Are We There Yet?
A 15-minute checkup once a year can help parents avoid critical mistakes that threaten their child’s safety in a car seat, according to a new study.
Safe Kids WorldWide and the General Motors Foundation analyzed data from more than 100,000 car seat inspections and found that 73 percent are not installed properly.
Stay-at-home dads were not the norm in Israel when Karen Kramer had her first child in 2001.
But she was nervous about being a new mom, and her husband, Amit, was a natural with babies. So the couple decided she would continue working full time as a college instructor and researcher while he took on most of the child care.
(The column below originally appeared in The News-Gazette on July 17. I've included the super-bubble recipe at the end, courtesy of our friend and neighbor, Amy Plankell.)
I’ve always wanted to host a block party, so what better time to do it than a 100-degree summer evening?
Fourth of July preparations are in full swing at our house as we get ready for a block party and the annual parades.
I've always been a voracious reader -- except for those sleep-deprived baby years when the book would drop from my hand the minute I opened it. (My reading consisted mostly of board books and picture books during that period.)
Somehow, in the way all parents do, I expected my children to imitate my habits, plopping down with a book whenever there's a free minute.
This column ran in the June 5 News-Gazette "Family" section. We've added a few more suggestions at the bottom from friends and readers - feel free to add to the list!
That’s the constant sound in my head every time I think about summers with my kids.