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Archive: July 6, 2008 - July 12, 2008

The Obama Children

On July 4th, Barack and Michelle Obama granted "Access Hollywood" video time with 10-year-old Malia and 7-year-old Sasha. The resulting footage shows a tight-knit family. Talkative Malia tells it how it is in her house. Dad leaves his heavy bag in the doorway for the family to trip on it....

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 11, 2008; 7:01 AM ET | Comments (273)

The Skinned-Knee Conundrum

By Rebeldad Brian Reid I just returned from vacation, which seems to be an excellent opportunity for the kids to collect all manner of minor injuries. Maybe it was being out of the house and in a weird setting, maybe it was the total boycott on footwear, but we endured...

By Brian Reid | July 10, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (126)

Skin Protection 101

Ah, July. The weather in D.C. alternates between hot and sweltering. And about the only relief is to: a) stay indoors or b) swim All that time at pools and playing in water fountains means the kids get lathered with sunscreens, some of which contain ingredients I can't possibly pronounce....

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 9, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (62)

Smiles, Crocs and Cholesterol

The news is filled with lots of tidbits this week. So, for today, put your hand in the grab bag and pull a few out: First, the good news. Baby's first smiles are great for mom. Now, I'm fairly certain that most moms could've told you this without a study,...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 8, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Raising Lefties

Before becoming mom, I made certain, shall we say, presumptions about my future children. They'd need glasses early, just like their dad and mom. They'd be adventurous eaters, not unlike mom and dad. And they'd be right-handed, again like mom and dad. Turns out I couldn't have been more wrong...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 7, 2008; 7:20 AM ET | Comments (95)


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