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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)

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