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Does Parenting Make Being Healthy - and Thin - Too Hard?

They say nothing really changes when you turn 40. It's true. It's 41 that's the kicker. I turned 41 last December and have since experienced all sorts of surprising changes, like hair where once there was none and eyes -- eyes which have always...Are you happy in the skin you are in?

Are You Your Child's Role Model?

Should parents strive for perfection? Photo: sxc.hu
As a child, were you ever told "Do as I say, not as I do?" That little saying is intended to get parents off the hook for any less-than-perfect behavior and dissuade kids from mimicking said...

Do You Throw Away Your Kids' Artwork?

I've been amazed at how many experiences seem to be shared amongst my fellow parents. I don't just mean that all babies have stinky poop. I mean things like how much artwork your children bring home, and what exactly we are supposed to do with it. ...

Does Your Stroller Face Forward or Back?

Breast or bottle? Plastic or wooden toys? So many decisions. Now we can add a new one to the list: Forward- vs. toward-facing strollers. New research suggests that children who use strollers that face the person pushing them interact and laugh...

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...

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....

Angelina Jolie Says Motherhood Changes the Way You Look

Does Angelina Jolie look any different to you? She does to me. To the untrained (i.e., non-parental) eye, Jolie may look simply a little older than she used to--and, well, she is. But, my husband has suggested in the past, and I agree with him...

Do Infertitlity Treatments Increase the Risk of Birth Defects?

According to a study released Monday, the answer is a firm yes. In the first study done to date on the link between infertility treatments and birth defects, it was found that children resulting from such treatments were two to four times more...

Over-parenting on the rise?

A recent review in The New Yorker looks at several new books on overparenting, including one that -- get this -- blames feminism and the Russians for creating the dreaded helicopter parent. Oy. Included in the review is "A Nation of Wimps: The...

Michelle Obama pledges to help working families and military families

This should come as no surprise given that her husband ran on not only the Democratic but also the Working Families ticket, but Michelle Obama wants to help working families and military families. As part of her duties as First Lady, Michelle sees...

DailyDish - Partnering up on Halloween

Partnering up with other kids and other families on Halloween is safer and more fun than going it alone....

Mom brings rabid bat to school

(Click the photo to see 5 Pets You Should Never Have With Young Children) Show and tell at school is great. Kids love it because it is a chance for them to bring something personal from home and show it off to all their classmates. Choosing just...

DailyDish - Don't listen to advice

When it comes to parenting, don't feel the need to follow or even listen to everyone else's advice....

Who really reads/needs parenting books?

Do you read parenting books? For real, as in from cover to cover? Did you get anything at all out of the book? Was it overall a great buy with an excellent philosophy, or was there at least one nugget of sage advice that has helped you shape your...

Showers versus baths - How are your kids getting clean?

My kid takes showers. He is sixteen months old. I took showers as a kid, but spent most of my time in the bath, surrounded by various toys and lots of suds. When our children are first born we barely bathe them, then move them into the little...

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