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Slutty Halloween Costumes for Kids

A piece of bubble gum and a starlight mint candy. That was what my two daughters told me they wanted to be for Halloween last […]

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Bathing Suit Rules for Moms

It was a bad night at the community pool. Bad because there were black clouds creeping overhead. Bad because it was less than 70 degrees […]

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Your Husband Watches Porn

“Does your husband look at porn online?” Of all the conversations moms have started­ with me as we’ve sat on park benches and watched our […]

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Food Nazis Invade First Grade

    The parents at Thomas Edison Elementary were pissed. Already we’d watched our little muffins take hit after hit over the past year, what […]

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Desperate Housewives: The Reinvention of the Main Line Mom

Michele Seidman didn’t know what to do with herself. In a few months, her only son, Jared, would be starting first grade at Gladwyne Elementary […]

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How Lia Sophia, Tastefully Simple and Pampered Chef are Taking Over Women’s Social Lives

When I opened the e-mail, I knew it was the beginning of the end. It came from my friend Jenn. My cool friend Jenn. My […]

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Natalie Munroe: A Tale of a Teacher in a Digital Age

Natalie Munroe strolled into Central Bucks East the morning of February 9th as if it were any other Wednesday. As she wove her way through […]

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The Charmed Life of Mrs. Bob Brady

DEB BRADY HAS COOKED ENOUGH FOOD to feed the entire 34th ward of Philadelphia. The spread covers the island in her kitchen: jalapeño poppers, taquitos, […]

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The $50,000 Kiddie Birthday Party

Tiffany Gabbay was shocked. She’d just opened her estimate from the company that rents carnival-style vending carts for kids’ birthday parties. Gabbay was thinking small, […]

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Do Kids Cause Divorce?

In June, Melissa* packed the U-Haul with everything that was hers and everything that was theirs — the Disney videos, the Littlest Pet Shop figurines, […]

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What Really Happened Inside 121 Greycourt Road?

The police called it "the slashing job." The call came in at 5:18 p.m. on September 12, 2009. Ten-year-old Anthony DiAndrea had been playing with […]

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Tuesday Night TV Smackdown

I have a very serious problem. It actually woke me up in the middle of the night, and I laid there, stressing, for, like, 14 […]

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Birthdays Are My Weakness

We had our first-ever birthday party for Blair the other day. Her first real birthday party. At a place. That we paid for. With lots […]

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No Justice for Daniel

I had to read the Inquirer headline three times last night to actually believe it: “Day-care owner found not guilty in toddler’s death.” This is […]

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The Real Pay to Play

I was disappointed that, at the Haddon Township School Board meeting on Monday night, no one threw a shoe. Or a folding metal chair. Or […]