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Archive: February 1, 2009 - February 7, 2009

What Makes Up Quality Time?

The question in's newsletter this week is one that any parent can relate to, whether we're struggling with balancing work and life, as the questioner is, or if you are home with your kids full time. Goop, for those of you scratching your heads, is Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyles site....

By Stacey Garfinkle | February 6, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (12)

Cynicism About Valentine's Day

By Rebeldad Brian Reid I am officially old enough to have grown cynical about Valentine's Day. Don't get me wrong: I'm not cynical about romance. I still believe that anniversaries are events to be celebrated. But I've just about had it with Valentine's Day: the overpriced, half-dead flowers, the sale...

By Brian Reid | February 5, 2009; 12:07 AM ET | Comments (51)

Dealing with the Down Economy

By Rebeldad Brian Reid The economy is in bad shape. That much is obvious. You can see it on TV and hear it in the voices of even those workers who thought -- until recently -- that their jobs would be safe. This anxiety isn't restricted to just those who...

By Brian Reid | February 4, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (17)

Tight-Lipped Moms are Mad at Dad

By Rebeldad Brian Reid The No. 1 most-read piece on right now is a massive analysis of Parenting's latest poll of moms, which finds that mothers today are -- to put it mildly -- ticked off. The title of the piece is "Mad at Dad," but "mad" hardly seems...

By Brian Reid | February 3, 2009; 12:07 AM ET | Comments (78)

Enough With the Eight-is-Enough Judgments

By Rebeldad Brian Reid It's rare that a parenting controversy comes along in which nearly everyone ends up on one side of the issue, and the strange case of Nadya Suleman -- the mother of the octuplets born last week -- is one of those issues. But it isn't the...

By Brian Reid | February 2, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (22)


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