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Pets in your home? Your children may thank you

June 13, 2011 – 2:28 pm

A new TIME report discusses the health benefits of having a dog or cat in the home with infants to reduce allergies.
Based on what I read, a study found babies – well, boys anyway – …

Get baby tips on your phone

June 13, 2011 – 12:02 pm

Welcome to parenting, momma.
Now the real texts arrive.
I haven’t tested this, but it caught my attention, so I decided to pass along the information.
The National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition is offering free, health education …

Blessings fill my ‘bad day’

May 4, 2011 – 3:16 pm

“Bad day! Bad day! Bad day!”
Jackie Chan’s animated character says this often as he’s chased by demons and enemies in a show my children love to watch on Netflix.
I found myself repeating those words …

School: Getting it together

September 24, 2010 – 10:33 am

How is it that October is just around the corner? It seems like yesterday the kids started school – but in reality it was weeks ago. It’s all a blur as our lives transform with …

The sleep experiment continues

September 22, 2010 – 3:47 pm

As a new mom 8 years ago, I took in lots of advice from friends and books. One book suggested putting the infant on a schedule fairly quickly. Another recommended holding the child a great …

Finding the time to get a little scrappy

June 29, 2010 – 12:31 pm
Scrapbooking supplies

I love crafting. Or should I say, I love the IDEA of crafting. In my busy schedule – working full time as a journalist, raising two kids and preparing for a third – my crafting …

Author looks at ‘Raising Happiness’

March 3, 2010 – 4:15 pm

While checking my Yahoo e-mail, I came across this story about families and happiness and I thought it was worth sharing.
It made me think about how I am doing “raising happiness” in my own house. …

Do toy cars make good bath toys?

March 1, 2010 – 9:46 am

Alright moms out there. I have a few “questions of the week” to throw out there. Yes, these are challenges at home (though I don’t necessarily fight them….)
I’ve written before that my daughter and I …

Seeking more input on 'a simple Christmas'

December 17, 2009 – 4:23 pm

I’m seeking a few more moms and dads (and grandparents) to share their ideas of how they’re making “a more meaningful and simple Christmas.” Ideas may be used for an upcoming story.
I’ve heard from one …

Online advice site for moms

September 28, 2009 – 12:22 pm

I found a new online resource for moms (well, new to me!). It’s called Mamapedia. I just spent a few minutes browsing through it. Users can post questions (such as, “How do I keep a …