Deciding whether to keep or terminate a pregnancy can be an emotional decision. Women face this decision for a variety of reasons, such as an unplanned pregnancy or learning the baby has a life-threatening disease and is not likely to survive. In each case, the decision is intensely personal. Though you can get input from the important people in your life, ultimately, it's your … [Read more...] about How to Decide to Keep or Terminate a Pregnancy
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My Kids Aren’t Normal People When It Comes To Food
I keep waiting for my kids to become normal people when it comes to food. When my daughter was a toddler, everyone told me that is was normal for her to only eat bread and cheese and pasta; that it was one of those annoying, toddler phases that she would grow out of, like delaying bedtime or asking "why?" about everything you said. But she’s nine now, and unless I missed … [Read more...] about My Kids Aren’t Normal People When It Comes To Food
The Day I Decided To Become A Pokémon Master
As I’ve written many times before, my son is obsessed with all things Pokémon. When he first discovered it about a year and a half ago, I thought that it would be, like his other, earlier obsessions, a passing fancy, one that he would grow out of as he matured, or when the next big thing came around. But despite the emergence of Skylanders Giants and Lego … [Read more...] about The Day I Decided To Become A Pokémon Master
Buy, Baby, Buy: How Did You Decide What To Purchase?
On the heels of my third maternity leave and re-entry to my day job marketing products to moms, I find myself consciously evaluating the new baby brands and products in my own home - the things that have become part of my daily routine (and sanity!). The baby products market is a $6 billion industry… so why did I choose these particular items? Because Baby No. 3 is … [Read more...] about Buy, Baby, Buy: How Did You Decide What To Purchase?
Do People With Disabilities Deserve a Spot on the Transplant List?
In an incident that has sparked a national ethics debate, parents of a 3-year-old who was denied a kidney transplant by a Philadelphia hospital say they were told their daughter wasn't eligible because she suffers from mental disabilities. Chrissy Rivera's daughter Amelia was born with Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome - rare genetic defect that can cause physical and mental … [Read more...] about Do People With Disabilities Deserve a Spot on the Transplant List?