What do babies and their gear have in common? They're both energy-sucks. While babies zap their parents of energy with multiple late-night feedings, all of the gear they require sucks up mind-boggling amounts of resources and energy. Here are some ideas to lighten your little one's carbon footprint before they can even walk.
Liar, liar, pants on fire! A new survey reveals that moms pad the old parenting resume when chatting with friends. So, if you've been feeling guilty about how much time your kids spend watching television or the lack of time you spend playing with them, cut yourself some slack --t those other mothers aren't really better, they just tell you they are.
Speaking of lying, one mom has a list of 10 lies that good mothers tell. While we generally enjoyed this story, we do take issue with one point. When you swallow gum it doesn't stay in your stomach forever, just seven years. C'mon, forever? Who's going to buy that? If she doesn't get her standard mothering lies consistent with the rest of us, we're all going down.
Struggling to get your kids to read? Maybe you just need a little time to yourself but feel guilty plopping them in front of cartoons? Let Mrs. P. help you. Mrs. P., played by Kathy Kinney (better known as Mimi from "The Drew Carey Show"), reads classic stories to children in a vaguely Irish accent in front of a roaring fire.
Saving cord blood for the stem cells is so 2010. This year, it's all about saving the baby teeth. What we used to regard as "dental waste," i.e., our old teeth, are actually a rich source of potentially life-saving stem cells. Is your dentist in on the action?