Morning Brew 08-24-09

Posted by: , July 24, 2009 in 8:39 am


Today’s top headlines for parents

morning%20brew%20pic Morning Brew 08 24 09Hurricane Bill claimed the life of a 7-year old girl who was swept out to sea by a rogue wave on the shores of Maine’s Acadia National Park.

It is hard to believe that this is happening in America but a New Jersey judge is trying to block one couple’s adoption of a child on the sole ground that they are atheists.

The schoolyard is the likeliest breeding ground if there is a resurgence of swine flu this fall and some schools are preparing for the worst case scenario.

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A mother discovers that she could break all the “rules” of breastfeeding and still end up doing just fine.

Beating the back-to-school blues.

One unconventional way to rate the quality of a school– check out the condition of the boys’ bathroom.

How private is your kid’s private student data?

With budget stretched thinner than ever, schools cut bus rides for some kids as the latest cost saving measure.

1.5 million Durabrand DVD players, sold exclusively at Wal-Mart, are being recalled due to a potential fire hazard from overheating.

Talking about childhood obesity

Simantha, the world’s first lifelike robot baby, joins the staff at a California.

Award winning children’s book author and illustrator Karla Kuskin has passed away at 77 after a life well lived.

ScrollBooks takes children’s iPhone e-books interactive.

Pregnant reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian is craving health food instead of the traditional ice cream and pickles.

Hollywood’s tannest star, George Hamilton, inspires a movie about his mom:

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