If you are like me, making your kids a school lunch is more functional than fun. You have your standard PB and J or ham and turkey sandwich and, if you are feeling really fancy, you might scribble "Good luck on your test" on a napkin and fold it neatly with a smug grin on your face as you congratulate yourself for being an awesome mom. Enter these parents and their amazing and elaborate lunches. Warning: They may make you feel an itty-bitty bit like a bad mom — but don't let them — instead let them inspire you. Not as in inspire you to actually make them (who has time for that?) but inspire you to hang these pictures on your fridge as art.Read Full Story
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?Read Full Story
Over the weekend, hackers downloaded dozens of female celebrity nudes from the cloud and distributed them gleefully. Instead of focusing on the criminals who violated women's privacy and the pervs who delighted in the stolen photos, many focused on the so-called scandal. Your teenager probably checked out Jennifer Lawrence's nudes by third period today. Here's what you need to talk to him about.Read Full Story
Eating placenta is the hot new parenting craze passed on by Earth Mother celebrities, but Baylor University Medical Center doctors are not on board. To bypass this hospital policy, moms are doing whatever it takes to get their placenta home for a yummy snack — including smuggling it out of the hospital in a cooler.Read Full Story
Back to school means that your daughter will be subjected to wardrobe scrutiny by educators in the classroom. But no matter what she wears, it's up to teachers and parents to explain to her male peers that the length of her skirt has nothing to do with being a "distraction" in the classroom.Read Full Story
It all began with an orange folder. Not any orange folder — a plastic orange folder with pockets and prongs. That’s what my son’s third grade teacher specifically asked for on his back-to-school supply list.Read Full Story
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