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The Mom Vivant / Debbie Baldwin of Ladue News

April 25, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

By Debbie Baldwin This documentary on school bullying came into the spotlight several months ago as producers fought with the MPAA to change the R rating to PG-13. The cynic in me suspects the push was initiated by bullies of the industry, Bob and Harvey Weinstein, to increase box-office revenue. The pure-of-heart in me thinks the intention was to make the...

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How delegates are chosen

April 25, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

From About. com: How Delegates are AwardedThe Democratic and Republican parties use different methods for determining how many delegates are awarded to, or "pledged" to vote for the various candidates at their national conventions. Democrats use a proportional method. Each candidate is awarded a number of delegates in proportion to their support in the state caucuses or the number of primary votes...

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An easy weeknight dinner

April 25, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

Taco pasta? Stuffed green peppers? These are just some of the recipes I found when I was looking for an easy recipe. There's just one problem. They're gross. I am the mother of a 12 year old boy who thinks anything that isn't a nugget, doesn't arrive via the Dominos deliveryman and isn't drowning in parmesan cheese and butter is...

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April 25, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

The "Rominee" bears down on Tampa after 5 state sweep / Father records teacher bullying autistic child / Girl slips into 20 foot sinkhole while talking on cell phone

It's the ladies, by a long shot, in the latest popularity polls

It’s the ladies, by a long shot, in the latest popularity polls

April 25, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

According to the latest ABC News/Washington Post polls, Ann Romney is even more popular than Mitt Romney. Michelle Obama is more popular than Barack Obama and even Hillary Clinton is more popular than at any other time in her 20 years on the political stage. Could it be that a partisan weary public sees women as better negotiators and more...

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Explaining how a Presidential candidate gets his party’s nod

April 11, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

 From Infoplease.com: A great resource for kids. Step-by-Step on the Campaign Trail How the President Gets Elected —Holly Hartman Don't know the difference between a caucus and a convention? Unsure what the electoral college is? Check out our handy guide to the seven steps of the presidential election. Candidate announces plan to run for office. This announcement launches the candidate's official campaign. Speeches, debates, and baby-kissing...

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The Mom Vivant / Debbie Baldwin of Ladue News

April 11, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

Wardrobe Malfunction By Debbie Baldwin  So Cranky is fourteen and like most fourteen-year-olds she goes to dances. These events are pretty much the same as they’ve always been. I actually think I recognized one of the instructors the other night from when I attended. They’re in the same venues at the same times and the kids learn many of the same dances,...

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April 11, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

Michelle Obama says she is now more popular than the President / Harvard now teaching class on "understanding Obama." / Sagging pants earns man jail time

If I can get my son to eat this, I’ll be psyched!

April 11, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

The weather is so incredibly beautiful in St. Louis this Spring that it has me thinking of having dinner outdoors. I'm also putting my house on the market and having less time to cook than ever. This is easy and will knock out at least three of the food groups! It's from Food.com: 1 (1 1/3 lb) package ground...

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It’s practically official – Mitt is the Rominee!

April 11, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

I can't believe we are about to agree with something that Rush Limbaugh said. But, you have to give credit where credit is due. He's right. Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney doesn't have to talk conservative anymore. So, it's safe for his inner moderate to come out. The Mom Vivant (who is a real person named Debbie Baldwin) came up...

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