Kiki's Courage

When should parental concern overrule internet fame, money-making ability and childlike dreams of grandeur?  Where's the line between understandable public outrage and victim blaming?  Who is at fault for the life Kiki Kannibal is living and does fault matter here?In the new issue of Rolling Stone, Sabrina Rubin Erdely outlines in detail the life of 18-year-old Kirsten Ostrenga, starting at age 13, when the child created a MySpace page, dressed up in provocative scene-queen outfits and amassed a following of tens of thousands....more
In order to protect my children they are not allowed on any social websites. They are both boys ...more

Obama Accepts Resignation of General Stanley McChrystal, Names Petraeus as Replacement

In the fallout of Gen. Stanley McChrystal and his staff's impolitic comments published in a magazine article, President Barack Obama today accepted the general's resignation. He announced his decision from the White House Rose Garden as the media anticipated the general would be fired. The president said: ...more

Jancee Dunn on parents, children and "normal"

Families are strange things. There are a lot of things you can control in life and a lot you can’t, and the family you’re born into is one of the “can’t” things. I guess that's why there are so many shrinks; a lot us just haven't come to peace with our parents and sublings. ...more

Oh, Baby! The Clever Cover of Pregnancy Magazine.

Pregnancy hasn't looked this good since a buck naked Demi Moore showed off her baby bump on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine seventeen years ago. Sexy. Powerful. In your face. ...more