Getting Good Grades: not just for college entrance anymore

Did you know that if your teen gets good grades, a B or higher, they can catch a break on the car insurance premium? I learned that pearl this morning on a short segment on Good Morning America called Save on Your Teens First Car. Talk about an incentive for hitting the books - and even battling "senioritis". What I love about the suggestions in this segment is the emphasis placed on … [Read more...]

A Wicked Good Time

For Mother's Day, we took the entire family to Wicked The Musical - what a wonderful show! It was family-friendly and had enough twists and turns to keep everyone from kids to grandparents amused. And, had a few hidden surprises that made the evening all the sweeter. The show delivers on all levels: fun, fantasy, good music, and twists and turns that explain how the beloved characters from the … [Read more...]

Infant Feeding 101

So, what do you think? Is it ok for hospitals to give out gift bags with formula? Is the proposed ban a good idea? Is breast really best??First, to the issue at hand: hospital give-aways. I have never been very comfortable promoting one product over another and it is I think it is good practice for hospitals and clinics to not be swayed by the financial resources of the large pharmaceutical … [Read more...]

When life imitate art…the fashion ‘don’t’ for our kids.

The allure of Idol is waning with my girls – they just can not relate to this group of contestants, especially now that most of the girls have been voted off. Did I say girls? I meant woman. Well, to be honest, most of them are just girls… under 20, still in school, High School that is. For me, the stooge act of the judges is rather grating. Perhaps now that I’m 40, I’m just too “old” to … [Read more...]