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Paul McCartney to bring Heather on tour?

Having finally reached a settlement in his rather long and nasty divorce, you would think the last thing Paul McCartney would want to do is hang out with ex-wife Heather Mills. But according to reports, Paul has invited her to join him on his...

Rights of non-traditional parents

Non-traditional couples who want to have children have many options. Adoption and artificial insemination are two well known choices. Both of these choices can be expensive. If a couple chooses the sperm donor route, is it a better choice to use an...

Boys win right not to live in France

I've only been to France for a short vacation -- and, while it was nice, I can't say I'd want to live there. That's an opinion shared by two British boys, ages 11 and 16, who hate living in France so much that they petitioned a judge so they could...

Surrogate decides to keep baby, judge agrees

It's been over twenty year since the Baby M case and yet we're still no closer to the solving problems that can come up with surrogacy than we were back then. A Florida couple is continuing their battle for custody for Emma Grace, the child born to...

Britney Spears to undergo random drug testing

The judge in the Britney Spears-Kevin Federline custody dispute has ruled that if Britney wants to keep her kids, she will have to undergo random drug and alcohol testing and hire a parenting coach. In his ruling, Los Angeles Superior Court...

Wife who killed minister husband wants her kids back

Perhaps you remember Mary Winkler, the Tennessee minister's wife who shot and killed her husband, Rev. Michael Winkler, in 2006. She was charged with first-degree murder and went to trial, where she claimed she had suffered years of mental and sexual...

K-Fed isn't exactly reformed

Remember when Fed-Ex and Britney were still together? I know, it seems like ages ago, but you might recall that everyone felt sorry for Britney, because she was married to a low-life womanizer who was always off partying in Vegas instead of staying...

Court orders woman to stop breastfeeding

I'm a huge proponent of breastfeeding. I strongly believe that if you can, you should breastfeed your baby. I understand that it's not always an option, but it should be your first choice. There's nothing wrong with not breastfeeding because of...

God asks for Britney Spears' children back

No, of course not really. But this fake news post almost had me going for a minute. Although he cannot take the children directly back, he is starting a petition to have the kids adopted by Angelina Jolie. "She's taking half the kids out of third...

Prosecuting parents for insulting each other

Australian parents had better think twice before they start sniping at each other in front of the kids. Australian courts, recognizing the emotional damage that parents hurling insults at one another can have on young children, are moving to put a...

P Diddy is single again

Another celebrity relationship bites the dust. Sean "Diddy" Combs and Kim Porter -- the hip-hop mogul's on-again, off-again girlfriend and mother to three of his children -- have called it quits. Porter has moved to LA with the kids -- Christian,...

Babies, and chaos

When Edan hasn't napped, the universe implodes around her. She is Gozer the Destructor (see footnote) in the form of a toddler, leaving unrest, disquietude and chaos in her wake. The world is no match for her in this condition, and, quite frankly,...

Jailed for waving at his daughters

For parents who go through divorce or custody proceedings, the greatest fear is: "what if they never let me see my child again?" It's not likely, it's not normal, but it happens. And when it does, there's nothing you can do about it. That's what...

One of the ways in which I am slowly going insane

I am not an organized person. While it stresses me out, I think somehow, a part of me must enjoy living in chaos, because any attempt I make at bringing order to the mayhem slowly erodes until I'm right back where I started, completely unhinged. My...

"Always Dad: Being a Good Father During and After Divorce"

Like a lot of fathers, Paul Madelstein took his divorce pretty hard. He had three kids, and after splitting with his wife, had to figure out how he could still be a dad even though he no longer lived with his children. There's a number of dads...

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