I remember I was just a young college student when I first heard of anaphylaxis to peanuts. The whole thing seemed like a gross over- exaggeration. I was so ignorant that I believed that you actually had to consume an allergen to have a reaction. Even more ignorant, I thought that hives would be the Read More →

Ever since Katy was banned from Sesame Street, my girls have loved her! It was a fateful accident when my girls entered my husband’s office, at the age of four, as he watched the video of Katy and Elmo to see what the commotion was all about. He thought it was a whole lot of Read More →

When we were in Aruba, I took a picture of the girls as they clambered into the arms of a large tree. As they played in the branches, I remembered the poem, “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein (I have included the poem at the end of this blog as well as a link to Read More →

One concern that gnaws at me is aging. I was 40 years old when the girls were born, and I turned 41 just 3 months later. When I turn 50, the girls will be 9. Yes, when I turn 60, the girls will only be 19 years old! So, I worry because, well, that is Read More →

I used to wonder why some parents limited their children’s friends’ age groups, but now I understand that even a year can be a problem when the children are young. A one-year difference translates into different developmental stages, which makes interaction between children difficult. Older friends tend to dominate interaction with your children, though it Read More →