Skins - "The Most Dangerous Show For Children..."

It’s apparent the folks over at MTV are going to keep testing the boundaries of their contentious programming. They’ve enjoyed virtually no consequences by walking the fence of inappropriate teenage content, and have been successful at luring desperate advertises wanting to target this particular demographic ....more

The MTV show "Skins" has been canceled!

Though this is a victory for all concerned with ... more

Skins - "The Most Dangerous Show For Children..."

It’s apparent the folks over at MTV are going to keep testing the boundaries of their contentious programming. They’ve enjoyed virtually no consequences by walking the fence of inappropriate teenage content, and have been successful at luring desperate advertises wanting to target this particular demographic ....more

I'm grateful to have you in my camp. I've been writing/speaking out against this lurid ... more

She's 18 Next Month: This Mom Is Backing Away From Miley Cyrus Criticism

Miley Cyrus will be 18 next month. All this talk of containing the sexy is rubbing me wrong. I can't stand her music, and I've never been a fan of any of the Cyrus clan for myriad reasons. I was aghast at her behavior when she was 16. However, she's not 16 anymore, not a child. Now that she's a month from being old enough to vote and serve her country, any attempts to contain her sexy smacks of patronizing patriarchy to me. But this post is not a rant -- it's a question. ...more

Love your post!! Precisely the premise both of my blogs are based on: "Parenting in a ... more

Latinas in Social Media: Are we out there? Let's start the conversación!

Track:  change-agents Latinas are one of the fastest growing segment of bloggers. In this session, you can understand who we are, why we blog, where we are coming from and where we're going....more

I'm all for it! Interesting and relevant topic.

Vote por uds.! (voted for ... more

Why Pay for Preschool?

It is unreal the social pressures put on families to place their blessed preschool children into institutions.  Families can save money and build their relationships by learning together during the early years.  We did it and have kept right on homeschooling since.  No regrets.  Susan http://www.fun-home-preschool.com

I created a new Group: Family Fun in Hard Times. Join me!

I created a new Group: Family Fun in Hard Times. Join me! ...more
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Jonas Brothers: Mainstream Musicians or Disney Fantasy

Does the cover of Rolling Stone make you a serious musician?  ...more

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It's Spring Cleaning Time!

Winter is dwindling away and we'll soon be throwing our windows open to springtime. This is traditionally the time of year when we give our nests an extra-good cleaning, a ritual that might date back to cave-dwelling ancestors shedding their insect-infested winter wraps on the first warm day of spring. ...more

I just posted a guest blog, by organizing expert Tina Murphy, about this spring ritual on my ... more

And the hot color for spring is...(drumroll please...)

I recently had a few rare free hours on an equally rare springy March day in New York and popped over to Soho to see what was up with the rich and fabulous by way of fashion. As it turns out, most of my favorite shops had one thing in common: Purple. ...more

Any shade of purple works for me...and my 8th grader! I've recently shopped at Lucky Outlet ... more

Tell Us What You Want To See Next on Backtalk

So far we have covered a variety of topics on Backtalk. The ethics of Facebook, how the economy is effecting all of us, mom bloggers who inspire us, blended families... just to name a few. We have three shows coming up in the next weeks in which we discuss family size, a topic obviously near and dear to my heart, body image post motherhood, and the business of mommy blogging. ...more

To answer your question about age appropriate clothing, I'll be 50 next year and I agree, ... more