Many moms and dads believe the world will be a better place for our children with Barack Obama as President. A recent Newsweek piece speculated that a baby boom might be a result of this euphoric election. Does our next Commander-in-Chief make you want to have a baby?
There have been many Lincolns, Washingtons, and Kennedys; now there are bound to be more Obamas. A Florida coupled decided to make their son, who was born Tuesday, the President-elect's namesake. According to the report, Sanjae Obama Fisher arrived at 8 p.m. While it was the father's idea, unlike the case of lil Sarah McCain Palin, the daddy got the mama's approval before bestowing the moniker.
- Obama and McCain paper dolls — Ohdeedoh
- Woman kidnaps first grader to prove it can be done — Parent Dish
- Can't stop the beat for Courteney and Coco — Celebrity Baby Blog
- Naomi and Sasha run errands — Celebrity Baby Scoop
- Cool Mom to be on Dr. Phil! — Cool Mom
- Rainbow jello — Alpha Mom
- In search of the perfect nursing pad — The Poop
- Cutest cupcake photo contest — Women's Day
This shot of Piper and Trig Palin is about as good as it gets. The big sister had a lil mom spit moment at the Republican convention while her mama was at the podium. Taking good care of her wee brother, the seven-year-old tamed his hair with a quick lick and slick of her hand. Are you guilty of using this trick fix on your tots?
As moms, when we cast our votes we cast them not only for ourselves, but for our under-aged children. John McCain made an interesting and likely calculated decision when he tapped Sarah Palin to be his running mate. The Governor of Alaska is a parent to five children aged 4 months to 19 years old — Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper, and Trig. While Palin's juggling of career and family (including a son with special needs — her baby was diagnosed with Down syndrome) certainly is admirable, is it enough for the Republicans to win your vote?
Are the 72-year-old presidential candidate and the 44-year-old mother your idea of a dream team?
Christina Aguilera may not be vocalizing her support for McCain or Obama, but she is endorsing Election 2008. The songstress lent her singing abilities and her son to the "Rock the Vote" campaign. The 27-year-old mama sang, "America the Beautiful" while cradling her five-month-old, Max Bratman, for the public service announcement. And, having her son on board caused the blond bombshell to be a bit more reserved. She said, "Since I'm holding my son, I'm not going to, you know, belt in his face or anything like that. But it was really, really nice to bring it down to a really intimate moment between me and my son."
Would you allow your child to be part of an election PSA?
Everyone's got childhood photos that come back to haunt them. But, Casey Knowles was a television extra when some footage of her sleeping was shot. Owned by Getty Images, the clip was recently used in an ad for Hillary Clinton that featured lil ones slumbering.
It's not a big deal, except the girl is now a young woman working on the Obama campaign.
Has the Hollywood baby war gone governmental? It's been widely reported that magazine covers of celebutant Nicole Richie and lil Harlow have outsold those of songstress Christina Aguilera and her infant, Max.
But, now Obama babes seem to be rocking the photographers, while Clinton children are barely getting any attention from shutterbugs? Do you think film is any indication of the future?
With the Iowa caucus only two weeks away, it seems everyone is getting in a political frame of mind - including lil ones on both ends of the spectrum. Parents can declare their support by outfitting their babies in onesies, burp cloths and bibs that feature presidential hopefuls.
A recent article in the Boston Globe about this phenomenon called the clothing “just another example of the baby-as-accessory culture that's burgeoned in recent years.” But others believe it is part of their First Amendment rights to showcase their freedom of speech.
Whether you believe outfitting your child in such clothing helps support your candidate through the donation you make to buy the apparel, or you just want to showcase your views, the existence of such products is certainly up for debate. On the other hand, you can simply showcase your little one’s lack of presidential preference in a onesie like the one pictured here from Wry Baby ($24).