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Marybeth Hicks

Marybeth Hicks

Articles by Marybeth Hicks

Marybeth Hicks

HICKS: Five character traits that should be trendy

It's that time again — time to predict trends for the new year. My favorite trends to watch are in an arena that probably shouldn't be trendy at all: parenting. Published December 27, 2011

HICKS: Mother’s wishes and wonders on a silent night

When I climbed into bed, the sheets felt like thin strips of refrigeration. I pulled the comforter up to my ears and shivered as I waited for my body to generate enough heat to turn my toes from blue to toasty. Published December 20, 2011

HICKS: Unwed mom factor not in maternity leave data

It's good news or bad news, depending on the headline. Last week, Census Bureau statistics on the percentage of working new mothers who receive paid maternity leave prompted two kinds of stories. Published November 15, 2011

HICKS: Searching for a moral to story of immorality

Halloween came and went, but Marion Salmon Hedges wasn't able to hand out the hundreds of dollars worth of candy she purchased for the underprivileged children who annually visit her Manhattan neighborhood. Published November 8, 2011

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HICKS: Occupiers prove point of column in emails

If my email is any indication, the great divide in our nation is not between the haves and the have-nots, but between the literate and the folks who never learned the difference between there, their and they're. Published November 1, 2011

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HICKS: Can’t we battle bullying without politics?

You would think this is one issue that couldn't possibly be injected with a political agenda — the safety of our children is a universal value of all parents. Alas, bullying is now a cornerstone of the gay rights agenda. Published October 25, 2011

HICKS: Wishing I was wrong about the ‘Occupiers’

I hate to say it, but watching the various YouTube videos of the "Occupy Wall Street" protests and reading accounts of protesters' goals and "demands" prompts me to shake my head with a resigned "I told you so." Published October 11, 2011

HICKS: Vision of a ‘just society’ is just plain funny

If you've been too busy holding down a job (or two), juggling the demands of a busy family, engaging in community service and occasionally taking the wife and children out for a pizza on a Saturday night, you may not have noticed that several thousand protesters have "occupied" Wall Street, the District and other locations across the United States for the past three weeks or so. Published October 4, 2011

HICKS: So, what’s the purpose of public education?

Barely enough time has passed for bologna sandwiches to begin rotting in school lockers, yet the 2011-2012 school year is shaping up to be one of the stinkiest ever, if we're measuring in episodes of putrid political correctness and radicalism. Published September 27, 2011

HICKS: Using bullying to club patriotic pledge

Last week while thousands of children were outfitted in their "Sunday best" attire to attend memorial services for their parents, victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, some children in suburban Boston were learning a different lesson about America. Published September 13, 2011

HICKS: One more reason the out years are too late

Here's a fact that was not lost on my teenage daughter: The infamous debt-ceiling deal doesn't actually reduce much of our debt until she finishes high school, graduates from college, and has potentially purchased a minivan and a pair of mom jeans. Published August 16, 2011

HICKS: College students need help to keep their faith

When my daughter was researching prospective colleges and universities a few years ago, she claimed for a time that her No. 1 choice was a world-famous Jesuit university in the East. Published August 2, 2011