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The Mom Vivant

January 22, 2018  |  No Comments  |  Share

What is a blogger supposed to do when everything they thought they knew changes in one fell swoop? Bloggers get clicks for being controversial, not advocating a middle of the road approach or compromise. Since November 2016, this blogger has alternated between wanting to pull the covers over her head when the television news is on to talking back to...

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FactCheck.org on the Planned Parenthood Videos

July 31, 2015  |  No Comments  |  Share

Unspinning the Planned Parenthood Video Posted on July 21, 2015 Several Republican presidential candidates have claimed that Planned Parenthood is “profiting” from abortions. But the full, unedited video they cite as evidence shows a Planned Parenthood executive repeatedly saying its clinics want to cover their costs, not make money, when donating fetal tissue from abortions for scientific research. Four experts in the field of human...

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Planned Parenthood

July 31, 2015  |  No Comments  |  Share

I am going to write an ellistical post about the undercover video campaign against Planned Parenthood. That means I am making a list of things to consider. This isn't an op-ed piece, it's a call for reflection. It is a list of questions I am asking myself about Planned Parenthood. 1) According to FactCheck.org, 3% of Planned Parenthood funds go to...

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Jon Stewart is defending Marco Rubio

June 18, 2015  |  No Comments  |  Share

Liberals defend Marco Rubio against blistering New York Times attacks Published June 11, 2015 Fox News Latino (AP PHOTO/DAVID GOLDMAN) It’s not often that Jon Stewart, host of “The Daily Show,” defends conservatives, but that is what he did Wednesday. Stewart became the latest critic of The New York Times recent stories attacking presidential contender Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, for everything from having...

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Justice Dept. Findings on Ferguson

March 4, 2015  |  No Comments  |  Share

Justice Dept. review finds pattern of racial bias among Ferguson police By Sari Horwitz March 3 at 3:16 PM The Justice Department will issue findings Wednesday that accuse the police department in Ferguson, Mo., of racial bias and routinely violating the constitutional rights of black citizens by stopping drivers without reasonable suspicion, making arrests without probable cause and using excessive force, officials...

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The Mom Vivant / Debbie Baldwin of Ladue News

March 4, 2015  |  No Comments  |  Share

By Debbie Baldwin So, this week has been a little different. I'm in New York City, filming a TV show. Technically, I'm in New York City filming my TV show. A couple of years ago, my friend Kim Cella and I had an idea for a sitcom—sort of a Seinfeld-meets-Bob Newhart show—and little by little, we came up with a concept....

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The Mom Vivant / Debbie Baldwin of Ladue News

October 4, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

Posted: Thursday, October 2, 2014 12:00 pm By Debbie Baldwin As a parent, you constantly hope you are doing it right. Occasionally, things happen that confirm that hope, changing it into a belief: I believe I'm doing it right. Be it an A on a test, a win in the big game, a good decision on the playground or at a party,...

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The Mom Vivant / Debbie Baldwin of Ladue News

September 11, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:00 pm | Updated: 12:19 pm, Thu Aug 28, 2014. By Debbie Baldwin So we've all been doing a lot of texting. It's an acceptable form of communication for adults—barring condolences and break-ups—and the primary form for teens. Last spring, Cranky's prom invitation was extended via text. That being said, as with all forms of communication, there...

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Conversations with Children

August 21, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

  From Elle Dowd Discussing Tragic Events in a Youth Community This past week has been a difficult one for our communities. The shooting of Mike Brown brings forth all sorts of emotions and questions. Yet, despite the overwhelming tragedy in Ferguson and its troubling aftermath, we can be consoled with the knowledge that our God is no stranger to heartbreak. Jesus...

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“#WeCareFerguson”

August 11, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

A friend felt her stomach turn; I got teary and had a terrible sense of disbelief. I listened closely as CNN interviewed the Mayor of Ferguson and police officials. I heard the news that the FBI was taking over the investigation into the shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager in North County on Saturday by a police officer. Last night, while...

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