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Archive: November 9, 2008 - November 15, 2008

Safe Haven Law Reveals Bigger Problems

Little kids, little problems. Big kids, big problems. That's a phrase that's floated in my brain a lot lately as I've kept abreast of the kids being abandoned under Nebraska's safe haven law that we discussed last month. Today, even as a 5-year-old became the 35th child abandoned under the...

By Stacey Garfinkle | November 14, 2008; 2:30 PM ET | Comments (6)

The Best Places to Raise Kids

This week, a list of the best, most affordable places to raise kids came out. This one's courtesy of Business Week. Tops on the list is Mount Prospect, Ill. The magazine weighted affordability heavily in its criteria, selecting towns with at least 50,000 residents and a median family income between...

By Stacey Garfinkle | November 14, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (29)

'Pregnant Man' Expecting Baby No. 2

Thomas Beatie, the transgender man known around the world as "pregnant man" has told Barbara Walters that he's pregnant with baby No. 2. Beatie and his wife, Nancy, became parents to baby Susan on June 29 and have lived in near seclusion in their house outside of Portland since then,...

By Stacey Garfinkle | November 13, 2008; 12:34 PM ET | Comments (34)

When Do Parents Really Need Parenting Advice?

By Rebeldad Brian Reid I was talking to someone about the blog recently, and she asked about the kind of parents we tended to attract. She assumed that we were relatively focused on young parents (or – at the least – parents with younger kids). She had a high schooler...

By Brian Reid | November 13, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (9)

Families Here, Rest of You Over There

Just in time for Thanksgiving, the Transportation Security Administration is expanding its use of family security lanes to speed up getting through airport security. By Nov. 20, the TSA says that every airport security checkpoint will have dedicated lanes for families or people with special needs. They'll be marked with...

By Stacey Garfinkle | November 12, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (63)

Are Kids' Gift Registries a Good Idea?

Six-year-old REALLY, REALLY, REALLY wants a specific Lego gears toy. Every Thursday while his brother does gymnastics, the older one pulls the gears-toy book out of the toy area and memorizes the pictures of how to build different contraptions. And so, with his birthday a month away, I encouraged him...

By Stacey Garfinkle | November 11, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (35)

About That Dog . . .

What kind of dog could make it to the White House? To: The Obamas, particularly Malia From: A parent who knows a little something about hypoallergenic dogs President-elect, you threw the country a curveball when you revealed Malia's allergy. After all, the country spent days speculating on the best...

By Stacey Garfinkle | November 10, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (21)

 

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