Anchor Mom: Teaching ‘Thank You’

I’ve been trying to teach my toddler the importance of saying ‘thank you.’ Usually that means we stand awkwardly at the Target cash register as ‘J’ admires his new sticker, while the cashier and I look at him smiling, waiting for him to say the words that prove I’ve done a good job as a mother. … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Students Welcome Sparrow

Central Point, Ore. – Crater High School students are saying goodbye to one sparrow as they welcome another. The school started its assembly with great news from its 2013-2014 sparrow.  Maidson Branaugh announced, “My tumors are getting better.” The news comes after the 6-year-old spent the last year on a chemo drug to reduce the tumors … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Working Mom Guilt

Working mom guilt.  Ah!  It’s something I had mostly been able to get past before baby #2 was born.  I had a routine complete with plenty of mommy/son time.  But all of that changed yesterday, my first day back at work since becoming the mom of two. The morning started out flawlessly.  I’ve always felt … Continue reading »

Danielle Stops by to Introduce Graham

Danielle Craig made an appearance on the morning newscasts today! Although she is on maternity leave, she came in to speak with Kirstin and Ron about the newest addition to her family. Baby Graham was introduced to viewers and Danielle shared how she is now juggling two kids! She says she misses work but does … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Inducing Labor

Well, it appears this baby is staying put! I guess I can’t blame him – he’s heard his big brother’s toddler temper tantrums – he’s probably a little scared! As my due date approaches (two days away!) I’m thinking more and more about how to naturally induce labor. Some of my co-workers have suggested the … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Guessing Game

With just eight days to go to my due date – I’m getting anxious for this baby to arrive! My co-workers are having a little fun with it, placing their bets on when baby #2 will arrive and how much he’ll weigh. You can take part, by guessing which one of my colleagues has the … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Soaring with a Smile

Medford, Ore. — As several schools prepare to adopt new Sparrows for the school year, one North Medford High School student will be adopted by her peers. Hailey Maddox will be adopted as her school’s Sparrow.  The 15-year-old is fighting a rare cancer.  In January, doctors found it in her knee, lymph nodes and lungs. … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Preparing for Baby #2

I’m ready. Well, as ready as you can be with a baby on the way. Yesterday I spent my day off packing my hospital bag (yes, three weeks later than suggested), put together a big brother kit for my son, wrote down the 24 hour schedule for my son, packed his overnight bag and wrote a … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Being the Perfect Mom

I caught wind of the Huffington Post article, ‘How to be a Perfect Mother’ over the weekend. I may have cried a little (remember I am very pregnant!).  It’s a must read article for any parent out there.  Take a look at the article before reading my comments on it. The article said, “The perfect mother always … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom:Unhealthy Eating Consequences

This video from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is floating around online. It puts the pressure on parents – you see an overweight man in the ER suffering a heart attack. One of the hospital workers says, “How does this happen?” and then you see it. A life rewind shows us his bad habits going all … Continue reading »

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