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New Law May Eviscerate Libraries

What if you walked into your local public library and there were no books for kids? Or, worse yet, what if your children simply weren't allowed in the library? I don't know about you, but the public library was an integral part of my childhood. We're...

Holly Robinson Peete Dishes About Life as a Mom

Holly Robinson Peete is one accomplished lady. She's built an impressive acting resume. She's a published author, has her own radio show, runs a charitable foundation, and is married to former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete. But Holly is also a mom...

How to read to your kids

I don't think anyone would disagree that reading to your kids is one of the most important things you can do for them during their early years. In fact, I would even go so far as to say it should be mandatory. That would include Florida, which,...

Braving the voting lines with your kids

I voted today -- yay! I may have just moved and had a baby less than a month ago, but I actually left the house and voted -- wouldn't have missed it for the world. Even better than proudly taking part in the Democratic process, my family went with...

Denis Leary apologizes for autism comments

(Click the photo for our Top 8 Offensive Celebrity Gaffes) When Denis Leary speaks, chances are whatever he has to say is going to be a little rough around the edges. But when quotes from his new book suggested that autism doesn't exist, that...

Alec Baldwin blames family court for rant against his daughter

When it comes to bitter Hollywood divorces, Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger sit near the top of the list. In a battle of he-said-she-saids, they'd both like you to believe that it's the other one's fault. Alec accuses Kim of turning their tween...

Jamie Oliver to be a dad again

(Click the photo to see the Top 10 Most Controversial Celebrity Dads) Many of you probably know Jamie Oliver. He is, among other things, one of the many chefs whose work is showcased on The Food Network and who enjoys the title Naked Chef. I don't...

"Goodnight Bush" - Goodnight Moon for grownups

I think right about now we could all use some hilarity. The economy is in the toilet. We're still in the middle of a war. You know--all that business. Well, here's a little something that might bring a smile to your otherwise foreclosure-filled...

Cartoon bunny attempts suicide, real-life children follow suit

(Click the photo to see the Top 10 Children's Books on Life Changing Subjects) A 12-year-old from Shanghai tragically committed suicide this week -- but one bookstore isn't blaming bad parents, exam pressure, or playgrounds bullies. Instead they're...

When labor strikes - What you REALLY need at the hospital

For first-time parents, the thought of bringing another life into the world--and being responsible for it--is daunting enough. Add to that all the advice, the stuff people tell you that you need and the endless lists of such things and becoming a...

Woman refuses to return library books, goes to JAIL

Let this be a lesson to us all. If you're going to borrow library books from your local library, please be reminded that "borrow" is the operative word. You get a library card (generally for free) and thereby enter into an agreement wherein said...

Uncle Bobby under fire again

Colorado librarian James LaRue has gotten another challenge to Uncle Bobby's Wedding, the book about a little girl guinea pig's concerns that her uncle won't play with her after he gets married. The idea is simple enough -- Young Chloe loves her...

Move over, Tango, Uncle Bobby's here

For two years straight, And Tango Makes Three was the top most challenged library book, according to the American Library Association. This year, however, another book might just take that dubious honor away. Uncle Bobby's Wedding is a story of a...

Don't try this at home: fairy tale edition

What sort of parent would let their daughter wander around the forest alone? Especially when there are bears about? Or take a shortcut through the woods to Grandma's house, regardless of how in need of cookies the old lady might be? At the very...

The complete opposite of the sexless marriage

Remember those days before you were married, before you had kids? Those we call the salad days, of dating, of togetherness. Generally speaking, those days are full of getting to know each other going out, and lots and lots of sex. Then, we get...

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