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Every kid needs a Swiss Army Knife—or does she?

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Delightfully stressful scenario: Some 9-year-old who’s already drowning in possessions invites your kid to his or her birthday. You need an appropriate gift, but what? My friend Julie thought she had it nailed: A Swiss Army Knife! Classic, cunning, status-y, and besides, didn’t Angelina Jolie buy Maddox one? Big mistake: The birthday child’s mother reacted […]

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Madonna: “I’m saving the earth…one tiny, exotic baby at a time.”

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

The Madonna adoption debate rages on. Exhibit A: This clip from last night’s “Saturday Night Live,” in which Angelina Jolie (Amy Elliot) taunts Madge (Kristin Wiig) about her strenuous, failed efforts to adopt “a fancy, spicy, brown baby” from Malawi. The two supermoms then compete to name the most exotic place in the universe to […]

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The 50 Most Imperfect Moms

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

The terrific parenting website, Babble, in one of its less tender moments, has put together a list of 50 Moms We Love to Hate. Leading the list is Octomom, Nadya Suleman, immediately followed by a relatively obscure woman named Angelina Jolie—best known for creepily modeling her looks after Nadya’s à la Single White Female. The […]

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