A Holiday Refresher on Food Safety

Posted November 24th, 2009 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

It all seems like common sense, but since many of us will be feeding a crowd this Thanksgiving, I figured some reminders couldn’t hurt…

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There’s a New Movement in Town

Posted November 19th, 2009 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

We are all aware of the recent, constant reminders to wash our hands often and use hand sanitizers as a back-up but did you know there is an actual movement afoot to end hand shaking?

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“Mothering Is Not Smothering” According to New Study

Posted November 17th, 2009 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

I am a mom like so many others who love nothing more than to hug and kiss and squeeze and cuddle up with their kids. My son is now 11 and I try to be conscious of respecting him and not embarrassing him in front of his friends as far as the PDA’s are concerned, but in my heart, I know that being affectionate with your kids can never be wrong. Read the rest of this entry »

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Five Rainy Day Games for Kids

Posted November 13th, 2009 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

With tropical storm Ida dumping rain on many parts of the country, parents are finding themselves stuck inside with their kids. And, as we know, kids can get stir-crazy, just like us! Here are a few rainy day games to keep them occupied when its too wet to play outside.

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It May Be Too Late for Jon and Kate But There’s Still Hope for the Rest of Us

Posted November 11th, 2009 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

I have always believed that the reason millions of people (mostly women, and you know who you are) are so drawn to “Jon and Kate Plus 8″ is because we secretly see some of Kate’s nagging, shrew-like behavior in ourselves.  Perhaps we want to assuage our own guilt and find comfort in numbers.  Sure, the kids are adorable, but whether we admit it or not, the real attraction of that show is seeing a family struggle and bicker and still seem to thrive and love one another at the end of the day…or so it seemed. As sad a commentary as it is, we as a nation are comforted when we see others struggling with the same everyday problems that we struggle with,  and “Jon and Kate Plus 8″ served that up on a silver platter.

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Ever Wonder Where These Long-Awaited Vaccines Come From?

Posted November 5th, 2009 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

It seems that lately, not an hour can go by without a mention of the H1N1 virus…whether it be on TV, in the papers, or just in our everyday conversations. When is the vaccine going to be available? Should we have our children vaccinated and if so, should it be the shot or the nasal mist? I feel like sometimes it’s so easy to just get caught up in whatever is the latest “mom chat” or the latest doctor interview on the morning news shows.

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When a White Lie Becomes a Tall Tale

Posted November 3rd, 2009 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

We’ve all done it. In an effort to spare someone’s feelings or avoid an awkward situation we just tell a little white lie, a fib. There’s nothing wrong with that, after all, without white lies, we as a society would be even more angst ridden than we already are. I can’t say that I have ever actually kept a running tally but I can imagine that my daily white lie count certainly falls in the double digits.

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Mythbusters’ Myths about H1N1

Posted November 2nd, 2009 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

With the H1N1 (or swine flu) becoming more commonplace, a lot of fear and misconceptions are surfacing. So, who should come to the rescue to bust these myths? The Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters, of course! Read the rest of this entry »

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