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White House Aides Missing out on Family Time

The Obamas have family time at the White House, but they're the only ones. Photo: The Official White House Photo Stream, Flickr
Having trouble balancing work life and family? Just be glad you don't work in the White House. White House aides...

Facebook - Do You Hide Behind Your Kids?

Do you hide behind your kids on Facebook? Photo courtesy Lili Vieira de Carvalho on Flickr. Take a look at your Facebook friends list: Are all your mom friends pictured in their own profile photos? A quick survey of my own list found that at...

Married to Your Economic Opposite?

Early in our marriage my husband and I realized we were economic opposites. I was reared in an upper-middle class world where in the summers all parents enrolled their four-year-olds in private swimming lessons, children got braces when their adult...

Jon and Kate Set The Record Straight

In real life, if a couple is having marital problems, they might seek help from a counselor. Or friends. Or just take some time to talk. But in the world of reality TV, they call their publicist. Jon and Kate Gosselin want people to know that...

Mom Dances Topless to Pay Mortgage

Desperate times call for desperate measures and many of us have had to make sacrifices in order to make ends meet these days. But what happens when cutting back doesn't cut it? When you've given up all you can and yet still can't pay the bills? ...

Multitasking is Not All Bad

Some people don't believe in multitasking. Maybe they've read that doing more than one thing at a time is too taxing on our brains. Or maybe they're reacting because they wore themselves out trying to do two things at once -- and trying to give both...

Your Hair, Your Eyes - What Else Did Your Kids Inherit From You?

One of the first things people ask about a new baby is, "Who does she look like?" We search those wee faces for familiar features -- Daddy's eyes or Nana's nose or that funny cowlick that all the kids in the family have. But blue eyes and curly hair...

A Surprising Upside in a Down Economy - Family Togetherness

Most families I know have been affected by the recession. Some moms have shifted from part-time to full-time work. Others have returned to the workforce for the first time in years. Even in homes where jobs are intact, folks are cutting back on...

Valentine Crafts, DIY Candy Hearts, and More - Links We Love

Save your Xs and Os for kisses and hugs -- this Valentine-themed tic tac toe game uses colored hearts instead. And don't forget to check out these adorable and free printable valentines! -- AlphaMom Think you've got the cutest little love in town?...

Would You Switch Careers Mid-life With Kids?

What the heck is going on with Joaquin Phoenix? I love a man who follows his own heart, but the Oscar-nominated star of Walk the Line has "retired" from acting to start a career as a hip-hop artist. Yes, hip-hop. Or so he would have us believe. While...

Circus Family Lives Under the Big Tent

Get up, have breakfast, feed the tigers. The routine is the same but the town and city is always changing for this family of fifth-generation circus performers. Daniel Raffo, originally from Argentina, is the tiger trainer for Ringling Bros. and...

Family Sells Everything on eBay to Pay Medical Bills

A Georgia family placed all their worldly goods up for auction on eBay after medical bills for their two sons drained their finances. Gregg and Brittiny Peters have three children, two of whom have severe medical issues: one has Stills Disease, an...

Empty Nest Not So Bad After All

You've heard of "empty nest syndrome." While not an actual medical condition, empty nest occurs when one's children leave the home, mostly to go to college or to seek their fortune in the world. Women are said to be particularly affected by empty...

Kate Winslet Says Angelina Jolie's Life is Like a Soap Opera

I love Kate Winslet. I hardly know her, of course, but I can't help myself. I've watched Kate in most of her movies as she's grown up right in front of me -- we are, in fact, the same age, and both have two kids. Kate, who won two Golden Globes and...

JLo Spied Without Wedding Ring, Claims Divorce "Not an Option"

Jennifer Lopez left her wedding ring at home last Sunday for the Golden Globes. Marc Anthony has also been out and about sans ring, and has been snapped by photographers chatting up other women and waving his bare left hand around. Sure that means...

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