Melissa Henson: CBS’s Insipid, Vulgar “Friends with Better Lives”

For the network that airs Two and a Half Men, the bar was already pretty low for insipid and needlessly … Continue reading

10. April 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
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Lori Borgman: The parade you don’t want to miss

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It was a last-minute deal. I left dirty dishes in the sink, grabbed two flags from the garage and met … Continue reading

09. April 2014 by Lori Borgman
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Melissa Henson: Why TV ratings aren’t helping parents

The latest episode of Fox’s The Following, a sophomore drama about a charismatic serial killer with legions of followers who … Continue reading

28. March 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
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Lynn: Rachel Canning, the prodigal daughter, returns

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*NOTE:  And by “prodigal,” I mean “spoiled, rotten brat.” My last daughter remaining in the house has told me that … Continue reading

19. March 2014 by Lynn Armitage
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The Good, Bad and the Bossy

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Dear Miss Bossy Pants, You might not remember me, but I was one of the girls you bossed around when … Continue reading

18. March 2014 by Lori Borgman
Categories: Common Sense, Feminism, Parenting, Women | 2 comments

Here’s hoping I’m “the cool sub” once more

Several years ago, while launching my freelance writing career but still in need of a part-time job, I did a … Continue reading

13. March 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
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In parenting, happiness is not the goal (Really!)

Take the time to read this phenomenal blog post at Huff Post Parents called, “It Is Not My Job to … Continue reading

06. March 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
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Melissa Henson: What really works at the box office

A fundamental tenet of business is first, find out what it is that people want or need; then set about … Continue reading

28. February 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
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Raunchy t-shirts? $600. Teachable moment? Priceless.

This week, a Utah mom made news by buying up nearly $600 worth of t-shirts that she decribed as indecent, … Continue reading

21. February 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
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Today, do more than feel blessed

My high school junior is struggling with third year Spanish, and since I don’t speak Spanish, the best I could … Continue reading

20. February 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
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Science fair proves Einstein’s Mother’s Theories

The science is settled. At long last, a brilliant mom named Susan Messina has put science fairs in their place. … Continue reading

19. February 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
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Lynn: Mean girls are just bullies with lip gloss

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No mother likes to see her child in pain – either physically or emotionally. I always thought the physical blows … Continue reading

14. February 2014 by Lynn Armitage
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I’m Tami Taylor

Buzzfeed is forever impeding the progress of my days, offering irresistible headlines like “17 Puppies that look like Presidents” and … Continue reading

12. February 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
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Dan Isett: The Wardrobe Malfunction — Ten Years Later

Unless you’re a fan of the New England Patriots or the Carolina Panthers, it’s unlikely you remember very much from … Continue reading

02. February 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
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Melissa Henson: Why can’t the networks get family TV right?

Recently NBC announced its production slate for the upcoming television season. In the works is an adaptation of L. Frank … Continue reading

21. January 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
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How one coach turned a LaxBro into a well-mannered young man

A majority of adults believe our culture is more rude and less civilized than a generation ago. If you recently … Continue reading

08. January 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: American Teens, Common Sense, Family, Manners, Values, Young Adults | Leave a comment

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