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Should the Supreme Court hearings be televised?

November 30, 2011  |  No Comments  |  Share

The Supreme Court has a decision to make about healthcare reform even before it begins discussing healthcare reform itself.  And that is whether or not the public deserves to see the hearings on live television.  C-Span is arguing that the circumstances of this case, the length of the hearings, which are budgeted for 5 hours, along with the precedent setting...

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Easy Beefy Shepherd’s Pie

November 30, 2011  |  No Comments  |  Share

I thought of a favorite cousin today who once told me how easy this is to make.  Recipe comes from About.com. Americans love casseroles, and this shepherd's pie recipe ranks right up there for its ease, frugality, and homey goodness. Shepherd's pie recipes are traditionally done with lamb, but are also great with ground turkey and beef. Makes 6 Servings...

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The Mom Vivant / Debbie Baldwin of Ladue News

November 30, 2011  |  1 Comment  |  Share

All the Whos in Ladueville liked Christmas a lot. But the Zilch who lived just south of Ladueville did not. The Zilch hated Christmas the whole Christmas season, Go ahead ask her she knows just the reason It’s not the trees though she hates all the chopping It’s not the house cleaning, the sweeping the mopping It appears that the most likely reason of all, Is the...

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Moms are talking back!  Check out this survey from cafemom.com

Moms are talking back! Check out this survey from cafemom.com

November 30, 2011  |  No Comments  |  Share

Did you ever wonder why Moms seem so turned off to current events and politics?  Maybe because they feel they aren't being heard by the decision makers.  The #1 parenting site on the web, cafemom.com, decided to ask mothers across the country, and across a spectrum of racial, economic, political and socioeconomic backgrounds, how they're feeling leading into 2012.  More...

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Click here for headlines as of 11/30

November 30, 2011  |  No Comments  |  Share

  Herman Cain says no way is he quitting after alleged 13 year relationship / Can Newt shed baggage from the past / Lieberman asks Google to block terrorist content

Fish stew (because you’re sick of turkey!)

November 28, 2011  |  No Comments  |  Share

From FineCooking: Halibut and Mussel Stew with Fennel, Peppers, and Saffron by Ivy Manning This seafood stew, brimming with some of Spain's most celebrated flavors, is easily adaptable to serve meat-lovers and vegetarians alike: see the variation below to serve one vegetarian, or check out the completely meatless version of the stew. Serves four. 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil, more for the bread 1...

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Click here for headlines as of 11/28

November 28, 2011  |  No Comments  |  Share

 Arab league enacts sanctions against Syria / Obese third grader taken from mom and placed in foster care

The rising tide of Latino Republicans

The rising tide of Latino Republicans

November 28, 2011  |  No Comments  |  Share

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is forced to research and clarify her late grandfather's immigration status. Marco Rubio, Florida's GOP Senator, is accused of embellishing his family's immigrant story. A Republican congressional candidate in California puts on his website that he is the great-grandson of an illegal immigrant. As more Latino Republicans seek and win elected office,...

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The Mom Vivant/ No stubble left behind or beauty tips from the Real Housewives

November 28, 2011  |  No Comments  |  Share

By Alexandra Gekas Posted November 09, 2010 from WomansDay.com Whether it's for antiaging creams, acne medicine or exfoliating scrubs, American women spend a bundle on maintaining their beauty. In fact, a 2008 YWCA report found that U.S. women dole out around $7 billion—roughly $100 per month—on cosmetics and beauty products. But there’s a select group who prefer to go the old-fashioned...

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The Mom Vivant / Debbie Baldwin

November 23, 2011  |  No Comments  |  Share

What does your choice of pie at Thanksgiving dinner tell you about your personality? With Thanksgiving just around the corner The Mom Vivant thought we should turn to our favorite fictitious psychological consultant to learn what choosing a pie flavor says about your personality. Let’s dive in. Oh and in case you were wondering there is absolutely no scientific evidence...

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