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Archive: May 6, 2007 - May 12, 2007

A Wish for Mother's Day

This Mother's Day I'll wish for something a tad unusual: I'll hope for my mother to die. She would want it that way. I recognize this wish is unusual, and most people don't understand it. I certainly don't speak this wish aloud very often, though I think it nearly every...

By Stacey Garfinkle | May 11, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Say 'Cheese,' But Don't Buy It

Drug dealers have devised some new tactics to entice kids to buy drugs -- they mix them into over-the-counter medicines or even candy and call them non-drug names. For instance, "Cheese" is a blend of black tar heroin and Tylenol PM, reports the Associated Press. And meth mixed into strawberry-flavored...

By Stacey Garfinkle | May 10, 2007; 7:15 AM ET | Comments (27)

Baby Products We Can Live Without

Since when did having a baby mean spending a fortune on useless or semi-useless STUFF? Sam Apple, a writer at one of my favorite off-beat parenting sites, babble.com, notes that the $50 Zaky -- it's really listed for $34.95 at ThePregnancy Store -- is flying off the shelves. According to...

By Stacey Garfinkle | May 9, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (117)

Adoption Choices

Adoption has fascinated me for a long time. Maybe it's because having kids didn't come as naturally to my family as we would have liked. Maybe it's because I know so many families who have had to go through various types of infertility treatments and adoptions to bring children into...

By Stacey Garfinkle | May 7, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (72)

 

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