Got questions about H1N1? Concerned about how to protect your kids? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has put together lots of helpful info. BE CAREFUL about where you get your info when it comes to Googling “H1N1.” There are a lot of sources of inaccurate information out there on the Web. The CDC has produced a series of short videos on H1N1 prevention … [Read more...] about How Can I Help Protect My Family From H1N1?
OK mom, be honest. Have you ever pushed your partner aside because he didn’t diaper the baby exactly the right way, didn’t make the eggs the way your daughter likes them, didn’t follow the bedtime routine to the letter? And then did you complain because Dad retreated to the den with the TV remote and didn’t participate with the kids the way you think he should? According … [Read more...] about The Parenting Thing: Dads Just Do It Differently
My 13-year-old son REALLY dislikes the National Sleep Foundation. He’s sorry I ever heard of them. Wishes I’d lose the bookmark for their website. Just can’t stand these guys. Why? Because I use their sleep guidelines to help determine what Matt’s bedtime should be. And he is convinced that he goes to bed earlier than any 8th grader in America. I won’t give you the exact … [Read more...] about “You’re Making Me Go to Bed WHEN?!”
Genny over at My Cup 2 Yours asks today, for Talkin’ About Thursday: Where do you go to relax? My answer? Yosemite. True, I can’t go all that often. We usually get there about once a year. But when I’m there, walking around the snow-covered valley floor and looking at Half Dome and El Capitan, I realize that I’m just one small person in the world and that my problems, in the … [Read more...] about Where Do You Go to Relax?
I have "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" on an endless loop in my brain because my son, Matt, is the Tin Man in a 52-kid production of The Wizard of Oz put on by the children's theater program at our church. Now 13, Matt has been involved in these productions since he was 5. He loves it. Of course, nothing those kids do goes unphotographed by at least 25 moms. (You've been … [Read more...] about From Munchkin to Tin Man — How Fast They Grow Up