Links We Love: Debating Epidurals, Being a Role Model and (Not) Seizing the Day

Our weekly round-up of the most thought-provoking parenting finds on the Web.

We know you're busy, mama, but keep up-to-date on parenting news with this round-up of links we love from around the Web...

Aspire to Be a Role Model
We loved Angelina Jolie's public proclamation that her mom was a great mom -- and we love how she's now talking about her desire to be a good role model for her kids (especially her girls) and the compassion and respect she hopes to pass on to them. Celebrity Baby Scoop has more...

Join the Epidural Debate

It's a decision every mama-to-be has to make: get an epidural, or go for a natural childbirth. Slate's Melinda Wenner Moyer digs into the debate with "The Truth About Epidurals" and asks, are they really so bad? Read it and decide for yourself.

Play the "Would You Do That?" Game

When you're pregnant, everyone has an opinion about what you should and shouldn't do -- from drinking alcohol to eating sushi to running a marathon. Now, add sliding down a waterslide to the list. Mama-to-be Elsa Pataky did it while on a recent vacation in St. Barts, and controversy has ensued. Where do you stand? Take People.com's poll.

Don't Seize the Day
We totally loved Glennon Melton's oh-so-relatable "Don't Carpe Diem" essay in Huffington Post. Like Melton, we'd love to love every minute of parenting, but sometimes we're just too tired. What do you think?

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