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Archive: March 1, 2009 - March 7, 2009

Dora the Explorer No More?

The original Dora the Explorer was an adventuresome girl who appealed to kids regardless of gender. She first aired on television in 1999 and is known for loving baseball and her untraditional pet monkey Boots. She's an outdoorsy girl who wears shorts and is always exploring. The new Dora. (Mattel/Nickelodeon...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 6, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (52)

Money-Saving Tips for Family Fun

By Rebeldad Brian Reid I've adopted a somewhat ostrich-like approach to the crumbling economy. I've sworn off Google Finance. I don't watch cable news anymore. And I don't open my 401(k) statements. I just can't take the stress. But the news finds a way to find me. I'm well aware...

By Brian Reid | March 5, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (40)

A Friendship That Crosses Genders

One boy, one girl. They've been friends forever, having met at the ripe old age of 6 months. And so far, at age 7, the friendship continues. Sure, the relationship has had its share of bumps. For instance, when boy wasn't invited to girl's princess birthday party because he couldn't...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 4, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (22)

Mother Yeller

Hi, my name is Leah Ariniello and I am a yeller. I wondered if I had a problem when a few years back my son came home from preschool with the task of making up a riddle. “What looks like a horse, has black and white stripes and can be...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 3, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (68)

Multitasking Gone Too Far?

I'd venture to guess that many of us have been in similar situations to a mom in Dayton, Ohio. Kids need to get to school. Someone in the car is hungry. But that's where one mom's decisions went incredibly wrong. The mom was seen breastfeeding her baby -- who was...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 2, 2009; 2:22 PM ET | Comments (5)

TV's Not the Big Bad Wolf

Remember that Baby Einstein study a couple of years ago that showed that those baby videos that claim to boost IQ scores did the exact opposite? Well, moms and dads, now you can relax. A follow-up study on television's impact on children under the age of 2 has some good...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 2, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (19)

 

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