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Christians To Blame For Secular Christmas

When the now infamous White House social secretary Desiree Rogers revealed to The New York Times that the Obamas were planning a "non-religious" Christmas for the "people's house," she put herself at the center of an entirely different, but no less...

Affordable, Classic Gifts for Moms

This Christmas, some moms will end up with a Snuggie, or a box of Whitman's Chocolates, or the standby present of a gift certificate to their favorite department store. Truthfully, most husbands really want to give their wives a thoughtful...

Should You Shield Your Child from Pop Culture?

Should you shield your kids from pop culture? This is a question many parents wonder about these days as role models for children have become increasingly less wholesome. Parents, however, are also susceptible to media influences...

Swine Flu: Will Your Kids Get the H1N1 Vaccine?

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate. That is the question parents are asking this flu season. Along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most family doctors are recommending that children and pregnant women, in particular,...

Sex Ed: When Is the Right Time to Have 'The Talk'?

A good friend told me the best parenting advice she ever got: Your child will let you know what she is ready for. So, don't buy her a bike for her birthday if she hasn't asked for one; wait until she expresses a desire for a bike, then buy the...

Diary of a Guest Co-Host of 'The View'

Last week I co-hosted The View and with Elisabeth Hasselbeck out on maternity leave, I was the lone resident conservative. I arrived a little frazzled because my hotel had failed to give me my wake-up call. As a result, I was 45 minutes late to...

Have a Sexy Halloween: Lolita Costumes for Young Girls

Every year around this time, moms of young girls and teens go through a relatively new Halloween ritual: Steering our daughters away from the increasingly sexy costume choices in stores, catalogs and online costume Web sites. This wasn't always...

The Real Reason Behind America's Lack of Civility: Parents

When President Obama told CBS's 60 Minutes recently that our country is suffering from a lack of civility, most Americans understood that he was talking about Rep. Joe Wilson (the congressman who famously shouted "You Lie!" during his speech),...

British Doctors Leave Preemie to Die

Baby Jayden had the misfortune of being born two days too early. Even though he was born at 21 weeks and 5 days into his mother's pregnancy, the preemie had a strong heartbeat and was moving his arms and legs upon delivery. But according to his...

Gory Texting PSA is Good for Teens

Thirteen years ago, I survived a head-on collision after the driver of an oncoming vehicle fell asleep at the wheel. The accident was gruesome. My boyfriend and his friend, the driver of our rental car, died in the accident. I was ejected out of the...

Obama's Speech to Students: Education Message or Lopsided Propaganda?

Last week, a Utah elementary school principal apologized to parents after screening a video, "I Pledge," to students during a school assembly. You might recall the video; it went viral shortly after President Barack Obama's inauguration. Produced...

The Perils Of Disciplining In Public

Recent video of a woman from Gaylesville, Georgia dragging her son through a Verizon store has sparked heated online debates about what constitutes appropriate punishment and the challenges of exercising discipline in public. Melissa Catherine...

Tweeting During Labor: Too Much 411

Is tweeting during labor the ultimate in mommy multi-tasking? Sara Williams, wife of Twitter CEO, Evan Williams, tweeted updates for her followers while in labor all the way up to finally getting her epidural shot. Dad took over to tweet the...

Breastfeeding Doll Sparks Controversy

Bebé Gloten, a new breastfeeding doll from a Spanish toy company, is stirring up a lot of controversy. Parents and experts are wondering whether the benefits of playing "breastfeeding mommy" outweigh the age-appropriateness of a doll that...

A Viagra-Free Zone for Kids

I love dinner time at my house – it's a chaotic family event full of boiling pots, laughter, arguments over who folds napkins or fills cups, zooming cars underfoot (courtesy of our car-obsessed toddler) and the indelible smell of home-cooked...

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