Bad News for Critical Thinkers

The headline in my newsfeed blared: Bad news for dads: Babies ‘should share mother’s bed until age three’ because  it’s good for their hearts Now, it turns out, in true click-bait headline OMG MUST SHARE THIS fashion, this piece is from 2011, so it’s totally possible that the underlying research …

BabiesHealthParenting FailsPseudoscience

My Pediatrician Said What?

You could treat her cold with something homeopathic? It was the last thing I expected out of the mouth of my pediatrician. Or was it? Suddenly I’m Chazz Palminteri at the end of The Usual Suspects. Bits and pieces of our past conversations are now in sharp relief: Takoma Park …


NFL (Not For my Little one)

As a general rule of thumb, I don’t like telling Pickle that he is not allowed to do things. Usually I like to explain the pros and cons and help him come to a conclusion that I support. There are a few exceptions, mostly things that are dangerous. That is …

HealthPregnancy & Childbirth

On having a lemon where my body should be

Part of the reason my body is a lemon is that sometimes I go this yellow. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) “Remember this, for it is as true and true gets: Your body is not a lemon. You are not a machine. The Creator is not a careless mechanic. Human female bodies …


Eat healthy: embrace your inner slob

<This breakfast contains three of your five a day. I love to cook.  I love being in the huge, spotless kitchen at my dad’s house, putting some music on the radio and trying out some new recipe I’ve been planning  for weeks. I love mixing up a cake by hand …