Monthly Archives: March 2009

The Problem with “Unattended Child” Laws

By Veronica After several tragic deaths of children left in hot vehicles, cities and states across the country have been enacting “Unattended Child” laws. Depending on the law, parents are threatened with a misdemeanor and a fine if they are caught leaving a child unattended in a car. While I understand the desire of lawmakers…

Here Comes The Sun Doot’n Do Do

By Megan My Grandmama used to make this wholesome, delicious, refreshingly citrus-y little frozen dessert snack for my sister and me and our two cousins when we’d all descend upon her of a summer weekend. It was truly sunshine in a bowl, and makes the perfect, PERFECT healthy alternative to those sugary frozen treats our…

A Dose of Humor – McFear

5 Minutes for Parenting’s weekly column, A Dose of Humor, is here to remind you to take your humor pill regularly as the best medicine to treat the side effects of parenting! It features a different blogger every week and is hosted by Rachel at Grasping for Objectivity in My Subjective Life. Now you can…

On Not Remembering

By Beck I was busy making breakfasts and school lunches this mornings – and I HATE the time between 7 and 8 am on weekday mornings, really – and I overheard my oldest daughter telling my son how to make bannock. “You mix together flour, a bit of baking powderĀ and water and some salt,” she…

Is There a Word for Phobia of Children?

By Kelly Good gravy, yesterday was tough. My brain is still numb, my shoulders still clenched in an upright and locked position. I just now realized I forgot to call my sister back last night. And I do believe I didn’t go to the bathroom yesterday until I was getting ready for bed. (I developed…

Accidents Happen

By Veronica One day when I was pregnant and feeling helpless, I told my husband that I was glad that he was here to protect the kids. He said, “Thanks, but I can only protect them from so much. I’m not much good against meteors, for instance.” I laughed, and thereupon absolved him from any…

Just, You Know, Don’t Expect Us to be Moving Very Fast

By Megan You know what may turn out to be the best thing about my family’s little trip down South last month? Not the sun, or the sand, or the visiting with family, or even the pound after pound of fresh, delicious seafood, but this: Long about mid-trip, I looked over at Al, and he…

It’s better to have Love’s Baby Soft lost than never had it at all

By Gretchen “Mom, can you smell this?” Aidan offered her wrist, not knowing I could smell this before she entered the room. Her milk-white broomstick of a wrist dripped American Girl perfume, sugary and light. The petal pink star-shaped bottle of perfume had been a Christmas present from me, bought in a fit of nostalgia….

A Dose of Humor – Just Cruisin’ the ‘Hood with My Kids

5 Minutes for Parenting’s weekly column, A Dose of Humor, is here to remind you to take your humor pill regularly as the best medicine to treat the side effects of parenting! It features a different blogger every week and is hosted by Rachel at Grasping for Objectivity in My Subjective Life. Now you can…

Spring Break ’09

By Cassie Last week was spring break. An entire week of no class to spend with my boy! Sounds pretty great right? Did I mention the seven page paper that was due when I got back? Or the entire book I was assigned to read? Or the fact Aiden had a fever and had to…