Ready for a little Monday Freakout? Good. Then go read Leonore Skenazy's Golden Helicopter Awards, which conveniently rounds up a year's worth of stupid and/or inspired overparenting stories in one big, eyerolling article. If this were on Huffington Post, it'd be a 10-page slideshow.
Parenting Run Amok Awards [belkin @nyt]
Then as soon as you're done, read this shocking new statistical analysis that reveals the hidden link between cell phone towers and rising birth rates. Shocking! [guardian]
And finally, autism is not caused by vaccines, but by freeways. Or maybe the vaccination clinics in California are all near freeways...