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'Babies' Is a Movie for Mommies

Babies

The new movie "Babies" follows four babies from four very distinct cultures, from birth to walking -- and it is guaranteed to put a wide smile on any mother's face.

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Why Public School Doesn't Suck

With the recession, more and more kids are going from private to public schools. Here's a guide for your move, from a parent who has experienced both the private and parochial -- and is now happily entrenched in the public school system. 

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Don't Ignore Sandra's Baby's Race!

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When the news of Sandra Bullock's recent baby adoption broke with the morning sun, a smile as wide as the Louisiana bayou broke out on my face. Yet so many politically correct online bloggers, reporters and comment-posters ignored the baby's race. As a single mom of two biracial children, that bothered me.

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What Does Your "Mom Hair" Say About You?

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mom hair


Your ratty ponytail thrown under a baseball cap could be telling the world more than "I'm exhausted."

We all know the famous new-mom haircut. When I had a newborn, I got one myself: a short, low-maintenance pixie cut that allowed me to reduce my preening time and increase my diaper-changing time. I even went one step further than a simple cut and sacrificed my blonde locks for my natural brunette base, thus saving money and time in a colorist's chair.

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Are Racial Slurs OK As a Term of Endearment?

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My daughter and her "bestie" have nicknames for each other that they think are cute: The friend is a "blonde" and my daughter is her "maid." I know that some ethnic groups like to reclaim terms such as the N-word as a source of empowerment -- but isn't this getting a little too carried away?

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

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A recent report has shown that since the recession began, the divorce rate in America has dropped to the lowest it's been in 30 years. Divorce is an expensive business, so cash-strapped couples are apparently taking a closer look at their relationship flaws and asking themselves if their marriage is "good enough" to justify staying. If you are in that situation, here are five questions to ask yourself before you tear your family in half.

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Jon and Kate: The Single Mother Double Bind 

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kate gosselin

How can single mothers prove to the courts that they are the better parents when they are being forced to work to provide for their kids?

Dr. Wendy Walsh: Single mother Kate Gosselin is sweating it out working on "Dancing with the Stars" -- and her husband, Jon, has filed for full custody of the kids, saying that she is working too much and is not available for her children. Never mind that he has been gone for weeks at a time himself, not seeing his kids while he shacks up with a morphing string of girlfriends.

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An Epidemic of Cheaters?

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First David Letterman, John Edwards and Tiger Woods. Then Jesse James. And now ex-Giant Tiki Barber is reportedly having an affair with his kid's babysitter -- while his wife is pregnant with twins! What's going on?

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