Links you can use

I found these links recently and thought I'd bring them to your attention. There's a lot of good stuff here.

Julian Davies, MD, runs the Center for Adoption Medicine at the University of Washington Pediatric Care Center. The Center has a website at www.adoptmed.org that has tons and tons of resources for adoptive parents. Even if you're not an adoptive parent you'll find this post on sleep both hilarious and informative.

ParentHacks.com is an awesome website with tips and hacks sent in by parents to make things easier for other parents. Hacks range from "teach your kid to use a sippy cup in the bathtub so it's easy to clean up" to advice on how to become an early riser to instructions on cutting cool bangs for your daughter. You'll definitely want to bookmark it.

If you're still thinking about this question about a parent abusing a child, as I am, then you'll want to check out www.safehorizon.org. Safe Horizon is an advocacy group for victims of crime and abuse. Go here to have them email you 10 Ways to Stop Child Abuse (you can also get it sent to you by snail mail). Their tagline is "Child Abuse: Turn your outrage and grief into action."

Looking for a job or to network to push your career forward? Join Women For Hire and network online. It's a job board and career advice site, but it's also a networking tool (like Friendster). You can join and make connections with other women, then use those connections to get advice or job leads.