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Archive: September 16, 2007 - September 22, 2007

Well, Britney, Here's How You Parent...

For now, Britney Spears and Kevin Federline will continue an even custody split of sons Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1. But court commissioner Scott Gordon imposed some rules on Britney: random drug and alcohol testing and eight hours a week of parenting classes with a coach. So, let's...

By Stacey Garfinkle | September 21, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (30)

What Makes a Good Parent?

Once upon a time, in la la land far, far away, a prince met a princess. They got married and had babies. And all was well in the world. And then the world changed. Welcome to United States circa 2007. Births to unmarried mothers is at an all-time high (nearly...

By Stacey Garfinkle | September 20, 2007; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (42)

Run! There's a Kid Merchant at the Door!

The Sally Foster fundraising catalogue came home in kindergartner's backpack last week. My reaction: Ugh. Already? Husband's reaction: We can throw that away, right? And so I waffled. Trash it? Forget about it? Or suck it up and spend mega bucks on thicker wrapping paper in long sheets along with...

By Stacey Garfinkle | September 19, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (132)

School Days Off

The two days of Rosh Hashanah were useless in terms of learning in the school I attended through high school. Our school gave all of us the first day off. And at least half the teachers and students took off on the second day, when school was open, rendering the...

By Stacey Garfinkle | September 18, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

And the Winner Is ...

I really wanted to get into watching the Emmys like I did in my days BK (before kids). As a teenager, I'd watch with my mom while she railed on who had the worst outfits. Every so often, an actress would don a dress my mother deemed beautiful and flattering,...

By Stacey Garfinkle | September 17, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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