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Panel honors celebrity moms

Working and motherhood aren't always an easy combination. The National Mother's Day Committee is honoring six mothers that it says are outstanding examples of women who marry these jobs well.

The 2002 Outstanding Mothers of the Year, selected by volunteers of the nonprofit Mother's Day committee, are Val Ackerman, president of the Women's National Basketball Assn.; Teresa Earnhardt, CEO of Dale Earnhardt Inc.; Jane Elfers, president and CEO of Lord & Taylor; Kathy Ireland, CEO and chief designer of Kathy Ireland Worldwide; Soledad O'Brien, co-host of NBC's "Weekend Today"; and Marie Osmond, entertainer, entrepreneur and author.

A group called Moms of 9/11 will receive the inaugural America Spirit Award. The group includes women with children who lost their spouses in the attack at the World Trade Center.

This baby book is a bit different

Forget those old traditions of collecting booties and a lock from baby's first haircut. A new baby memory book offers a modern approach that highlights sleepless nights, streaming video and dirty diapers.

"Baby's First Tattoo" (Simon & Schuster) by Jim Mullen, a columnist for Entertainment Weekly, will remind new parents of all the things they might want to forget.

There a blanks to be filled in for "Saint's Name Who Administered The Epidural," "Places We've Been Asked To Leave," "Child-free Friends We Don't See Anymore" and "The One Thing in the Entire World That Keeps Baby From Crying � and Who Forgot To Pack It."


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