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Archive: May 17, 2009 - May 23, 2009

The Boy Who's Refusing Chemo

Thirteen-year-old Daniel Hauser and his mom are probably headed to Mexico if they aren't already there. That's the word from police in Minnesota who are searching for the pair. Daniel was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in January, writes the Minnesota Star-Tribune. He underwent one round of chemotherapy for the treatable...

By Stacey Garfinkle | May 22, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (58)

Facing Down Ronald McDonald

By Rebeldad Brian Reid My little one went a little nuts in the back seat last week. "Go there! Go there!" she started shouting excitedly as we drove home from preschool. I didn't have the slightest idea what she was talking about until the last moment, when a 20-foot-tall billboard...

By Brian Reid | May 21, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (34)

A World Without Technology?

Can your kids handle a media fast? Can you? A simple rule at some outdoor camps makes them unappealing to a certain segment of today's totally plugged in, technologically connected teens, reports The Associated Press. The rule is no cell phones, iPods, or laptops. In other words, meet the people...

By Stacey Garfinkle | May 20, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (50)

Live on Twitter: It's a !

The Tweets started simple enough: "# Showered, ready to go to the hospital. Today is D day! ... Busy checking in and doing the "are you allergic to anything" thing ... Going thru previous pregnancy and loss history. Running out of space." Then the mom gets closer to delivery: "Ouch!!...

By Stacey Garfinkle | May 19, 2009; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (22)

A Mother's Gift of Choice

By Susan Froetschel I only knew my mother for eight years, but she was the kind of mom who introduced her children to new activities and then stepped back, waiting to see if we flourished or stumbled. Brownie meetings, library visits and crafts in the park went well, while ballet...

By Stacey Garfinkle | May 18, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (28)


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