The most “delicious nap time love story” continues with Beau the pup and Theo the adorable toddler. From spooning, to forking, to snuggling, this is a must-view for anyone who loves babies and dogs. And who doesn’t?! (Huffington Post)

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