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Who Loves Ya, Baby? Kids of Extra-Affectionate Moms Are Better Adjusted Adults, Study Says

Baby love is good for your little one. Credit: Getty Images
A loved baby is a happy baby. Turns out, that makes for a happy adult, too. People whose mothers showered them with affection as infants are better equipped to cope with the stresses...

Study Finds Children Overmedicated on Purpose

It sounds like an episode from CSI. In fact, if I recall correctly, it was an episode of CSI. A child meets an untimely end due to being overmedicated with cough syrup. Why? The parents wanted her to calm down or be quiet or some such thing. It...

Favorite Holiday Toys of Yore

They just don't make toys like they used to. I'm all for advances in technology and whatnot, but I really appreciate--and miss--the quality and craftsmanship of the toys that were around when I was a kid. They seemed to be built better, last...

Top Holiday Cocktails

At some point it seems the holidays have gotten away from the adults. Now that I am an adult with children, holidays like Christmas and Hanukkah have become synonymous with what presents we can get for the kids. Most parents forego giving presents...

Are Sleep Terrors Genetic?

Are nightmares genetic? A recent study seems to point that way. Nightmares, also known as sleep terrors, affect people from childhood through adulthood. Those affected suffer from waking in a panic, normally screaming, confusion and disorientation....

Have You Heard of the Christmas Countdown?

Ah, the World Wide Web. It brings people, information and cultures together like nothing else ever has, and probably ever will. The mysteries and magic of the unknown cease to be, replaced by the infinite possibilities of knowledge. The Internet can...

Do Your Kids (Still) Believe in Santa Claus?

Do your children still believe in Santa Claus, if they ever did? Do you? I bet not. It seems every generation is less and less inclined to believe in jolly old Saint Nick. And I can understand why. His outfit, for one thing--it's totally outdated....

Do you trust homemade trick or treats?

Yesterday I found myself watching a cooking show wherein the host was making homemade Halloween treats for impending trick or treaters. She was making some sort of popcorn ball treats, and they looked both tasty and creative. Making treats can also...

DailyDish - Last minute Halloween costumes

Looking for a last-minute Halloween costume? Raid mom and dad's closet for costume ideas!...

Survival guide for kids leaving home

One of the fast food restaurants had a commercial wherein a young man was in a grocery store holding two packages of meat, his gaze swinging back and forth between the two. Finally, he just drops the meat and hightails it out of the store like the...

Baby talk not just for (human) babies

A new report from Honolulu suggests that baby talk is not just for human babies. In what may be the cutest thing you read all week, it was determined that male humpback whale calves make sounds that are decidedly different from those of their adult...

Vaccinations: they're not just for kids!

According to another one of those pesky recent studies, adults in the United States are not getting their vaccinations. Yes, adults are supposed to get vaccinated too--just because we can legally drink doesn't mean we can totally avoid the...

Our first day apart

Oh, I know it sounds so dramatic, but yesterday was indeed my first day apart from my son--and his from me. Apparently we both did better than I thought we would, but it wasn't easy. I suspect that it will never be easy to separate. After all this...

Erotica by and for moms

We all have needs. Even mommies, with paper lunch sacks and homework rules, have needs and, yes, I mean those needs. Dressed in baggy sweatpants and juice-stained, dried-cereal-encrusted t-shirts, mothers still want to feel attractive, desirable,...

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