Anchor Mom: Online Safety

When I was in high school my parents always said the computer would be in an open space in our home. The reason – to keep me and my siblings safe online. Not only has the internet opened up from the world of AOL that I knew – children can now take the internet everywhere.  Smartphones and … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Last Minute Dad’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day kind of snuck up on me. In fact, just yesterday I realized I had nothing planned!  This is especially bad because I gave my husband a “lecture” about how important Mother’s Day is. I, of course, turned to Pinterest, like in all times of crafty need. Here are a few of the cute … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Healthy Road Trip

Road-tripping with a talking toddler for the first time, I was shocked when I heard from the backseat, “Are we there yet?”  Is that built in? But even worse – the apple slice tornado – my son throwing apple slices all over the car saying “I don’t like these!” He does like apple slices, but … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Thank Goodness for Dad!

As a working mom, my husband has the joy of doing many of the things moms typically handle.  After school taxi-service, sitting through long sports practices, cooking dinner, and giving the kids baths.  And he does it without me.  I’m on the air from the time school ends until 7pm. And he works full time, … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Teenage Hope

From the time I was first pregnant and found out I’d be having a girl, many people commented about “watching out for the teenage years.”  After Olivia was born, people would see her quick smile, bright eyes, and questioning nature and say “you’ll have your hands full when she’s a teenager.”  Now, as a kindergartener, … Continue reading »

“Nap Nanny” Warning: Another Baby Death

WASHINGTON, D.C– A 6th baby has died since 2010 as a result of the Nap Nanny, according the Consumer Product and Safety Commission.  The death happened several months ago in New Jersey, but the CPSC is just now finding out about it. The most recent death of an infant renews the effort to get 10′s … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Judge Not

At a soccer party this weekend, one of the moms mentioned to me how great it is that kids are all different. I tend to disagree. Wouldn’t it be easier if they were all the same?  From sleeping habits, to discipline, to eating, to activity levels; I felt like I had it all figured out … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: It’s a …

BOY! We decided to take part in the new trend of gender reveal parties and throw one for baby #2! We had our guests spray silly string – to find out it was blue – which means a little boy is on the way! My son loved it and just kept yelling “silly string, silly … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Boy or Girl?

There’s nothing like a guessing game where you have 50% chance of being right (and 50% of being wrong). Our big gender reveal is tomorrow, but before the big day I am taking guesses! Here’s how the gender myths line up: Myth #1: Heart Rate – if the baby’s heart rate is above 140 bpm, … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: “A Crib is like a Bike”

Before putting J to bed the other night, he announced, “A crib is like a bike.”  He’s two, he says crazy things – so we just nodded our heads and moved on with the night.  That is, until we checked on him to find him straddling the side of the crib (like a bike) peddling his feet. It … Continue reading »

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