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Would You Get Your Child a Pet Owl?

A "celebrity" owl poses at the premiere of "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of GaHoole." Credit: ©Jill Johnson/jpistudios.com
There's a new craze in India: Owls. Inspired by J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series, many parents in India ar...

Can I Name My Baby After the Bad Guy?

If a rare name is well known for being a bad character in legend, mythology or a story, does it mean you can't use it? - Notorious Mom One challenge of writing a baby name advice column is that you can't change names to protect the innocent. ...If a rare name is well known for being a bad character in legend, mythology or a story, does it mean you can't use it?

'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' Trailer Promises Scary Times for Our Hero

Holy Hogwarts! The newly-released trailer for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1" is out, and it has us on broomsticks and needles just waiting for the movie's Nov. 19 release. The first part of the final installment of the series pr...Holy Hogwarts! The newly-released trailer for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1" is out, and it has us on broomsticks and needles just waiting for the movie's Nov. 19 release.

iPad for Education - It's Not the Size of the Screen, It's What You Do With It

Will Steve Jobs' iPad land in a school near you? Credit: Ryan Anson, AFP / Getty Images By now, most of us have heard about the new Apple iPad and how it is supposed to change our technological lives forever. But when it comes to t...

Harry Potter Star Heads to Broadway, This Time With His Clothes On

Daniel Radcliffe performing in "Equus." Credit: Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic.com
Daniel Radcliffe, star of the magically successful "Harry Potter" movies, is returning to Broadway next spring in a revival of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really...

ParentDish's Top 10 School Uniform Moments in Pop Culture

School uniforms get a boost from pop culture. Credit: Getty
Is the school uniform becoming the latest tween and teen fashion trend? You bet your plaid shirt and navy blazer. At least that's the word from French Toast, a supplier of school unif...

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...

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