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The Six-Year-Old Who Would Be President

Now that the election is over we can take some time off from all of the bickering that goes along with campaigning, right?

Not quite.  It never really stops.

4 years from now it will be time to change again and there's one six-year-old who is campaigning on a platform we can all agree with.

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At What Age Should Kids Be Allowed To Hunt Deer With A Firearm In Michigan? [Poll]

Hundreds of thousands of hunters across Michigan are set to head outdoors as Michigan's regular firearm deer hunting season opens November 15.

Changes that took effect in 2011 allow hunters as young as 10 to hunt deer with a firearm.  Ages 9 and under may hunt under the Mentored Youth Hunting Program.

At what age should kids be allowed to hunt deer with a firearm in Michigan?

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‘Sesame Street’ To Air Special Hurricane-Themed Episode

On Friday, hit children's television show "Sesame Street" will be airing a very special episode centered around a hurricane hitting Sesame Street and what goes into rebuilding it. 

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At What Age Is It OK For Kids To Have Energy Drinks? [Poll]

The FDA is currently inducting a routine investigation into a possible link between Monster Energy Drink and five deaths.

Monster is defending their product as safe, while at least one family is suing the company.

At what age is it OK for kids to have energy drinks?

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Pumpkin Carving Instruction Guide And Stencils [Video]

It's pumpkin carving time!

Whether you are looking for a simple design to share with the kids or a way to express your artistic side, we have carving tips and stencils to help make your Halloween a fun one!

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Recall: Chrysler Ram and Dodge Dakota

In the past week we've had recalls from Kellogg's and Toyota.  Now here's another one to tell you about.

This time, it's for Dodge trucks. The company is recalling over 44,000 Dodge Ram 1500 and Dodge Dakota trucks because o

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What’s The Most Expensive Thing Your Kids Have Broken?

Getting a new phone, computer, or TV is fun.  Kids think so too.

The problem is that sometimes kids' curiosity about that new, expensive, household toy ends in disastrous results.

What's the most expensive thing that your kids have broken?

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What Is The Best Age For A Girl To First Get Her Ears Pierced? [Poll]

 

It is estimated that 80% - 90% of women in the United States have their ears pierced, but the age at which ears are first pierced widely varies.

There is no perfect age, but what has worked for your family?

What is the best age for a girl to first get her ears pierced?

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Popular Baby Names

The first question I ask pregnant moms or new parents is "do you have any names picked out yet?" So this article about the change in popularity of baby names really intrigued me.

We all know that favorite baby names have changed a lot in

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Can A Child Be In Too Many Extracurricular Activities? [Poll]

School season is back.  So is football season.  And soccer season.  And ballet season.

Kids have more extracurricular options today than ever before.  The exercise is great and so are the social and learning opportunities.  But is there a point where it becomes too much?

Can a child be in too many extracurricular activities?

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How Many People Do You Ask To Buy School Fundraising Items? [Poll]

Back to school means than just back to books, it means back to fundraising.  It didn't take long for my kids to get their first school fundraising assignment.  Want to buy one?  Or ten?

How many people do you ask to buy school fundraising items?

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Should Students Wear Uniforms? [Poll]

School uniforms always spark debate.

There are many arguments both for and against:  cost, effect on behavior, and effect on individuality are just a few.

Should students wear uniforms?

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