How Do You Talk to Your Kids About the Situation in Egypt?

Protesters in Egypt are calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. Credit: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images Even though the terrible events in Egypt appear to be moving towards some sort of resolution, it is still a major news st...Are your children interested in the Egypt situation?

Will You Watch Obama's State of the Union Speech With Your Kids?

Are you going to watch the State of the Union? Credit: Barbara Walton, AP
President Barack Obama will deliver his State of the Union Speech tonight at 9 pm EST. I was wondering: Will you watch it with your kids?
I don't remember wat...
I don't remember watching the State of the Union address when I was young. Then again, politics wasn't as volatile back then.

Should the Government Do More to Stop Kids From Smoking?

Should Uncle Sam keep your kid from lighting up? Credit: Corbis By now we all know that smoking is bad for your health. But some believe that the government should do more to prevent children from ever taking a puff. A recent editori...

Do You Discuss Politics With Your Kids?

Have you voted today? Credit: Getty Images
Today is November 2 -- Election Day! Many of the races being decided are neck and neck, with passions running high on both sides of the aisle. You have to be 18 years old to vote, but some parents thi...

Congresswoman Jean Schmidt Talks Abortion in Front of the Kids

Republican Congresswoman Jean Schmidt of Ohio described abortion as murder. Credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images
At 6 years old, children may or may not know where babies come from. Many parents object to kids that age getting any sex education in sc...
Young children at Catholic school assembly get a little impromptu sex ed from conservative congresswoman.

Opinion: Being a Mom Doesn't Qualify You for Office

Oklahoma Democratic Lt. Gov. Jari Askins, left, answers a question from a panel member while U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin, R-Okla., listens during a gubernatorial debate. Credit: Alonzo Adams, AP
Being a mom makes you a better politician. That's wh...
We ladies sometimes give in to the lesser angels of our nature when it comes to judging one another, but the game has much higher consequences when it's played in the political arena.

Hey, Kids! Tea Party Politics Now as Simple as a Coloring Book

Now the Tea Party movement doubles as an art project! Credit: ColoringBook.com
Get out your crayons, boy and girls, it's time to color Glenn Beck green -- with envy. How jealous the conservative commentator must be of your new Tea Party colori...
Get out your crayons, boy and girls, it's time to color Glenn Beck green -- with envy.

Opinion: Our Polarized Society is More Disabled Than My Autistic Son

My son tells me he's in the "killin' Natzis bidness ... and bidness is goooood." That's nice. Every boy should have a hobby -- not to mention career goals. And if it must involve killing, well, I'd rather it be Nazis than members of the Red Hat ...

Euna Lee's Daughter Worries Mommy Will Leave Again

Reporter Euna Lee is reunited with her husband Michael Saidate and daughter Hana. Credit: Robin Beck, AFP/Getty Images
The story of American journalist Euna Lee's imprisonment in a North Korean jail meant many things to many people. Most import...

Make-a-Wish, Attend the Inauguration

Can you think of a greater thrill than getting to meet the man who would be the next President of the United States? Seventeen-year-old James Kessler, couldn't. So the teen, who is battling a rare form of sarcoma, with the help of the Make-a-Wish fou...

Splitting Up Pays Better Than Staying Together for UK Couples

Back before I was married with children ("MWC") there was this rumor floating around that you could make money on your taxes by getting divorced. The idea was to get divorced at the end of the year and then remarry at the start of the next year, divo...

Bristol Palin's Future Mother-In-Law Arrested

Sarah Palin's ex-Vice Presidential campaign is edging ever-closer to a Jerry Springer episode -- her daughter Bristol's future mother-in-law has been picked up for drugs. The Internets were abuzz during Palin's campaign with talk of the governor's...

Moms in Politics

Do mothers have a place in politics or do they have too much on their hands to be able to handle such an important task? Are we better off choosing public servants who can devote their whole lives to their task or can the government be run by people ...

Just Your Average Name Of The Year

American culture was dominated by politics this past year, and according to Laura Wattenberg, the baby-naming business was no exception. Wattenberg, author of the book The Baby Name Wizard and founder of the website of the same name, tells ParentD...

Mother goes into labor during Barack Obama's speech

Participate in history being made or have a baby? Which would you choose? One couple tried to do both. Armed with tickets for the Grant Park rally on election night where, they hoped, they would get to see Barack Obama speak as President-Elect of the...


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