| Jun 16, 2012
| 4:57 PM
I'm surprised more dads aren't as peeved as Dave Taylor.
He's a single father in a mother's world.
"Mothers are these extraordinary, selfless, mythic women," said Taylor, a father of three and author of the blog GoFatherhood. "Meanwhile, those dads...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 1:05 AM
It looks like the Sleep Wars have begun.
Several weeks ago, in a column on attachment parenting, I wrote, "James J. McKenna, director of the Mother-Baby Sleep Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame, says that he has yet to find any benefit to...
| May 3, 2012
| 11:59 AM
When Megan Brooks looks into the eyes of her 4 month old son Jacob she sees nothing but love--mixed in with a few sleepless nights.
"It's just exhausting,” Megan said. “Especially being a new mom and working mom."
Megan likes her morning cup...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 6:19 PM
Pediatricians and researchers have long recommended crib sleep as the safest infant sleeping arrangement to prevent sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS.
But University of Notre Dame anthropology professor James McKenna says he has uncovered...
| May 4, 2012
| 1:40 PM
Shower Your Baby with Good Health event will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Robinwood Professional Center, Newman Auditorium, Suite 142, 11110 Medical Campus Road, east of Hagerstown.
The free event will include information on topics such...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 2:05 PM
One of the first choices a new mother will have to make is whether to breastfeed or bottle-feed her baby. Several medical organizations and child wellness groups stand by breastmilk as the best option for baby. But why is it superior over formula?...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 2:18 PM
| Jun 28, 2012
| 9:45 AM
The Supreme Court's decision Thursday to uphold the Affordable Care Act means that the predictions about how it will affect Americans remain in place.
The court did rule that a part of the law involving Medicaid must change. The law calls for an...
| May 6, 2012
We are living in the Golden Age of hypocrisy.
There's an obesity epidemic, and we're baking hot dogs into pizza crusts. People spend tens of thousands of dollars on off-road vehicles that will never see a drop of mud.
And we all seem to agree on the...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 9:45 PM
It helps to know how the truth works.
You can try importing it into your life whole, as a set of rules carved in stone, and struggle to live up to it. A lot of ideas, even good ones -- from religious creeds to diet plans -- present themselves to us...
| May 6, 2012
| 1:05 AM
My grandson was recently in the hospital. As my daughter leaned over his crib to change his diaper, I noticed something strapped to his ankle - a large, orange plastic band with a square lump attached.
I'd seen these before. A court-ordered "ankle...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 8:05 PM
Sesame Street has tackled all sorts of issues and educated children for decades, but now some want the children’s show to start talking about breastfeeding.
In the ‘70s and ‘80s there were a number of segments about breastfeeding on...