The focus on the conservation of our Mother Earthship (aka Earth Day) takes place in Asheville on Saturday, April 16, at Pack Square Park. There will be lots of kid friendly activities, particularly between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to promote child and family healthy living and connectedness with the Earth.
The American Academy of Pediatrics now suggests kids stay in a seat with a five-point harness buckle for as long as possible, until the child maxes out size-wise.
If you are given the privilege of naming something, you should take that seriously — whether you’re naming a human, a canine or a rodent.
Here’s the slightly edited story of what happened at our house a few weeks ago (originally written on Twitter).
A recently published memoir by Asian-American Amy Chua about raising her kids in the traditional “Eastern” parenting style is sparking heated parental debate.
So you have a new baby. Got diapers? Got blankies? Got pacifiers? Got baby photos online? If you’re like 92 percent of Americans, you can say “yes” to all of the above. A CNN story from October reports that 82 percent of children in 10 Western countries have a digital presence before the age of […]
North Carolina’s lawmakers are back in session and facing a potential $3.7 billion budget shortfall. That’s frightening. What’s even more frightening is how the budget might be balanced — through massive cuts, which, in the long run, could harm this state’s economy significantly.
Anne Fitten Glenn argues the wrong point in her vaccination article [“Edgy Mama: Why Choosing not to Vaccinate Your Child is a Bad Idea,” Jan. 26 Xpress]. I was recently coerced into having my autistic 7-year-old daughter vaccinated for chickenpox because one of her classmates showed up at school with this dreadful disease. State law […]
I like the idea of Valentine’s Day. What’s not to like about celebrating love and eating chocolate? What I don’t like is the commercialism around the day…or the pressure associated with it.
Back in 2007, I wrote an ode to yoga pants. For some reason, lots of folks still remember the column and often talk to me about…yoga pants. Turns out that not just moms, but most women, love yoga pants, and guys seem to appreciate them as well (though don’t Google that because Rule 34 holds true).
I’ve written about both sides of the childhood vaccination debate as objectively as possible over the years. I’ve chosen to vaccinate my kids, but until recently, I could, at least emotionally, understand why some of my friends and acquaintances choose otherwise. However, after researching the safety and efficacy of childhood vaccinations, talking extensively to doctors about the issue and learning about the recent outbreaks of deadly, but vaccine-preventable diseases like pertussis, I’ve realized I’m no longer objective.
It’s a new year, and I’m guessing most of us have made a resolution or two. So now, it’s time to pave the way to hell with them (to paraphrase Mark Twain). In my lifelong experience as a female, I’ve noticed that most of my resolutions (and those of my friends with ovaries) tend to […]
It’s time again to look back on some of the memorable moms of the past year.
Every year I learn all kinds of interesting information from the e-mails you send me and from the amazing things you post on your Facebook pages and Twitter feeds. And now, I have a 12-year-old who has her own email address, and I really appreciate all the fascinating educational stuff you send to her.
Women working full-time, year-round earn only about 77 cents for every dollar earned by men in the same positions.
Yeah, I’ve written about toxic toys before, but it’s that time of year. That time of year when many folks feel the need to purchase toys because it’s holiday time. Because, by God, we’re Americans
Really. I don’t want to be Facebook “Friends” with your kids. Or with anyone under the age of 21. Actually, make that 27.
Winter hats? Check. Kids in close contact with other kids? Check. Head lice? Check. Yep, it’s that time again.
We’ve recently had to look hard and long at our household budget, and I’ve realized how much cash we’ve spent on babysitters over the years.
Every once in a while, I remember how lonely and marginalized I felt after having my first baby. Yeah, poor me.
You are now at the ages where you may see and hear about and even experience bullying. You know already that it’s wrong — that bullies are cowards who need to hurt others in order to feel better about themselves.