Monday, July 30, 2012

The Great Formula Debate: Bloomberg Edition

One of the perks of living in one of the greatest cities in the world is having the nation watch, and subsequently talk about, what goes on here. A few days ago - and fresh off the heels of his proposed ban on large, sugary soft drinks sold in city-regulated locales - Mayor Bloomberg proposed locking up baby formula in hospital medical cabinets and only providing the freebies and bottles upon request (and after an informational session) to mothers who have just given birth.

The suggestion has a little pizazz to it - unless you're a new mom who has already chosen (or in very rare instances has) to avoid breastfeeding at all costs. No matter what your opinion is, I could see how this could be considered controversial. There is a silver lining here - it opens up important dialogue about nutritional and parenting choices.

Discuss amongst yourselves.

For more reading, I thought this article in Time was pretty well written.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

WW: The Many Perils of a Candyland-Themed Party

Whoa. A tree made of candy?!

What are the chances? Another tree made of candy!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Pregnant Dads?!

Last weekend at the New York Aquarium, we got to see a few pregnant seahorse dads. I looked up the gestational period on the ever-reliable Wikipedia and found out that even when fathers have the responsibility of being "pregnant", they still get off pretty darn easy after birth!

Your husband pregnant. Could you imagine?
Source: Wikipedia

The male seahorse is equipped with a brood pouch on the ventral, or front-facing, side. When mating, the female seahorse deposits up to 1,500 eggs in the male's pouch. The male carries the eggs for 9 to 45 days until the seahorses emerge fully developed, but very small. Once the seahorses are released into the water, the male's role is done and he offers no further care.

Friday, July 6, 2012

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