I am not sure how parenting has sunk quite this low, but last week I actually had a serious 20-plus minute discussion with four other adults about whether or not schools should ban dodgeball. The arguments went like this: 1. Dodgeball has limited educational or fitness value for kids. 2. It is an excuse for bullies to attack and eliminate the weakest physical specimens. 3. It's … [Read more...] about Did I Really Spend An Hour On A Dodgeball Debate?
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When my three kids were younger, I felt like a watching-machine. It was as if I had three GPS chips that constantly transmitted the coordinates of each kid. I knew, 24/7, the precise location of each child. In crib. In babysitter's car seat. In daycare center. At field trip to the zoo - probably in Monkey House. Watching my kids was a critical component of … [Read more...] about Watch Me, Mom!
Meet Mary Krell-Oishi. She is an ambitious mom who recently wrote her first screenplay for a project in a screenwriting class at the local college and, on a whim, submitted it to a writing contest. Months later, after winning awards at several film festivals, her romantic-comedy script entitled “What Would Meg Do” will be produced as an independent film, featuring an … [Read more...] about “What Would Meg Do?” and Why It’s Never Too Late to Dream
Yikes. Being a girl today is hard work. Those of us who were once teenage girls know firsthand there is no creature on earth as critical and perfectionistic as a teenage girl. However, our squeaky clean friends at The Dove Self-Esteem Fund have collected astounding data quantifying precisely how challenging it is to be a girl in American today. Here are a few … [Read more...] about Why It’s Hard to Be an American Girl Today
When you have a fever, it generally indicates that your body is doing its job -- fighting an infection. Often, doctors do not recommend a fever-reducing medicine until the fever reaches 102 degrees Fahrenheit and higher. When it's time to administer a remedy, some doctors may opt for a homeopathic remedy that will work best for the type of fever that you have. History Developed … [Read more...] about Homeopathic Remedies for Fever