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Weekly Roundup: Billboard, Addiction, and Apartment Maintenance

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





- A giant billboard in SoHo featuring an anti-abortion message with a picture of a little girl has been taken down, much to the relief of the girl’s mother. The billboard read, “The most dangerous place for an African-American is in the womb,” and caused quite the public outcry, understandably. (WSJ)

Nancy Cavillones writes a truly inspiring piece for Offbeat Mama about the everyday worries and frustrations that come with being a deaf parent. (Offbeat Mama)

Charlie Sheen, father of five and role model to dickwads everywhere, went on a rant after learning that his show, Two and a Half Men, had been cancelled for the rest of the season on account of his recent addiction problems. The rant turned a tad anti-Semitic when he talks about the show’s producer, Chuck Lorre: “I violently hate Chaim Levine.” (Babble)

–  This doesn’t have much to do with Jewish parenting, but it is about Dr. Ruth, and she is a Jewish parent. Her Manhattan apartment had a bad case of clutter, so designer Nate Berkus gave her a renovation on his TV show, along with “two pink-jacketed antique volumes in German, which turned out to be precisely illustrated sex guides.” (NYT)

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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