Weekly Roundup: 13-pound Baby Jihad, Making an IVF Baby & More

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

– On Slate, one couple’s story of how to make a baby, the IVF way, accompanied by a very telling slideshow. (Slate)

– In Germany, a 13-pound baby was born. He was the 14th child of his 528-pound diabetic 40-year-old mother. But the real crazy part? His name is Jihad. (Babble)

A new study suggests that if you want smarter kids, you should space them at least two years apart. It’s also not such a bad idea if you want any semblance of sanity. (Freakonomics)

– In the New York Times, Jennifer Gilmore offers a beautiful, stirring, and often painful look at her journey to adoption. (NYT)

Here’s a closer look at “extreme parenting,” from pageant moms to football dads. (OWN)

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