Big Kid

When is it okay to lie to children?


“The Easter Bunny’s not real, right?” Henry asked me one night. We had just finished reading a bedtime story, and had moved on to the bedtime deep philosophical discussion. Without thinking, I replied, “Nah.” He didn’t say anything. Crap, I thought. Had I made a grave error? I didn’t think much was at stake, when […]


Boys on this side,girls on the other: is single-sex public education a good idea?


The New York Times magazine this week covered the single-sex public education movement. Of course single-sex education is nothing new—just ask parochial and private school students. But as stories crop up of how our school system fails boys and girls, the idea of segregating students in public schools by sex is gaining credibility. In the […]

Teenage Wasteland (of Stretch Marks)

Teenage Wasteland (of Stretch Marks)


Dearest Amy, I’m pretty sure you have probably addressed the issue of stretch marks due to pregnancy, but I have a different question regarding stretch marks. My 15-year old daughter has gained quite a bit of weight in the past year and has rather large, gaping stretch marks on the sides of her waist. They […]


Teen pregnancies on the rise


The teen birth rate has risen for the first time in 14 years, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On average the percentage jumped 3 percent from 2005 to 2006; the rise was highest in black teens—a whopping five percent. As if this weren’t troubling enough, last month the CDC released […]


“A hug can lead to other things.” Like, apparently, detention.


Wonderland, Wonderland, we’re on our way… Oops, sorry. Been watching too much WonderPets lately. Hi fair Wonderland readers, It’s Liz from Mom101, honored to be here once again in an effort to fill Alice’s formidable shoes. I’ve been gingerly caressing the faux leather uppers all morning, sighing, even humming a little to myself, just so […]


The Internet finds another victim.


If you haven’t heard of Allison Stokke, you’re the exception: Google her name and you’ll receive almost one million results. There are fan sites, youtube videos, and countless blog posts, all dedicated to her. And she wishes there weren’t. Allison is a high school student who also happens to be a champion pole vaulter. Oh, […]

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