NewYear 

NY Teen Dies After Vodka Party

Garrett Quedens, a 14-year-old from West Babylon, NY, died in the early hours of January 1 after spending New Year's Eve with a bottle of vodka. Garrett and a friend, also barely old enough to shave, passed out on a street just blocks from their...

Twins Born in Different Years

If this happened to me, I know I would be pissed. Because, after all, what's the point of throwing your New Year's Eve away to have a kid if you don't get the full year's tax deduction for the year just ended? Well, Tarrance and Tangernika Woods at...

New Year's Resolutions, Bedtime Stories, and Ingo Rademacher - Links we Love

If your New Year's resolutions include cutting costs this year, here's how to save $100 a month ... painlessly. -- AlphaMom Speaking of saving money -- Here's Kate Gosselin talking about how she juggles the family budget. -- AlphaMom On the...

Do You Have Parenting Resolutions?

It's the time of year for wiping the slate clean, starting fresh, turning over a new leaf ... pick your cliche, the bottom line is that we're all making resolutions to do better and be better. So why not take a minute to think about what your...

New Year's Eve Customs From Around the World

We'll be spending our New Year's Eve the way we always have since we became parents ... at home. Our trusty babysitters are lucky enough to have a social life (and an annual party invitation), so we stay in. Sometimes we have company, sometimes we...

DailyDish - Make a Family Resolution

New Year's resolutions aren't just for grown-ups. This year, make a resolution the whole family can stick to....

Rebecca Romijn's twins most likely will be early

Here's a newsflash--a celebrity who will have her child, or in this case, children, early! Most celebrities never make it through the ninth month or pregnancy, opting for c-sections at the eighth month in order to avoid getting ginormous during the...

A second first baby

People seem to be fascinated by superlatives. Ripley and Guinness have built empires around the biggest, the smallest, the fastest, and the tallest. But for each of these, the title can be taken away. There is always the possibility of someone an...

Goals for the new year

Being completely perfect, I don't bother with New Year's resolutions. Instead, I like to set goals for the upcoming year -- targets to aim for. I don't always achieve them all (and, yes, I know I'm not really perfect) but I think it's a good thing to...

"Year of Pig" babies can expect fortune

If your previous children are the unlucky type, think of Stewie from "The Family Guy," Dennis the Menace or Timmy from "Lassie," you might want to break the cycle with a lucky kid this year. According to the Chinese zodiac, this is the Year of the...

Sharing New Year's resolutions with your kids

Every January I am fairly sure that I will lose 10 pounds, create sumptuous, nightly dinners for my family and keep an immaculate house for the coming twelve months. Not only do I imagine that I will transform myself, I believe that I will bring my...

Are Americans timing birth to get tax breaks?

Last year, my husband made jokes about me having our son earlier so that we could get a tax credit. Turns out that some people are planning inductions or scheduled c-sections for the end of December, possibly to get a tax break. Every year, there is...

Are parades an outdated relic?

I spent as much time growing up on the corner of Third and Market in downtown San Francisco as I did anywhere else; my parents' office was our second home. My siblings and I worked hard (after all, the only reason to have kids is for the free labor,...

New Year's with kids: some of them fell asleep

For the last few weeks I've been obsessing about our New Year's Eve party with quite a few kids and adults in my tiny bungalow. I wondered, frantically, if the children would go to sleep after we'd celebrated a 'faux New Year' with them. I'm happy...

Baby image of the day: Happy New Year

It wasn't hard picking today's best image: Robyn of Shutterblog made good with the best props of the whole year (so far). Once again, she's given me the inspiration to head out for some props and dress my new baby in his 2006 best. Thanks for the...

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