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Archive: January 4, 2009 - January 10, 2009

Dad Jailed for Unsportsmanlike Conduct

The next time you're at a kid's sporting event, and you hear a parent berating an umpire or yelling at a child, you might want to kindly bring up the case of Michael Beck. Beck lost his temper at his daughter's softball game. Upset with calls by the umpire, he...

By Stacey Garfinkle | January 9, 2009; 3:45 PM ET | Comments (3)

Snotty-Nosed Kid Season

The colds started sometime in November. You know the symptoms. Snot of varying colors. Ear infections. Coughs. Pink eye. Nausea. More snot -- who knew those little bodies could be so prolific? It wasn't just my kids. These little sickies have been everywhere I've been turning lately -- at school,...

By Stacey Garfinkle | January 9, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (19)

When Is It Worth Torpedoing Eat/Wake/Sleep Routine?

By Rebeldad Brian Reid Things are fairly regimented around our household. Dinner is usually on the table at about the same time every night, and bedtime – even on the weekends – is fairly consistent: the little one is down by 7 p.m. or so, and the big one is...

By Brian Reid | January 8, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (30)

Guns Again: 4-Year-Old Shoots Babysitter

If ever any parent needed yet another reason to be wary of having a gun in a house with children, this story out of Jackson County, Ohio, is it. A 4-year-old, angry that his babysitter stepped on his foot, "retrieved a shell from a drawer in a back bedroom, grabbed...

By Stacey Garfinkle | January 7, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (59)

The Things Teens Post Online

These days, there are virtually no teens who aren't using social networking sites to connect with friends and share details of their lives. And the majority of those teens are sharing information publicly that may hurt their chances of getting admitted to colleges or securing a desirable job. That's the...

By Stacey Garfinkle | January 6, 2009; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (31)

The Obamas and Work-Life Balance

Could incoming "Mom-in-Chief" first lady Michelle Obama change the way we think of stay-at-home moms and working moms? That's one idea floated by Ellicott City mom LaShanda Chirunga. Chirunga is a Harvard-educated lawyer turned stay-at-home mom of 1-year-old twins. She and her husband always planned on her staying home with...

By Stacey Garfinkle | January 5, 2009; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (33)


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