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Not For Regular Moms

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One way to prove to your toddler that you're a cool mom? Have playdates and birthday parties where beer is served. All over the country—but especially in you-know-where (starts with a B, has great pizza and lots of facial hair), hip moms and dads are turning beer gardens into playrooms. While that may be great for bar owners ("Moms are good business"), Yelp reviewers disagree: They warn the masses about bars with "rugrats" and "throngs of toddlers screaming." [NYT]