Facing Facts: A Guide to Verifying Information on the Internet Harmful amounts of lead in lipstick, flesh-eating banana peels, toxic tampons. These things may sound outrageous, but claims of their mass distribution can be found on the Internet. So it must be true, right? Thanks to the advent of the World Wide Web, we have . . .
Yes, you can! Fatty brain foods help developing brains, baby brains, adolescent brains and aging brains. I’m talking about Omega 3 fatty acids primarily from cold-water fish such as tuna and salmon or fish oils. And the specific Omega 3 fatty acid that improves brain development, cognitive function (higher test scores), visual acuity, as well . . .
Mamarazzi: Taking Better Pictures With Your Smartphone “Mooooom, another picture? Really?” I can’t count the number of times my siblings and I squawked that question. I was convinced that my mother could have easily pursued a lucrative career in the paparazzi when I was growing up. Among the contents of her bulging purse was a . . .
Ahead of the Game: Raising a Good Sport For kids, few things compare to the giddy elation of victory or to the crushing disappointment of defeat. Heck, it’s pretty much the same for adults. Our challenge as parents is to learn to temper these reactions, so we’re not raising whiny kids who scream Not fair! . . .
Pay It Forward I woke early, made the kids breakfast, lunches, and got them out the door for school just as I do daily with pride. I do because I am a mom, it’s my responsibility and it starts my kids out with what they need to start their day. Right? Am I paying it . . .
The Sports Shuffle TWO boys…..10 teams? WHAT? 11 year old: LAX Rec League, LAX Travel, Spring Football Passing League, Pop Warner, School Basketball. 13 year old: Travel Baseball, Juniors Baseball, School Basketball, Competitive Basketball, Golf. I worked a successful career in a glamourous media business and now I’m a glorified UBER driver. The worst part . . .
Ask Her More The Oscars have come and gone. But in their wake has been a wave of social media chatter. One of the most surprising reactions involved a negative response to Reese Witherspoon’s endorsement of the Ask Her More campaign, a call to acknowledge that actresses are more than their wardrobes. As parents, we . . .
Back-to-School Bliss I don’t know who coined the phrase “lazy summer days”, but I’d like to meet that person and ask how it’s done. Then lock him in a room with my mischievous munchkin from June to August and see just how lazy he feels. For a parent, there’s hardly anything lazy about summertime. It’s . . .
Protecting your kids when they have iPhones can be tough! Here’s a few tips to help keep them safe and you in control of what they see and can do on them.
Family Road Trips When I was little, our family would pack up the station wagon and drive up to Durango, Colo., anticipating a summer filled with mountain adventures and tourist-town charm. After school let out, Mom, Dad and my four siblings would brave the 14-plus-hour journey. Time seemed to speed by as quickly as the . . .