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    Parenting Poop: What Big Apple moms and dads are buzzing about

    Mon Dec 22

    Holiday Closure at QBG Even NYC's fauna is experiencing recession fallout: The Queens Botanical Garden will be closed to the public from December 22 to January 5, due to budget cuts at the institution. Freeze! Stop runnin' around for just a sec, take a deep breath and relax: CafeMom.com has rounded up some really great last-minute holiday items --from vintage paper dolls to a sweet desk calendar--all ready to be printed out and stuffed into stockings. Sure beats fighting frantic moms for the last Rock Band set at Toys 'R' Us, no? Top headlines of 2008 There were some crazy happenings in the news this year--who can forget the pregnant man?--and lil sugar has rounded up a few of the best ones in a slide show .

    Kid Picks review: The Tale of Despereaux

    Fri Dec 19

    Our buds over at Kid Picks asked youngsters what they thought of all the mouse-y mischief in The Tale of Despereaux. See what they had to say!

    Still in love with Lisa Loeb

    Fri Dec 19

    If you're around my age (and if you want an actual number you're going to have to stalk me on Facebook), then the film Reality Bites probably holds a special place in your heart. Fresh out of college, I totally related to the story of a bright but aimless twentysomething (Winona Ryder, pre-shoplifting) who's torn between two guys, a clean-cut vapid Yuppie (Ben Stiller, who also directed) and a smart scruffy slacker (Ethan Hawke, sporting some serious Grunge style). Not only did the (admittedly juvenile) themes of the film haunt me in an "OMG this is my life!" sort of way, the flick's soundtrack, featuring Lisa Loeb's hit "Stay," dominated my CD changer (ah, the quaint pre-iPod days). I'm happy to admit I've changed a lot since then. I have a focus (my kid). I don't long to be torn between two men (having to love one guy takes enough energy!) And I'm no longer attracted to Ethan Hawke. But I still dig Lisa Loeb (was I the only one obsessed with her dating reality show #1 Single?!)...

    Kid Picks' Review: Bolt

    Fri Dec 19

    You know what we thought of Disney's 3-D action adventure. But what do the kids think? Our pals over at Kid Picks asked them, and as usual, they're not afraid to share their opinions.

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