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Crib notes: One mom's attempt to juggle work and motherhood results in getting fired

The delicate balancing act that having both a career and children entails can trip up even the most nimble of moms. Sometimes, in an attempt to be everything to everyone, a mom will cut a corner here or there. One mom -- a former TV critic -- who did so was recently fired in a very public way. She wrote a fake concert review (including a song that wasn't performed) after she had to leave the perf

The delicate balancing act that having both a career and children entails can trip up even the most nimble of moms. Sometimes, in an attempt to be everything to everyone, a mom will cut a corner here or there. One mom -- a former TV critic -- who did so was recently fired in a very public way. She wrote a fake concert review (including a song that wasn't performed) after she had to leave the performance early because her daughter got sick. The 17-year newspaper veteran was let go and has publicly apologized for her error in judgment. While some are saying she got what she deserved, others think a little leniency is in order. What do you think?

Once again, the circumcision debate rears its ugly head -- this time with a celebrity popping up to comment. Russell Crowe, whose PR team members routinely have their work cut out for them, tweeted a tirade against the practice last week. However, the next day, cooler heads prevailed and he apologized for his snippy remarks, saying he was very sorry and that he realized some people might interpret his tweets as mocking the rituals and traditions of others.

This year's baseball season is all about the kids and the foul balls. First there was the mom holding her baby while catching one. Then there was the dad who dropped his daughter while missing one. Now there's the bad, bad woman who stole the foul ball right out of a little girl's hands. Not only does she wrestle the ball from a young child, she celebrates and high-fives her thievery afterwards. This seems like a situation where the little girl should be invited back and offered a new, autographed ball from the team.

If you thought the sneezing twins were cute, then just you wait. We're about to double your pleasure with giggling quadruplets. What is it about multiples doing, well, just about anything, in tandem that makes you go, ahh?

Custody battles are ugly and hard on the whole family. One of the ugliest and saddest in recent times is the case of Alaina Giordano, the mother who lost custody of her children because of her breast cancer diagnosis. Now, in addition to being ugly and sad, the case has also gotten quite messy. The judge in Giordano's case recently rejected her appeal, saying the case is a lot more involved than has previously been reported in the press. Court documents include accusations of infidelity on both sides, restraining orders all around and statements that both parents spent a night in jail after a heated domestic argument.

Dana Macario is a TODAY Moms contributor and Seattle mom to two sleep-depriving toddlers. She is currently developing an alarm clock that will start an IV coffee drip 10 minutes prior to wake-up time. Once properly caffeinated, she also blogs at www.18years2life.com.