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: 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 »

Anchor Mom: How NOT to Spoil your Child

I recently went to the doctor’s office with my toddler in tow.  I told my son, “Please sit down in the chair while I get my check-up.”  He looked at me and said, “What do I get?”  Ummm – what do you get?  How does nothing sound?  You get nothing! I was in shock when I … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Prenatal Exercise

This morning I read this, “Those who exercise about seven hours a week while pregnant….” Wait, what?! Seven hours a week? I’m on Friday and have logged an hour of exercise since Monday. The story is about how exercise cuts down on gestational diabetes. You can read it here. Exercising, after working a full-time early … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Mastering Motherhood

Motherhood can bring so much joy, but the mastering part of it can almost bring the opposite. We spoke with parenting expert and TV personality, Rosie Pope about some tips to make things a little easier.  You may remember Rosie from Bravo’s “Bethenny Getting Married” and “Pregnant in Heels.” You can see the full clip … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: “We were gonna be cookers”

In case you missed it – check out this great segment about how to discipline your child with Dr. Mary Murdoch from Southern Oregon Pediatrics. Of course, being the mom of a toddler, I’ve dealt with a temper tantrum or two.  For the most part, I have a pretty well-behaved toddler.  But how often can you … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Work & Home Balance

Work and home balance?  That’s possible?  According to some experts, it is at least partially possible. The ABC affiliate, KATU, in Portland just did this story about how working moms can have it all. The article offers these tips: -Be present.  If you’re at work - be at work.  If you’re at home - be at home. -Assign … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Peanuts in Pizza

It’s food allergy awareness week - for my family, it’s something we live every day of the year. My son is part of that statistic – the one of 13 children with an allergy. He’s allergic to peanuts. We are pretty vigilant about keeping anything with peanuts out of his reach – in fact, we have … Continue reading »

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