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Congresswoman Jean Schmidt Talks Abortion in Front of the Kids

Republican Congresswoman Jean Schmidt of Ohio described abortion as murder. Credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images
At 6 years old, children may or may not know where babies come from. Many parents object to kids that age getting any sex education in...
Young children at Catholic school assembly get a little impromptu sex ed from conservative congresswoman.

Inauguration Day - How to Celebrate With Your Kids

My three-year-old has no idea what a President is or does. Oh, sure, we've explained it to her a time or twelve, but she's three ... "leader of the free world" pales in comparison to Dora Saves the Snow Princess. But our enthusiasm last November...

Al Franken and Norm Coleman's Minnesota Mistake

Up here in Minnesota we have a mess, a real mess. And I'm not talking about the slushy, salt covered roads. During the elections back in November, nearly equal numbers of Minnesotans wanted Republican Senator Norm Coleman and Democratic comedian Al...

Moms in Politics

Do mothers have a place in politics or do they have too much on their hands to be able to handle such an important task? Are we better off choosing public servants who can devote their whole lives to their task or can the government be run by people...

The Obama's first date as First Couple

President-elect Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, have this marriage thing down pat, I think. While he was in the thick of his Presidential campaign, he returned home on their anniversary, despite her assurances that he didn't need to. And she's...

Barack Obama baby-naming blitz

He inspired millions of people to elect him as the next President of the United States, and now President-elect Barack Obama is inspiring people in a whole different way. New parents in both Kenya, where Barack Obama's father was born, and the United...

Michelle Obama brings motherhood back to the White House

When the future First Family came out on the stage Tuesday night, I couldn't help but pay special attention to Michelle Obama and her girls. For the first time in several elections, a young family will be moving in to the White House. While Mrs....

Obama's kids "earn" their White House puppy

Yay! We have a new president elect. And you know what that means, right? I'm sure you're focused, as I was, on all the talk of the economy, healthcare and the war. But there was one more little thing Obama addressed in his acceptance speech that I...

Sarah Palin's Spanx, Election Day freebies and Mamma Madonna - Links we love

Democracy isn't the only thing that's free on Election Day. Here's a handful of liberty-loving companies that are giving away some tantalizing treats today only. -- LemonDrop Give or take a Bush twin, who gave much thought to parents-in-chief?...

Marilyn Monroe and JFK's love child wants money

Yay! This is funny! I know the election is getting us all amped up and nervous, so let's take the time to muse over the rumblings of another president--John F. Kennedy. According to a report, JFK's alleged love child, one John R. Burton, wants a...

Taking your kid to the polls

Is there anything quite like election day? For me, it has always been something of a holiday. As a young cub reporter I stayed up all night, waiting for returns and even, some years, writing out the results by hand in a grid that ran on the front...

Barack Obama's grandmother dies at age 86

On the eve of one of the biggest days of his life, Senator Barack Obama received some very sad news. His grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, passed away in the early hours of yesterday morning after a long battle with cancer. Senator Obama suspended his...

Woman refuses to hand out candy to Obama supporters

A Gross Pointe Farms, Michigan woman played a nasty trick on trick-or-treaters this weekend. A sign on her door read, "No handouts for Obama supporters, liars, tricksters, or kids of supporters." The kids who approached Shirley Nagel's home...

Halloween leftovers, Madagascar 2, and Niki Taylor - Links we love

Recovering from your Halloween sugar binge? Here's what to do with all that leftover candy. -- Alpha Mom The stars of Madagascar 2 -- Jada Pinkett Smith, Chris Rock, and Ben Stiller -- dish on parenthood. -- Babble Tired of telling your toddler...

Yes we can ... carve an Obama-shaped jack-o-lantern

The kids are bouncing off the walls in anticipation of Halloween, and their parents are bouncing around the Internet talking about next Tuesday's election. At Yes We Carve, these two exciting events have been combined like never before. This...

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