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From the current gender trend in Hollywood to appropriate (or not) footwear for toddlers, don't miss these must-read parenting links from around the web!
Bouncing Baby Boys for Everyone!
Well, maybe not everyone, but at least three celebs are celebrating with blue this week: A very excited Vanessa Minnillo (married to hubby Nick Lachey) made her gender reveal earlier this week on People.com (right after she released this beautiful baby bump picture!). Bill and Giuliana Rancic shared their expecting-a-boy news on Sunday. And Molly Sims welcomed her little guy into the world on Tuesday, calling it "the happiest day of my life." Three cheers for baby boys!
Best Friends Who Play Together…Have Babies Together?
Are celebrity kid playdates a play-don't? Mama to-be Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi recently said she doesn't want to have playdates with any celebrities -- just friends and family. Find out how Snooki's bestie, Jenni "JWOWW" Farley, has been keeping her in shape -- and don't miss this exclusive iVillage interview with the dynamic duo testing Snooki's pregnancy IQ!
Snack-tastic: Great Grab-and-Go Food for Kids This Summer
Ah, summer… the days of lemonade, ice cream and barbeque. But what do you do when your kids need a pre-cookout snack? Break out some delicious-yet-healthy snacks, of course! We've got a list of the 17 guilt-free packaged snacks that your kids will love during the busy, action-packed summer season. Check 'em out here!
Pregnant Women = Crazy Women
We always hear about "pregnancy brain" but we brush it off and, um, forget about it. After all, it's not real, right? Wrong. According to comedian Karith Foster, there is "official, medical, bona-fide proof" that pregnant women aren't just forgetful or moody -- they're plain crazy. Read her hilarious insights on The Huffington Post. (And if you've always wanted to put your own pregnancy views out there, check out these pregnancy t-shirts you'll wish you could buy!)
Mom's Shoes are Mini-Sized
How cute is it when your 5-year-old slips her tiny feet into a pair of your "fancy shoes" and tries walking around the house in them? And is it just as cute when that same kiddo is walking around the house in a pair of her own three-inch wedges? Eh… not so much. With toddler wedges (or "espadrilles") on the rise, TODAYMoms wonders if little girls should be wearing them at all. (Looking for something a little less drastic in the footwear department? Check out these cute -- and mom-approved -- sandals for kids.)