This year’s list of the worst toys is brought to you by plastics, those bright synthetic polymers that threaten to overtake the living rooms of middle-class parents. They can be classified into three categories: those that assault our senses, those that skank-ify our daughters, and those so bizarre they deserve a spot on late-night TV. Don’t be fooled. Many of these toys make great gifts, at least for someone else’s child, ideally someone who lives out of state. Here's my list of the Top 7 worst Christmas toys for 2011:
Ms. Marvel: Marvel Comics new character Kamala Khan, a teen geek from a Pakistani family in New Jersey offers a great new role model. And, says this mom with Jersey roots: It's marvelous that Ms. Marvel presents an alternative to Snookie's representation of Garden State youth.
As Kate and William await their big day, royal baby eccentricities abound.
Royal baby watch revs up as the media looks for every angle of the impending birth of Kate Middleton and Prince William's first child. The spotlight wants that baby, but until the birth, it will shine on everyone remotely connected, from the gynecologist to celebritites.
After winning the highest honor in the literary world, the 2013 Pulitzer Prize winners have seen sales increases – but so far the numbers are pretty tiny.
Snooki lost 42 pounds, one of a series of lifestyle changes the MTV's Jersey Shore reality show star has made post-baby. Her trainers say she's changed herself around, inspiring this mom to get on the fit train.
Snooki, reality star and new mom, has some words of advice for pregnant Kim Kardashian. Screen time doesn't necessarily impede physical activity. And Octomom.... oh, Octomom. Our first parenting news roundup of 2013.