Rehashing safety tips works

A lost child on a family outing is something a parent certainly hopes and prays never happens to their offspring. If it does, you want your child to be prepared — know what to do, who to talk to and/or who to call. When we took the kids, accompanied by my sister...

1 down, 179 to go

How many out there survived the first day of the 2011-12 school year? Thanks to cyberspace and technology, many a parent shared their thoughts, feelings and photos detailing their children’s first day of school. For those with kindergartners heading out the...

Sneak-in successful

It’s the never-ending war to persuade your kids to eat their fruits and vegetables. In my case, it’s usually the vegetables. On Wednesday night, I won a small battle in this war. In fact, I could call it a successful sneak attack. I have to emphasize that...

8 is great — at least for her

It was 8 years ago today at this time (12:55 p.m. EST) that I was pushing to bring my beloved daughter into the world. At 1:04 p.m., Amber Marie arrived. She was perfect in every way, and I was in total awe of her and the fact that I gave birth. Fast forward eight...

‘Kate Plus 8’ subtracted from TLC

The word is out, and some might wonder what this means for mom of twins and sextuplets Kate Gosselin. The one half of the popular TLC reality series “Jon and Kate Plus 8” flew solo following a tumultuous, tabloid-filled separation and divorce as the star...