Health & Safety

What to suspect when you’re expecting


The New York Times broke the news this week: despite all the warnings against it, pregnant women have been known to sometimes enjoy a glass of beer or wine. Anyone who lives in the world knows this, although some people believe it’s their job to give the stink-eye to any woman with a bump who […]


Because Pregnancy Makes You Crazy, Period


Amalah, I guess I don’t know what I’m really looking for, be it advice, words of support, somebody to tell me to snap out of it… these are all acceptable responses to this email. My problem is not really a problem at all, in fact, it’s wonderful, I should be overjoyed. I am pregnant with […]


Tips; good for a waitress, good for your health. (National Child Health Day: tips for raising a healthy child)


Is anyone starting to notice how the fall seems really focused on health and wellness holidays? Because there was family dinner night, which as we discussed, is supposed to cure cancer. I think that’s what I read anyway. Then there’s Family Health and Fitness day and Breast Cancer Awareness and oh! What’s this? Today is […]


“Come on everyone and Mousercise!” (Family Health & Fitness Day: Best tips for getting family active)


Tomorrow, September 30th, is Family Health & Fitness Day. Let’s start out with this plain fact: I hate exercise. This is the part where you tell me how I just haven’t found the thing I like to do yet. And I’ll nod and stare blankly at you as you run through a long list of […]

I’ll disown the children if they bring home more germs. (National Clean Hands Week: Best Soaps)

I’ll disown the children if they bring home more germs. (National Clean Hands Week: Best Soaps)


I admit I’m not much of a germ phobe in general. I think kids get sick and when my kids were little and getting cold after cold I comforted myself with the knowledge that I was exercising their immune systems and one day they wouldn’t catch every single virus they came in contact with. For […]

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