Parents and kids are learning that, when it comes to art, butter isn't just for spreading on bread.
Yes that's right: Good, old-fashioned butter can make masterpieces.
And while the creative medium may not be cholesterol-free, it draws thousands of visitors each year across the country to local fairs, including the Ohio State Fair in Columbus, Ohio.
In celebration of the dairy product, each year there's a cow and calf made of butter. But this year, the adorable butter sculptures have some company. The American Dairy Association has added a space shuttle and astronaut in honor of the shuttle program's 30-year legacy.
How long did the exhibit take to make -- as long as it takes to go to the moon and back? Nope, but it did take a while: 475 hours, with 1,550 pounds of butter, about 6,200 sticks to make.
The 158th Ohio State Fair is open until Aug. 7
He's been dubbed the "Matt Drudge of African American entertainment" by the New York Times - and while he takes his racy reporting seriously, celeb blogger and former Wall Street corporate tax attorney Fred Mwangaguhunga knows that fatherhood ultimately trumps any scoop he may get.
When he's not reporting on rappers' indiscretions, Rihanna's latest hairdo, Beyonce's sexy, new promo, or Chris Brown's latest antics for MediaTakeOut.com, he's a stay-at-home dad to three little stars in their own right - his triplets, David, Eva and Sam.
So how does Fred keep up with the fierce competition in the celebrity blogosphere while juggling fatherhood?Continue »
As parents of two young daughters, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama know what it's like to want to protect their children and others from bullying. Mr. Obama also knows first-hand what it's like to be bullied as a child, which he says didn't leave him unscathed.
So as a victim of bullying who persevered in life, Mr. Obama, alongside Mrs. Obama called for a united effort to address bullying at the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention today.
The attendees included 150 students, parents, teachers, non-profit leaders, advocates, and policymakers, who discussed how they can work together to make our schools and communities safe for all students.Continue »
(CBS/AP) Michelle Obama's girls won't be friending anyone on Facebook anytime soon - or ever, if she or the Secret Service have anything to say about it. Talk about a firewall!
The first lady says her daughters aren't on Facebook, and that's the way she likes it.
Mrs. Obama says her girls, Sasha, 9, and Malia, 12, have certain restrictions that other children don't have because of Secret Service security issues. But she also said during an interview on NBC on Wednesday that she's "not a big fan of young kids having Facebook."
While her husband, President Barack Obama is Internet savvy and maintains a presence on all platforms, the first lady is logging off on this Facebook issue for now.
Even if the girls weren't living in the White House, Mrs. Obama says Facebook is "not something they need." Maybe when they get older, she added.
(CBS/AP) With tax season upon us, the IRS has decided to help working mothers with the expensive costs that come along with motherhood. Mothers who breast feed their babies and require the use of a breast pump are going to see a change when itemizing their expenses.
The cost of breast pumps will now be considered tax-deductible medical expenses under a ruling issued by the Internal Revenue Service Thursday.Continue »
(CBS) Married parents are worrying too much about their bedroom being cleaned rather than what actually needs to go on in the bedroom to maintain a successful marriage and healthy sex life, according to a recent survey.
Cozi, the No. 1 online and mobile family calendar and organization service, conducted a relationship survey to find out what makes married couples put love on the back burner. With Valentine's Day around the corner, hopefully the study's findings will show there's still time to make it right.
So what did the study find?Continue »
NEW YORK (CBS) In a perfect world, all working moms would have a regular 9-to-5 shift.
But Tony-nominated actress and R&B singer Elisabeth Withers finds her hectic schedule isn't as accommodating -- and faces the harsh reality that having it all can take its toll.Continue »
While the band got its start in the U.S. touring with a purple dinosaur named Barney and has an audience under the age of 5, its members are rock stars in their own right.
The album, "The Wiggles" achieved Gold and Platinum status and now the band is recording a song with country star Keith Urban.
So who is this pre-school entertainment sensation?