Fresh from the latest season of Dancing with the Stars, ModernMom's Brooke Burke will take the stage once again as the co-host of the 2012 Miss America Pageant! "I'm so excited to be invited back to co-host the show," said Burke. "I remember as a little girl, watching it with my mother, who watched it with her own mother." She's returning for the second year as the … [Read more...] about Brooke Burke to Co-Host the Miss America Pageant
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I am not what you’d call a "pushy parent." I’ve watched that "Toddlers and Tiaras" show on TLC, and some of those pageant moms scare the crap out of me. The idea of forcing my kid to do something, of making her miss out on birthday parties or other activities because she’s got to practice, practice, practice - it’s just anathema to my character. So when my … [Read more...] about I Guess It’s Still Better Than Beauty Pageants
Feminism. It’s that other f-word. It’s hard to define, carries a distinct connotation, and quickly divides people. Our culture has a very clear concept of what feminism is and whom feminism serves. Usually, when a woman classifies herself as a feminist, she’s thought of as prizing femininity and despising masculinity. She’s a fierce competitor to other men and will be the first … [Read more...] about Feminism Isn’t Just For Little Girls
Planning a family movie night? Here are some of our holiday favorites: Elmo's Christmas Countdown Like ABC, Sesame Street's Elmo's Christmas Countdown DVD follows the countdown theme. It's up to Elmo and sidekick, Abby Cadabby, to find the missing boxes, that Oscar the Grouch “accidentally” threw away, and restore the Christmas countdown. As Stiller the Elf explains to … [Read more...] about Favorite Holiday Movies for Kids
In honor of Chanukah, I’m re-posting this adorable tale from last year with some updates. I know it borders on lazy, but I’ve got latkes to make and gelt to buy. And it’s not like anything has changed. It’s as timely now as it was 12 months ago. Sad. But true. L’Chaim. I live in a small beach town in New Jersey and the holiday season is upon us, as evidenced by Christmas … [Read more...] about Where Have All The Dreidels Gone?