The story I’m about to tell is not unusual. But it’s personal, tragic, and common, repeating itself almost every day throughout our country. We parents need to pay better attention. Three summers ago, a picture surfaced of then-candidate for Maryland governor, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, at a party attended by his teenaged son. The photo showed the 50-year-old … [Read more...] about Should You Go to Jail If Your Teen Drinks?
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What to Pack in a Hospital Bag for a Baby
You're at that "any day now" point in your pregnancy, and you're ready to pack your hospital bag. These days, most hospitals provide essentials like diapers and formula, but it's comforting to know you have the brands or types of items you prefer. "A general rule is to minimize stress in this situation," notes Catherine Ruhl, CNM, MS, associate director for women's health … [Read more...] about What to Pack in a Hospital Bag for a Baby
What Does Your Drink Say About You?
You can't judge a book by its cover but sometimes you can gauge a person by her drink. Do bartenders have your type wrong or is it a perfect match? Beer: You're a no-frills kinda girl. Not that you can't rock a pair of stilettos when you have to but your first choice will always be flip-flops or tennies. Generally you don't care what other girls think about you and will … [Read more...] about What Does Your Drink Say About You?
Do You Need A Drink With That?
While summer is still in full swing, the back to school chaos is quickly approaching. We thought we'd help out with a few beverage must-haves to keep the fun summer days going.. Looking to add a little sparkle to your drinks? Mastrad Purefizz Soda Maker instantly adds bubbles to water, fruit juice or cocktails. You can also add fruit or herbs to spice things up. … [Read more...] about Do You Need A Drink With That?
My Passover with Cher
I wrote this in honor of Passover AND Cher: I invited Cher, Baruch Hashem, to my parent’s house last year for Pesach. It had been on my ‘to do’ list for quite some time, but well, you know how it is. Life just seems to get in the way, and shit is put off for yet another day. But I finally moved it to the top of my list. I knew I was taking a chance, and there weren't any … [Read more...] about My Passover with Cher