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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...

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...

Kevin Federline Launches Kid Clothing Line

Kevin Federline, aka K-Fed, aka the ex-Mr. Britney Spears, aka "one of the most reviled guys in the U.S. of A.," has a new idea. A children's clothing line. According to Women's Wear Daily, K-Fed was in Las Vegas to check out the Project trade sho...

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 ...

Obama Baby Boom on the Horizon?

For some of us, the election of Barack Obama heralds the start of a new and better era, and his inauguration was symbolic of that new beginning. So what better way to celebrate than to get down and get funky? One commentator out of the U.K. believes ...

President Obama - A Parent's Best Role Model

Okay, so there's that pesky economy to fix, the educational system to support, wars to be ended, a national reputation to be restored ... Barack Obama has a lot on his agenda now that he has officially been sworn in as President. There's one task he ...

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...

Hello Barack Obama, Goodbye Abstinence?

After years of not working -- can you say Bristol? -- it looks like abstinence-only education may be on its way out in favor of a more comprehensive curriculum which would include (accurate) information about contraception -- you know, just in case t...

Make-a-Wish, Attend the Inauguration

Can you think of a greater thrill than getting to meet the man who would be the next President of the United States? Seventeen-year-old James Kessler, couldn't. So the teen, who is battling a rare form of sarcoma, with the help of the Make-a-Wish fou...

Obama girls to appear on Hannah Montana

Technically, at this point, ten-year-old Malia and seven-year-old Sasha Obama have only been offered a chance to appear on Hannah Montana, but there can only be one possible answer: "OMG!!! YES!!! no-way-this-is-so-unbelievable - I-have-to-call-every...

Barack Obama faces school choice issue - this time, at home

Barack Obama has been busy this week making decisions about his White House staff in advance of January's inauguration. But the President- elect has also been consulting with the Mom-in-Chief about a hot-button issue: school. When the Obamas take ...

Mother goes into labor during Barack Obama's speech

Participate in history being made or have a baby? Which would you choose? One couple tried to do both. Armed with tickets for the Grant Park rally on election night where, they hoped, they would get to see Barack Obama speak as President-Elect of the...

Barack Obama visits his grandmother

If your beloved grandmother got very sick, surely you would rearrange your schedule to go and visit her, yes? You might even cancel some meetings or skip the kids' swim lessons. Maybe, depending on the timing, you might have to cancel a vacation. But...

Barack Obama offers mail-order baby kisses

Okay, so maybe the Sarah Palin Baby Name Generator wasn't of interest to you. Maybe your politics make you more interested in her opponent, the charismatic senator from Illinois. So how do you support Obama and get your fledgling democrat involved in...

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