I have been a waitress, and now I’m a parent. Because of this, I know everything there is to know about the endless restaurant-parent power struggle. I’m only kidding — kind of. As a former server and current mother, I feel that I understand both sides of the issue. I’m ready to weigh in. While it may be inconvenient to many parents with young children, restaurants have every right to ban strollers in a crowded dining room.Read Full Story
Our infant daughter had absolutely gorgeous skin, apart from one unexpected "pimple" on her cheek. The little red spot didn't bother me (nor did it concern her pediatrician), but it apparently disturbed one do-gooder. So much so, in fact, that she was compelled to pass along a bit of truly unwelcome advice: Get rid of that thing by treating it with a drop of menstrual blood.Read Full Story
Infant hot car death has been sweeping the media. The danger of accidentally forgetting your child in the car on the way to work is terrifying. But this risk has been overblown, and most parents are scared out of their minds for nothing.Read Full Story
Asking someone to hold her baby was something I never thought twice about before I became a parent. I always assumed it was the highest form of a compliment. "Hi, I don’t know you that well, but it is clear that you have a very good-looking baby. Can I prove how much I mean this by putting my germy paws on him? With the potential to bolt and abduct your baby at any moment? OK, thanks."Read Full Story
A week ago when Toby Lever posted the two-year-old video of his son Lachlan's first hearing aids (at the age of 7 weeks old) he probably never imagined it would get nearly 4 million hits in less than a week. But once you view this short clip of this infant's reaction to hearing for the first time, you, too, will be watching it over and over again like I have.Read Full Story
Moms face a lot of judgment and scrutiny from other moms. We all have our sanctimommy moments and I think we can agree that there are times when we should be allowed to judge away — at moms who leave their babies in cars, moms who fill their newborn's bottles with Mountain Dew and moms who pierce their infant son's noses.Read Full Story
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