Lucky Mom

Oct. 15, 2009

Flu Vaccine

As most people who know me well know that I don’t get myself or my kids vaccinated for the flu (bring on the boos). My personal reasons include that I feel getting the flu is part of life and when...

May. 4, 2009

Beating Up Burglars

Having lived in Seattle for many years single with no children, I tended to live in the city and loved the trendy spots where you could walk out your cool apartment door and hit the coffee shop or organic market....

Oct. 7, 2008

Medical Malady & Julia's birthday

So, here I am writing again. After a long bloody time. Maybe it was the ‘allergic reaction’ I apparently got that caused hives over 80% of my body. Hey, click here for a pic of the fun. It’s hot. I...

Jun. 25, 2008

WARNINGS

I’m all about child safety. Obviously. Again, obviously. I can see life threatening potential in pretty much everything which is why I’m still bitter over spending bank on a ‘professional home child proofer’ in Seattle. I could have taught her...

May. 30, 2008

The Sick House

Hey, want to come over to our house? Probably not if you know what’s good for your health. It’s actually become funny it’s so ridiculous. Synopsis of the fun:...

May. 21, 2008

BEYOND PICKY

What kid doesn’t like juice? What kid doesn’t like grapes? PB&J? Not any longer. I need help – desperately. I think I need a Dr. Mom (or Dad) who can help me with a…uh…problem. I’ve done my research on-line, taken...

Apr. 27, 2008

Mother Nature

M.N. can be one mean bit*h. Just as I was droning on about how much we dig Austin with the exception of some bugs and bumper grazing drivers, I had no idea what could really turn into some scary sh*t....

Jan. 7, 2008

Toilet Seat Fears

O.k. So ladies, I realize we’ve all had an uphill battle at some time or another when it comes to toilets seats. They tend to be left up causing us to ‘almost’ fall in during our middle of the night...

Sep. 27, 2007

Yummy Medicine

My son Alec is always trying new and improved ways to get more ‘food’. It can be funny at times; when he tries negotiating for more crackers or Jell-O or pretty much anything else with at least marginally edible properties....

Aug. 22, 2007

Bug Battle Continues - Scorpions

Ah…so I was going to write about my son’s 4 year-old fraudulent birthday ‘party’ last Saturday but decided I’d write about something more titillating first. I don’t mean to beat this bug battle to death but I found a dead...

Jul. 4, 2007

Rabid Wolf Spider

Hey kids, look what greeted me this morning when I got up! That’s right, meet our new friend or possibly even a new member of our family (depending on how it goes). His name is Rabid Wolf Spider and...

Feb. 23, 2007

Rehab - The New Investment Opportunity

Rehab. What exactly is it and how can I get in on it? Now, I don’t mean to make too much fun of this (of course I do) but don’t you think there is a lucrative career or say, financial...

Nov. 26, 2006

Baby Milestones — Fact or Fiction?

This time around, I’m not falling for the milestone gig. When I had Alec I had the audacity to just enjoy him (oh, and overprotect the hell out of him) and forgot to evaluate his every move, blink, fart, sniff...

Sep. 22, 2006

Book Review: Lunch Lessons

If only every parent could subscribe to what author Ann Cooper and and Lisa Holmes are desperately trying to convey in Lunch Lessons, maybe we wouldn’t have a society of such obese children, sadly becoming obese adults. Lunch Lessons is...

Jul. 5, 2006

Wet Nurses

Everyday I read another article about the benefits of breast milk. A couple of today’s articles reference: 1. Reduced bedwetting in breastfed babies (there is strong evidence that in many cases bed-wetting can "result from delayed neurodevelopment," said the report)...

Jun. 25, 2006

Key to Long Life - uh oh

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People are more likely to see their 100th birthday, research hints, if they were born to young mothers. The age at which a mother gives birth has a major impact on how long her child...

Jun. 22, 2006

Andrea Yates - Insane or a Common Criminal?

By ANGELA K. BROWN, Associated Press Writer HOUSTON - Attorneys began questioning 120 potential jurors Thursday for the second murder trial of Andrea Yates, the Houston mother accused of drowning her five young children in a bathtub. As she...

Jun. 16, 2006

Male Circumcision

As I mentioned in a prior post, I try and keep updated on pregnancy and children’s health issues through various sources, one being AP: Health. I read an article yesterday about an 8 year old boy’s father who is trying...

Jun. 13, 2006

Top Five Parenthood Resources

Now that baby #2 is due in less than four months, my husband and I find ourselves back at sqaure one as far as making preparations for her arrival are concerned. We'd forgotten most details about what to expect during...

May. 24, 2006

ADHD, ADD & BIPOLAR 'Disorders'

I’m no doctor, therapist, child-development ‘expert’ or anything else that requires a designation to dispense advice (so, now that I’ve got the necessary disclaimers out, I can comfortably give my humble opinion to those who are interested). Frankly, I’m...

Apr. 4, 2006

Top 10 Home Safety Tips for Babies and Toddlers

Lucky Mom's top ten home safety tips for your babies and toddlers.

Mar. 23, 2006

Yello Dyno! A child safety program

As former Safety Leader at my son’s former pre-school, I attended an introductory seminar for a program called YelloDyno. Assuming (so sadly) that I knew absolutely everything about child safety I assumed it would be pretty lame. “Don’t talk to...

Mar. 21, 2006

The BIG Rock

My son Alec was is in a co-op preschool (no longer – long story I may share later) as I wanted to be involved and watch him during school hours. This particular school is 2/week for his age and I...