Third graders help knit caps for newborns

How many times have you heard sad stories from around the world and wished you could do something about it? Well, some people have banded together,...

About carbon monoxide detectors

Do you have one in your home? If not, is it because you heard that they are unreliable? In December of 1994 in Chicago, a thermal inversion caused...

Gastric band for teenagers could soon get approval

Currently, if a teenager wants to receive gastric banding (or the lap band) in order to lose weight, she'll have to go one of the few hospitals in the...

Mandarin on deck in British schools

I've always regretted not having a larger grasp of a foreign language. Sure, my Spanish skills can get me by in a really desperate situation, but I'm...

Teacher shows class "Amistad"

Here's yet another story from my home-state of Texas: School officials disciplined an elementary school teacher after she showed her fifth graders...

Parentography - a website for families on the go

PHAT Mommy pointed her readers to a really cool online resource last week: Parentography. Parentography is a site that allows families to review,...

Exclusive: Michelle Duggar is pregnant!

I recently wrote about a rumor going around online that Michelle Duggar, of the "Duggar Family" fame, is pregnant. For those of you who aren't up to...

Record year for c-sections, unwed births

The CDC's report on US births has released its statistics for 2005, and there are some interesting notes. 2005 was a record year for C-sections (30.2%...

Man uses stun gun on 18 month old son

I admit I get frustrated by the absurd chaos of parenting at times. When Nolan flails around, frantically yelling when I'm trying to change his...

P Diddy's baby gallery

I have to admit, P Diddy's public persona irritates me. Puff Daddy to P Diddy to plain old Diddy? Who does that? What if I changed my name to K Dilly?...

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