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Oct 29 2010

Roundup: Taxing Breastpumps and Jewish Mom iPhone App

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- Our country has some pretty wacky ideas about breastfeeding. Pediatricians say that we should nurse for at least six months, but most of us have to be back at work after just three. That leaves pumping. But under the new healthcare legislation, while consumers will get tax breaks on dentures and pimple cream , IRS officials say that breast-feeding does not have enough benefits to qualify as a form of medical care and therefore does not qualify for a tax break. (AP)

- Um, if you have a Jewish mother, this video (shown above) is pretty funny. (YouTube)

- It’s not even November, and we are already being bombarded with Black Friday sales. I can live with that, but must we already confront the perennial Christmas v. Hanukkah conundrum? Can’t we have just a couple more quiet weeks before the storm? I can forgive, though,  because it’s written by one of our fave Kveller writers, Michael Kress. (Parents)

- Having a sister actually makes you happier. I’m not sure my brother would agree. (NYT)

- It’s that time of year again when we’re supposed to boycott Nestle for inflicting the ills of formula on the world.

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One Response to Roundup: Taxing Breastpumps and Jewish Mom iPhone App

  1. Iris Peachay says:

    Hey everyone! I know it’s been a while since I’ve been around or posted but as the 3 year mark approaches I can’t help but get a little nostalgic. It’s been almost 3 years now since my little W was born. I guess I’m using the forum as a way to mark the occasion since there’s really nothing else tangible I can think to do. The open adoption is still going well and W’s adoptive mom blogs about him and their family so I can follow along with their lives without being intrusive. We don’t exchange emails as often as we used to, but I’m ok with that. Honestly, most of the time I completely forget about their existence. Perhaps some will think bad of me for that, but I know he has fantastic parents and is a happy, loved child. I’m glad things have turned out the way they have :)

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