I lost a friend to breast cancer this week. Sandee was a hardworking, kind, funny, sweet, bright light of a person who fought her cancer with everything she had. She refused to let it take over her life, saying with joy "See! I told you I'd make it longer than a week!" when given a diagnosis time frame from her doctor. She and I had a conversation about her heath one day, … [Read more...] about Breast Cancer Steals Many Things, But Not Love
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A baby develops the ability to hear in the womb at about 18 weeks into the pregnancy. The uterus, though snug and warm, is not soundproof. In fact, your baby can hear -- and respond to -- a wide range of sounds, from those your body makes to sounds outside your womb. When Can a Baby Hear in the Womb ? Time Frame Your baby's ears and earlobes start to form when you are … [Read more...] about When Can a Baby Hear in the Womb ?
A lot of people like to say that baking is a science, but it does not always have to be completely exact. You do have to be a little careful when switching ingredients, but it is possible to make substitutes when following a cornbread recipe. It can be a little tricky to find a good egg substitute for cornbread, but there are a few key ingredients that will work. Whether you … [Read more...] about What Can I Use as an Egg Substitute When Baking Corn Bread?
Teaching kids to cook is an important part of parenting, and one way to make it extra-fun is by making treats for pets! Whatever your child’s age or skill level, there’s a recipe they’ll love and learn from! All of these pet treats are safe for kids (and you!) to taste and eat, too, so feel free to indulge! Easier than Pie: No-Bake Bites Your child may not be used to … [Read more...] about DIY Dog Treats That The Kids Can Help Make
A few weeks ago, during a conversation about the ways in which technology has infiltrated our lives, someone suggested that I watch a particular episode of Black Mirror, the Netflix series that is billed as the updated version of The Twilight Zone. In the episode, a mom, frightened when her preschool daughter wanders off from the playground and disappears for a short time, … [Read more...] about Parents: Just Because We Can Doesn’t Mean That We Should