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This week, Grammar Girl asked if we could tackle another question from one of her listeners. Melanie wrote to Grammar Girl: Recently, while addressing my wedding invitations, I had an interesting debate with one of my bridesmaids about when to refer to someone as Mrs. So-and-so or Ms. So-and-so...
- August 20, 2007
Hey there!  You’re listening to the Mighty Mommy with some Quick and Dirty Tips for Practical Parenting. Today’s Topic: Starting School Tips for The First Days of School Sending a child off to school is both exciting and frightening for most parents. The anxiety we feel...
- August 18, 2007
Today, I want to answer some of the listener questions I received in response to last week’s episode about FDIC insurance. Patti M. e-mailed me with this question: “If you have a CD for $100,000 in an FDIC-insured bank and the bank failed, would the interest accrued also be...
- August 14, 2007
A while back, Grammar Girl received a rather snooty comment about the use of "can" versus "may."  We did do an episode on correcting other people's grammar, and we'll put a link to that episode up in the transcript.  But today, we'll step into Grammar Girl...
- August 12, 2007
Hey there!  You’re listening to the Mighty Mommy with some Quick and Dirty Tips for Practical Parenting. Today’s Topic: Get Moving! Tips to Encourage Daily Exercise for the Whole Family Children need to move. Energy comes naturally to them. This is a wonderful thing...
- August 10, 2007
Today's topic is the asterisk. Why? Because Barry Bonds just broke the record for number of home runs in one season* and people are talking about putting an asterisk next to his name in the record book because of the steroid controversy surrounding his career (1, 2). It's a...
- August 10, 2007
Hey there!  You’re listening to the Mighty Mommy with some Quick and Dirty Tips for Practical Parenting. Today’s Topic:  My Favorite Things. Items I Recommend for Anyone with Kids As I was going through my daily routine I realized that there are many items I use...
- August 03, 2007
  Today’s topic is illegal versus unlawful.  Here's a question from Jed in Washington, D.C. From my seat on the bus, I could see a big sign listing things that were "unlawful" to do on the bus (such as eat, listen to loud music, etc.)  I was curious if this word...
- July 27, 2007
Hey there!  You’re listening to the Mighty Mommy with some Quick and Dirty Tips for Practical Parenting. Today’s Topic:  It’s Always Time to Read Tips to Encourage Reading With Your Child One thing a parent hears all the time is, “Read to your kids....
- July 21, 2007
Grammar Girl here. Today I'm inspired by a couple of listener questions. Hi, Grammar Girl. This is Katie, and I was wondering if you could touch on your and you're. There's not a day that goes by that I don't see this grammar mistake. Thanks a lot. Katie called in a while ago,...
- July 20, 2007
Hey there!  You’re listening to the Mighty Mommy with some Quick and Dirty Tips for Practical Parenting. Today’s Topic:  Weaning Woes Tips for Weaning Breast-Fed Babies Choosing to breast-feed your baby is a very personal decision. While I am a believer that “...
- July 13, 2007
Hey there!  You’re listening to the Mighty Mommy with some Quick and Dirty Tips for Practical Parenting. Today’s Topic:  That’s a Mouthful! Tips for Taking the Pain out of Teething When I started gathering my thoughts for this week’s topic, I realized...
- July 06, 2007
Today’s topic is how to get rid of PMI. In Episode 22, I spoke about private mortgage insurance or PMI, and how it’s tax deductible for homes purchased in 2007. Since that episode, some of you have emailed me asking how you can get rid of PMI. What is Private Mortgage Insurance (...
- July 03, 2007
Grammar Girl here. Today's topic is “What's with those people who talk weird?” or regionalisms. Language is constantly changing, and a lot of people have asked me about how and why it happens. This isn't my area of expertise, but I've done a lot of reading about it...
- June 29, 2007
Hey there!  You’re listening to the Mighty Mommy with some Quick and Dirty Tips for Practical Parenting. Today’s Topic:  Stress-Free Food Shopping, Tips for Taking the Kids to the Grocery Store I love grocery shopping. I don’t really know why, but I do. I love...
- June 29, 2007

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