On the Bright Side

We spent the last week or so fighting a nasty stomach virus. FishPapa and FishBoy8 got hit first and for several days we wondered if it was going to be just them. Then FishChick went down on Thursday. Friday three more children spent their waking moments either vomiting or lying on the couches moaning. It […]

8 Great Ways to Get 8 A Day

Last week I had lunch with Elizabeth Somer, registered dietician and author of Food and Mood: The Complete Guide to Eating Well and Feeling Your Best . It was great to have a chance to meet her and have many of my food myths dispelled. One of the things we discussed was the importance of […]

Cold Medicine Not For Kids

I don’t know a whole lot about what’s going on in the world these days. I’m pretty busy in my cave. But, I did notice this health alert recently and thought I would pass it on, especially since Walgreens and CVS have had such good deals on Dimetapp and Robitussin. I’m sure many of you […]

TGIF: Happy Fourth of July!

Thanks to everyone who shared their celebratory plans for Independence Day! You can go here and here for some last minute inspiration. Have a wonderful day today! May the bugs be few, the BBQ tender, and the fireworks exceptional. As you head out for all the fun doings that the Fourth of July holds, don’t […]

Emergency Preparedness

Here in Middle America, the last few months have been peppered with bouts of “severe weather” which translated means “possibility of tornados.” Even after four years in Kansas City, it’s still a new experience for this California girl. I don’t freak out when I hear the sirens, but there is a little sense of uneasiness. […]

Street Safety

bike street

Lately, my concern over my children’s safety in and near automobiles has been heightened. We recently watched Bella, a beautiful movie, though tinged with the sadness and pain caused by an auto accident. That coupled with the tragic death of Maria Chapman, daughter of Stephen Curtis Chapman, has tempted me to retreat into my little […]

Oh My Goodness! Go Wash Your Hands

Check out this post about what germs are lurking in your washing machine. Hmm…..