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Archive: May 10, 2009 - May 16, 2009

Boy Scouts Take Your Weight Seriously

The Boy Scouts of America is watching your weight. And if you're on the obese end of the BMI scale, you'd better plan to bow out of certain activities. Because starting in January, you won't be welcome on some of the scouts' more rigorous adventures. The new health form for...

By Stacey Garfinkle | May 15, 2009; 8:15 AM ET | Comments (23)

Online Gossip Site Goes Too Far

An Internet gossip site frequented by high school students is at the center of a threatened attack on students at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda. But this is not the first time the site, peoplesdirt.com, is at the center of controversy. The site thrives on students posting rumors about...

By Stacey Garfinkle | May 14, 2009; 2:55 PM ET | Comments (6)

To Snoop or Not to Snoop

By Rebeldad Brian Reid The hip thing among my daughter's friends is "password journals," the high-tech version of the lock-and-key diaries of yesteryear. Hers is locked down with some sort of voice-recognition software to keep out prying eyes. Right now, it's all good. She's too young to have any real...

By Brian Reid | May 14, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (59)

More on the Juggle

In last week's blog about how playwright Maria Zacarias balances her roles as mother and employee, many of you chimed in wishing that we in the media would talk to someone without flexible schedules, someone who works in an office every day. So, please welcome Moira, who stepped up to...

By Stacey Garfinkle | May 13, 2009; 1:00 PM ET | Comments (15)

Jon and Kate Plus ...

What IS it about "Jon and Kate Plus 8"? You'd have to be under a rock on a desert island these days to miss the reports that seem to be coming out daily on the heads of household in the Gosselin family. A photo of Jon leaving a club at...

By Stacey Garfinkle | May 13, 2009; 7:50 AM ET | Comments (29)

Why Can't I Stop Fighting in Front of My Kids?

By Melissa Chapman “Why do you just step out of your clothes and leave them on the floor, do you think I’m the maid?” “If you put your used coffee cup in the sink, why can’t you just fill it with water and let it soak?” “You need to put...

By Stacey Garfinkle | May 12, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (51)

Mom the Moron

"I want the media to stop talking about us like we're children," Alice Bradley of Finslippy.com says in the latest Momversation episode questioning the media's stereotyping of moms. "We're being fed these messages and used to propogate them." Are we less competent -- morons even -- than any previous generation...

By Stacey Garfinkle | May 11, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (36)

 

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