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May 23, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

Polls shows 41% of Americans are pro-choice

The Mom Vivant

May 23, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

Wow, is this a worthwhile article. We Moms are on the front lines of the dance around technology. Yes, technology is a boon in many ways. I love that I can google a recipe for dinner and that I can actually read my son's research paper if he has done it on the computer. No handwriting issues there! And my...

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Must read for kids!

May 23, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

The following are excerpts from a piece in the Washington Post about Eric Schmidt's graduation speech at Boston University. They might be worth mentioning to your kids at the dinner table. Could be an interesting conversation. ●Among those who text, girls ages 14 to 17 sent a median of 100 messages daily in 2011, according to the Pew Research Center’s Internet...

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Easy is good at this time of year!

May 23, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

Pasta with peas and parsley-walnut pesto From the pantry, you'll need: garlic, walnuts, fresh black pepper, kosher salt, extra virgin olive oil, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, pasta, onion, wine you'd be happy to drink. Serves 3-4. Ingredients For the pesto:1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves2 Tbsp roughly chopped walnuts1 large clove of garlic1 tsp black pepper1/4 tsp kosher salt4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided2 Tbsp...

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The Mom Vivant / Debbie Baldwin of Ladue News

May 23, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

I really don’t know what to say. I feel like I’m waking up/coming down from an absinthe- induced daydream. Either that or somebody made a live action version of SpongeBob SquarePants. I’m not a big follower of the grand tradition of French absurdist comedy, but I can see its value. Here, we have an endearing romance wrapped in a cloak...

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Tough Love

Tough Love

May 23, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

Progress sometimes comes in quietly. Or as they say in North Carolina, on kitten's paws.  Other times it's a dramatic, "Wow!" "Wow" is what I have to say after reading about Mia Love. What's not to love about her story? The daughter of Haitian immigrants who arrived in the United States with ten dollars in their pockets, Mia Love just...

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Debbie’s “Encharitos”

May 10, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

In a large glass bowl, combine shredded, cooked chicken, a small can of chopped green chilis, a cup of grated colby jack and 1 cup of salsa. Combine and spoon into flour tortillas, roll and place on cookie sheet. Cover with salsa, cheese and crumbled corn chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Only in New York! Kids draw the News

May 10, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

Kids Draw the News: The Case of the Missing Manholes By ANDY NEWMAN Liam, 11, Burundi, Africa Our colleagues at The Times’s City Room blog have a new feature called Kids Draw the News, where they assign the 12-and-unders in the audience a current article about New York City to illustrate, and post the results in a slide show. The first two assignments...

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Timely topics

Timely topics

May 10, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

Wow, it has been an interesting season for Moderate Moms. I just got back from North Carolina where voters voted overwhelmingly for a constitutional ban on gay marriage. North Carolina is such a beautiful state and in some ways, it is quite progressive. It's a state that likes to keep its manners and its politicians in check, though, typically voting...

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The Mom Vivant / Debbie Baldwin of Ladue News

May 10, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

By Debbie Baldwin I have an idea for a board game, working title: Diet Tribe. In it, players would move a tiny grocery cart around a board that represents a grocery store. The goal is to be the first to check out with a full cart of food that will encourage weight loss, speed metabolism, lower cholesterol, manage blood sugar, prevent...

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