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Oct22
No more cold medicine for you, young child!

No more cold medicine for you, young child!

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By now you have heard about the FDA panel’s review of cold medication for children. Probably, right unless you’ve been under a rock. But I don’t want to rule that out a possibility. If not, here’s the PSA. At the end of last week, an FDA panel reviewed whether the benefits of OTC children’s cold […]

Oct19

My Pink Heaven

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Ladies, I have the perfect gift for the young, unformed girl in your life: Hasbro’s Rose Petal Cottage. The Rose Petal Cottage is advertised as part of the “Dream Town collection,” although there’s no other part of this “town” for sale. There are no other homes, no post office or fire station—just a yawning abyss […]

Oct05

Bush decides children are expendable, also delicious

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Here’s one promise the president kept: on Wednesday President Bush vetoed the funding bill for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), just as he said he would. As a direct result of his actions, almost seven million children will lose insurance coverage in one month, and millions more won’t receive coverage to begin with. […]

Sep28
I am shameless: Britney Spears, Mother, Nude

I am shameless: Britney Spears, Mother, Nude

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Allegations from Britney Spear’s former bodyguard of her parental nudity has become a focus over the past two weeks. The first thing that popped into my mind was that of all her supposed and actual parenting faux pas, this is the one on which I would least focus. But our puritanical and finger-wagging society cannot […]

Sep28

Another mercurial finding from the CDC

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There’s a new study out this week on thimerosal, the controversial preservative once commonly used in vaccines. Whether or not thimerosal causes autism has been the cause of much debate, and this new study appears, at first, to reassure. I have to admit, it’s a little intimidating to cover this topic. I know there are […]

Sep26

Child of Mine: When Your Parents Disagree With Your Parenting

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Hi Amy, I know this isn’t the usual kind of question you answer on the advice smackdown, but I thought you & the other parents might have some helpful words of advice for me. My husband & I are just starting to think about trying for our first baby. As someone who spent the greater […]

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