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Presidential Parenting: Which Commander-in-Chief is Like Your Head-of-Household?

Sasha and Malia Obama are the first preteens to live in the White House since Amy Carter, but they're just the latest in a long line of kids who have called 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. home. With the holidays around the corner, we took a look at White...

Obama Has Perfect Attendance at Parent-Teacher Conferences

The first family. Credit: AP
A lot of fathers would attend their children's parent-teacher conferences, but gosh darn it, things are just so busy at work these days. There are two girls who attend Sidwell FriendsSchool in Washington, D.C., whose...

White House Annoyed by School Lunch Campaign

Did this public service announcement cross the line? Credit: Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine
When it comes to the First Daughters, everything is off-limits. Even if it's for a good cause. White House officials are annoyed by...

Obama Puppy Gets His Own Beanie Baby

First Dog Bo is too happy living his life as a pampered family pet to realize how famous he is. Famous enough, in fact, to earn his own place in Beanie Baby history. Ty, Inc. released a stuffed version of the pup, a Portuguese Water Dog. And while Bo...

Sasha And Malia Get Surprise Swing Set

The adorable first daughters had a nice surprise when they got home from school yesterday. Not the puppy (not yet, anyway), but something almost as good -- a brand new wooden swing set. They squealed with delight upon seeing it, said a spokeswoman...

Obamas Pick A Dog

The suspense is over! The most important issue facing our nation will soon come to a close! Drum roll, please... Michelle Obama has revealed that she wants a Portuguese Water Dog. Obama told People Magazine that it was down to either that or a...

The First Dinner of the Rest of Your Life

Welcome to Dishing it Out, ParentDish's weekly food column. Katie Workman lives in New York City with her husband and two boys, Jack and Charlie. By day she is the Editor-in Chief of the recipe website Cookstr.com. You can read all of the Dishing...

Saving for College, Tired Mom Eyes, and the Obamas - Links We Love

Black Friday is just two weeks away. Clear out the clutter and earn a few bucks with a garage sale. -- AlphaMom In these trying economic times, saving for college is tough. Make sure you aren't making one of these three common mistakes. -- Babble...

Michelle Obama - Mom-in-Chief and so Much More

Her husband is poised to become the next leader of the United States of America, but did you know that early on in his career, Michelle Obama was actually Barack Obama's mentor? What's been lost in the post-election discussion about the future...

Michelle Obama brings motherhood back to the White House

When the future First Family came out on the stage Tuesday night, I couldn't help but pay special attention to Michelle Obama and her girls. For the first time in several elections, a young family will be moving in to the White House. While Mrs....

Obama kids will live ordinary life in extraordinary location

Media scrutiny of the Obama family was unrelenting during the recent presidential campaign, and now that the First Family is preparing for life in the White House, the glare is sure to intensify. With two young children in the equation, it's hard to...

Obama's kids "earn" their White House puppy

Yay! We have a new president elect. And you know what that means, right? I'm sure you're focused, as I was, on all the talk of the economy, healthcare and the war. But there was one more little thing Obama addressed in his acceptance speech that I...

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