weekly roundup

Weekly Roundup: TV Births, Nannies Surveyed & More

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





– Noting that many a recent television story line has revolved around a laboring woman and the birth of her baby, Neil Genzlinger ponders the unintended consequences of “all this prime-time caterwauling.” (The New York Times)

– You have children; your friend doesn’t. Here’s what not to say to her. (Shine)

– Do you have an “open kitchen” policy for your nanny? Eighty-six percent of families who took part in Park Slope Parents’ annual Nanny Compensation Survey answered yes. That is just one of the survey’s many findings, published this week on the Brooklyn parenting website. (City Room)

– Parenting columnist Sarah Wildman explains why the prospect of having a second child is so daunting. (Forward)

– At one progressive Bay Area private school, only 23% of incoming kindergartners have received their recommended vaccinations. (Bay Area Citizen, via The Atlantic)

– And yet another story about the questionable things women do while they are in labor: A 20-year-old Scottish woman took — and passed — her driving exam more than four hours after her water broke. (UPI, via Jezebel)

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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