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Rebecca Bahret

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Rebecca Bahret is a freelance writer and proud Facebook junkie. After eleven years in law enforcement doing everything from evidence collection to undercover narcotics, she is content in her latest (and favorite) assignment: Mommy. She is a Crunchy Conservative (hippy parenting, conservative politicking) and loves spending time with her two young boys and her husband — when he isn't deployed. Also, wine."

Stories from Rebecca Bahret

IHOP makes a huge mistake with a breastfeeding mom by Rebecca Bahret

Sami Copeland claims an employee at a Chesapeake, Virginia, IHOP placed a dish towel over her 3-month-old son's head, trying to force her to cover up her breastfeeding. An IHOP spokesperson called the action a "mistake," and initially the chain apologized but has since retracted that apology. It's one thing to ask a mom to stop, another to make them leave, but to physically place an object on the head of a child that isn't yours? In my state, that's assault — which is what you might get in return if you did that to my child.

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Woman busted for hosting beer pong party for teens by Rebecca Bahret

Laurie Kennedy hosted a party at her house last month. Being a gracious host she provided a "large assortment of alcoholic beverages" as well as tables, cups and table tennis balls for beer pong. Cops were called to her house early in the evening, and by 10 p.m. she was on her way to jail, facing 14 separate charges. Now she is facing a possible 14 years in jail and $14,000 in fines. Why? Because the party she hosted was for a bunch of teenagers, and buying booze for teens is not only not cool — it's illegal.

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Texas school refuses Native American student because of his ponytail by Rebecca Bahret

A Texas public school refused entry to a kindergartner last week because his hair violated their district’s strict policy. The boy is a Native American and his parents say his long hair is part of his religious beliefs. The school ultimately let the child attend, but only after requiring written proof of his heritage. But what if they had no written proof, just the parent's word on what their spiritual beliefs would be? Being Native American proves genealogy but not necessarily faith. Shouldn't a parent's word be enough when requesting a religious exemption?

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