Anchor Mom: #LikeAKid

When my daughter was born, I was really concerned about the impact of having too much pink. So our crib sheets, high chair, and car seat were all neutral.  It did not stop her from wanting her nails painted (mine never are), choosing pink as her favorite color, and pretending to be a princess.  But … Continue reading »

AnchorMom: #BareYourBelly

Are you familiar with the recent headlines about a mom in Canada who decided to wear a bikini to a beach – and then was ridiculed by some young men for her stretchmarks and less-than-toned tummy? I think almost any mom can imagine what she is experiencing.  I remember being pregnant with Olivia, and a … Continue reading »

AnchorMom: Body Image and Kids

***Warning:  This is one of the most soul-baring things I have ever written.*** Like many women (and men), I have spent decades fighting a negative body image.  I think I was in 7th grade the first time I looked down on the school bus and noticed that my thighs looked wider while plastered against the … Continue reading »

AnchorMom: Fighting Eczema

My family is very lucky – we have few health issues.  But one we struggle with pretty regularly is atopic dermatitis. My son had “the worst case” our pediatrician had ever seen when he was about 1 month old.  Since then, thanks to a steady diet of allergy medicine and pain reliever, and enough steroid … Continue reading »

Graco Recalls More Buckles

Graco Children’s Products, Inc. says it is recalling some of its infant, toddler convertible car seats and harnessed booster seats. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says  the following models are affected: APRICA A30, SNUGRIDE, SNUGRIDE 30, SNUGRIDE 35, SNUGRIDE CLASSIC CONNECT, SNUGRIDE CLICK CONNECT 40. It says Graco is recalling certain rear-facing child restraints manufactured … Continue reading »

FDA Warns Against Teething Gel

If you’ve ever been a parent of a newborn, you know teething can be uncomfortable for everyone involved.  Now, the Food and Drug Administration is warning parents about some of the options to soothe the teething pain. In many cases, parents and caregivers rub medication on their infants’ gums.  Now, the FDA is warning those products … 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 »

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