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Wine Increasingly Marketed to Moms

Credit: Stewart Cohen, Getty Images With two-hour long bath times, surprise crayon murals on the living room wall and--God forbid--colic, motherhood is "Four-thirty is the witching hour when all hell breaks loose," said Marile Borden, ...Marketers target moms who express the need for a glass of wine -- or two -- on Facebook.

'Mommy' Wants Her Wine, Vinters Battle Over Trademark

Mommy's Time Out is now trademarked. Credit: Getty Images Can't anyone give moms a break? Do we really need to make a federal case out of the fact that more than one mother enjoys gulping a little Chardonnay to wind down at the end of ...Courts to decide if "mommy" can be trademarked.

Kids Serving Grown Up Drinks

Alcohol and kids go together like...well, they don't really go together all that well, do they? Before kids, you might not have thought twice about polishing off a bottle of wine with dinner or enjoying a night on the town with your drinking buddies....

Motherhood - Did It Change Your Drinking Habits?

Last week, I had dinner with an old friend. We were laughing about her wedding nearly nine years ago, the last of a long string of weddings that summer and one of the best. Newlyweds ourselves, my husband and I made good use of the open bar, spent ou...

Alcohol and kids - do you let them sip?

At dinner a few nights ago, my eight-year-old asked me what I was drinking. When I told her it was wine, she asked if she might have a sip. It was the first time she had ever shown any interest in having a taste and I figured there was no harm in all...

Hallmark promotes teen sex

"Roses are red / Violets are blue / you've hit puberty / I'd like to shag you" Okay, no, not really. As far as I know Hallmark does not and would not produce a card with a rhyme like that. They have, however, put out a greeting card that, according t...

Pregnant Nicole Kidman drinking at Oscars?

Sources--well, ok, source Cindy Adams of the NY Post, cited by Perez Hilton, are claiming that a pregnant Nicole Kidman was drinking alcoholic beverages at last Sunday's Oscars. The pregnant celebrity, who is expecting a child with country singer K...

Attempted robbery ends in group hug

Imagine you are enjoying a nice meal with your family and friends when suddenly an armed robber appears. He holds a gun to a guest's head and demands that you hand over your money or he will shoot. Should you: (a) tackle the intruder and hope for the...

Social drinking after baby

I used to really enjoy a glass or two of red wine. On occasion, I probably enjoyed it too much. The liquid velvet would light pieces of me, providing a pleasant glow and a social ease I normally don't have. Before Nolan, wine was a centerpiece of my ...

Should Chuck E. Cheese sell booze?

Despite it being a place "where a kid can be a kid," seventy percent of all Chuck E. Cheese locations across the country sell alcohol (to parents only, presumably). Now, the one in Sherman, Texas has filed an application for a permit to sell liquor. ...

Prince's half-time show a phallic thing?

I'm not a big Super Bowl person. In fact, I didn't even know the Colts were from Indiana until I sat down at a friend's house to watch the game. Okay, truth be told it was an excuse for a few mothers to get together for a drink while our kids watched...

The Today Show versus Melissa Summers

As you probably know, Melissa Summers appeared on the Today show the other day to talk about mothers who do not see motherhood as requiring complete abstinence. Unfortunately, the show was not so much a discussion as it was a trial. It seemed quite c...

French winemakers want kids to learn about wine---in school

France's wine makers are suffering. Their chateaus need new roofs, the price of cork keeps going up, and those damn Chileans don't have to give their employees three months off every summer to smoke cigarettes and sit on the beach in skimpy swimsuits...

High school mascot gets its own wine

Ooh, Massachusetts. Not satisfied with being difficult to spell, those wacky New Englanders, famous for their tea parties, have gone into the wine business. At least, one local high school mascot has. Anthony's Liquor Mart is selling a wine featuring...

The illegal food of pregnancy

Mom 101 wrote a post yesterday that described spicy tuna roll so delectably that I found myself yearning for sushi. And I don't even like sushi. It must have been outrageously difficult for Liz to compose the post: envisioning the object of her desir...

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