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The flu never looks the same

October 29, 2009 – 4:23 pm |

With the flu wrecking havoc across Valley hospitals and schools, it’s inevitable we will all know someone who gets sick.
Count the Reese household as a likely candidate: We have two children in school. Two young …

Disney offers refunds for Baby Einstein flicks

October 25, 2009 – 11:11 am |

I ran across this story today while looking for news for another blog. Apparently Disney has agreed to refund $15.99 for each “Baby Einstein” video returned to it by consumers. Households can return up to …

Letting the kids run loose on vacation

October 23, 2009 – 4:35 pm |
Letting the kids run loose on vacation

Last week, I let the kids run loose on the beach in Southern California. They ran to the sand, frolicked in the waves and talked to strangers.
And I wasn’t within arms’ reach of them. In …

Free stuff alert

October 19, 2009 – 1:42 pm |

I got an e-mail alerting me to a “free” DVD giveaway from Brainy Baby. It’s not entirely free – you have to pay shipping and handling that’s $6.95 – but still, with holidays around the …

Trip planning sometimes includes post-trip chores

October 9, 2009 – 12:06 pm |
Trip planning sometimes includes post-trip chores

Va-ca-tion!
Why does it seem that in the days leading up to vacation, 10,000 things need to be done?
I mean really – and I say this to my fellow moms – must the house be clean? …

Mommy's back

October 8, 2009 – 11:53 am |
Mommy's back

I spent the last few days at a conference in Washington, D.C. Not only did I plan my trip, I confess I also put in place events for my husband and kids in my absence. …