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Archive: May 31, 2009 - June 6, 2009

Marriage and Money: Who's Tuned In?

Bonnie Sweeten was living what might be considered a fairly typical suburban existence before she faked the abduction of her 9-year-old daughter. She was a working mom of three, including a baby, with a busy kid life. And, according to several news reports, she managed the family's finances. Husband Larry...

By Stacey Garfinkle | June 5, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (26)

Michael Lewis States the Obvious: We Cover Up the Unpleasant Parts of Parenting

By Rebeldad Brian Reid Perhaps the best sign that fathers are being taken seriously as parents is the emergence of a new genre of literature: the first-person tale of fatherhood (or, as Elizabeth at Half-Changed World puts it, "dadiaries.") This puts dads or par with moms, where the momoir is...

By Brian Reid | June 4, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (35)

The Case for 'Womenomics'

Claire Shipman, senior national correspondent for ABC News' "Good Morning America" and mother of two, and Katty Kay, Washington correspondent and anchor for "BBC World News America" and mother of four, were working moms in need of a friendly sounding board. When one would get a new job offer, the...

By Stacey Garfinkle | June 3, 2009; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (32)

Why I Told My Kids, "I Have Cancer"

By Jen Singer Moments before my husband and my mother-in-law brought my kids into my hospital room, I panicked. "Don’t turn this into a scene from 'Terms of Endearment,' " I mumbled to myself. After all, I wasn’t dying. Well, I was, but once I was to start chemotherapy, my...

By Stacey Garfinkle | June 2, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (11)

Is 'Up' Really for Kids?

The dogs and the gun. Those were the parts of the new animated movie "Up" that my 5-year-old and his friend found scary. That's not to say that the movie wasn't a hit with all the kids. My younger one has already memorized a couple of scenes and can't stop...

By Stacey Garfinkle | June 1, 2009; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (15)

The 100 Book Challenge

Seven year old has never been much of a reader. Sure, he can read, pretty well, or so his teachers tell me. He just hasn't had the desire to pick up books for enjoyment. And with school about to end, wonderful husband and I didn't want to face a...

By Stacey Garfinkle | June 1, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (24)


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