August 2009

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Let’s Hear it for Dirt

Let’s Hear it for Dirt

Most of the moms I know have become acutely sensitive about cleanliness. I’m not talking shining floors and perfectly scrubbed counter tops, I mean the absence of germs …

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When You Least Expect It … You’re The Star Today!

When You Least Expect It … You’re The Star Today!

This past weekend I was sitting outside at a cafe overlooking the Androscoggin River in Maine, with my husband and two of my kids. The restaurant was packed with families and couples out enjoying a sumptuous brunch that included everything from made-to-order omeletes to bowls of fresh fruits and baskets filled with warm blueberry muffins. […]

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Whooping Cough is Back — and We’re to Blame

Whooping Cough is Back — and We’re to Blame

Ever seen a child with whooping cough? Trust us, you don’t want to …

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Time To Ditch the Huggies?

When is the right time to potty train? I am definitely ready and I think she is too. How do I tell…

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Watch Out For Three-Year-Old Bikers

Watch Out For Three-Year-Old Bikers

But what if he runs a red light ’cause he doesn’t know his colors yet?

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The ‘Bad Teacher’ Blues

The ‘Bad Teacher’ Blues

Did you get “the bad one”?

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Mommy, Put That Baby Down And HOLD ME!

Mommy, Put That Baby Down And HOLD ME!

Every kid in the world seems to know that when the new baby comes home, her new job is to do whatever it takes to GET MOMMY’S ATTENTION!! Especially when she’s feeding or changing the newborn. Ever notice that? Baby number one (who suddenly looks like she’s 18) may have been playing happily across the […]

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Do You Know About ‘Safety Tat’?

Do You Know About ‘Safety Tat’?

Should we tatoo our kids personal info on their arms? Or, is that just crazy?

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Swimmer’s Ear or Ear Infection … is There a Difference?

My four year old loves the water, but she’s been complaining that her ear hurts after swimming . What’s going on?

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Back to School in the Age of Swine Flu

Back to School in the Age of Swine Flu

As families everywhere gear up for the back-to-school season, the CDC is preparing for a spike in the number of swine flu cases nationwide …

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