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Everything Is Possible While Dancin' in the Kitchen

Cathy Fink | Posted 05.01.2015 | Entertainment
Cathy Fink

Many parents thought the song should be an anthem in every elementary school in the country. But others refused to let their child sing on the song, or even sing on the recording, if we were going to include this song.

The Unapologetic Soccer Mom. Got a Problem?

TueNight | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents

How can being a soccer mom be a bad thing? I wouldn't trade the fun I had with those girls or the miles logged driving to every suburb outside of Chicago for anything. My kids know I'm going to try and make every game and celebrate with them on the wins and give them hugs when it's a loss.

Modern Day/Mother's Day

Julie Slotnik Sturm | Posted 07.10.2014 | Parents
Julie Slotnik Sturm

Is it that strange to consider spending Mother's Day, i.e. OUR DAY, alone and not with our children?

Chrysler Is Killing Its Iconic Soccer Mom Van

AP | By DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The combined Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is counting on expanding sales at Jeep, Alfa-Romeo and Maserati and a revival of t...

The World Needs Losers

Christopher Gurrie | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Christopher Gurrie

I think it may be to start the discussion that -- the kids have "caught on." Perhaps that rewarding everyone is rewarding no one?

10 Things Parents Didn't Do 10 Years Ago

Grown And Flown | Posted 11.21.2013 | Parents
Grown And Flown

Every time I see a young mom with toddler in one hand, gazing at her cell phone in the other, I want to rush over and remind her that everything that child is learning about human interaction she is teaching him right then and there.

I Am The Anti-Soccer Mom

Robin O'Bryant | Posted 01.19.2013 | Parents
Robin O'Bryant

I feel guilty because my kids don't do enough, then feel guilty when I make them participate. I came to the point where I had to make a decision for our family.

Political Mothers: You're the Key to the White House

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 01.01.2013 | Parents
Joanne Bamberger

Don't call us soccer moms or mama grizzlies. Leave your Walmart mom label and your waitress mom put-downs at the door. You've got a couple of days to get it right, because there are plenty of moms left to persuade -- if you know how to reach them.

Lynne Peeples

Playing On Pesticides? Soccer Moms Play It Safe, Keep Kids Off Fields | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.12.2012 | Green

Cedar McGourty-Batchelor won't be playing soccer this Saturday. Neither will his first-grade teammates from Riverview Elementary School -- nor, for th...

Wake Up Democrats: Obama is Losing Female Voters in Droves

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

Consult the latest polls folks and you'll soon discover an inconvenient truth: the vaunted gender gap, while not completely gone, has winnowed away.

World Vision: Waking Up From Suburbia Stupor -- Lessons From a Global Soccer Mom

Cat-Dan Lai-Smith | Posted 12.02.2012 | Impact
Cat-Dan Lai-Smith

Meet stay-at-home mom Shayne Moore. She spends her time supervising homework and driving her kids to sports practices. In the midst of all that, she wrote a book called Global Soccer Mom that's about how the "soccer mom" demographic can be global thinkers.

Can We Just Eliminate Team Snacks Altogether?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.17.2012 | Parents
Ann Brenoff

Snacks, by definition, are supposed to be a treat. But instead of regarding them as such, a competition has arisen among mothers to best the previous week's snack mom.

Crying Along With Andy Murray's Mum

Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.08.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Andy Murray's parents were every parent yesterday. You can watch, and cheer, and close your eyes when you can't bear to look, but you can not do it for them.

Global Motherhood: The State Of The World's Soccer Moms

Jeanne Faulkner | Posted 07.25.2012 | Impact
Jeanne Faulkner

It's not that I'm not delighted to be a mother. I am. Parenting is a significant part of my life, but it's not the sum total of my being and not something that's part of most adult relationships outside my home.

Latina Moms in the 2012 Election

Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto | Posted 03.08.2012 | Latino Voices
Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto

While as a group Latinos continue to support President Obama at higher rates than whites, Latinas approve of the President more than their male counterparts

GOP Candidate Has Women Problems

Marion Patch | Scott Raynor | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

Newt Gingrich's woman problems may be creating women problems. Heading into Saturday's Iowa debate, Gingrich's overall poll numbers may have surged...

Facebook Moms Growing in Influence

Marc Middleton | Posted 01.07.2012 | Technology
Marc Middleton

The new most powerful voting block in America will soon be called Facebook Moms. Facebook Moms will replace Mama Grizzlies, who replaced NASCAR Dads, who replaced Soccer Moms.

Porn-Addled Teenage Boys Do Rule The World

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.01.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

So what if we don't have a female head of state for the next 500 years. Go get a facial. You'll feel better. Develop a hobby. I hear recreational pole dancing is really fun.

The Trend Triple Threat

Jane Buckingham | Posted 09.13.2011 | Los Angeles
Jane Buckingham

As a trend forecaster, one of the questions I get asked most often is: "Where do you find your trends?" The answer is never easy.

What If There Was No Pressure?

Jane Shure | Posted 09.13.2011 | Sports
Jane Shure

The years of cheering and schlepping as my youngest daughter (now a college grad) played travel and varsity soccer has indelibly marked a soft spot in my heart for "the beautiful game."

Why "Facebook Moms" Will Become the Soccer Moms of 2012

Marc Middleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marc Middleton

Why will 2012 be the year of the Facebook Mom? Because there are lots of them and they know how to leverage social media in ways Soccer Moms and NASCAR Dads didn't.

My Post-Divorce Fling: The Ultimate Cliché

Vicki Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Excerpted and revised from Knowing Pains: Women on Love, Sex and Work in Our 40s, a fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Fund. "Who's that?" my older s...

Five Things Politicians Shouldn't Forget About Women Voters on Election Day

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

The story that gets filtered through to the media is that moms are worried only about those kitchen-table issues. If they looked a little more closely, they'd find that moms can multitask about families and politics.

Soccer Moms Score as Prop 19's Swing Vote

Pamela Tom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Pamela Tom

At every adult social gathering I've been to lately someone whips out some weed. It's as common as cracking open a beer.

5 Signs You're Not a Sports Mom

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

I'm wondering if it's time to rethink the label "soccer mom" for myself.