Archive for October 2015

Tips for a Healthier You: Less Terrifying Fast Food Options

Tips for a Healthier You: Less Terrifying Fast Food Options
We’re all aware of the “healthier” fast food trend. The McDonalds and Taco Bells of the world throw around the word fresca, add some parfaits or apple slices, and ta-da it’s healthy! I admire the concept but in practice it doesn’t translate properly. If you’re going to a McDonalds you’re going there specifically to get... Read more »

People Magazine Recognizes the Role of Infamy in Mass Killings & Vows to Change Coverage

People Magazine Recognizes the Role of Infamy in Mass Killings & Vows to Change Coverage
When Rolling Stone “graced” its cover in July 2013 with the Boston bomber I was truly disgusted. I’m all for freedom of speech. Additionally, I’m aware that examining the background and psyche of sociopaths can be seen as interesting journalism. For me, this doesn’t translate to plopping a picture on the cover of a magazine... Read more »

There’s No Objective Measure For Good Parenting

Apart from the obvious joys and gifts of parenting there is a dark side: it’s anxiety provoking, humbling, challenging, and messy. It’s nice and neat when we can objectively measure and quantify things. Here’s cut and dry job qualifications or a step by step guide to running a marathon. There’s the long standing adage “there’s... Read more »
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Pregnancy Feels Like a Bad Hangover

Pregnancy Feels Like a Bad Hangover
My first pregnancy experience can be summed up in one short sentence: it felt like a bad hangover that lasted for ten months (minus the actual drinking). Every woman has unique pregnancies, so hopefully other people felt glowy and didn’t have pregnancies like mine that closely mimicked the morning after. I started off the pregnancy... Read more »

Giuliana Rancic’s Son Latest Victim of Internet Trolls Attacking Celebrity Children

On Wednesday, Giuliana Rancic posted a loving photo on Instagram of her 3 yr old son Duke playing with chalk in his perfectly decorated bedroom. It gathered thousands of likes and hundreds of positive comments before it was adorned with a demeaning remark directed toward her beautiful boy. A disgusting internet troll targeting celebrity children... Read more »

Non-Toxic Product of the Month: Attitude All Purpose Eco Cleaner

Non-Toxic Product of the Month: Attitude All Purpose Eco Cleaner
Ingredients: Water, alcohol denatured, lauryl glucoside, coco-glucoside, lavandula angustifola (lavender) oil, pure essential oil, citrus paradisi (grapefruit) oil When you examine the ingredients in this product the only potential ingredients of concern are the lavender & grapefruit oil for possible allergies/skin irritations/respiratory effects. Just FYI– I obtain information on ingredient concerns through the EWG consumer... Read more »
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Underestimated Baby Items That Proved Most Important

The Drying Rack--relentless cycles of crap needing a wash/air-dry cycle on any given day require a drying rack with a huge max capacity. My pick: Boon Lawn Drying Rack & accessories
I’ll restrain myself from throwing another New Baby Must-Have List into the virtual world, if you google that phrase thousands of little blog posts will appear. It’s widely understood that products such as car seats or a trusted diaper brand deserve care and attention but sometimes the little everyday items make a big difference. Here’s... Read more »

Brief Insights for New Parents: Go-to Baby Product Resources

Brief Insights for New Parents: Go-to Baby Product Resources
My first trip to a Buy Buy Baby after a positive pregnancy test was an exhilarating and terrifying experience. Not only were there 300 varies of a pacifier but I had no idea what half the shit was (a nipple shield? WTF is that?) making me feel unqualified to birth a child. Picking out a... Read more »

Does Your Home Have Walls or Stuff Inside? Then It’s Toxic

Does Your Home Have Walls or Stuff Inside? Then It’s Toxic
Once my son was born I jumped on the war on toxins bandwagon since having a baby around takes the fun out of cleaning with carcinogens. Last Saturday I became swept up in a couple mom blogs seemingly authoritative on the subject of toxin free homes. Suddenly, I found myself mid-panic attack clutching a garbage... Read more »
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How Life with a Husband Helps Prep for Life with a Baby

How Life with a Husband Helps Prep for Life with a Baby
Who knew my husband has been inadvertently prepping me for life with a baby. Now that I’m living with both I can see the two are kindred spirits. If you’ve pondered the question what’s life like with a baby and you’re married to a man look no further than your current life.  Many phenomenon that occurred... Read more »