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03.04.11 Hits of the week
- Cute alert! In this video clip, an adorable baby thinks ripping paper is hysterical. As most parents learn, you should always have a video camera handy because you never know when your child will do something hilarious.
- One writer talks about the hidden costs of being a parent that she didn't plan for. You can have a baby without breaking the bank! Check out our Babynomics page for tips on how some families nationwide are making it happen.
- A new dad sues his former employer (a law firm, no less) for paternity leave discrimination. As Crib Notes has reported, pregnancy discrimination complaints are soaring despite efforts to make workplaces more flexible.
- All hail the queen of the mommy bloggers, Heather Armstrong. Even the writer of Dooce says you shouldn't reveal everything on a blog—similar to our experts' savvy tips on resisting information overload.
- Take this fun quiz and test your sun protection knowledge! Browse through our Sun Safety page to read about protecting your little one while you're outdoors.
- Arizona researchers say they found E. coli on 50 percent of shopping carts when tested in a new study. Read our Best Defense Against Germs page for ways to protect your infant from bacteria and viruses.
- Health officials are advocating for more pregnancies to last 39 weeks in effort to reduce the risk of complications to both mom and baby. Just recently, officials changed the timeline for when a baby is considered full term.
- Actress Alyssa Milano has an odd pregnancy craving: broccoli. We have plenty of recipes on our Feed Your Cravings page (not to mention our Recipe Finder!) to help you satisfy your food lusts with nutritious alternatives!
- London officials are banning an ice cream shop's sale of dessert made from human breast milk. This isn't the first time we've heard of breast milk as an ingredient. Remember the breast milk cheese?
- The editors over at Martha Stewart Living take a look at certain kids clothes that just hold up better than the rest. Browse through our top editor picks for baby fashion for more stylish ideas.
- Celebrity businesswoman Ivanka Trump shares her plans to balance her thriving career and her new baby, due later this year. On our Getting Back to Business page, our experts emphasize that going back to work after having a baby isn't an all-or-nothing decision.
Maria Vega is Fit Pregnancy magazine's copy editor.