Celebrity REAL or RUMOR: Jessica on the Mend, Love’s Baby Bump and NKOTB Ready to Rock NYC

JESSICA ON THE MEND Just in case you care… singer Jessica Simpson is out of the hospital. The former reality TV star was reportedly taken to the hospital late Friday after suffering a fever (yes, a fever). According to reports, the 27-year-old actress was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and was later diagnosed with a kidney infection. In Touch magazine is reporting that the singer didn’t want to take any chances with her health since she just returned from Iraq where she performed for the troops. (Wonder if she thought she caught a foreign illness from American soldiers?) And Simpson … Continue reading

Ask a Baby Blogger: Baby’s Illness and Breastfeeding

Question: My 3 month old is sick. She’s congested and she keeps throwing up the milk that I give her. The nurse in my pediatrician’s office said I need to stop breastfeeding her and giver her pedialyte. What do you think? I can’t totally answer that without knowing more information. I think that you should speak to your pediatrician. Severely dehydrated babies could benefit from pedialyte but honestly, my doctors office would push IV fluids for a severely dehydrated baby. So I’m not sure what the nurse’s intention was, if she realized your baby was as young as she is … Continue reading

Toys R Us Black Friday Deals (3)

Shopping on Black Friday this year? Check out the Toys R Us Deals for 2007! Toys R Us opens at 5 am on Black Friday. This is page 3 of the deals. Nintendo DS Bundle with Zelda: $149.99 Early bird special ALL Thomas Wooden Railway Engines: B2G1 Free Early bird special Fisher-Price Collector’s Edition Dora Doll: $12.99 Early bird special New Bright – 1:15 Scale Hummer H3T: $34.99 Bob the Builder R/C Follow Me Scoop: $14.99 Early bird special Cabbage Patch Kids Color Change Doll: $12.49 Early bird special All LeapPad Book: $14.99s Fisher Price Grow to Pro Basketball: $29.99 … Continue reading

Getting Rid of Negative Thinking

No one would argue that being a parent is not a hard job but sometimes we make the job harder by “catastrophizing”. In her book, Even June Cleaver Would Forget the Juicebox author Ann Dunnewold says that catastrophizing is the tuning in to danger and thinking about the worst that could happen. It’s always imagining the worst-case scenario and never looking on the bright side. Parents who catastrophize worry constantly about “what-if’s”. We all worry about the safety of our family but these parents worry all the time and this worry hinders healthy family relationships. I remember when Tyler was … Continue reading

The Baby Week in Review October 21-27

Welcome to this week’s Baby Week in Review as we go over all the stories that were covered in the Baby Blog for the week of October 21 through the 27th. There was a lot of ground covered this week and we’re heading into the end of October and beginning of November. Next month marks my baby’s 6th birthday and I keep wondering how we got so far, so fast. Still, I get to relive some of the great moments and share my memories here in the baby blog. So without further ado, here is our Baby blog week in … Continue reading

Woman Abducted As Infant Reunited With Birth Mother

It’s one of every parent’s worst nightmares. Your child is sick, and is hospitalized. When you take just a few moments to rest, a stranger comes into the hospital and abducts your child. More than twenty years ago, an infant was kidnapped from a hospital in Chicago. Twenty years later that infant, now a grown woman, has been reunited with her birth mother. Carlina White was taken from Harlem Hospital in 1987. She was nineteen days old. Things were very different in hospitals in 1987 than they are today. This was before the days when hospitals had surveillance cameras, so … Continue reading

Wednesday’s Weekly Challenge-Winter Wonderland

It is so cold here in Utah this winter. I can’t seem to warm up. The kids have cabin fever, as do I, and you can only go so many times to the library without going crazy. But, I do love the snow, although this winter, it seems a little ridiculous how cold it has been. My many friends and family in the south have even gotten a considerable amount of snow this week. So, since I don’t see a warm up in my future anytime soon, why not embrace what is all around us? Winter!! This weeks challenge will … Continue reading

Babies and Bee Stings

Nothing spoils an outdoor activity with your baby faster than a bee sting. I know this for a fact. When I was seven a bee stung my 11-month-old brother at our favorite park. It’s a scene forever etched in my memory. Actually, I don’t remember every detail, but I’ll never forget my brother’s blood curdling screams following the sting. Unfortunately, bees like to frolic in summer’s warm temps as much as children do. From parks to pools, bike rides to backyard cookouts, there are very few outdoor activities that don’t attract unwanted buzzing guests. My young daughter is deathly afraid … Continue reading

Where Are Max and Ruby’s Parents?

“Is Ruby Max’s mommy?” asked my 5-year-old, as we watched yet another episode of the animated Nick Jr. series, “Max and Ruby.” “No, she’s his big sister,” I replied. “Then, where’s their parents?” she retorted. It’s a question that has launched a thousand ships… okay, the vessels may still be in port, but the subject has apparently bothered enough people that there are now multiple Facebook pages dedicated to answering the question every parent (who has ever had to sit through more than one episode of the preschool series) has asked themselves: “Where are Max and Ruby’s parents?” I’ve pondered … Continue reading

When Nightmares Attack

I’ve always had rather vivid dreams — or at least been very good at remembering my dreams. Sometimes, this is a good thing. A dream inspired my first published piece of fiction. Sometimes, this is a bad thing… like when I have a nightmare that makes me turn on all the lights, afraid to go back to sleep. According to the National Library of Medicine, nightmares are more common in childhood than in adulthood. (So are night terrors!) However, as much as fifty percent of adults (mainly women) still experience occasional nightmares. Tips to help prevent nightmares: Make a bedtime … Continue reading