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Are you smarter than an eighth grader?

Well, can you at least spell better than one? Here's a good way to find out. MSN Encarta, one of my favorite sites for educational diversions (if there can be such a thing) is offering a spelling test for you to find out. Encarta is a great escape...

TomKat pregnancy rumor mill spinning again

MSN is reporting, as they and many other media outlets before them have been since Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes had their first offspring, that the TomKat super couple is planning another baby. this will be at least the fifth time I've read such a...

Pregnancy tips all moms can use

Hey, it's Mother's Day. Just because you're not a mommy yet doesn't mean you shouldn't take care of yourself like one. I can tell you from past experience, how you treat yourself while you're pregnant will very much impact how you take care of...

MSN's Meanest Moms

Just in time for Mother's Day, a little something different. MSN has compiled a slide show of the meanest moms to come out of Hollywood. They're fictitious kind of silver screen, of course. Take a look to see if you're familiar with any and all...

Baby gender and baby blues

A recent article on MSN asks the question: Are baby boys more depressing? Seems there is some thought out there that gender plays a role in the amount of a new mom's post-partum depression. PPD, also known as the baby blues, affects many women (10%...

Prom safety tips

Woah--is it prom season already? Again? Well, for those of you with children old enough to be fitted for tuxes or satin and tulle, I'm sure you're a little nervous about this whole prom thing. After all, you went to prom. You know what goes on. It...

Can battlestar galactica save your marriage?

I was always under the impression that television was ultimately doom for a married couple, especially if they had kids or were ever planning on having sex again. One couple takes on that debate in a recent article from MSN TV News. According to...

Regular stuffed animals vs webkinz

Slate, MSN's somewhat edgy editorial column, has a new article up by Emily Bazelon, an author who writes about parenting. I've been reading her stuff for a while, well, mainly because she's funny and doesn't take herself, or parenting, too...

Tips for raising charitable children

Do you give? When are were you taught to do so as a child? Do your children? But, how exactly do we create a culture of giving in the home? It doesn't start the way I think about it--that scene from Mommy Dearest where Mommy makes Christina give...

Pregnancy-caused allergies?

One woman sees a link between her pregnancy and a recently-developed, and rather unusual, allergy. A woman who writes in to Dr. Rob on MSN Health and Fitness cannot eat fruit or vegetables with seeds that are cold or at room temperature. What's...

Are you raising a serial killer?

Do you remember the Pearl Jam video for the song "Jeremy?" The video and the song were both about an angry little boy who, to be blunt, takes a gun in to class and blows himself up. I was reminded of that video when I'd just brought my newborn baby...

Twins pics on Slate!!!

This slide show of photos was simply too cute to not share with you. It's all pictures of twins! Some of the pictures are pretty old, which makes them all the more fascinating. Some of them are simply so beautiful they must be viewed. I don't...

How far apart do you space pregnancies?

I was trolling the message boards at MSN's Lifestyle site for women when I came across an interesting question. Most of the folks on the site were asking about breastfeeding and losing pregnancy weight--topics we've all covered a hundred times over....

Are mommybloggers lame? A Linda Hirshman debate.

I'm not a big fan of anyone who lumps an entire group together in a stereotype. Gays are immoral, Republicans are creepy. American tourists are rude, the overweight lack discipline...it goes on and on. So, when a debate regarding the constantly...

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