Sick child, but work calls

You get the dreaded call at work: Your child got sick at school. Can you come and pick her up? Or maybe you were up all night with a child afflicted with fever, upset stomach and more. You’re exhausted and don’t have a baby-sitter. Sending her to day care...

She attended 800-plus games

When it comes to parental support for children’s activities, attendance is important. Sure, parents get busy and can’t go to every game or competition or cart their youngsters to every practice. Kids carpool with teammates or are dropped off for parents to...

Pageant mom pretty persistent

SamiJo is going to be Miss America someday! Well, if her mom, Tricia, has her way, she will be. SamiJo is a 15-month-old girl who has been participating in beauty pageants since she was 6 months old. She was one of the little girls featured in the TLC channel’s...

Oh baby!

Perhaps there’s something in the water. A story on yahoo.com reports a case of baby fever among the celebrity culture, from David and Victoria Beckham to country singer Jewel. Announcements of bundles of joy on the way have dominated the Hollywood headlines in...

Screaming in the night

I was 10 years old when my youngest sister was born, and I remember hearing my mom talking about being up with the baby at night. I never heard her crying. How did Mom? “A mother just knows,” she told me. I never thought I would hear my babies cry. I...