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Archive: August 16, 2009 - August 22, 2009

Busting on Barney

Kids love Barney. But how many parents do? (Universal Studios) My 2-year-old daughter learned to sing this past Inauguration Day, and when it comes to music, she's always had very clear preferences. As an infant, she'd cry whenever I'd play Pavement. Recently, in the car, when Run-DMC came on...

By Anne | August 21, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (44)

Little Girls, College Guys -- and Nervous Parents

By Brian Reid When we moved, a year ago, there were certain trappings of D.C., that we wanted to maintain. I kept my cellphone number. We held onto our house. And we wanted to work like heck to ensure that our eldest child didn't lose the Spanish skills she'd built...

By Brian Reid | August 20, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (61)

Baby Firsts, Digitally Speaking

By Andrea H. Caumont It used to be, that when it came time for a smitten mother to archive her child's first steps, there were really only two options: enough scrapbooking supplies to make Martha blush, or, as was the case with my family, a plain beige photo album with...

By Stacey Garfinkle | August 19, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (42)

“The Brady Bunch” Revisited: Debating the Ideal Number of Children

By Vincent O'Keefe So what word would you use to describe “The Brady Bunch”? Perhaps “corny”? “chaotic”? “classic”? Well, imagine my surprise when I asked my nine-year-old daughter why she liked the show (on a whim we have been watching episodes on DVD). She replied: “I like it because it’s...

By Stacey Garfinkle | August 18, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (135)

Hey Shorty ...

Ah, to be an average height. It was one of my big wishes as a child. But alas, such glory would never be mine. And so, I learned to accept my short stature. It has come in handy at times: "Honey, you need to change the light bulbs." You see,...

By Stacey Garfinkle | August 17, 2009; 4:50 PM ET | Comments (11)

 

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