When my first child was born, I lived in New York City. My husband and I were accustomed to eating breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and dessert in restaurants far more often than our own kitchen. We got a rude awakening the first time we tried to take our adorable infant to my favorite Italian restaurant. Think red-checked tablecloths, candles, and olive oil imported from … [Read more...] about No Kids Allowed: Businesses That Ban Children?
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Ah, the indoor play-gym. Wild colors. Bouncy things. Countless ways to lose yourself in all-things-kiddie. They seem to be popping up everywhere I turn (or maybe I'm just noticing them more). But if I may offer some wacky advice to moms who just might have the same twisted outlook on life as myself - If you see one, RUN AWAY! Run far, far away. I do feel a bit guilty lashing … [Read more...] about Why Indoor Play-Gyms Give Me The Blues
This is the second piece in a three-part series from Bright Beacon on energy drinks. Don't miss the first part - Energy Drinks: Do You Know What Your Kids Are Drinking? We all teach our kids to say no to drugs, but how many parents think to warn their children about the dangers of Red Bull? Here are five reasons why kids should stay away from energy drinks: 5. CAFFEINE - … [Read more...] about Skip The Speed: 5 Reasons Teens Should Avoid Energy Drinks
Well behaved children welcome. The rest will be made into pies. I found that wry sign mounted on the outside of a Cape Cod pie shop -- a clever reference to the Sing a Song of Sixpence childhood rhyme, only with a sick Jonathan Swift twist -- amusing, so I asked my three kids to pose next to it while my husband took a photo. None of us found the sign offensive as it reflects … [Read more...] about Well Behaved Children Welcome. The Rest Will be Made Into Pies.
Rock star. Activist. Mother of two. How does Sheryl Crow have time to keep so keep healthy and fit? Sheryl knows how to eat right anddeliciously thanks to personal chef Chuck White, affectionately known as "Chef Chuck." The duo met while Sheryl was battling breast cancer, which for her, was a wake-up call to eat better. Since then, Chuck has taught Sheryl how to do … [Read more...] about IF IT MAKES YOU HEALTHY: MORE THAN 100 DELICIOUS RECIPES INSPIRED BY THE SEASONS by Sheryl Crow & Ch