Dear Walmart, You got it wrong with your recent Naughty Leopard Halloween costume for toddlers. I know you have pulled it from the shelves already, but in order for us to be sure this won’t happen again I think it is important that we review your missteps.
Seasonal allergies are not so seasonal anymore. These days they seem to last all year long. For example, we are almost at the end of September and the mold count in my city remains as high as it was in the thick of Summer. It is unbearable.
There are mom must-haves for your car, your health, your kitchen, but the most essential mom must-haves have to do with your purse. Because whether you are a stay-at-home mom, a work-from-home-mom, or a work-away-from-home mom, you are a working mom, and working moms have to be ready for anything.
Last week, my social feeds were all abuzz with chatter about whether it is responsible or not to post photos of your kids online. There was a Slate article that was making parents feel guilty about posting pictures of their children. The author laid out how she and her husband are going to great lengths MORE »
As a sports parent I am always paying attention to new developments. Recently ESPN announced that it will air 26 high school football games this season. Concerns have been expressed about this move, saying that adding the pressure of a television performance will diminish an athletes’ focus on school. Does an athlete really want to MORE »
Today is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. The first March on Washington took place amidst a time of great turmoil, racial oppression, and social divide. This march, fifty years later, also comes at a time of great turmoil, racial oppression, and social divide.
Just a few months into Kindergarten as a Chicago Public School student my youngest daughters’ teachers noticed that her energy had dropped, and she just didn’t seem to be herself. Things went downhill fast from there.
Sunday night was the Teen Choice Awards broadcast on FOX. Yeah, I’m sure you meant to watch it, but you were probably busy sorting laundry, labeling school supplies, or doing absolutely anything else in the world. No, the Teen Choice Awards are not generally designed for parental viewing, but this year’s awards delivered something unexpected MORE »
Earlier this week I gave an interview to CNN.com about the sizzling state of tween fashion these days. Hot fashions for kids make me hot under the collar as a mother. I feel like the fashion world is working against me, pushing my young girls into adult clothing styles just to get at my money. MORE »
August is here, and I can no longer turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to the back to school commercials. School is just around the corner whether I like it or not. August means I am in the last inning of summer. And given how fast time flies when I want to have MORE »
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