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The Decade That Multiples Went Mainstream

Some have called the past decade the Decade From Hell, others the "Me-Me-Me" Decade and even The Unnameable Decade. For me, personally, it will forever be known as the decade that I discovered the wild and wonderful world of raising twins. But it w...

Reviews: What's New This Week

Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. New in Theaters: The Princess and the Frog Disney's first princess movie...

Harry Potter Star Recovering from the Swine Flu

Ron Weasley caught the swine flu. Photo: Getty Images
Even celebrities -- and magic, spell-casting wizard celebs at that -- aren't immune to swine flu, which has been spreading the globe since April. Harry Potter's faithful friend Ron Weasley, ak...

Pacifiers, Melanie Mayron, and Sharing a Sitter - Links We Love

Pregnancy has some strange side effects, that's for sure. Expecting first time mom, Jane, shares 35 surprising things she's learned about pregnancy ... so far. -- His Boys Can Swim Pacifier use is one of those parenting topics that tends to separa...

Are Educational Toys Just Commercial Products In Disguise?

The Scholastic Book Fair has stood the test of time. Just about every school has one -- not to mention those monthly Scholastic Book Club brochures you find crumpled in your child's backpack. Some things have changed, though. Over the past year there...

Daniel Radcliffe Invites Obama Girls to Hogwarts!

How cute is this: Daniel Radcliffe, who plays the title character in the Harry Potter film franchise, has invited President Obama's daughters to visit Hogwarts! In an interview with the Daily Beast website, Daniel has offered to give Sasha, seven and...

New Harry Potter Book Hits Shelves Today

J. K. Rowling's latest effort, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, goes on sale today, just in time for all the Harry Potter fans on your holiday shopping list, the ones who are still mourning the end of the stupendously successful series about the kid wit...

J. K. Rowling to Raise $30 Million for Orphans?

I never really thought much about J. K. Rowling. Sure, she is a woman and a mom. She's a writer and a celebrity, now, too. She's tackled lawsuits--that's how you know when you've really made it, eh? But I never thought about her personally. Until ...

Emma Watson spends a little money

What would your kids buy if they came into a little money? Candy? A record album? Toys? Well, Emma Watson, who played Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies, spent a litte more than that. After turning eighteen and gaining access to the millions...

Harry Potter and Britney's mom dish about sex

In a week when teen sex is on everyone's mind come these two stories: Daniel Radcliffe (you know, Harry Potter) tells Details magazine that he lost his virginity at 16 to an older woman (the age difference, he says, "would freak some people out"), wh...

Books to get age limits?

Who should decide whether a book is age appropriate for your child? Is it you? Is it her teacher? How about the librarian? What about the entire education system? Or, perhaps the publisher? In a move that is sure to gain controversy, publishers are...

Gary Oldman chooses time with his kids over films

Actor Gary Oldman has come clean about his preference for work. According to the actor, who was once married to Uma Thurman, he'd rather take on projects that let him spend more time with his children. Oldman, star of the recent Batman films bu...

Harry Potter actor fatally stabbed

I'll admit I haven't kept up on the whole Harry Potter thing -- I made it through the third book and have seen the first two movies, but that's as far as I've gotten -- so I have no idea who Marcus Belby is, really. Apparently, he shows up in book si...

Harry Potter encyclopedia author sued by Rowling

Imitation may be the most sincere form of flattery, but it can also get you sued. Steven Vander Ark, who runs the Harry Potter Lexicon website, recently published an encyclopedia-type book based on the website. He's being sued by J.K. Rowling for cop...

Last Harry Potter book to be 2 movies

After reading the final word of the final Harry Potter book (and catching your breath from screaming "OHMYGOSH, I DON'T BELIEVE IT!!) did you wonder how in the world all that could possible be squeezed into a movie? Apparently, someone did. Thankful...

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