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Archive: December 20, 2009 - December 26, 2009

On Christmas, seeking parental perspective

Have yourself a very merry Christmas Eve panic attack... (Bloomberg) For those of us who a. procrastinate, and b. live on the East Coast and recently got buried under several inches of snow, the last-minute Christmas panic is even more intense than usual. "We don't have all the presents!...

By Jen Chaney | December 24, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (25)

The top 5 parenting fads of 2009

This is the time of year for lists, so I would like to present for your consideration 2009's five most over-hyped parenting stories: 1. Killer Zhu Zhus: Earlier this month, a consumer safety group warned that pretty much the only must-have Christmas toy -- Zhu Zhu pets -- were toxic....

By Brian Reid | December 23, 2009; 7:34 AM ET | Comments (22)

The glories of impromptu baking

At some point, we all have to come in from the snow and figure out a way to fill the days between now and that distant date when the kids will have to head back to school. We faced that moment here yesterday morning: I'd had it with TV, and...

By Brian Reid | December 22, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (13)

Celebrating the snowfall windfall

It is my genuine hope that all of you are celebrating the snow day today and -- therefore -- have little time for reading blogs. It's not every day that Washington gets socked with a White Christmas-guaranteeing blizzard. So go on, get outside! Though there is no wrong way to...

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


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