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We Love JK's Wedding Entrance Dance

The Youtube phenomenon known as "JK (Jill and Kevin) Wedding Entrance Dance," a home video of a wedding party, bride and groom, dancing down the aisle to the catchy Chris Brown song "Forever," has spawned more than ten million hits and 50,0000...

Feminist Site Geared Toward Teens Helpful or Hurtful?

Julie Zeilinger is a self-described "angry" feminist, which is why she started her own website community for like-minded feminists who "have enough social awareness to be angry and who want to verbalize that anger." The thing is, Julie is not a...

'Real World' Star, Now Mom, Says 'NYC Prep' is Bad News

Bravo's hit reality show, "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," is the most deliciously guilty mom pleasure since cookie dough ice cream hit grocery store freezers. Ironically, its teen counterpart, "NYC Prep," is drawing criticism from the same moms...

Bear Encounter

Last night, as my husband, Sean, lay sleeping and I was brushing my teeth, I suddenly heard strange and terrifying noises outside my second-story bathroom window. Animal screams, I thought. Then, sounds of branches breaking and cracking underfoot....

Jenny Sanford Puts Her Kids First, the Governor Second

Over the weekend, South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford confessed, in a rambling live statement to the press, that he has been having an affair with a woman in Argentina. Since her husband's bizarre press conference, the Governor's wife, Jenny, has...

Should California Pay Welfare Parents to Stay Home?

Should the government pay those on welfare to stay home and care for their kids? That's the question Los Angeles officials are asking as the number of unemployed rises and California deals with a budget crises that threatens to land the state in...

Why You and Your Kids Should See Pixar's 'UP'

Last week, my three oldest kids and I had a date night. We went to a 50s style diner, had hamburgers, fries and milkshakes, and headed to the 7:30 PM show. Not having read any reviews prior, I purchased tickets for Pixar's "Up" fully expecting that I...

Were 1950s Moms Happier?

These days, moms have it all; we can work or stay home or do both. In theory, we should be much happier than our mothers and grandmothers, who had far fewer choices. But that doesn't seem to be the case. In a recent "New York Times" article titled...

The Timeless Influence of Nancy Drew

Supreme court nominee Sonia Sotomayor says Nancy Drew was her girlhood hero. So do Sandra Day O'Connor, Hillary Clinton, and Laura Bush. I also grew up reading Nancy Drew and can easily say that I was profoundly influenced by the brainy, courageous...

Jon and Kate and the Elephant in the Room

Season five of TLC's hit reality show "Jon & Kate Plus Eight" promises to give more insight into the bizarre celebrity turn the Gosselin's lives have taken. Finally, the cameras are turned around so the viewers can see the world as Jon, Kate and...

Recession Brings Back Modest Kid Fashion

With the end of the school year looming, moms are shopping for summer clothes for the kids. But here's something I'll bet you didn't think about when you were picking out sundresses and t-shirts: According to a report in Time magazine, $1.6 million...

Food, Sex, and the American Teen

My oldest daughter is nine years old and like so many other moms of nine year olds, I spend a lot of my time trying to protect her from a culture that beckons her to prematurely abandon her American Girl dolls for a preternatural sexiness. In my...

Jon and Kate Will "Weather the Storm" - But at What Cost?

Jon Gosselin has been in the news recently, but not for anything his kids will be proud of. The reality TV father of eight was caught leaving a night club with a much younger woman, while his wife, Kate, was thousands of miles away promoting her new...

Hired Help - How Much is Too Much?

One of my closest friends lives in Dubai, the Middle East city famous for being a playground for the rich and famous. On any given weekend, America's A-list stars and athletes can be found partying on the man-made palm-shaped islands for which Dubai...

Swine Flu - How Far Would You Go to Keep Your Kids Healthy?

This coming weekend, my 2- and 5-year-old are traveling by airplane to visit their grandparents in Arizona for three weeks. Grandpa will be flying in from Sky Harbor airport in Phoenix and picking them up in Minneapolis to fly with them back to the...

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