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News Roundup: Do Women Who Exercise While Pregnant Have Smarter Babies?

– It may be difficult to get exercising in when you’re expecting, but this New York Times piece suggests that women who are physically active during pregnancy may boost the development of her unborn child’s brain. (NYT)

– After growing up a secular Jew, the Jewish holidays didn’t mean too much to Dana. At age 38, after 29 years of living in Israel, Dana’s son is beginning to bring significance to her heritage. (Tablet Magazine) 

– Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women–a day which reminds us that violence against women continues to be destructive and pervasive. (Huffington Post)

– The Motherlode has 10 awesome holiday geek gifts for girls. Well, they work for boys, too! (Motherlode)


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