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Chinese New Year, Alyson Hannigan, and a Smoking Toddler - Links we Love

Monday is the first day of the Chinese New Year (this year is the Year of the Ox). Get your kids in the spirit with these cute DIY lanterns. -- AlphaMom How is Alyson Hannigan staying fit during her first pregnancy? By doing Pilates, of course. --...

Mom Finds Bullet in Baby's Diaper

When her baby started crying during a midnight service at a Memphis church, Jewell Anderson tried to soothe her with a pacifier. But when the baby continued to scream, she took her into another room to change her diaper. Imagine her surprise when...

Catholic Abbot Says Disney Indoctrinates Kids

What organization can you think of that uses tales of good and evil to teach children moral lessons, while at the same time convincing they need that organization in their lives? What group tries to convince people that they need this group in their...

Catholic priest set to give birth

Remember the old joke about a man and his son are involved in an accident but when the boy arrives at the hospital, the surgeon says "I cannot operate on him; he is my son"? The joke is that the surgeon is the boy's mother. Today, no one thinks twice...

What do your kids wear when they get dressed up?

I remember being a kid and struggling with my mother every Sunday about what I was going to wear to church. Church was a reason to get dressed up, but all my nicer clothes were uncomfortable and I didn't like the thought of being trapped in them...

Funeral etiquette - Take the kids, or leave them home?

My husband's aunt passed away recently, after a long illness. She had lived across the street from us when both of our children were born, and used to send dinner every so often. Her husband would bring the boys Hot Wheels cars and various other...

Going to church means heavenly grades?

I'm not sure there could be a worse headline, as far as I'm concerned: "Church Attendance Boosts Student GPA's." Luckily, it's not quite that simple. Researchers did find that going to church affects a teenager's grades, chances of dropping out, and...

Should children be banned from weddings?

When you think of the perfect wedding, does it include children? It does for me. When my cousin married recently, she involved every one of her nieces and nephews and made it clear that children were welcome. My girls sat quietly during the ceremony...

Church cancels teen gun giveaway

I used to teach in an area where school shut down for two days once a year for hunting season and where gun safety classes were practically an extra-curricular activity. So I realize that there are some instances where a responsible teen, under...

Custody on the basis of faith

I couldn't imagine being romantically involved with someone whose beliefs were diametrically opposed to my own, let alone plan on raising children with them. Sure, my own parents were a mixed Catholic/Jewish couple, but my dad wasn't as adamant about...

PD*Poll: Mom fights church that banned autistic boy

Right on the heels of the recent story about a boy with Asperger's syndrome being voted out of his classroom comes a story out of Minnesota about a 13-year-old autistic boy who's been banned from church. According to church officials, the boy, Adam,...

Teen faces charges for calling Scientology a cult

Is Scientology a cult? The organization has come under fire a lot lately, with protests staged around the world. Those protesters, for the most part, do their best to remain anonymous due to the organization's long history of retaliation. In London,...

Tips for raising charitable children

Do you give? When are were you taught to do so as a child? Do your children? But, how exactly do we create a culture of giving in the home? It doesn't start the way I think about it--that scene from Mommy Dearest where Mommy makes Christina give...

Attracting teens to church

My parents were never regular church-goers, and as a result, I had the opportunity to attend a variety of church services by choice with friends and neighbors. In junior high and the early part of high school, I was active in a youth group at a...

Baby preachers

ABC's 20/20 has an interesting article about a couple of young preachers -- Samuel Boutwell is seven years old and Terry Durham is nine. Despite their young ages, they each spend a fair bit of their days preaching. Samuel preaches at his Baptist...

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