Archive for the ‘Current Affairs’ Category

Toddlers and Tiaras, and Tatas?

On the latest episode of Toddlers and Tiaras on TLC, a four year old contestant wore breast and buttocks enhancements in order to look like Dolly Parton. Is it just me or is this so wrong on so many levels?! Full disclosure: I find “reality” TV shows appalling. I guess they are popular because people […]

Hey kid: Put down the iPad and learn how to tie your shoes!

AVG, an internet security company, publicized results of their Digital Diaries research study of 2200 families across the world who had internet access and toddlers in the home. Here were the key findings: More 2 year olds know how to play a computer game than ride a bike. 58% of American kids aged 2-5 know […]

Happy 2011

Yes, it’s time for the age-old tradition of making New Year’s Resolutions (and, if you are like me, giving up those lofty goals by February or so). This year, my 2011 New Year’s Resolution is to NOT give up on my New Year’s Resolution. Maybe we can keep each other motivated to persevere! In case […]

Miley: Goodbye to the girl next door

Full disclosure: In November 2007, my then 8 year old daughter and I went to see Miley Cyrus in concert and we both loved it. I was impressed with this nearly-14 year old who was so poised and truly entertaining on stage. And, looking around at the other smiling moms and daughters in the crowd, […]

Flu shot update and AAP vax website

What's going around? The U.S. has seen a steady drop in H1N1 infections in the past few weeks. In fact, I have not diagnosed a child with H1N1 in about 10 days. Yippee!!! Of course, the usual germ suspects have made their annual trek into town— viral croup, RSV bronchiolitis, and Strep throat. And oddly, […]