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News Roundup: You Can’t Name Your Baby Messiah, Apparently

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

– A judge in Tennessee ordered a couple to change their 7-month-old son’s name from Messiah to Martin, citing that Messiah is “a title that has only been earned by one person and that one person is Jesus Christ.” Wonder how Moshiach would have gone over. (Daily Mail)

– In the latest from the “having it all” front, the New York Times does an expose on the “opt-out generation” who want back in, meaning, women who gave up high profile careers to raise their families who–thanks to divorce or the recession or other factors–now want their jobs back. (NYT)

– These days, many parents will think about their kids’ success in terms of milestones, academic performance, and sports achievement. The one thing they should be thinking more about? Happiness. (Huffington Post)

– Pregnancy comes with a long list of rules and “don’ts” when it comes to eating, drinking, and gaining weight. But one economist examines the data and finds there’s much more room for choice among these limits. (WSJ)


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Molly TolskyMolly Tolsky is the editor of Kveller.com. 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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