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.
- Bon Appétit! Thirteen Incredible Food Art Ideas For Kids
Think your kids' lunch routines are getting a bit stale? Clearly, you're not alone! Our readers were loving this gallery of awesomely inventive food art ideas for clever kids meals. Checking out palm trees made from bananas and a sailboat sandwich, we were blown away by some moms' creativity!
- Jimmy Fallon Shares a Photo of His Baby Daughter, Winnie Rose
He's one of the funniest guys on television (or anywhere, for that matter), so we were elated to learn the news that Jimmy Fallon became a dad earlier this week. Fallon took to Instagram to share the first photo of his beautiful daughter, along with the caption, "I would like to introduce . . . Winnie Rose Fallon." So sweet!
Keep reading for the rest of the most-talked-about stories this week.
- Nine Clever Mom Hacks to Make Life a Little Easier
We're always looking for ways to make our readers' lives (and we'll be honest, our own lives, too) run just a bit more smoothly, so we were happy to learn that this was such a popular story among our favorite moms! Check out some quick fixes that you can employ today in your own home — turn a Peg-Board into a bathroom storage unit, as shown here, or organize your cleaning supplies with an over-the-door shoe rack.
- Florida Teacher Fired For Putting Out Fire
Talk about sparking a controversy . . . A Florida teacher was recently fired from her job at a day care facility for leaving a room full of sleeping children to extinguish a fire in a nearby kitchen. Despite the fact that she likely prevented major damage (and maybe even saved the kids' lives), her former employer stood firm that she "broke strict protocol" for leaving her class unattended.
- Eat This, Not That: The Expectant Mom's Guide to Safe Summer Eats
Those first doctor's visits of pregnancy can be packed with enough information to make your head spin, and one of the most talked-about topics among new moms-to-be is what's OK to eat and drink, and what's off-limits. This guide to popular Summer eats takes the guesswork out of dinner.