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Archive: March 15, 2009 - March 21, 2009

The Big Birthday Present Question

A decade or so ago, a friend with kids got tired of her son always wanting to buy expensive gifts for his friends' birthdays. So, she gave him a birthday present allotment of about $5. She was thrilled with the results. Her son started to understand just how much the...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 20, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (70)

Dads and Downturns

By Rebeldad Brian Reid The victims of the current economic recession, we are told, are overwhelmingly men, which means that more and more fathers are coming home to -- at least temporarily -- different roles. The prospect of fathers taking on increased roles at home has sent the media into...

By Brian Reid | March 19, 2009; 7:15 AM ET | Comments (28)

March Madness by Mascot?

Yes, it's that time of year again when folks gather for hours around the computer screen to pick the PERFECT college basketball bracket and enter pools to win a little extra cash. While older kids -- and even some adults -- may approach this as a math lesson in statistics,...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 18, 2009; 3:04 PM ET | Comments (1)

Allergic Kids Find New Hope

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology conference wrapped up its annual meeting in Washington yesterday. For parents of children with allergies, there's good news and good news. While many kids truly are allergic to foods, the numbers diagnosed may be overly high. "Researchers at National Jewish Health in...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 18, 2009; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (12)

Why My Tween Does Not Have a Cellphone

By Jamie Mazza If you asked my 12-year-old son why he does not have his own cellphone, he would tell you, “Because my parents are LAME!” He may be right. As I started to write this blog, I felt as if I were doing a written assignment, punishment for being...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 17, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (51)

Moving Women Forward

Last Sunday, the Vatican -- in one of its more confounding moments -- declared the washing machine as the most important 20th century invention to liberate Western women. "The debate is heated. Some say the pill, some say abortion rights and some the right to work outside the home. Some,...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 16, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (61)


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