As my 46th birthday approaches, in many ways I feel healthier than I did when I was 22. No, I can't stay out till 4am and go to work the next day. Nor can I eat whatever I want and weigh 10 pounds less than I do now. Yet despite being healthier in many ways, I've been getting some bug or another every year for the last few years -- and it knocks me out for days. This after … [Read more...] about 10 Minutes to Uber-Immunity!
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Relatively speaking, I think I had a fairly easygoing pregnancy. Outside of some pretty bad morning sickness in the first trimester, I remained very mobile and went to work up until it was GO TIME. I didn't have swollen ankles, I wasn't uncomfortably big, and I felt more energetic than I felt tired. So towards the end, when people asked me if I was 'ready' to give birth, I … [Read more...] about 9 Things They Don’t Tell You About Labor And Delivery
We wish we could say we blame our kids for loving muffins—morning, noon and night, even our pickiest will eat a sweet muffin. But the truth is, the muffin doesn’t fall far from the muffin tin and facts don’t lie—and the fact of the matter is that we, too, have a history with muffins. We confess. When we were in college we had a HUGE super sweet, sugary blueberry muffin for … [Read more...] about Healthy Greek Yogurt Blueberry Muffins
Two events occurred last week in my area that are sure to terrify parents everywhere. First, two Virginia Tech students were charged with kidnapping and killing 13-year-old Nicole Lovell, a Virginia seventh grader who used social media to escape bullying after surviving a liver transplant earlier in her life. Second, also in Maryland, a 22-year-old church and school … [Read more...] about Technology Terrors and Our Kids
A couple of weeks ago, my nanny found a louse on Matilda’s head. Apparently it was just crawling around, not a care in the world. Liz bagged it in a Ziploc sandwich bag so I could see it for myself and then called to deliver the bad news. “Where the heck could my daughter have gotten lice?" I wondered to myself. I could only conclude that she got it from Elby, my preschool … [Read more...] about Outbreak! My Close Brush With Creepy-Crawly Catastrophe