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Archive: August 9, 2009 - August 15, 2009

Summer Schoolwork

Ahhh. Mid-August. School starts in just a couple of weeks for many area kids. And that means actually taking a look at the summer work packets. Work? Summer? Really? Sure, I expect high schoolers to have some summer reading to do. But what about elementary and middle-school kids? Should schools...

By Stacey Garfinkle | August 14, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (26)

Moms, but Not Dads, Learn About Parenting From Their Own Mothers

By Rebeldad Brian Reid When it comes to parenting practices, moms today have taken a lot of cues from their own mothers, according to new research presented last week. Researchers from Ohio State took at a look through data on a group of moms in 1979, as well as the...

By Brian Reid | August 13, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (16)

The Best Age to Become 'Mom'?

First-time moms are statistically getting older. That's the news out of a report being released today by the National Center for Health Statistics. In 1970, the average age of a first-time mom was 21.4. In 2006, that number jumped to 25. One of the most interesting statistics involves the proportion...

By Stacey Garfinkle | August 12, 2009; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (29)

The Breastfeeding Doll

As a young girl -- a tomboy in most ways -- I did have some girlie girl toys: Dolls. Not a roomful, but a Barbie who I dressed in beautiful gowns. As far as I can tell, playing with the dolls didn't harm me in any way. It didn't make...

By Stacey Garfinkle | August 11, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (86)

The Tragic Loss of Children

Linton and Jan Weeks are parents who did all that mattered right. Linton is a name some of you probably recognize. He was a longtime Washington Post writer who now works as a correspondent for NPR. As much of the parenting blogging world has focused their sights on the tragedy...

By Stacey Garfinkle | August 10, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (14)


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