THIS WEEK IN MOM…Lil kids, BIG MESSES! Oh dear, you only turned your back for a second…

  • By GalTime Teen Parenting Expert, Barbara Greenberg, PhD

    How do we teach our teens the virtues of the

    How do we teach our teens the virtues of the

    Yep, it's happened. I'm officially frustrated with the persistent allure of the "bad boy" in our culture. I have seen too much pain as a result of our teen daughters being attracted to "bad boys" and our teen sons feeling that the "bad boys" get the girls. And, yes it is hard to disagree with our sons about this.

    I mean for goodness sake I am a grown woman and am still no stranger to these feelings. I'll pass a lean, muscular, and tattooed guy on the street with a devil-may-care look on his face and he is more likely to catch my eye than the well-dressed guy in the suit rushing to work in front of him.

    Please don't tell this to my daughter. I think that I finally have her convinced of the virtues of the "nice guy."

    We all know that attractiveness is both hard to define and unique. On the other hand, if you get a group of females together it's the bad boys that they'll talk about. And, we don't do our talking in a lo

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  • THIS WEEK IN M.O.M…we're joking around with some hysterical home videos of the smallest kid comedians you've ever seen! There's something about watching a child try to make us laugh that brings a smile to any proud parent's face, right? Well, just try not to smile at these little ones as they try to crack us up!

    Is your child a jokester? Share your story with us below…

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  • I'll admit it. I wasn't prepared to like Kate Gosselin. Seemingly everywhere in the media for so long now, she no longer seemed like a real person. I was like many of you out there: I was judgy. Super judgy.

    Mom Chat

    But when Kate and I sat down to chat, we talked about normal mom stuff, like two moms on the playground. I was reminded of why I liked her in the first place, before the media circus. She's a mom in difficult circumstances doing the best she can. She has faults, she struggles, and she keeps going. And what mom can't relate to that? I realized we had a lot more in common that my prejudgment had allowed me to see.

    Divorce. Single motherhood. Working in media, with the accompanying hustle and constant worry of how to provide for your children financially and emotionally. The common ground accumulated and my judgment faded.

    Kate & Diane in studio

    So who am I, or who are any of us to judge her or how she's trying to put food on the table for her family, or raise her kids?

    Read on for a

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  • 11 Things Your Pediatrician Won't Tell You

    11 Things Your Pediatrician Won't Tell You

    Go behind the scenes with your child's doctor to see what she is really thinking.

    1. Want to avoid the wait? Schedule your appointment for the middle of the week, and ask for the first time slot of the morning or right after lunch.

    2. Even though studies show that antibiotics for ear infections are rarely better than watching and waiting for kids over age two, many of us prescribe them anyway. We want to feel like we're doing something. If I prescribe an antibiotic and a few days later your child feels better, I look like a genius.

    PLUS: 50 Secrets Your Nurse Won't Tell You

    3. Don't ask if I'll take a "quick look" at the sibling who doesn't have an appointment. If your mom went with you to the gynecologist, would you ever say, "Doc, would you mind putting her on the table and giving her a quick look?" Every patient deserves a full evaluation.

    4. Sometimes we have less than ten minutes per patient, so make the most of your time and ask about the most pressing problems first.

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  • THIS WEEK IN M.O.M…Kate Gosselin, the famous mother of eight, sits down with us to talk coupons, cruises, and how she's adjusting to being a single mom of eight! In her latest role as spokesperson for, the former Kate Plus 8 star shares her tips on how couponing has helped her take charge of a hungry household. Watch as our host Diane Mizota sits down for an exclusive interview with fellow mom Kate Gosselin!

    [Related How one family lives on $40k a year without coupons]

    Do coupons make a difference in your family's monthly spending? Share your thoughts with us below…

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