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 »

Baseball’s Enigma: The Pitch Count

A week ago Dylan Fosnacht, a high school senior from Rochester, Wash. threw 194 pitches before being pulled in the 15th inning. His team eventually won 1-0 in 17 innings, but afteward Fosnacht became a national sensation while his coach faced an onslaught of criticism. NewsWatch 12′s Brandon Kamerman spoke with several local coaches and … 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 »

Anchor Mom: Sippy Cup Drama

If you haven’t had a chance to see Erin Maxson’s ‘Does it Work’ segment on sippy cups – you can see it here. When watching I couldn’t help but laugh when the moms showed several different kinds of sippy cups on the table (there are three more you can’t see in this picture). I don’t know … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Growing Family

The fact that you’re here means you may have seen my big announcement story this morning!  If you missed it, click on the video above. I did this story for two reasons. The primary reason, of course, to announce my pregnancy. The other is to figure out how to prepare my toddler for brotherhood! It … Continue reading »

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