Category Archives: Kids

Commercial Shows How We Keep Our Daughters Down

Does your daughter hate science? Maybe it is your fault! Take a look. Continue reading

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Parents: How Worried Should You Be About Enterovirus D68?

I picked my five kids up at their schools today, and the car was unusually quiet. On any other day, they are fighting for my attention, speaking over each other and generally rowdy with pent up energy from sitting in … Continue reading

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Artificial Turf — does it cause cancer?

How harmful are the fields your kids play on? Continue reading

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Will You Let Your Son Play Football?

If my boys beg me to play football, what will I say? After all, I see the attraction — the girls, the glory, the camaraderie — but, I also see the significant health risks. What will you say? Continue reading

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Can You Predict Your Child’s Height?

We don’t have a crystal ball, yet we can make an educated guess about the adult height kids will reach. Continue reading

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Texan Tick on a Rampage?

My daughter’s fifth grade class had an overnight encampment last week, and of course, hovering moms that we are, there were many concerns. Would they be warm enough, would they have enough to eat, would they be safe out in … Continue reading

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Lyme Disease — Know It to Prevent It!

First a word on the other kind of lime. What’s to happen to my summer if I can’t afford limes for my Corona Light and Margarita? I have no problem with Mexican cartels controlling the price of heroin, but they … Continue reading

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Small Kids and Planes … the trick is to stay calm and be prepared

Traveling with small kids? Here’s what to carry on the plane. A few years ago, we took a family vacation to Turks and Caicos. My twins were about 15 months old. The girls were 5, 7 and 9. The flight … Continue reading

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