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News Roundup: No More Diapers, a Sex Guide for Ultra-Orthodox Jews

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

– It’s no news to anyone who follows Mayim Bialik’s writing on Kveller, but eliminiation communication–in which a baby is raised virtually diaper-free–is taking over in the hipper parts of New York City. (NYT)

– A new voice in the “having it all” working women debate tells us “Why women should embrace a ‘good enough’ life.” (Washington Post)

– An Orthodox rabbi and Jerusalem-based sex therapist has written first-ever educational guide to sex and sexuality for ultra-Orthodox Jews. The box comes with a sealed envelope containing illustrations of basic sexual positions. (Salon)

– On how it’s condescending and generally not advised to tell a happily childless woman that she’d be a “great mom.” (Atlantic)

Molly TolskyMolly Tolsky is the editor of She holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared in various literary magazines including Lumina, MAKE, and The Collagist, and her non-fiction has appeared in The Jewish Daily Forward. She isn't a parent, but a very proud aunt. Follow her @mollytolsky.

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