Finding Lessons in Megamind

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I have to confess that while the new Dreamworks movie Megamind looked cute in the commercials, I was not all that excited to see it. It looked like a spoof of superhero movies and in my older years I find myself to be less patient with spoof movies, even if they’re 3D cartoons. But of… Read more »

Is the New TSA Screening Procedure Too Invasive?

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This is a parenting blog with an emphasis on family safety, so we usually maintain a “better safe than sorry” kind of mentality. We like to think we’re cautious. But the Transportation Security Administration has always been a point of contention, and the new heightened screening procedures have left passengers feeling annoyed, angered, and in… Read more »

Best Books to Teach Kids About Thanksgiving

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Most people will agree that Thanksgiving is a time for family, good food, and football. But anyone who’s sat through an American history class also knows that it’s the cornerstone of American history. These days it’s more and more common for parents to look for ways to paint a more realistic picture of the story… Read more »

The Worst Airports on Thanksgiving

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Flying into Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport this Thanksgiving? Unlucky you. According to the online booking site Orbitz, it’s the busiest airport in the U.S. Thanksgiving weekend. Orbitz also listed top ten busiest airports on Turkey Day. Chicago O’Hare International Los Angeles International Boston Logan International New York LaGuardia San Francisco International Denver International John F…. Read more »

Sesame Street Parodies the iPad

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Sesame Street teaches kids “there’s an app for that.” Introducing the iPogo, a satire of the Apple iPad. Is it just me or is Sesame Street more exciting than ever this season? They’ve really ramped up their celebrity guests and timely subjects without sacrificing the fun, educational spirit of the show.