Dear NFL and the Networks that Broadcast Professional Sports

Hello, I have a favor to ask.  I know, you don't know me from Adam.  But hear me out.  Okay, chances are you won't ever hear me at all, but I'll give it a shot anyway. Like I said, I have a favor to ask.  Our kids love to watch sports.  They are 8 and 6 (and 21 months, but he's not a part of this issue, yet).  And they are boys.  ...more

I agree 100%!!!  I find myself changing the channel every time it's a commercial break ... more

Being Thankful

When I awoke this morning, I wasn’t feeling connected to a particular topic for today. My thoughts were scattered. And then a Blackberry text message from a friend I haven’t spoken to in a while set off a light. I wished my husband’s friend a quick happy new year this morning and asked him how he was doing. His reply, “Happy New Year to you too. We are overdue to get together. Things are okay. They could definitely be better, but then again, I could be in Haiti.”...more

I just read an interesting statement in one of those over-circulated, please forward to 10 ... more

Winterproofing Kids Who Don't Get Cold

My son's internal thermostat is busted, which is not surprising; atypical sensory perceptions are common in but not limited to people with autism. Since Leo doesn't care about being cold and he's also sensitive to clothing textures, we've got ourselves a boy who prefers to be all naked, all the time -- and who, if we're not vigilant, frequently is....more

I have a son on the spectrum with sensory issues and I've never heard of this before! Thanks ... more

N.J. Mom Charged After School Refuses To Take Action Against Bully

The report of a school superintendet in New Jersey pressing charges against a mom whose daughter was assaulted at school by a bully was shocking to me.  The boy pulled down the 13 year old girl's pants at school and no action was taken against the bully, so N.J....more

First and foremost, the bullying incident should never have happened. Secondly, I hope that ... more

Is Your Family Affected By Food Allergies?

Do you have children that suffer with food allergies? It seems like food allergies are becoming more and more prevalent. Why is that? My personal opinion, is that it has something to do with how germ and bacteria free we've become as a society. Last week was food allergy awareness week, so I thought I would use this post to look at food allergies and how some parents are coping. What are food allergies? From The Mayo Clinic... ...more

My daughter has eosiniphilic esophagitis, basically a allergy related disease associated with ... more

Why We All Need To Worry About The Flu, And Some Of Us More Than Others

You have to look out for the flu, do you hear me? You, and everyone you know. That may or may not mean getting a flu shot - more on that below - but either way, watch for it, cover your mouth, wash your hands, see the doctor... do whatever it takes to contain it. Especially if you are pregnant, or know someone pregnant, or might possibly one of these days sneeze on someone who is pregnant. Because those someones? Their lives - and the lives of their babies - depend on it....more

I can't imagine being pregnant and having to make a decision on whether or not to get the flu ... more

Save Money & the Planet With Baking Soda: How Many Uses Can You Think Of?

I hear people bemoaning the high cost of "going green." And while organic food does cost more than its chemical-laden counterpart, I'm here to tell you that it's easier to spend more for healthy food when you save money in other ways. We can skip many of the green cleaners, deodorizers, and personal care products, most of which are fairly expensive. Why? Because baking soda is our friend. What's so great about baking soda? ...more

I, too, have to wear retainers at night to keep my teeth (which are somewhat loose) straight, ... more