Things We’ve Read: Week of Feb. 2nd, 2015

The Only Baby Book You’ll Ever Need (NYT): “The Anthropology of Childhood: Cherubs, Chattel, Changelings,” by David F. Lancy describes children raised in multiple cultures across the world in all sorts of ways, and they all turn out just fine.

A Discredited Vaccine Study’s Continuing Impact on Public Health (NYT): Recent outbreaks of measles are bringing to light the negative impacts of parenting trends that challenge vaccination and what science has already proven about health.

A totally nonboring guide to a pregnant woman’s rights at work (NY Post): Understandable, detailed descriptions of where work protection lies for pregnant women to be fully informed in the workplace.

Women planning pregnancy need measles shot, group says (USA Today):
It has been found that contracting measles while pregnant places women at higher risk for severe complications, such as pneumonia, and may increase the chance of premature labor and delivery.

Surrendering to Motherhood and What I’ve Learned (HuffPost): One mom relays the changes in her life since first attempting to conceive, and her personal journey from the corporate world to motherhood.

How Your Maternity Leave Is Different Than Your Mom’s (Forbes): With more women chasing careers along with motherhood, the Department of Labor shows how the mindset and work culture of first time mothers differs from previous generations.

Super Bowl XLIX Was Cool, But It’s The Dadvertising That Really Got Us (HuffPost): The real stars of Super Bowl XLIX’s commercials were the dads celebrating the role of a lifetime: being a father.

This Company Will Give Your Baby A ‘Unique’ Name For $31,000 (HuffPost): The firm Erfolgswelle has built its practice on finding and developing extremely unique baby names through a team of naming experts, historians, translators, and attorneys.

Babies Understand Friendship, Bullies and Bystanders (Live Science): A study involving 13-month olds watching a puppet play involving skits on bullies and conflict suggests that babies understand more about social interaction than what we assume.

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