Marriages in US lasting longer, but why?
Mariette Ulrich | 14 Jun 2011
A Census Bureau report shows that three in four couples who married after 1990 celebrated a 10-year anniversary. Is this the result of a new "marriage bargain"?
Drugs are finite; a girl is "re-usable"
Mariette Ulrich | 13 Jun 2011
When I see stories like this NY Times piece on sexually exploited children and teens, I’m tempted to wish the world had ended as predicted last month.
The Brad-y Bunch
Mariette Ulrich | 27 May 2011
In these days of demographic decline, father of six Brad Pitt gets a tentative thumbs-up for endorsing large families.
India's national shame: disposable girls
Mariette Ulrich | 26 May 2011
My husband and I have seven daughters. Each one is loved and cherished for the unique person that she is. It’s horrifying and mind-boggling to be reminded of how girls are regarded in some parts of the world.
School lunch war gets serious
Mariette Ulrich | 17 May 2011
Big Brother is watching you. Actually, he’s watching your child, and what she’s about to eat for lunch.
Cursive handwriting: a lost art
Mariette Ulrich | 3 May 2011
I’ve taught cursive handwriting to all my children, starting in the second grade, but not all of them continued to use it when they grew older.
Royal wedding: sleepless in Canada
Mariette Ulrich | 30 Apr 2011
I finally weakened, got my pillow and blanket and camped on my sofa last night to watch Prince William wed his Kate. It was 1 am in my part of Canada.
"Here comes baby, there goes the marriage"
Mariette Ulrich | 29 Apr 2011
How tedious has become the meme: don’t have children, it will ruin your life.
School does lunches better than home. Really?
Mariette Ulrich | 15 Apr 2011
No, this isn’t about peanut allergies. It’s ultimately about parents being trusted (or in this case, not) to be able to make sound choices for their own children.
US Supreme Court hands parents education victory
Mariette Ulrich | 6 Apr 2011
Here’s something you don’t hear every day: a legal victory has been granted to parents and ordinary taxpayers who were in a battle over education funding. What’s more, they defeated the mighty (and perennially belligerent) ACLU.