Popular Parenting Stories the Week of Oct. 21 to 27, 2013

The 5 Most-Talked-About POPSUGAR Moms Stories This Week

There's never a shortage of news in the parenting world — from new studies to differing parenting styles. It all provides us with fodder to discuss on the playground, in the pickup line, and online. Take a look at the five stories that had our moms talking the most this week.

  1. Fifteen Unexpected and Beautiful Names For Baby Girls
  2. What's your favorite name for a baby girl? While we came up with 15 girls names meant to inspire moms-to-be, what really got our readers talking was the opportunity to share the names that they selected for their own little girls. Finding a name that's original and beautiful and suits its owner may be a tall order to fill, and we did our best to rise to the occasion!

  3. Kids' Katy Perry Hospital Video Goes Viral
  4. Sometimes we have a hard time figuring out why certain images or videos go viral, and other times, their universal appeal is overwhelmingly clear. This uplifting video shot at Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an uplifting reminder that sick kids are still kids. If you haven't already done so, take a moment out of your day to watch this — it'll warm your heart (and probably make you cry). Don't say we didn't warn you!

Keep reading to see what else had our moms talking this week!

  1. How to Score an A+ at Your Parent-Teacher Conference
  2. The time that we get to spend in our kids' classrooms these days is minimal, with parent-teacher conferences being one of the few opportunities that we have to see and talk about what's really going on during the school day. The tips and tricks that our friends at BabyCenter shared on how to make the most out of your time with the teacher proved invaluable to many of our readers.

  3. The Truth About Parenting: As Told by Our Favorite Someecards
  4. No one excels at "telling it like it is" quite like those witty copywriters over at Someecards. Since they're always a fan favorite on our Facebook page, we decided to round up the cards that hit the closest to home for us and share them. Our readers seemed to agree that sometimes laughter is the best medicine!

  5. Twenty-Three Sweet and Savory Crock-Pot Recipes For Fall
  6. When POPSUGAR Moms readers spend time in the kitchen, your trusty slow cookers are always just an arm's length away — or at least that's what we've learned from the popularity of our roundups of Crock-Pot recipes! This slideshow of 23 sweet and savory Crock-Pot classics for Fall had moms reading, bookmarking, and pinning away. We can't wait to hear what's for dinner!

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