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Archive: March 8, 2009 - March 14, 2009

A Leaner 'Sesame Street'?

Say it ain't so ... Sesame Workshop, the producer of "Sesame Street," is not immune to the current economic woes and is cutting 20 percent of its workforce. And while I'd be surprised if Sesame's bigwigs trim characters from what is arguably its most-beloved show, the news got me thinking...If...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 13, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (18)

Maintain Family ... At a Distance

By Rebeldad Brian Reid Last week, I took an unexpected field trip. My young nephew was going in for some long-planned surgery, but -- at the last moment -- the procedure was bumped a week because of some sniffles. That left my sister, who had made careful plans to ensure...

By Brian Reid | March 12, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (16)

Is Your Daughter a Supergirl?

By Liz Funk “On the first day of class, I would already have my books and by the first weekend, I would do as much homework as I could for the semester; I would read the books that would be assigned in November. I felt like I had to be...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 11, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (47)

What Kind of Parent Are You?

Parents: We're a politician's -- and marketer's -- dream. We spend money on our kids even when we save on all our other expenses. Once bucketed, we've been known to turn elections (a la soccer moms). And so, in order to appeal to our senses, we get put into simply...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 10, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (37)

Babies Die and We Judge

In this weekend's Post magazine, Gene Weingarten takes us into the worlds of children forgotten by parents, children left to die in the back seats of their hot cars by mistake. As you'd expect, the parents' world is a harrowing one. These parents suffered severe memory lapses of a type...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 9, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (73)

 

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