Obama Loses Stay-at-Home Moms’ Support (If He Ever Had It)

There's quite a brew erupting in social media over remarks by President Obama this week about stay-at-home mothers.  I am reminded, as I was when he made the infamous remark in 2011 about not wanting his daughters to be "punished with a baby", that the President and I reside in different universes on social issues.Speaking yesterday in Rhode Island, the president called for more taxpayer-spending on early education programs in order to "make sure that women are full and equal participants i … [Read more...]

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Should You Take Your Child to the Cemetery?

When a loved one dies, should you take your small child to the funeral?I know it's Halloween and all, but this is a serious question--and it was given a very serious answer in the French Catholic newspaper La Croix.  Daniel Oppenheim, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst and the author of Dialogues With Children About Life and Death, offers advice to parents of young children.I'm not sure there's any one "right" answer--but I'll share some of his insights.   If your experience in your own f … [Read more...]

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Moms, Dads, Kids, Singles, Everyone…This Movie’s For You

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The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.Back in January, I reported my first impressions of the movie Moms' Night Out, after my set visit on location in Birmingham.Before that, in December, I wrote about my earlier interview with Patricia Heaton, who starred in the film but was also co-producer with her husband David Hunt.I told you about Moms' Night Out's sheer wackiness, its humor and pathos.  I called it a "frolicking good time" looking at motherhood's s … [Read more...]

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