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Should the government force women to breastfeed?

Should the government force women to breastfeed?

Do you think the government should force women to breast feed their child for a minimum of 6 months? Well check out the link below and see how super model Gisele Bundchen does. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504744_162-20012670-10391703.html When my twin daughters were born I didn’t even own a bottle that’s how confident I was that I was going …

The most interesting part

The most interesting part

The most interesting part of having a family is you never know what the day (or night) will bring. I went to bed on Sunday night with my Monday planned as usual. Kids go to camp from 9am-4pm and I would work (simple enough.) By 1am I was cleaning up the first batch of throw …

Are You A Work-At-Home Mom?

Are You A Work-At-Home Mom?

How do you balance working from home, life, kids, and managing your household? There are a lot more women choosing to work from home. Is it easier? What are the pitfalls? Jen and Barb talk to Risa Green, author of “Notes from the Underbelly” and Mom about the ways in which you can set up …

What Every Mom Should Know About First Aid

What Every Mom Should Know About First Aid

Taking the CPR class with firefighter, Zack, had a profound impact on me. While we laughed and joked around with him and some friends, I learned a lot. I had taken a CPR class when Cooper was an infant (7 years ago), but did not have the confidence to think that I would know what …

Would you know how to save your child’s life in an emergency?

Would you know how to save your child’s life in an emergency?

The other day my daughter India fell in the bathroom and started crying. As she was crying she said she was seeing stars. As I was trying to assess the situation she went limp in my arms and passed out. It was so scary I didn’t know what to do. Do I shake her? Put …

My Family Wants A Dog

My Family Wants A Dog

I don’t. There…now you know. It is not like I don’t think dogs are cute or that I would love to have it come and cuddle up to me, but I know who will be walking it, feeding it, taking it to the vet, doing everything: ME! You may think that I am not being …

What Kind Of Family Rituals Do You Have?

What Kind Of Family Rituals Do You Have?

Too tired to make that Movie Night happen? Easier to let your kids do their own thing? Join Jen and Barb as they talk to Betsy Brown Braun, author of “You’re Not The Boss of Me,” about the importance of family rituals and easy ways to incorporate them into your family.

Is it just me, or is every school asking more and more of parents?

Is it just me, or is every school asking more and more of parents?

Is it just me, or is every school asking more and more of parents? Seriously, I’m all for parent participation, but what has happened? It seems like every week, sometimes every day there is a sign up for parent readers, helpers, chaperones for field trips, etc, etc. I was actually the president of the PTA …

Are You A Helicopter Mom?

Are You A Helicopter Mom?

Does anyone let their kids play outside anymore? Cross the street? Do their own homework? Tie their own shoe? How do we prepare our kids for the real world while keeping them in a protective bubble? Jen and Barb talk to Dr. Wendy Mogel, nationally known clinical psychologist and author of the New York Times …

Overprotecting

Overprotecting

Wendy Mogel! Wow! What an amazing guest. I took so much away from our time with her. I usually think of overprotecting as not letting our kids get physically hurt or be too cautious. I learned a lot. My tendency (strong tendency) to tie their shoe, cater to their specific food choices, wash them in …

Is private school worth the price?

Is private school worth the price?

Is private school worth the price? I grew up going to public school; good public schools, but public schools nonetheless. The education was top notch. They may not have been aware of what was going on in the lives of their students, but for most, that was okay, a good education for there for the …

What Will Your Kids Remember From Childhood?

What Will Your Kids Remember From Childhood?

One of my best and worst memories from childhood is actually the same. I was one of four kids. I was about 10 years old and my Mom packed a bag for she and I and took me to a hotel for the weekend! Just us! We went to the movies, out to eat, hung …

What Will Your Children Remember For Their Childhood?

What Will Your Children Remember For Their Childhood?

We are all striving to give our kids everything, but what will they actually remember when they’re older? What do you remember? Join Jen and Barb while they talk to Dr. Katrina Wood, Director of Wilshire Valley Therapy Centers in LA about the necessity for emotional connection and the things our kids will remember the …

What is the harm?

What is the harm?

I used to have an aversion to discussing clothes, jewelry or just things. I thought it sounded shallow and irrelevant. I really did. It made me judge other women and wonder why they didn’t have anything better to discuss. While I still feel this way about some women; the ones that ONLY talk about things, …

What Kind Of Mom Are You?

What Kind Of Mom Are You?

I loved Vanessa’s take on the various kinds of Moms out there. She clearly defines 5 kinds of Moms. We can all find a little bit of ourselves in most of them, but there will be one that really resonates with you. What I love, is that she doesn’t just define the types, but let’s …

Max Diaries:  Pink for Sarah

Max Diaries: Pink for Sarah

by Christina Cox, new mom blogger I never met little nine year-old Sarah, but I knew her parents and I attended her funeral service last Friday with 1,000 others. Sarah was diagnosed with brain cancer at seven years old and died two years in her mother‚s arms on Memorial Day in her favorite place in …

What Kind Of Mom Are You?

What Kind Of Mom Are You?

As a Mom, do we fit in a ìcategoryî? If we do, can that help us with our relationships with our kids? Join Jen and Barb while they talk to Vanessa Van Petten, founder of radicalparenting.com and author, about how kids categorize their Moms and how this can give us useful insight into how to …

Which Celebrity Mom do I admire?

Which Celebrity Mom do I admire?

Things for moms have changed since June Cleaver was our role model. The “traditional” marriage that women of my moms era had seems to be long gone and from it has emerged woman who have yet to clearly define the role of contemporary motherhood. Do I work? Do I stay home? Do I prepare dinner …

Which Celebrity Mom Do I Admire?

Which Celebrity Mom Do I Admire?

While there are a lot of women who inspire me in my day to day life, I keep coming back to Jennifer Garner as far as a celebrity Mom that I admire. I don’t know her, have never seen her in person, but when photographed out in the world and not on the red carpet, …

Is your kid the next Tiger Woods?

Is your kid the next Tiger Woods?

Thinking your kid could be the next “star” athlete? There is just one problem, your kid doesn’t even like that sport. Really, do kids even know what they like? Since the day my twins were born I was determined to provide them every opportunity I could (you know all the ones I didn’t have.) One …

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