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.
- Five Basic Table Manners For Kids
Every parent wants a well-behaved child, and this story was proof that etiquette is not a lost art, even in 2013! While we're all in favor of letting kids be kids, these five simple rules for good table manners are ones that everyone should be able to master. In fact, we know some adults who could benefit from reading this story!
- Four Common Signs of Celiac Disease
Celiac disease is a common genetic disorder that affects more than two million people in the US, and while the symptoms are varied, this story offered parents four indicators to be on the lookout for. Parents who are personally affected by the disease were quick to weigh in on their own experiences, making this story a useful resource for anyone who's concerned about a possible gluten intolerance.
- Woman Gives Birth to Four Babies, but Not Quadruplets
"OMG!" was the overwhelming reaction from our readers regarding this incredible news story. A Nebraska woman recently gave birth to four babies, three of whom were triplets, and another who developed in his own egg. It took a whopping 33 medical staff members to deliver the giant brood!
- Sweet Tooth! Twenty-Six Cakes For Summer Birthdays
There must be a lot of Summer parties being planned, because moms on social media were excited about this gallery of seasonal birthday cake inspiration! These 26 cakes were popular Pinterest pins and got more than 80 Facebook likes and shares.
- Six Celebrity Kids Who Eat Alternative Diets
Our readers were quick to share their feedback on celebrity parents who put their kids on alternative diets. Some agreed with celebs like Madonna's, Bethenny Frankel's, and Jenny McCarthy's decisions to feed their families unique diets (macrobiotic, vegetarian, and gluten-free, to name a few), while others thought that it was wrong to make these decisions while the kids are still so young.
Keep reading for the rest of the most-talked-about stories this week.