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Home Safety Month – What can You Do?

Home Safety Month: What Can You Do? [The following post is sponsored by Kidde.] June is Home Safety Month, which is a good time to take stock of how safe my house is. Since I started working with Kidde, I’ve been paying more attention to certain things. I added more smoke and CO alarms to […]

The Ultimate Vacations With Adventures By Disney

When I go on a trip, I’m a planner. I remember the first Disney vacation I ever took with my (future) husband. I was eighteen. I bought a few books about Walt Disney World and went to town. I had everything planned, from where we would eat each meal at what time to avoid the […]

Thigh Gap For Chubby Women

If you pay attention to vapid twenty-somethings, you might have heard of the quest for “thigh gap,” which is basically the space between your thighs when you’re standing with your feet together. But that’s not what I’m talking about. If you’ve got some meat on your bones, you know what it feels like to leave […]

What’s An Occlusal Adjustment And Why Should You Ask Your Invisalign Provider About One?

[I am a member of the Invisalign Moms Advisory Board and am receiving complimentary Invisalign treatment.] My bottom teeth used to look like this: And my top teeth used to look like this: Now thanks to Invisalign they look like this! The difference is so big I still can’t believe it. I love looking at […]

Organic Food: Not Necessarily Better?

My brother-in-law posted a link to this article on Facebook today. And this follow-up. The author discusses four myths of organic farming. I knew some of this, and basically already agreed with it, but it was nice to see it all laid out in one place, and especially the detail and comparisons in the rebuttal […]

Shaking Things Up A Bit

I’m a slow runner. I usually say that with a shrug and a resigned tone of voice. On paper my running pace could be mistaken for another person’s walking pace. Since the purpose of my running is usually focused on not dying during half marathons, I’ve never ever taken the time to try to get […]

BMI Rant Part THREE!

Years ago I wrote about what happened when Jake came home from school with a letter saying that he was obese. A few days ago I wrote about it again, because this nonsense is again making news in NYC. And yesterday, my daughter came home from school with her BMI report. My daughter, who is […]

Front Hallway Redesign

Our front hallway has a habit of becoming a disaster. There’s nothing more tempting when coming home after a long day than just tossing your stuff wherever. Sure, we could make a big effort to put things away in the areas of the house where we have more space, but I learned a long time […]

BMI and Kids: Why It’s Bullshit

Today the NY Post ran a story about a girl in Staten Island who was told by her school that she was fat. One look at her and it’s obvious that she’s anything but. However, the notice from her school wasn’t based on looking at her, it was based on her BMI – body mass […]

James Bond Needs A Calendar

It’s Spring Concert week at Jake’s school, a week I actually like very much. The concerts at his school are fantastic. But it stresses me out that he has to wear a suit a couple of times during concert weeks – once during the school day and once for the evening concert. An organized person […]