Archive for February, 2011
After a week of terrible stories involving children ranging from the woman who used a picture of her toddler duct taped to a chair as proof of being the victim of identity theft to the dad who tried to kill himself in his van next to his son while the body of his 10 year old daughter (and twin sister to the son) sat wrapped in plastic in the back — I finally came across a positive story by CNN’s Josh Levs. In Delivering my son: ‘Breathe, baby, breathe!’, he recounts the story of literally delivering his son — with the added More >
IKEA is recalling its SNIGLAR cribs due to the potential for the mattress supports to collapse. You can get more information on this recall here at CPSC.gov.
Please note that this is NOT a drop-side crib. Also, since I have reviewed and still recommend the MAMMUT crib — this DOES NOT include the MAMMUT Crib. The MAMMUT crib has not been recalled to date and I still think it is a fantastic crib.
From the recall itself: “Consumers should stop using the crib immediately and check the crib. If the mattress support bolts extend through the nut, the bolts are the More >
I should not have to discipline my son. This should be the job of his teacher at daycare and then responsibly handed off to his kindergarten teacher and so on until he graduates high school. At that point, I will have a half-hearted discussion about drinking and safe sex and then rely on the college and professors to make sure he doesn’t contact and STD or drink. If anyone fails along the way, I will blame, lash out and most likely sue to make sure it never happens again.
If you agreed with anything in the last paragraph: LEAVE. You More >
I grew up on a small farm, outside of a small town, in a small county. Anytime someone from outside the area reports on it, the word “depressed” is typically used — and typically — more than once. While we now live in the metro area of Philadelphia, I still identify with my hometown. I had a great childhood — one that I wouldn’t change for all the money in the world — and I simply want the same for my son. I lived in the same house — built by my grandfather and with no prior inhabitants– my entire More >
And while I spent a lot of time playing with GI Joe, I did have the good ol’ Glo Worm (and I recently saw it on a trip to the family homestead…). Glo on buddy, Glo on.
Two articles covering studies on childhood obesity came out on CNN.com over the course of three days:
The underlying theme here seems to be that childhood obesity cannot be avoided. Mom works? Your kids will be fat. Feed your kids solids before they were four months old? Your kids will be fat. Clearly, this isn’t the case — but the reports are alarming because although the article about working moms states flatly that the study doesn’t suggest working moms are the cause of inflated BMIs (new to BMI? More >
As I sat watching cars speed through the broken traffic signal near my house, I wondered “How will I teach my son common sense?” There is a belief that wisdom simply comes with age — but the demographic breakdown of the drivers going by made it clear that this belief is not valid. Knowledge of traffic law — and law or no law depending on your state (physical location, not state of mind) — common sense should dictate a particular course of action in this situation.
How do I teach my son to think about the other driver and the More >