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Archive: March 2, 2008 - March 8, 2008

Momnesia

Oops. Missed another doctor's appointment even though it was written on the calendar. Oops. Forgot to pack lunch in the backpack. Oops. There's wet laundry in the washer? There's actually a name for all that forgetfulness. It's called "momnesia," writes Liz Szabo in USA Today. "Few parents enjoy feeling so...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 7, 2008; 7:15 AM ET | Comments (22)

Woof. Meow. Ribbit.

Years ago, when we gave our kitty away to a good home, I thought we were done with pets. With an asthmatic child and another who tries to scratch his eyes out around some dogs, along with a favorite aunt with major animal allergies, there's really no reason to bring...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 6, 2008; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (28)

The Things People Say

"Twin Time." That's what mom Colleen Fisher says she and other twin moms have to factor into any trip they take outside the house, and it's not because of all the extra gear and difficulty of corralling two small children. What Fisher and moms Meredith Nahra and Randi Tercyak describe...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 5, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (100)

Test Me, Test Me

Be warned: This is a bit of a rant. I met with my daughter's first-grade teacher a couple of weeks ago to follow up on her progress report from the second quarter grading period. Her grades were fine and she had shown some improvement in some areas. Mostly I wanted...

By Mike Snyder | March 4, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Here we go again. Another kid suspended from school because of his hair. This time the offending child is 6-year-old Bryan Ruda of Parma, Ohio. Parma Community School apparently warned Bryan's mother twice before that his Mohawk violated the charter school's dress code, the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports. The elementary school...

By Stacey Garfinkle | March 3, 2008; 7:10 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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