Best Pregnancy Perk, March 2006

Props to the person who decided to designate a handful of parking spots at Westfield malls, including Century City, Fashion Square, and Fox Hills, for expectant moms. True, a baby in the belly can be far less cumbersome than a squirmy toddler plus stroller and diaper bag, but the gesture is appreciated by blossoming moms, especially those in their third trimester. You don’t have to be showing to use the space, but you better not try faking it; you don’t want to cross an angry mother-to-be.