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Weekly Roundup: Mommy Cams, Bad Twitter Names & C-Sections in Seoul

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





– You’ve heard of a nanny cam, but a mommy cam? For a fee, one Los Angeles therapist will record and analyze, frame by frame, your interactions with your children. (The Los Angeles Times)

– Go the f**k to sleep, mom! More mothers are apparently leaning on sleep aids. (The New York Times)

– Mississippi’s electorate voted down the so-called “personhood amendment,” which would have defined a fertilized egg as a person. Buoyed by anti-abortion activists, the measure would have effectively criminalized abortion, and could also have outlawed some forms of birth control and placed new restrictions on reproductive medicine. (The Washington Post)

– European Jewish leaders are moving to prevent anti-circumcision initiatives from becoming law. (Ynet)

– It’s 11/11/11 — and it’s a big day for C-sections in Seoul. (Reuters)

– Time to say “dayenu“? Over at Babble, Stephanie Wilder Taylor has an open letter from “19 Kids and Counting” star Michelle Duggar’s uterus. (Babble)

– And before you give your newborn a name like “Trendy,” we suggest you consult Kveller’s Jewish Baby Name Finder. (Yahoo! via Babble)

Gabrielle BirknerGabrielle Birkner is the director of digital media for the Jewish Daily Forward. She is also the founder and editor of the Forward's women's issues blog, The Sisterhood. Her writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, More, Moment, Haaretz and Women's Wear Daily, among other publications.

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