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Archive: January 18, 2009 - January 24, 2009

The Ones Left Behind

By Anita Tedaldi My husband left us again. For the next few months it’ll be me and our five daughters, ranging in age from 8 years old to 6 months, while he serves Uncle Sam. We are a military family and after years of deployments, I still find my husband’s...

By Stacey Garfinkle | January 23, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (11)

Public Enemy No. 1: Layabout Dads

By Rebeldad Brian Reid As much as I hate to admit it, the inescapable fact is that dads, statistically, aren’t holding up their half of the parenting bargain. I’ve known this for some time, but when confronted by the stubborn reality, I usually do one of two things: I point...

By Brian Reid | January 22, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (41)

Ann Coulter and Single Moms

Ann Coulter is not married and not a mom. Yet in her new book "Guilty" she devotes an entire chapter to single mothers and the children in their homes. In it she blames almost all societal problems on single motherhood. "The strongest predictor of whether a person will end up...

By Stacey Garfinkle | January 21, 2009; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (130)

Do You Have a Mom Car?

It doesn't really matter if you're driving a minivan, SUV, hybrid or a 2-door hatchback. The Mom Car is all about cleanliness -- or lack thereof. I find it eerily easy to relate to Momlogic's Andrea, whose car is a stinky, gooey, sticky mess. My husband, on the other hand,...

By Stacey Garfinkle | January 20, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (40)

Teaching The Why of the Dream

At noon today, CNN aired Martin Luther King's speech, which made me wonder, have your kids ever heard the original "I Have a Dream" speech? Students at an Atlanta elementary school were lucky enough to have it re-enacted for them last week by the school's head custodian. In case you...

By Stacey Garfinkle | January 19, 2009; 10:55 AM ET | Comments (8)


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