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Archive: December 2, 2007 - December 8, 2007

The Debate: Are We Too Materialistic?

In Wednesday's The Holiday-Birthday Mashup comments, many readers piped in with great thoughts about celebrating birthdays and the holidays. Clearly, most of us are comfortable with the gift-giving that we do for these events. And those concerned about the glut of gifts in the house do a few things to...

By Stacey Garfinkle | December 7, 2007; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (35)

Get Your Game On

G. PG. PG-13. R. Do you know what I'm referring to? My guess is that most of us recognize these movie ratings and know what they mean. How about these? EC. E. E10+. T. M. AO. Chances are far fewer of us know what these are, according to the 12th...

By Stacey Garfinkle | December 6, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (14)

The Holiday-Birthday Mashup

With Hanukkah now in full swing and Christmas coming soon, it's easy to get caught up in that holiday spirit. But in our house, other big days are coming. Child No. 1 turns 6 this week, right in the middle of Hanukkah. Luckily, he's excited that he gets more than...

By Stacey Garfinkle | December 5, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (107)

Brothers and Sisters

By Mike Snyder I've spent quite a few keystrokes chronicling how we've assessed and addressed our son's early education delays. But I haven't written much about his big sister and only sibling, our six-year-old daughter. My daughter and I have been extremely close since the day she was born. She...

By Mike Snyder | December 4, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

In Crime, Some Teens Become Adults

One of the four men arrested in the murder of Sean Taylor isn't a man, yet. He's just a teenager. The 17-year-old is facing felony murder and armed robbery charges. Youth facing the adult criminal court system aren't that unusual according to the Associated Press, which reports that roughly 200,000...

By Stacey Garfinkle | December 3, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (27)


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