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Are You Still Doing Your Christmas Shopping?

Shoppers in a crowded store scramble for last-minute gifts. Credit: Don Emmert, AFP/Getty Images Only five more days until Christmas? Eh, plenty of time for shopping. With Christmas hurtling toward us faster than a Red Bull-soaked...

Should Breast-feeding Moms Get a Room of Their Own?

Does your office have a designated breast-feeding room? Credit: Getty Images An AP report says that Congressional moms have a room of their own where they can go to breast-feed. It's called -- their term, not ours -- the "boob cube." ...Does your workplace have a "lactation suite?"

What Would You Say To Barbara Walters?

Barbara Walters asked an uncomfortable question to Rachel Campos-Duffy. Credit: Evan Agostini, AP ParentDish columnist Rachel Campos-Duffy was a guest on "The View" recently, and Barbara Walters asked her the following question: "Did...ParentDish columnist Rachel Campos-Duffy was a guest on "The View" recently, and Barbara Walters asked her the following question: "Did you ever think, 'I wish I had a career and I didn't have six kids?'"

Should the Birth Control Pill Be Free?

Are birth control pills preventative medicine? Credit: Getty Images
Under the new health care laws, birth control pills could be free for college students. The question is whether or not the pill is considered "preventative medicine." Newsweek...
Under the new health care laws, birth control pills could be free for college students. The question is whether or not the pill is considered "preventative medicine."

Are You More Focused on Family This Holiday Season?

Some gifts are free. Credit: Getty Images
A new study on holiday spending attitudes found that 77 percent of Americans are refocusing their efforts on family rather than gift giving. The study was published by Strayer University, based on...
A new study on holiday spending attitudes found that 77 percent of Americans are refocusing their efforts on family rather than gift giving.

Do You Strap Your Baby In on the Plane?

Does your bundle need his own seat? Credit: Getty Images
Parents who travel with babies are being encouraged to strap their little bundles of joy into a seat. USA Today reports that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is pushing...
Parents who travel with babies are being encouraged to strap their little bundles of joy into a seat.

Is Your Child's School Asking For Too Much Of Your Time?

Are you giving so much of your time that you don't have any left for yourself? Credit: Getty Images
Many moms are being asked to do too much at their child's school, causing a lot of parents to just say no. In this tough economy, there is an...
Many moms are being asked to do too much at their child's school, causing a lot of parents to just say no.

Are There Too Many Teen Moms on TV?

Bristol Palin and MTV's "Teen Mom" stars Maci Bookout and Farrah Abraham have become tabloid darlings. Credit: Astrid Stawiarz, Getty Images
Spurred by the success of MTV's "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom," the "teen mother" genre of television...
Spurred by the success of MTV's "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom," the "teen mother" genre of television has exploded in recent months.

Should the Pope Remove the Church's Condom Ban?

Pope Benedict XVI waves during his weekly general audience on November 24, 2010. Credit: Tiziano Fabi, AFP/Getty Images
Pope Benedict recently said that it was OK for Catholics to use condoms when having sex if doing so would help prevent the...

Is Marriage Obsolete?

How about we just live together? Credit: Getty Images
A recent poll found that 4 in 10 of the people surveyed feel that marriage is obsolete. This affects children as well. The study by the Pew Research Center also found that almost 30 percent...
A recent poll found that 4 in 10 of the people surveyed feel that marriage is obsolete.

Is Your Child's Classroom Too Crowded?

Sardines or students? Credit: Getty Images
Are there too many kids in your child's classroom? If so, they've got company. School districts in Florida and New York and across the country are struggling with a growing problem -- too many kids...
School districts in Florida and New York and across the country are struggling with a growing problem -- too many kids and too few desks

Would You Cosign a Loan for Your Parents?

Mama needs a new car. Credit: John Knill, Getty Images
It is very common for parents to help out their kids by cosigning a loan. But what about children cosigning a loan for their parents? The number of kids who cosign loans for mom and...

Should We Stop Giving Teachers Tenure?

Are tenured teachers "untouchable?" Credit: Corbis Education is always a hot topic. Right now, teacher tenure is taking a lot of heat. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie wants to eliminate tenure, which he says will make it...
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie wants to eliminate tenure, which he says will make it easier to get rid of teachers that are not doing a good job. What do you think?

Did Your Kids Get a Flu Shot?

We know they hate needles, but will you get your kids the flu shot? Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images We haven't heard much about H1N1, aka swine flu, this season. But it's still out there, as is the good old regular flu virus. ...

Are Your Children Obsessed With Technology?

Forget this -- I want an iPhone. Credit: Corbis
An article in USA Today says that children, some only a year old, are more comfortable with iPhone apps than their parents. Some of these techno tykes are even asking for their own iPad for the...

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