I was at a mommy and me class today when a woman cornered me. “I know you’re so into this stuff. I have to ask you. Did you know that this year’s flu shot contains the H1N1 virus? I asked if there was a version without it and there isn’t!” This girl, who gave her [...]
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Before Big Girl was born I questioned my parenting potential. I spent months, actually, discussing this very topic with a therapist. Would I be a good parent? Would I screw up any child I had because I was, well, a little screwed up? I agonized over it. And yet when she was born, I wondered [...]
First, some disclosures. I do not like the water all that much. I don’t like getting my hair wet. I don’t like bathing suits. I hate the sun. (Pasty skin will do that to you.) Second, my big girl inherited my “love” of the water. I did not do this to her. My husband, a [...]
I have a Google news alert for the acronym “BPA.” Day after day I sit here and read about new dangers of bisphenol A (BPA). This week alone there was a new study that found links BPA exposure to a change in the blood levels of thyroid and reproductive hormones in men. The study, done [...]
Last week the Food and Drug Administration did a 180 on its stance on bisphenol A (BPA), saying it had “concerns” about its use when it comes to fetuses, babies, and children. And maybe parents should avoid exposing their kids after all. The government even pledged $30 million toward research. They need to get to [...]
It seems like I keep writing about chicken. This time, I’m hot and bothered about Tyson’s antibiotic debacle. For those of you who don’t know what I am talking about: Tyson Foods, Inc., the company that manufactures all those chicken fingers and sells raw poultry in 2008 was sued for what some called questionable business [...]
Well, it’s Day Two of my huge eye. Just to catch you up: I worked until 2 a.m. on Thursday night. Walked out of my office into the hall. Kept the lights off so I wouldn’t wake anyone. Remembered that I left my new magazines by the top of the stairs. Bent over to pick [...]