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First Lady Gets Sweaty for Healthy Kids Fair; We Likey

First lady Michelle Obama hosted the Healthy Kids Fair at the White House yesterday to promote good eating habits and exercise among children.
Obama took part in the day's activities by showing off her athletic prowess in a round of Double Du...

White House Aides Missing out on Family Time

The Obamas have family time at the White House, but they're the only ones. Photo: The Official White House Photo Stream, Flickr
Having trouble balancing work life and family? Just be glad you don't work in the White House. White House aides wi...

Obama Girls Get Their Dog

So what was in your Easter basket? Jelly beans, perhaps? Peeps? (I like Peeps.) A chocolate bunny or four? How about a puppy? Sasha and Malia got their very own Easter Beagle yesterday – well, Easter Portuguese Water Dog. Close enough. Th...

Your Own Victory Garden

When it comes to getting things to grow, my thumb's not the greenest one out there. Many plants have died under my oversight. But one summer it happened: I got the hang of gardening, and the zucchini multiplied like rabbits. Relishing my victory, I ...

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...

Parenting Like the Obamas - Do Your Kids Do Chores?

We all know that Barack and Michelle Obama don't spoil their girls -- Sasha and Malia only get $1 a week in allowance, for example, which is a lot less than the average weekly allowance for kids their ages ($4.10 and $7.18, respectively). The payout ...

Sasha and Malia at Home in the White House

Moving is never easy. Leaving behind friends and all that is familiar to start over in a new environment is difficult enough for an adult, but for a child the experience can be downright overwhelming. When everything is new, from school to home to fr...

Sasha and Malia Get Advice From Bush Twins

Outgoing presidents traditionally leave a note in the Oval Office for the new Commander-in-Chief. Jenna and Barbara Bush wrote their own letter to the incoming First Kids, giving them a few heartfelt pointers on how to enjoy their new life in a "magi...

A Lunch Fit for the Obamas

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...

The Obamas - A Mother-in-Law in the White House

Of all the images that came out of Barack Obama's November 4th victory, one of my favorites is the one of him and his mother-in-law, Marian Robinson, sitting on the couch watching returns ... her hand in his. Their bond was so clear in that one ph...

The White House - Are Boys Too Rowdy?

I'm a mom (who was once a girl) who is raising daughters (more girls), so I really don't know much about what it means to parent a boy. I do have nephews, however, and though they often have different interests than my girls, they don't seem like ent...

Barack Obama's Daughters Will Help Keep (White) House

You might think that being the daughter of the President of the United States is a pretty sweet deal. You get to live in one of the best known houses in the country, if not the world, you have a full staff to cook for you, and you never have to lift ...

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 Fir...

Michelle Obama pledges to help working families and military families

This should come as no surprise given that her husband ran on not only the Democratic but also the Working Families ticket, but Michelle Obama wants to help working families and military families. As part of her duties as First Lady, Michelle sees th...

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 ...

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