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From birthdays and babies to bullying and the Boston Marathon, we must remember to celebrate the good, grieve for the bad -- and be thankful for each and every moment spent with our children and loved ones. Check out our favorite parenting links from around the web this week.
Mr. Roger's Quote is Exactly What We Need to Hear Right Now
"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'" Faced with this week's bombing at the Boston Marathon (and today's total lockdown in the metropolis), many parents are struggling to explain tragic events to children. Read more at the Huffington Post -- and click here for our age-by-age guide to discussing the bombings with your kids.
"My Wife Is Killing Me with Her Name Choices"
Michael Bublé makes ladies swoon over his love ballads like no other, but apparently he's having a difficult time swaying pregnant wife, Luisana Lopilato, with baby names. He told People Moms and Babies, "She keeps coming up with names that she thinks sound good in Spanish, like 'Dirt.' Dirt Bublé!" We can't wait to find out this tot's moniker! Read more here.
Mama's Seeing Blue -- and Loving It!
While we all think of Jessica Simpson as the ultimate girly-girl, the pregnant star revealed that she's excited to have a son! From vintage toy cars to miniature leather jackets -- read all about Simpson's too-cute baby shower at Celebrity Baby Scoop. (Check out our list of 30 amazing baby shower themes, too!)
Dad's Anti-Bullying Facebook Plea Reaches Over 900K
Just when people start losing their faith in humanity, you find a superhero dad like Matthew Bent: TODAY Moms heralded the Wisconsin dad for supporting his son, Shiloh, after his elementary school failed to reprimand bullies. In the photo that went viral last week, Bent holds a sign that says, "I stand behind my son in the fight against bullying." Go, Dad!
Suri Cruise is Seven!
While Suri's actual birthday was yesterday, April 18, Tom Cruise took time out of his hectic promotion schedule for Oblivion to plan something sweet for his little princess (cupcakes included). Like all busy parents, Cruise explains, "You gotta plan ahead for these things." Read more at US Weekly -- and see our favorite hot celebrity dads here.
Hilary's Duff Baby Boy Turns One
We still can't believe that Lizzie McGuire -- err, Hilary Duff -- has a baby! Luca Cruz celebrated his first birthday in March and watching mama gush over her baby boy on The Ellen Show is super adorable. See why she and husband Mike Comrie think their bundle of joy is a little genius in the video below. Plus, check out these delicious first birthday cake ideas.