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Archive: May 3, 2009 - May 9, 2009

The 2008 Top Baby Names Are...

The Social Security Administration's list of the top baby names of 2008 has been released. And, once again, topping the list are ... drumroll, please ... Jacob and Emma. Do those names sound awfully familiar? That may be because Jacob has topped the list for a decade and Emma was...

By Stacey Garfinkle | May 8, 2009; 10:56 AM ET | Comments (16)

The Art of the Juggle

Playwright Maria Zacarias has two roles: She's mom to three children under the age of 8 and she's a well-respected playwright in Washington, D.C. In a story in The Washington Post Weekend section today, she answers a question I often see asked: How do you do it? When Zacarias became...

By Stacey Garfinkle | May 8, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (24)

On or Off the Academic Fast Lane?

By Rebeldad Brian Reid The New York Times Magazine on Sunday published a call to arms against treating kindergarten like, well, school. The author, Peggy Orenstein, suggests that we shouldn't be worrying about standardized testing, shouldn't be thinking about homework and shouldn't even be stressing out about teaching reading skills....

By Brian Reid | May 7, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (39)

Blended Motherhood

By Allyson Howard I usually introduce him as my son, not my stepson. Certainly at times when people may interact with his biological mother, too, I make it clear that he is my stepson. But for me, introducing my three sons and my stepson is like putting an asterisk next...

By Stacey Garfinkle | May 6, 2009; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (28)

Shhh! The Losses We Never Talk About

Last week, I started searching for a guest blogger to talk about the pain of having a miscarriage, live on On Parenting guest blogging central. The first rejection e-mail came in and I figured that I'd be digging for someone for quite awhile. Then, I ran across the essay I'd...

By Stacey Garfinkle | May 5, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (76)

Donald Brashear and the Consequences of Abuse

By Rebeldad Brian Reid As many of you know, I've peppered my posts with hockey references for years. So I read Mike Wise's piece on the front page of the Post on Saturday with considerable interest. Wise profiled Donald Brashear, the Caps' "enforcer" and the go-to guy when it comes...

By Brian Reid | May 4, 2009; 1:00 PM ET | Comments (7)

Where's the Soap?

We've all heard the advice: WASH YOUR HANDS. President Obama's said it. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has said it. The CDC has said it. Handwashing properly, as my colleague Jennifer Huget wrote, is one way to try to curb the spread of unwanted viruses. So, what's the...

By Stacey Garfinkle | May 4, 2009; 7:20 AM ET | Comments (20)

 

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