Archive for April, 2010

  • The U.S. Cesarean Section Rate tops 32%

    Thursday, April 29th, 2010

    As April is coming to a close I learned that this is national Cesarean Section Awareness month. I hadn’t heard of this so I did a little research on how this came about. This awareness month was created by a grass roots organization called ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network).

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  • Iranian Cleric: Promiscuous Women To Blame For Earthquakes

    Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

    This is an excellent example of how tragically women are thought of and treated in so many parts of the world. Iran is certainly not the only place , however, the rights of women are among the very worst.

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  • The Fine Art of Vajazzle – ing?

    Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

    You have got to be kidding me. That was my first response when I heard the buzz about Jennifer Love Hewitt’s promotion of a new fad called “vajazzle – ing”? I could easily have told you that I have seen pretty much everything. Quite frankly, I don’t really have words for this.

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  • Music Lessons – The Parenting Dilemma

    Friday, April 16th, 2010

    I have a half a dozen topics that I want to talk about but they each involve using my brain. My brain is still infusing with coffee and so far the synapses have not begun firing. So, instead I’ll mention a parenting matter. Music classes.

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  • MomTalk Radio Easter Program

    Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

    I forgot to mention that I was recently a guest on Mom Talk Radio. It was an Easter show that we did well before Easter. The host, Maria Bailey wanted to be sure that I didn’t mention Easter in the future tense.

    You can listen to it here – it starts mid-way through the broadcast and is about 5 minutes long. She was friendly and it was good interview — we talked about her children, expectations and what concerns women most often have.

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  • Spring Was Almost Here

    Monday, April 12th, 2010

    Today is the first day after Spring break. Alexander came down with the “I really don’t want to go back to school, so I must be sick” flu. He knew he wasn’t going to get very far with it so he gave it only a feeble try.

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  • Breast Feeding Saves Lives

    Monday, April 5th, 2010

    A few days ago a study was released by the American Academy of Pediatrics showing that hundreds of babies’ lives could be saved each year if U.S. women breastfed their babies for the first six months of life.

    This is not entirely new news. In 2001, The American Academy of Pediatrics came out solidly with the recommendation that all babies be exclusively breast fed for a minimum of six months and optimally for one year. The interesting thing about this study is that it was connected primarily as a cost analysis related to childhood illness and disease.

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  • April Fool’s Day Chocolate?

    Thursday, April 1st, 2010

    Today is April Fool’s Day. If you follow the Internet, you see that Google, Star Buck’s and several other companies are engaging in some good-humored fun. What a relief it is to see this in a day and age where seriousness is all around us.

    I have been part of (on both sides) a number of practical jokes over the years but one stands out as the absolute best. It got at least twenty people. It took hours for us to make sense of it and no one caught on that it was April 1st.

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