Category Archives for Media

PaleyFest: Parents Television Council Reviews The CW’s and CBS’ New Fall TV Shows

The CW and CBS showcased a few of their upcoming new fall TV shows over the weekend, and the Parents … Continue reading

09. September 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
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Melissa Henson: Kia, Red Bull Must Stop Paying For Racist and Misogynistic TV Content, Too

Earlier this week it was announced that a number of major corporations like Kia and Red Bull had pulled their … Continue reading

05. May 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: Common Sense, Family, Media, Parenting, Values | 2 comments

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
Categories: Family, Media, Not Making This Up, Parenting, Values | Leave a comment

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
Categories: American Teens, Family, Media, Parenting, Technology | Leave a comment

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
Categories: Faith, Media | Leave a comment

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
Categories: Cool Women, Media, Values, Women | Leave a comment

Lori: Speak now, regret it forever

Nearly 25 years ago, Mike Royko wrote a sharp-edged column on the first roster of banned words, a list of … Continue reading

04. November 2013 by Lori Borgman
Categories: Common Sense, Media, PC Values | Leave a comment

Lori: Sifting the bad news for the good

It’s hard to read the news without thinking we have become a total train wreck. Terrorist attacks, mass killings, abductions, … Continue reading

30. September 2013 by Lori Borgman
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Mary Gates: Mothering ‘That Kid’ With Food Allergies

Life hands us our causes. Often we end up advocating for things that touch/attack/harass us without our consent – we  … Continue reading

23. June 2013 by Mary Gates
Categories: Family, Food, Media, Parenting | Tags: | Leave a comment

Marijo: Why The IRS Story Now?

As wives, mothers, chauffeurs of small children, etc, it’s hard to stay up on current political events but here’s one … Continue reading

13. May 2013 by Marijo Tinlin
Categories: Media, Politics | Tags: , , , | 1 comment

Mary: Game On, Abercrombie

  68 yr-old Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Michael Jeffries infuriated potential consumers when his 2006 quotes from Salon in response to … Continue reading

13. May 2013 by Mary Gates
Categories: American Teens, Economy, Fashion, Media, Not Making This Up, Sex, Values, Women, Young Adults | 1 comment

Sarah: Who’s a Savant?

I recently read an article by Adam Piore about savant syndrome, that rare and mysterious affliction in which someone suffers some … Continue reading

10. May 2013 by Sarah Maduri
Categories: Common Sense, Family, Feminism, Media, Uncategorized, Values, Women, Work | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

Marybeth: Violent video games create unhealthy emotions

To: Marybeth From: Nonviolent Video Mom My son wants to play the same video games his friends play, but I’m … Continue reading

06. May 2013 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: American Teens, Family, Media, Parenting, Values | 1 comment

Marybeth: Parental responsibility trumps child’s privacy

To: Marybeth From: Message-reading Mom My daughter’s smartphone buzzed when she was out of the room. I picked it up … Continue reading

29. April 2013 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: American Teens, Family, Media, Parenting | 3 comments

Lori: All a twitter over tweeting

The husband joined Twitter. I coached him. It was like standing behind someone who is deathly afraid of water and … Continue reading

13. April 2013 by Lori Borgman
Categories: Common Sense, Family, Media, Technology | Leave a comment

Marybeth: Popular music presents serious problems

If you’re concerned that the lyrics being piped into your children’s headphones are inappropriate — or even dangerous — you’re … Continue reading

08. April 2013 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: American Teens, Family, Media, Parenting, Values | 1 comment

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