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Quick Clicks: Pilgrims in CA, Down Syndrome on the rise and more

  • Parents in Claremont, CA clash over pilgrim and Indian children's costumes.  Is it kids' play or demeaning?  [LATimes]
  • The number of Down Syndrome births is actually increasing in Britain, perhaps because expectant moms have started to feel that "life and society [have] improved for people with Down's syndrome." [Motherlode blog, NYTimes]  Plus: A Special Joy: Babies with Down Syndrome photo galleries, Parenting.com
  • Ford and Volvo top the list of safest U.S. vehicles.  [USA Today]
  • First Lady-elect Michelle Obama talks about preparing her family for the big move to Washington, D.C. [Newsweek]
  • What's the deal with the popularity of shows like Supernanny and Nanny 911?  NPR explores why so many moms tune in to watch another family's meltdown. [NPR]

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