Bandz are banned

I wrote about the popularity of Silly Bandz the other day. Today, I found an article from Time magazine on Yahoo! News about some schools banning the bracelets that youngsters have grown to love. According to the article, author Bonnie Rochman said her son’s...

Welcome home, Espn!

I learned via Facebook that Espn Murphy and his family are back home in Pottsville after spending several weeks at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The toddler was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor at the end of March. Since then, he has received much...

Crib caution

Most, if not all of us had slept in a drop-side crib as infants. If Congress, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and other advocates have their way, this piece of baby furniture will be a thing of the past. According to published reports, at least 32 infants were...

Scaring monsters, bad dreams away

How many times have you heard “Mommy, I can’t sleep. There’s a monster under my bed!” Or something like that. My daughter has said that she’s afraid to close her eyes because of a bad dream. I tell her to close her eyes and ask her what...