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Archive: October 12, 2008 - October 18, 2008

The Best Halloween Loot

You might recall that I'm not a huge fan of Halloween excess. My boss still thinks of me as the Cruella who brings the bulk of the Halloween loot into the office rather than letting the kids nosh on it for weeks and weeks. But now that the kids are...

By Stacey Garfinkle | October 17, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (16)

The Candidates Take on Families

By Rebeldad Brian Reid The final debate of the 2008 presidential election season has come and gone. Whether you think that Sen. Barack Obama delivered a knockout punch or that Sen. John McCain reinvigorated his campaign has a lot to do with your politics, but one thing is widely agreed...

By Brian Reid | October 16, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (11)

The Case of the Missing Jacket

I think 6-year-old may have set a new household record for lost clothing. Like most, we've had the occasional winter hat walk off somewhere at school. And we've got our fair share of one glove in search for a partner. When socks get a hole, we save the good one...

By Stacey Garfinkle | October 15, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (22)

Chicago Thinks Gay-Friendly High School May Be Answer

In Chicago, the school system is trying to tackle a problem of harassment and violence toward gay students. The public schools CEO's solution seems simple: Open a "gay-friendly" high school. The school's curriculum would not differ from other schools. However, it would offer counseling for students and the curriculum would...

By Stacey Garfinkle | October 14, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (57)

Sports Make for Happy Families

Let's face it. Not all families are happy with each other all -- or even most -- of the time. But if your kids and you seem to be at odds more than not, you might want to look toward sports and exercise as a solution. That's just one of...

By Stacey Garfinkle | October 13, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (13)


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