You wouldn't expect anything else, but Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, is no fan of the job the DFL-controlled legislature is doing so far this session.SEE ALSO:-- Mary Franson spouts bogus autism theories at House hearing, gets shut down [VIDEO]-- Gov. Dayton's deputy chief of staff wants Mary Fra ... More >>
Holy mackerel! The New York Times has now resorted to quoting comments from this blog in its stories on Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.In Friday's New York Times, Reporter Kate Zernike wrote a story headlined, "A Breast-Feeding Plan Mixes Partisan Reactions." About halfway down, it features an od ... More >>
James Lileks has a beef with Blotter.In a New York Post article published today, Star Tribune columnist James Lileks complains about Blotter's dogged coverage of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.The column for the Murdoch-owned paper is an attempt by Lileks to explain Minnesota politics, and Bachma ... More >>
Breast feeding: Can't we all just get along?Michele Bachmann attacked Michelle Obama yesterday for promoting breastfeeding. And our commenter of the day suspects that, were the congresswoman not an educated white woman working in a well-heeled profession that allows flexibility and perks when it ... More >>
Michele Bachmann trashes Michelle Obama over breastfeeding.When the teabaggers made Michele Bachmann their queen, were they hoping she'd start a war with First Lady Michelle Obama over breastfeeding?Because that's what she's doing.Mrs. Obama has promoted the idea of more flexible workplace rules ... More >>
City PagesIt took 13 days after Jeremy Giefer's arrest for allegedly molesting his daughter for Pawlenty's administration to finally get around to shutting down his wife's childcare center.The Pawlenty administration knew on November 17th that Jeremy Giefer was charged with raping his young daugh ... More >>
Amy Klobuchar wants a kids' panic button on FacebookUpdated: Facebook issues a public response to Klobuchar (after the jump). First Sen. Al Franken took off on Facebook for its privacy -- or lack thereof -- policy. Now our senior senator, Amy Klobuchar, has the 800-pound gorilla of a social ... More >>
Naked sushi at the now-defunct TempleMost restaurants don't offer naked sushi, but that doesn't mean that diners might not encounter a bare breast from time to time. State statute 145.905 authorizes mothers to breast feed in public. It reads: "A mother may breast-feed in any location, publi ... More >>
A North Dakota woman could go to jail for breast-feeding her baby while drunk.
Children would be legally required to sit in car seats for twice as long under a current bill in the Minnesota Legislature.
Am I the only one who worries that the Heritage Foundation has secretly laid down a series of hiring recommendations for American newspapers? And that newspapers are playing ball?
Nanci Olesen, 'Mombo,' and the parental underbelly
Protecting kids to death
Will the Minnesota Legislature's slashing of childcare assistance for working families force more parents out of the workforce?
The White House's new anti-poverty program: Shotgun weddings
Leslye Orr describes the tyranny of tots; Cirque du Soleil cavorts under the big top
The pump. The poop. The panic. A dispatch from the nursing wars.
What to do when parenting styles differ
Are you suffering from parent burnout?
Helping your child deal with his ardent emotions
Parents, pediatricians, and the growing threat of childhood antibiotic resistance
Millions of mamas can't be wrong
A mom by any other name is still a mom
Up close and personal with Ariel Gore, founder and editor of Hip Mama
Sound parenting tips for every child
Is the Internet an amazing conduit to communities of like-minded parents, or a low-fare trolley ride into the Land of Make Believe? You just might be surprised.
Doing the MOM-bo with Nanci Olesen, dancer and juggler extraordinaire