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No Justice When It Comes to Tween Body Image

Like most 10-year-old girls, my daughter loves to shop at Justice. So I was flipping through the latest Justice catalog that came in the mail, and I noticed a disturbing trend....more

Grandparent Boundaries: Where to Draw the Line

What would you do if your mother gave your child pain medicine without your permission?This happened to me the other day, and I am still in shock.My daughter had gotten her braces tightened, so her teeth were a bit sore. I usually give her a dose of Children's Adviland she's fine, but I didn't have a chance to give it to her before she left for school in the morning....more

Don't Lose Sleep Over the New Co-Sleeping Study

A new study has found that women who co-sleep with their babies are possibly more prone to stress than those who don't. I co-slept with both of my kids, and I could not disagree more. According to a Fox News article, "Breastfeeding and co-sleeping with baby affects mom's welfare," the study followed 195 women in a Chicago suburb for six months after they gave birth. The study showed that mothers who slept with their babies had "less-than-optimal daily rhythms" of the stress hormone cortisol....more
Thank you for this post! I am happy that there are still a lot of parents that find co-sleeping ...more

Family Game Night a Great Way to Unplug

 My husband made the greatest purchase of our lives last weekend when he found this Pokemon Monopoly game at a garage sale for a dollar.Did you catch that? It's a Monopoly game about POKEMON!! And my kids are only ABSOLUTELY OBSESSED with Pokemon!...more

Family Unplugged: The Results Show

It is now 10 p.m. on Sunday evening. I have officially been "disconnected" for 24 hours, and I am ready to once again join the virtual world. In case you missed my previous post, I was inspired by the Australian mom who made her family disconnect from all electronic devices for six months. So I made my family unplug for one day. We were not allowed to watch TV, play video games or use the computer all day....more

Mean Girls: My Daughter's Best Friend is a Bully

Photo courtesy S.A.F.E....more

I just happened to come across this blog, and the timing couldn't be perfect. My 10-year-old has ...more

Family Unplugged

I read a news article last week about an Australian mom who forced her family to “unplug” from all electronic devices for six months. The mom, a professional writer named Susan Maushart, has three teenagers. She banned the Internet, cell phones, iPods, television and video games....more