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Archive: December 14, 2008 - December 20, 2008

Santa Isn't Real?!

Note to readers: If you've got a "reading" child near you who still believes in Santa, please go somewhere else and come back later. Now, onward... Sorry, kids. I know that you still believe in Santa, but he's just a figment of your imagination. That "ho-ho-ho" gift giver is really...

By Stacey Garfinkle | December 19, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (32)

The Best Dads Are Fathers Even Before the Baby Arrives

By Rebeldad Brian Reid One of the things that always baffled me about the pregnancy process was the almost-complete absence of guys around the obstetrician’s office during all of the pre-natal visits. I understand that it is not the dad that carries the baby, but given the fact that it...

By Brian Reid | December 18, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (43)

Lock? What Lock?

It's one of the many nightmares parents of toddlers may face. The toddler or preschooler unlocks the door and wanders out. In this case, the child is a 4-year-old boy who unlocked his front door, walked across a multilane street and wandered into an unlocked door at a Family Dollar...

By Stacey Garfinkle | December 17, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (37)

Adam Walsh Case Finally Closed

In 1981, 6-year-old Adam Walsh went missing from a Hollywood, Fla., shopping mall, sending all of South Florida into a tailspin. Today, more than two decades later, Adam's killer has finally been named: Ottis Toole, a suspect who had twice confessed and recanted, admitted to the crime on his deathbed,...

By Stacey Garfinkle | December 16, 2008; 5:31 PM ET | Comments (17)

Lessons From a Single Mom

Recently, I spoke to Ponscella (Ponnie) Cousins, a 55-year-old single mom of two daughters, ages 33 and 15. She lives in Philadelphia. Here's what she shared: My daughter was born 33 years ago. I did everything more traditional. I worked full-time. My daughter had before-school and after-school care. She was...

By Stacey Garfinkle | December 16, 2008; 7:40 AM ET | Comments (77)

Has Obama Discipline Struck Your House?

Since Barack Obama became president-elect, parents around the world have been naming babies after him. All eyes have been following which school his girls would attend (Sidwell Friends) and which kind of puppy he and his family will choose (he likes big dogs). And some parents have been holding him...

By Stacey Garfinkle | December 15, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (21)


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