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I Love Mom Tattoos: Born in WWII and Going Strong

Credit: Getty Images If your rebellious teen has ever insisted that a cool new tattoo or nose ring is essential to his or her individuality, you've probably crafted some sort of "not while you're living under my roof" response. So,...Is "I love Mom" just as cute in inked on skin as it is in a card?

Tattoos You Can Use: Gel Ink Pens

We're all for tattoos ... when they wash off. Credit: The Conran Shop
Temporary tattoos are so 2009. Cutting-edge kids are experimenting with body art using these tattoo-colored gel ink pens, which come with stencils for professional,...

Water Safety, Cardboard Cribs, and Working Moms - Links We Love

Spend a safe and fun summer with your kids. Photo: sxc.hu
Don't let kids waste beautiful summer days in front of the TV or video games. Here are five ways to keep the whole family active and healthy this summer. -- Health.com
One of those...

Mom tattoos

When I was growing up in the 70's, the only people I ever saw with tattoos were on older men who had been in the military and carnival workers. Even in 1994, when my 1 year old son barged in on my sister, who was taking a shower, and saw her...

Tattooed teachers told to cover up

As a child, I don't recall ever seeing a teacher with a tattoo. This is probably because way back then, tattoos were predominantly found on bikers, military men and rock stars. But over the past decade or so, tattoos have become a lot more...

Do 'tattoos' and 'baby' belong in the same sentence???

OK, I get that perhaps these are supposed to be funny, and a little kitschy, but is there any real reason to put a tattoo on a baby? the folks over at PopSugar seem to be asking the same question. They came across these inexpensive and mildly...

Tattoo artist is 9-years-old

I think it is great when a child discovers a passion early in life. Deciding what you want to be when you grow up before you change your college major three times saves a lot of time, money and frustration. Fifth-grader Lilly Hibbs didn't have to...

Nicole Kidman says no tattoos for her kids

According to super-actress and celebrity mom Nicole Kidman, her children have reached that rebellious stage and she felt she needed to "lay down some ground rules." Wow! Responsible parenting from a celebrity--how refreshing! In a world where...

Tattoo band-aids for your little rebel

As was the case when I was a child, any injury my toddler suffers can only be cured by the application of a band-aid. It's been months since Edan realized that a kiss from Daddy is, in fact, completely ineffective when it comes to stabilizing an owie...

Corset piercing: Coming soon to a teenager near you?

It used to be easy for teenagers to freak out parents and society in general. Just one well placed tattoo or piercing (nose, eyebrow, tongue, etc.) and you were guaranteed to be the talk of the town and the headliner of family prayers. However, with...

Mom, can I get a tattoo?

Yes, that is a question my 14 year-old, Loren, asked me the other day. He was not at all joking, he actually thought it to be a valid question. Unfortunately for him, my one line reply was a simple, "No." This snippet of negativity stopped Loren cold...

Parent vs Parent: Tattoos, temporary or otherwise

Reading Roger Sinasohn's piece about tattoos made me sit and think for a long time. And what I finally realized is that although I am deeply deeply sympathetic to his horror about how tattoos were used to brand holocaust victims, and I respect his...

Parent vs Parent: No tattoos, temporary or otherwise

A couple of years ago, at a family vacation, one of my sisters-in-law was passing out temporary tattoos to her kids as well as to the rest of the kids. Despite my protests, Jared ended up with one and I kind of had a meltdown. I bolted for the hotel...

Parent vs Parent: no more piercings for us

When my daughter was about five she began asking to get her ears pierced. Although none of her peers at her Waldorf school had ear decorations, she loved to rummage through my collection of earrings and pretend that she had some in her own ears. For...

Pediatrician denies care because of parent's tattoos

If your kid has ever had an ear infection, you know how much pain it can cause a child. Tasha Childress knows. Her daughter had one, so Childress took her to see a pediatrician. That doctor, however, refused to treat the girl because Childress has...

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