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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 »»

Be humane and watch out for animals crossing the street

September 2, 2012 There are times when I’m ashamed to be a member of the human race. Operations were suspended at Central Valley Meat Co. more »»

Movie delays aside, there’s a lot to be thankful for in America

August 19, 2012 A moment of panic set in Thursday when I read Robert Downey Jr. had been injured on the set of “Iron Man 3” and that filming was temporarily suspended. more »»

Make the world less scary and fight against bullying

August 5, 2012 The world is a scary place. I don’t know whether it really has gotten more dangerous, or if the rapidly expanding forms of communication have opened our eyes to just how many bad things occu. more »»

Childhood games are more tiring when you’re grown up

July 22, 2012 I’d like to know at what time in my 32 years I degraded to the point that activities I found exhilerating as a child now make me feel as though I’m ready to be put out to pasture. more »»

Citizen of nerddom notes things could be a lot nerdier

July 8, 2012 It’s funny how things reverse when you get older. When I was in high school — junior high, even — I didn’t want to be seen as a nerd. more »»

Grass is greener here in the Mahoning Valley

June 24, 2012 Since this is my first Zone column, I think I should introduce myself. My name is Bonnie Hazen, and I am a 32-year-old Trumbull County resident. more »»

 
 
 

 

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