Topic: Childrearing

It’s Absurd That Florida Won’t Allow Doctors To Ask Patients If They Own A Gun

It's Absurd That Florida Won't Allow Doctors To Ask Patients If They Own A Gun

Our country loves guns, and it loves respecting the “privacy” of gun owners. So much so, that the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit just upheld a 2011 Florida law that makes it illegal for doctors to ask patients if they own a gun. Apparently, asking someone if they own a gun is more invasive than asking them if they have herpes, suicidal tendencies, or genetic diseases. More »

Another Mom Arrested For Letting Child Go To Park So Don’t Think This Can’t Happen To You

Another Mom Arrested For Letting Child Go To Park So Donât Think This Canât Happen To You

Normally, I don’t like to start a run-of-the-mill parenting tale with an over-hyped warning label like “it could happen to you,” but that is precisely why this news story is so disturbing. A Florida mother is now facing felony child neglect after giving her seven-year-old son permission to walk to a local park alone. All in all, the walk took roughly 15 minutes, and I fail to understand where this mother did anything wrong. More »

10 Things I Am Not Looking Forward To In The New School Year

10 Things I Am Not Looking Forward To In The New School Year

With only two years of grade school parenting under my belt, I am quite far from being an expert. One thing I have swiftly learned is that there is much to detest with the start of a new school year. I am a full-time outside-of-the-home working mom so most of our daily routine is unchanged as I still have to be out the door early in the morning and I still have tiny people to drop off at summer camp or daycare. However, summer life with grade school children is infinitely easier for me than school year life. More »

Anti-Vaxxers Are Now Wary Of Vitamins, Proving There Is No End To Their Idiocy

Anti-Vaxxers Are Now Wary Of Vitamins, Proving There Is No End To Their Idiocy

Anti-vaxxers, not content with the devastating results of bringing back diseases that have long been eradicated and are preventable by routine vaccinations, have set their sights on a new target – vitamins. It seems that the same parents who are refusing to vaccinate their children against disease, are also turning down a shot of vitamin K, routinely given to infants since the 1960′s. More »

A Day In The Life Of My ‘Baby Moon’

A Day In The Life Of My 'Baby Moon'

I’m currently on my so-called “Baby Moon.” While this term can mean a trip you take BEFORE baby comes (dammit, I really should’ve squeezed in that one), it can also describe the period of time after baby is born in which you swoon over your brand new infant child all day, every day until you have to (at some point, ugh) start assimilating back into the real world. It could take weeks or months until you feel ready and I’m sure it varies from one postpartum mama to the next. But personally, I decided to take my second postpartum stint as slow as humanly possible, soak in the “babymooning” and just be easy with myself. More »