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Beyonce and Jay-Z show off their beautiful baby

Beyonce and Jay-Z show off their beautiful baby

Beyonce and Jay-Z did something very un-celebrity like.  Instead of selling their first baby pictures to a major magazine, they posted the pics online and shared the link with the world. They have a very beautiful little girl. The pictures come with a note from the Carter family- To see both click on link : [...]

Why 2012 is a good year to have a baby

Why 2012 is a good year to have a baby

If you want to have a child who is innovative, enterprising, brave, passionate and successful, have a baby in 2012, according to ancient Chinese superstition. Why?  It’s the Year of the Dragon, a year that’s considered to be the most auspicious of animals in the Chinese 12-year zodiac cycle. The Los Angeles Times reports some [...]

The Death of the Public Library?

The Death of the Public Library?

Some deaths are quick. They happen before anyone can really react. Some deaths are drawn out, the uncertainty lingering.   With slow deaths there are hopeful moments, spikes of optimism, but the trend sadly is downhill. I fear the slow death route is happening to public libraries in this country.  I have a bias in this [...]

I am more than a title

I am more than a title

I read this interesting piece in the Washington Post today by Janice D’Arcy.  It’s a great read. It asks the question:  Should women who blog about issues related to childcare and parenting simply be labeled “mommy bloggers” and is the term demeaning? http://tinyurl.com/8yunml3 D’arcy writes:  “When the consumer marketing firm Scarborough Research released a report this [...]

Can you trademark your baby’s name?

Can you trademark your baby’s name?

So you love your new baby’s unique name. You didn’t go with with John, Jackson or Jeb, but instead opted for something more colorful like Carter Seven… Brez Uno or Smith Yellow. Maybe in the back of your mind you think, “My kid could be a superstar one day.” Naturally you may want to protect [...]

Blogging can be good for your health

Blogging can be good for your health

Does blogging matter? Do you sit at home after the kids are in school or maybe at night after they’re tucked in bed and start writing?  Ever wonder does blogging make a difference? Short answer is yes. A new study out found that blogging lowered stress levels for new moms and reduced marital conflict. It [...]

Modern Family’s Little Bo Bleep

Modern Family’s Little Bo Bleep

I used to believe my son (and firstborn) could do no wrong. He’s 4.  That view, I hate to admit now, has been shattered a time or two. There have been moments that have stopped me in my tracks. Like the day he came home from preschool  and said “Oh God.”  Not in a heavenly, [...]

The Death of the Twinkie?  (Not so fast)

The Death of the Twinkie? (Not so fast)

I woke up this morning and scanned my emails.   Something caught my eye- an article that Hostess Brands was filing for bankruptcy and the fates of the Twinkie, Ding Dongs and Ho Hos were uncertain. Oh-oh. Was this going to be the end of the Twinkie? 3 things come to mind when I think about Twinkies:   1.  Growing [...]

Coolest thing of the Week

Coolest thing of the Week

The media and the public are quick to jump on a company when they do something wrong.  But I’m a big believer in applauding when they do something right. Target did a really cool thing.  A recent ad featured several good-looking kids  – Nothing too notable about that, right?   But one of the models was [...]

1 new fabulous flavor

1 new fabulous flavor

My favorite Girl Scout cookie has always been thin mints. Maybe it’s the word “thin” in the title that decieves me into thinking that it’s actually a health food.  I’ve been known to eat a half box in one sitting.  My husband has had a rule – never turn away a girl scout at your [...]