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Keeping calm in an emergency

I recently received a phone call from a parent notifying me that his son could not make a play date to the pool with my step son because he had scraped his arm. With great concern I asked when this happened and how bad...

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Prepare for the unthinkable

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: while eating breakfast in his highchair , your child begins to choke. His face turns red, his lips blue. As you frantically unbuckle his safety belt, your mind races. Do you know...

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That Wretched Cat

Several years ago, I served as midwife to a young black cat that gave birth to six kittens in the bottom of my bathroom closet.  She was a stray who had adopted us; and at some point in time, found herself in the...

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The Real Babysitting 101 Course

Like many 12 year olds, my daughter recently completed her “Babysitting Course”, which in theory will enable her to venture forth into the world of watching other people’s children with insight, knowledge, and...

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Mom and Baby Boot Camp

The best way to break up the monotony of a workout is to include your baby! With the recent British release of physical activity guidelines for children under five, we are looking at ways to give our babies and...

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Mommy First

Took the morning off work for me. Shock! Dropped my toddler son at daycare and came home to write. Horrors! Happily danced around the house with music blaring like a teenager. Guilt! Guilt! Guilt! Since becoming a...

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Moms and Tattoos...Trendy or Trashy?

By: Tara Weng When it comes to tattoos in general, nearly everyone has an opinion. But when it comes to moms and tattoos it seems to take on a whole new meaning. “If done discretely and tastefully, they can be...

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The Single-Mom Survival Guide: 5 Ways...

I remember driving in circles at 2 a.m. one hellish night many years ago after a long night of inconsolable tears and on and off fevers. I was beyond exhausted, having just worked an eight hour day beginning at 6 a.m.,...

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Pinkalicious The Musical

It was time to take my daughter to her first live theatre production. She is three and a half, and I’m sure that by this age my son had already been a few times. You know what they say about the second child… The...

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Outdoor Safety

Kids should take advantage of the summer months to be active. Riding tricycles and bikes is as much a part of summer as ice cream and running through the sprinkler. It’s our responsibility as parents to protect our...

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Zombie Moms: Not Just for Newborns

The huge on-line success of the book “Go the F**k to Sleep” is due mainly to one thing: Every single parent in the world has uttered these words, either in their inside or outside voice.  From the string of...

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Be Sun Smart

While most of us love the hot, sunny days, we have become increasingly aware of the perils associated with spending too much time outdoors. Children are at particular risk, racking up between fifty and eighty percent...

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