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Archive: January 6, 2008 - January 12, 2008

Off to the Hospital

Surgery Day is closing in. Later this month, 4-year-old will undergo a surgical procedure that four doctors agree he needs. This isn't the first time he's gone into the operating room, but it is the first since a study on animals raised questions about the potential risks of anesthesia on...

By Stacey Garfinkle | January 11, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (29)

It Was Nice Knowing You, PTA

When school began in August, I had every intention of involving myself in my kindergartner's school. And what better way than getting involved in the PTA? So, I attended the first meeting. A decent sized crowd (about 50 people) showed up. Budgets were passed out. The officers went over money...

By Stacey Garfinkle | January 10, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (32)

Little Girls, Big Limos

"Be happy you have boys!" So started the phone call the other night from my sister-in-law. She and her husband, non-parents who are unofficial second parents to my children, were dining near the Verizon Center on Monday night when the crowds started arriving for the Hannah Montana concert. Here was...

By Stacey Garfinkle | January 9, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (485)

No, Kids, I'm Right

By Mike Snyder Happy New Year, Dear Readers! A show of hands, please: Who isn't secretly -- or wide-openly -- happy that the holiday break is over and the kids are back to school? Whew! I love my kids and treasure the familial closeness the holiday respite provides, but sometimes...

By Mike Snyder | January 8, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (32)

Pulling Out All the Stops for Hannah Montana

"My daddy died this year in Iraq." So started an essay by Priscilla Ceballos's six-year-old, Alexis. The essay won the girl four coveted tickets -- along with airfare and hotel -- to a Hannah Montana concert, and a Hannah Montana makeover. The problem is, the essay designed to win the...

By Stacey Garfinkle | January 7, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)


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