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Preggo Pink ROCKS the AMA's!


Did you guys watch the American Music Awards the other night? While Bon Jovi nearly put me to sleep with their lackluster performance, a three-months-pregnant Pink ROCKED the house when performing her new song, "Raise Your Glass"! 


Teachers Need to Learn How to Teach

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A recent article in the Wall Street Journal revealed that education experts are pushing for a major redo of teacher-prep programs in our country, with tougher admission and graduation standards and a much bigger emphasis on classroom training for candidates who wish to teach in elementary and secondary schools. Should the teaching-accreditation process should be more stringent?


Can You Prepare Your Kids for the Future?


The New York Times' Motherlode blog called our attention to a Brain Child Magazine essay in which the writer ponders whether, in the face of the many unpredictable catastrophes we've seen in the world these past 10 years, we can possibly prepare our children for the future. Should we remain focused on pushing toward Ivy League pursuits? Or should we be training our kids to survive in any economy -- and maybe even to chop wood?


Divorce Undo: How to Get Back Together

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Sometimes divorce just doesn't stick. Take Jamie and Lynne Spears (Britney's parents), who just announced they've gotten back together after being divorced for eight years. Is there a right way to reconcile? And is there a right way to tell your kids? Read on for advice from our expert, Dr. Michelle Golland.


13-Year-Old Has Full-Sleeve Tat!

There are photos circling the Web of a 13-year-old with a full-sleeve tat! Even as a tattooed mom, I think 13 is WAY too young to get a single tat -- let alone a full sleeve. Can you imagine how challenging it would be for our teenaged girls to come up with a tasteful option for masking their "Bieber Forever" tats?


'The Locator's' Troy Dunn Reunites Families

Troy Dunn

Desperate to find your birth mother? Pining for your high school boyfriend? Troy Dunn, a.k.a. "The Locator," is your man! His show premiered Saturday, November 6th, at 10PM/9c on WeTV. We got in touch with this father of seven (yes, seven!) and got to know the intensely personal reasons why his job is so important to him.


La La Vazquez Talks Movies and Motherhood

Lala Vasquez

La La Vazquez can't help but walk around with a big ol' smile on her face: She recently married her sweetie of seven years, NBA star Carmelo Anthony, on camera -- and the resulting reality show, "La La's Full Court Wedding," has rocked VH1 since it premiered. With her big-screen debut, "The Gun" (opposite Val Kilmer and 50 Cent), coming this January, this busy mom of one kindly spared a few seconds to chat with us about movies and motherhood.


'Community' Star Joel McHale on Fatherhood

Joel McHale

Some folks just ooze the funny. As the longtime hilarious host of E!'s "The Soup" and star of NBC's "Community," comedian/actor/dad of two Joel McHale cracks us up on sight. He talks to ML about fatherhood.