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Introducing the Kids to Courtney Love

So last year when I was back home visiting, I was driving my sister and her kids someplace and a Miley Cyrus song came on the radio. You would have thought that all holy hell was breaking loose in the scramble to change the station. When things finally settled down, I was able to ask her, ”So why no Miley?” (more…)

Classic Children’s Books Revisited

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I recently moved in with my boyfriend and his daughter. He and his ex-wife each have 50% custody, so I have in effect become a part-time step-mom. There have definitely been the expected ups and downs for both of her and me during the adjustment period, but aside from the tender hugs and affection that can only come from a child who loves you, the highlight for me has definitely been reading books to her at bedtime. (more…)

Eight Grossly Inappropriate Coloring Books for Children


I like to give the children in my life coloring books.  It gives me something to do when I go visit them and it’s something I will always be better at then them. (more…)

Elmo Gets Off


Kevin Clash, the Muppeteer who created and gave life to Elmo, had three of his court cases thrown out by a judge on Monday. It wasn’t because of lack of evidence, but because the accusers waited too long to bring Clash to court. (more…)

Is MTV done with Teen Mom 2?

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Teen Mom has had its share of controversies. The show has made celebrities out of young people dealing with the fallout of teen pregnancy. Some critics worry that casting these troubled young people in the spotlight is making life rockier than it already is. (more…)

Teen Mom Farrah Abraham Sells Sauce

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Did you know that Farrah Abraham, from season 1 of Teen Mom, has a business venture? No, I’m not talking about that movie. I can’t even mentally process the thought of that movie. (more…)

The Fresh Beat Band: Top 5 Sins

If you are not familiar with The Fresh Beat Band, they are an absolutely insidious group that has a show on Nick Jr. Their music could drive a person to serious day-drinking. They are very popular with children, but most of the adults I know have a less-than-stellar opinion of the band’s music. I’ve summarized some of their sins here for you. (more…)

Tuesday Cartoon Break

It’s raining in Gotham today It was supposed to rain in Gotham today, so here is a little cartoon fun to share with the kids. Here are some classics that are still pretty fun for little ones. Don’t forget the “Mommy Juice.” (more…)

Three Abandoned Places

Today’s post on abandoned places will focus on deserted amusement parks and the screaming children who once frequented them. This is why we can’t have nice things. (more…)

Is Teen Mom Farrah Spiraling Downward?

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Teen Mom Farrah Abraham has been in the news a lot lately. It seems that she is making a desperate attempt to hold on to the fleeting fame she got from Teen Mom. The series ended in 2012. (more…)