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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 i...

The pressure of being a teen

Every generation thinks they have it tougher than the one before. And, you know what? They probably do. Like the new iphone, every generation is expected to be smarter, faster, better, and thinner than the last. So it is with teenagers, teenage girls...

The Bitter Homeschooler's Wish List

Do you homeschool your kids? Are you tired of people judging you for making that choice? Are you sick of people questioning your ability to teach your kids what they need to know? Well, Deborah Markus is. She's written a list of twenty-five tips for ...

A boy's stash of magazines

Jared's loft bed features a storage area that runs the length of the bed, with a door at either end. It's half as wide as the bed (a twin) and probably about three feet tall. Naturally, Jared and Sara both like to hang out in there and squirrel away ...

Literature in the loo

I was talking with some parents from Jared's school the other day when one mentioned that her daughter has taken to reading while sitting on the toilet. She even goes so far as to have her younger sister fetch her another book after finishing one. Sh...

Photoshopping school portraits

It's common knowledge that magazine photographers Photoshop the ever-living crap out of the images they take of models and celebrities. Once a person understands how the program works, there's literally nothing they can't change about their subject's...

Highlights starts magazine for preschoolers

Highlights Magazine, the magazine of choice for the well-read child in the doctor's office waiting room, is now opening up shop for the preschool set. Highlights High Five, the newest (and possibly only) magazine aimed at kids from two to six-years...

Preteens learning from Dove's self-esteem workshops

Parents of preteen girls from across Canada are having the chance to work on their daughter's self-esteem in a series of workshops sponsored by Dove. Aimed at girls from ages 8 to 12, the workshop finds out what influences the girls' ideas of beauty ...

Parents magazine rant: 5 (entirely unfun) things to do this month

I love to rant about Parents magazine. It's truly a caricature of the medium, and this month's issue was no different. By the time I'd made it about 5% of the way through the pages with actual content, I got stuck on the "Goody Bag" section...

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