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Parenting Dilemma: What Do You Tell Kids About the Easter Bunny?

"Is the Easter Bunny real, or are you the real Easter Bunny?" "Well... if you believe in the Easter Bunny, then the Easter Bunny is real." "But I just want to know if the Easter Bunny is you." She's four years old. And I'll be honest, I...

12 Best Children's Books for the Holidays

Snow falling outside frosted windows, fire crackling, two girls curled in blankets on a cozy couch, surrounded by books. I'm seven years old and visiting my best friend who lives just down the street, and we are digging into a huge basket of seasonal...

Woman In Labor Calls Radio Station To Find Husband

Everybody who has ever had a child has a story about the day the kid was born. Some are better than others, of course. But this story might be the best I've heard yet. A very pregnant Kerry Colber of Portland, OR, started having contractions on...

Can battlestar galactica save your marriage?

I was always under the impression that television was ultimately doom for a married couple, especially if they had kids or were ever planning on having sex again. One couple takes on that debate in a recent article from MSN TV News. According to...

Second grade: getting sucked back into the classroom

This morning, I let the answering machine pick up the phone. It was the special ed teacher who works with my youngest son in his classroom. Tommy is not in special ed, but this teacher knows me because last year she worked with my middle son, who has...

The feminist elite talk back: Ammie's story

When Linda Hirshman wrote about how “elite” (read: college-educated) women who stay at home with their kids frustrate feminism, it got quite a response from you all. We continue a series of profiles of moms and whether or not they fit her...

The feminist elite talk back: Christine's story

When Linda Hirshman wrote about how “elite” (read: college-educated) women who stay at home with their kids frustrate feminism, it got quite a response from you all. We continue a series of profiles of moms and whether or not they fit her...

Christmas shopping with the kids, a story

I'd just pick a few things up for Christmas while my husband works, I thought. And I went shopping. We started at the bank, and my children were greeted with lollipops and smiles. When Everett ran off to push the buttons of the dumbwaiter in the...

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