When my first child was born, I lived in New York City. My husband and I were accustomed to eating breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and dessert in restaurants far more often than our own kitchen. We got a rude awakening the first time we tried to take our adorable infant to my favorite Italian restaurant. Think red-checked tablecloths, candles, and olive oil imported from … [Read more...] about No Kids Allowed: Businesses That Ban Children?
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Is Autism Different in a Small Town? I’ve lived in the Los Angeles area for twenty-eight years now. Over half my life. I had my child when I was thirty-six. A year and change later, we were taking him to a regional center for evaluation for autism. We received services soon after, and off we went. Again, this is in the Los Angeles area, a huge city that’s quite … [Read more...] about Is Autism Different in a Small Town
Many expectant parents are excited to find out whether they are having a baby boy or a baby girl. While some enjoy the surprise of finding out their baby's sex at birth, others are anxious to find out their baby's gender as early as possible. There are many old wives' tales that are quick to offer a prediction of your baby's sex, but with today's scientific advancements there … [Read more...] about At What Week of Pregnancy Can You Tell if it’s a Girl or Boy?
Every day I pass working women in the supermarket check-out line at 5:30 pm on their way home from the office. I see them serving coffee at Starbucks and waiting tables while pregnant. I meet women in the office, in my community and at my daughter’s school, working moms who like the rest of America, need their income to make ends meet. More often than not these women (and men) … [Read more...] about Paid Family Leave Act – Act Now
As most people now know, 31-year-old Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently became a first time father. His wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, gave birth to a daughter named Max in early December. Great news from a very happy, very wealthy, young couple. For many people, the bigger news is that Zuckerberg is now taking two months’ paternity leave and has used his personal media … [Read more...] about Gifts From The Zuckerberg Baby