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The 5 Most-Talked-About POPSUGAR Moms Stories This Week

There's never a shortage of news in the parenting world — from new studies to differing parenting styles. It all provides us with fodder to discuss on the playground, in the pickup line, and online. Take a look at the five stories that had our moms talking the most this week.

1. The Sweetest Way to Tell Your Kids the Truth About Santa

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If your kids are reaching the age of skepticism about Santa, a piece that originally ran in The New York Times may have the perfect response lined up for when the lil ones make their inevitable inquiry. The honest, heartwarming answer got an overwhelmingly positive response from readers on our site and social media.

2. Nine Things Moms Hate Most About Breastfeeding

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If there's one topic that generates conversation among moms, it's breastfeeding. Like everything worth doing in life, breastfeeding has its challenges. Our readers' responses to this story were a mixed bag, some agreeing that the sleepless nights and unexpected milk overflow are a serious pitfall, with others sharing their own overwhelmingly positive experiences.

Keep reading to see what else had our readers talking this week!

3. Let It Snow With Dollar-Store Holiday Dioramas

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When it comes to gifting grandparents and other family members, nothing brings as much joy as a handmade gift. These sparkly snow-globe-inspired dioramas were popular with those who were searching for a creative craft this week!

4. Skip the Grounding: Try These Teen Discipline Methods Instead

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Discipline is a hot topic for all parents, but those with teenagers at home are faced with their own unique set of challenges. Our list of alternative approaches to punishment got a big response from our moms — both those who were searching for ideas and those who had been there and done that!

5. New Mom Criticized For Showing Off Ridiculously Fit Postpartum Body

There's losing your baby weight, and then there's this . . . a Norwegian mom and fitness blogger who posted a photo of her toned, lingerie-clad figure just three days after giving birth to her daughter got some major attention this week. We polled our readers to see what they thought, and discovered that 61 percent of you were inspired by the snap, while 39 percent were discouraged by the unrealistic image.

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