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Duggar's First Grandchild Will be a Girl

The Duggars were back on the "Today" show last week with another surprise announcement. But this time, it was the Duggars, Jr. -- or oldest son Josh, and his wife pregnant wife Anna -- making an appearance to find out the sex of their baby. That's...

Too Young for Romance

Valentine's Day is almost upon us. Children of all ages will exchange cards, hugs and candy hearts. It starts as young as kindergarten, and continues until the kids discover that sometimes "love" is more fun in private. I know this will make some...

Choosing Your Baby's Gender - If You Could, Would You?

It took having two children for me to really respect the nature side of the nature vs. nurture debate. Back when I was childless, I was firmly in the nurture camp. But now I have these two girls; one is a shy athlete, creative, with her dad's...

Supergirl - Britain's Strongest Girl Can Lift 375 Pounds

Zoe Smith is a typical teen with typical interests -- chocolate and staying up all night, for instance. But there's at least one way that Smith is anything but average. Named Britain's strongest girl, the 126-pound 14-year-old can lift and...

Cate Blanchett Says No To Plastic Surgery, Possibly Yes To More Babies

Ah, the lovely Cate Blanchett. Can she do no wrong? It would seem so. Not only is she one of the world's great beauties, but she is a very talented actor and Oscar-winner who, it seems, also has a wonderful marriage and three lovely sons. Cate...

8-Year-Old Too Young to Divorce

A Saudi court has decided that an 8-year-old girl is too young to file for divorce. She is not, however, too young to be married. How is that for mixed up? The child was married off to an (obviously) older man by her father for an $8,000 dowry....

Girl Asks Santa to Make the Abuse Stop

When most kids write to Santa, they ask for things like baby dolls, Legos, or even a shiny new bike. But a nine-year-old girl in Texas had a much more important request. She asked Santa to please stop a male relative from touching her and her older...

We need girls to be good at math

In this country, sadly, we don't encourage advanced studies anywhere near as much as we should. In fact, it seems almost the opposite -- those who are passionate about hard science are the target of ridicule at best and victims of institutionalized...

The Duggars are expecting a(nother) girl!

On Mother's Day, Michelle Duggar surprised her family with what has probably become a not totally unexpected announcement: She was pregnant, and her 18th child was due on New Year's Day. The family recently visited with the Today show and revealed...

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...

Lack of confidence keeps girls from studying math and science

For a long time, STEM careers -- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math -- have been viewed as the province of boys while girls were told not to worry their pretty little heads about such matters. In reality, anyone who can perform the complex,...

Preparing for a daughter

As many of you may know, I have a sixteen-month-old-son. When I first became pregnant I never thought whether I wanted a boy or a girl. I was simply thrilled to be having a child at all, and wanted only a happy, healthy child--the sex of the baby...

Girl falls 14 stories down chimney

When company comes to visit, it's natural for kids to want to show them around. That's all 12-year-old Grace Bergere was doing when she climbed the chimney ladder on her Manhattan apartment building's roof, eager to show off the view to her visiting...

What the well-dressed girl wishes she was wearing

Ellie considers herself to be quite the fashionista. She has been choosing her own clothes for several years now and insists on putting outfits together herself. I let her wear whatever is clean, regardless of color or pattern. Some days she gets it...

Are girls for life?

The more I talk to other mothers the more I hear the adage that mothers lose their sons to marriage but keep daughters for life. I'm wondering if there is any truth to this at all. And I wonder what my own mother would say about that adage--after...

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