Stave off sleep deprivation by tag-teaming overnight feeding

Parents of newborns: Jenna’s overnight feeding how-to will save your sanity (or, at least, slow its departure): When my daughter was about 5 weeks old, we were going OUT OF OUR MINDS with sleep deprivation. A friend shared this with me, and I swear, its the best single piece of parenting advice i’ve ever gotten. […]

Momversation: Is it ok to fight in front of your kids?

Arguments with your spouse are part and parcel of family life. I mean, there is no way to manage a life full of jobs, kids, emotions, responsibilities, and details without running into conflicts with your partner. But should you keep those conflicts private? Conventional wisdom says “you shouldn’t fight in front of your kids,” but […]

Healthy sore throat soother: frozen blueberries + honey

Lisa’s sore throat remedy could double as a lovely snack: Sore throats are difficult to treat in young children because you don’t want to give them cough drops or spray them with Chloraseptic throat spray, even when they have strep. I have found that when my 4-year-old daughter wakes up inconsolable with a sore throat, […]

links for 2009-02-19

Craftzine.com blog: Brown Paper Bag Recipe Cards Anyone else detect the delicious irony here? Posting on a blog about recycling a paper bag to create a unit of the classic low-tech database, the recipe card file? I have my grandmother's old recipe cards and I treasure them. A lost art in my opinion, poised for […]