Archives for August 2012

LeapFrog Touch Magic Rockin’ Guitar and Learning Bus

It is always fun getting together with other Moms and their kids for a fun playdate. But add a pool, and LeapFrog Touch Magic Toys, and it became a rockin’ party and parade. Once we all arrived, everyone got into their bathing suits and had a splash in the pool. We then had a break […]

KidsII InGenuity Automatic Bouncer Review

Getting a baby to sleep can be one of the most frustrating things a parent must endure. Most notable is the endless bouncing to soothe them. Thus, cue my KidsII InGenuity Automatic Bouncer review. I don’t know how many times I have had to use a ball to bounce my kids to sleep. As both […]

Residence Inn for Families

Recently, I had the privilege of staying at a Residence Inn property. More on my adventures later, but it is one of the most family-friendly places to stay. I’ve thought of the Residence Inn as a place for business travelers or little league sports teams. Yet staying here just one night made me realize how […]

Pertussis Vaccine at MinuteClinic

Being sponsored at BlogHer by MinuteClinic was a wonderful honor, and it was also great to sit down and chat with the executive team behind the MinuteClinic brand. As we chatted, we talked about all things health care; from legislation and laws, to vaccinations and immunizations. Which reminded me of a recent experience I had […]

The Other Baby Book Review

I read a lot of books during my first pregnancy. Primarily because I had the time, and I was at a loss as to what was about to happen. When I became pregnant with our second child, time was not in abundance with a toddler in the house. And I pretty much had figured out […]

Donating Breastmilk

Science continues to show that human breast milk provided to babies in the NICU setting is essential to reducing the morbidity rate of these little patients. When the mother is unable to provide or produce breast milk, clinicians turn to Milk Banks to meet the need of premature and sick babies. Nancy Holtzman, RN, a […]

Q&A with Jennifer Garner

Here is a fun free event I wanted to share. On Tuesday, August 14th, you can interact with actress Jennifer Garner – the star of the Disney’s new movie The Odd Life of Timothy Green. Watch a sneak peek of the movie and then have a Q&A via webcam.     RSVP to the event. […]

Being a Breastfeeding Blogger

As I write this post, World Breastfeeding Week has just ended and National Breastfeeding Month has begun. I will admit, normally I wouldn’t care. Frankly, I don’t like breast-feeding, but that is a whole other post. I still do it because it’s good for my baby, but I’ve never loved it. Sorry if that offends […]

Why You Should Consider MinuteClinic

Last week, I was in New York where I represented BlogHer sponsor MinuteClinic. If you’ve never heard of MinuteClinic, check out my post here. But if you have, but are on the fence about whether you should go, maybe this video will help you make a decision. Note that there is background noise in the […]

Summer Olympics Fun at Home

With the Summer Olympics back in the spotlight, there is a new crop of games that are sparked by this world-wide competitive championship. Even though the Games are about to wind down, you may find your kids energized. Sign them up for a gymnastics class, judo tournament, swimming lessons or tennis camp, and pick up […]

What is MinuteClinic?

If anyone has read my “About” profile, you know that I spent most of my career in Health Care law, regulations, and policy. Working with a leading health care insurance company to running a legislative health care committee, from overseeing physician quality to writing various laws and regulations, I’ve spent a lot of time in […]