Q. We just brought our newborn home and I’m worried about him getting sick. Should visitors wear a mask? Should we try and limit visitors? A. No–unless a visitor has a known infectious condition, or flu or cold symptoms such as fever, cough, and runny nose, you don’t have to worry about exposing your baby […]
Q. My baby is 3 months old and still not sleeping well during the night. We’re up 3-4 times during the night with her. Will moving her into her own room help? A. Waking up several times during the night is normal sleeping behavior for a baby. The problem is that she cannot or does […]
If you’re expecting a baby or recently became a parent, the voices of well-meaning friends and family, and messages of TV and media have undoubtedly crept into your head. Advice, stories, and warnings about everything from labor and birthing techniques, to feeding and sleep routines can put unnecessary stress into an otherwise amazing time in […]
Long before I got up the nerve to start my own blog I spent a lot of time reading dozens of mom blogs and continue to do so whenever I have the chance. Why? Each has their own unique, eloquent or witty style of writing that keeps me coming back. Some recommend good products–ones I […]
At 6pm earlier this evening both of my kids walked through the door (one from a football game the other from an afternoon activity) declaring they were “starving.” Immediately, I thought about ordering pizza but then my daughter asked, “can we have pancakes for dinner?” “Of course we can have pancakes for dinner,” I replied. […]
Our family seems to have started a new phase–we are on quite a streak of playing board games at my house. I can’t even remember a time when my daughter actually chose–and enjoyed–a board game over a video or an electronic game. Her usual requests for entertainment are to play with her iPod Touch, Nintendo […]
Our household is just starting to settle into school schedules and routines. We’re all also getting used to my oldest son being away at college—at home now are my 15 year old son and my 10 year old daughter. My two boys have always been really good pals. They both love sports, play football and […]
A classic case of Empty Nest.