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Would you give your 8 yr old Botox?

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When I read the story about Kerry Campbell, a mom who gives her 8-year old daughter Botox, my first reaction was, ‘Seriously?? WTF?’ After getting past the title, which took me a good half hour of shaking my head, my second reaction was, ‘Wow! That is one messed up mother / daughter relationship.” Seriously, woman…learn … Read More.

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Oxymoron: Being a parent and your kid’s friend.

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A commentary on Billy Cyrus’s interview with GQ that he shouldn’t have tried to be Miley’s friend and disciplined her more. There are so many conflicting views on the topic of being your child’s best friend. To me, it’s as simple as dictionary terms. friend n. 1. a person known well to another and regarded … Read More.

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Why do I spend so much to send my 4 year old to a private school?

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I don’t send my 4 year old to a private school because I’m a snob. I certainly don’t send her to private school because I can afford it — in this economy, who can? I spend way too much money on private school because it’s my job as a parent to prepare my child for life, and … Read More.

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Why Does Diego Get all the Cool Toys?

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Being a techie mom, I love all things gadgety. One of my favorite cartoons growing up was Inspector Gadget. While other women may drool over diamonds and the latest in handbag fashion, I asked for the newest gaming keyboard for Mother’s Day and a Flip Video Mino HD Camcorder. So, when I catch glimpses of … Read More.

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My Toddler’s Addiction to Dora

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After the millionth time that Sara asked to watch Dora, I began to suspect that the TV show Dora was being laced with subliminal messages like they used to do in movie theaters to make you think you were thirsty. I figured it out, it’s a conspiracy! Those big hypnotic eyes, and crazy happy smile … Read More.