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Labor and delivery rooms can be full of surprises

July 26, 2015 I never wanted to give birth via C-section. I’m not saying I wanted to go completely natural. I mean, delivery the natural way, for the most part. more »»

 
 
 
It’s survival of the fittest in Toddlerland

June 21, 2015 When your baby begins to walk, or toddle about, you have entered the wonderful world of Toddlerland. In Toddlerland, you are not in charge. The toddler is. more »»

From exotic to bland, there’s a picky eater inside all of us

June 7, 2015 I don’t know how my daughter manages to grow at the rate she does when she’s such a picky eater. more »»

Having a miscarriage is more than the loss of a baby

April 26, 2015 I’ve been avoiding this subject ever since starting this column, but it is one that I have to address, because it is important to me and important to a lot of people. more »»

Toddlers speak a language of their very own

April 19, 2015 I’m starting to come to the realization that toddlers speak their own language. I mean, don’t get me wrong. My daughter and I communicate on a level all our ow. more »»

More than Easter egg hunts to do here in the Valley

April 5, 2015 As a new mom, I love that there are so many fun things to do with my daughter in the Valley. Last weekend, I took her on two free Easter egg hunts just a short drive from our home. more »»

Babies with reflux hard to handle, but not forever

March 29, 2015 Having a baby with reflux is hard. Being a first-time mom is hard enough. But I still remember the first time Freyja spit up her milk after a feeding. more »»

Babies just don’t care, but sometimes that’s a good thing

March 15, 2015 We recently turned our clocks forward an hour. For some people, this means losing an hour. For the mother of an 18-month-old, it means nothing. more »»

Babies don’t come with a checklist or instruction manual

March 1, 2015 Before I had my first (and only) baby, I had so many baby items, gadgets and accessories, I thought I was ready for anything. more »»

What’s in a name? A lot of love, and a lot more

February 22, 2015 The Kabalarian Philosophy says our names help to shape who we are. My husband and I had our daughter’s name picked out before we knew we were having a gir. more »»

Trying to conceive is a language all its own

February 14, 2015 I’m a mom. There was a time, in the not too distant past, when I thought I’d never be able to say those words. more »»

Sugar cream pie is southern-sweet

March 20, 2013 My quest to replicate a recipe for Sugar Cream Pie started with a story my friend told me about the pie his grandmother used to make when he was a child. more »»

Holiday spirit in the Valley starts with the parade

December 9, 2012 Christmas in the Valley can be tons of fun. more »»

Holiday spirit in the Valley starts with the parade

December 8, 2012 Christmas in the Valley can be tons of fun. more »»

It’s hard to count blessings during holiday craze

November 25, 2012 So we have (hopefully) had our fill of turkey, stuffing, mashed and sweet potatoes, corn and green beans, freshly-baked rolls and pumpkin pie. more »»

It’s hard to count blessings during holiday craze

November 25, 2012 So we have (hopefully) had our fill of turkey, stuffing, mashed and sweet potatoes, corn and green beans, freshly-baked rolls and pumpkin pie. more »»

There’s more to argue over than politics and religion

November 11, 2012 Now that the mad dash to the polls is over, we can all take a breath and relish the absence of the barrage of political ads and Facebook assaults from our passionate (opinionated) friends. more »»

At Halloween time, Zombieland is a favorite local haunt

October 28, 2012 Halloween is my favorite time of year. Before the white sheet falls across northeast Ohio, the trees paint the landscape with vibrant autumn colors. more »»

Unexplained phenomena an intriguing possibility

October 14, 2012 My latest TV obsession has brought me to the topic of today’s column: psychics. more »»

Sometimes a full night’s sleep is truly terrifying

September 30, 2012 I’ve been having some pretty disturbing dreams lately. more »»

Childhood crushes include superheroes, rock stars

September 16, 2012 When I was 5 years old, I wanted to marry Superman (Christopher Reeve). He was my first crush, and the ’80s movies were ultimately what inspired me to be a journalis. more »»

 
 
 

 

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