Make Your Own Fresh, Healthy Baby Food With the MiAllegro 9090 Series Immersion Hand Blender
Good quality baby food is expensive and is often nothing more than just vegetables and water. So why not save lots of money by simply making your own fresh baby food? You don’t need to be a chef to steam carrots or boil peas, and with the Miallegro MiTutto 9090 Immersion Blender, you don’t need a lot of time to make healthy and wholesome baby ...read more
News of the dreaded peanut allergy
There are over a million people in the United States with a peanut allergy. We have gone from a country 15 years ago where people scoffed at this type of allergy to now a universal acceptance that kids, and adults, can die very quickly from anaphylactic shock if not treated immediately. Even five or six years ago, parents in our pre-school found it ...read more
Review: Kiinde Kozii Breast Milk Warmer & Bottle Warmer
My ingenious method for heating up breast milk used to consist of filling a pot with hot tap water, dropping the bottle of milk into the pot and then placing another smaller pot of hot tap water on top to keep the bottle submerged. After ten minutes or so, I’d check the milk, realize it wasn’t warm enough yet, drain the pots and start over agai ...read more
France approves soda tax and I agree
I hate taxes as much as the next dad, but taxes are sometimes good. They raise prices and change behavior, such as smoking. And often, legislators best efforts to tie taxes to consumer education (anti-smoking campaigns) or health effects (cancer research) are reversed when new legislatures need the cash to fund other pet projects (remember when lot ...read more
The Earpeace – noise reducing earplugs, but not yet for kids
I received an Earpeace, a pair of noise reducing earplugs a few weeks ago. The Earpeace are an addition to the field of earplugs for adults to cut down the noise while outside or at a loud event such as a concert. They attempt to lower the overall volume while not muffling sound the way foam earplugs do. Independent tests (Michael and Associates) p ...read more
Movember comes to an end!
So tonight, my kids helped me cut off my mustache and they are glad to have their dad back again. I just turned 54, so the facial hair that gets you into bars when you're 19, is not what you want to make you look older when you are, in fact, older. But the family had fun with the process since they can't remember the last time I grew my beard out, ...read more
I’m so ready to cut off this Movember Mustache!
Too many men I know have died over the last year, most from cancer. Some were because they didn't heed warning signs and go to see a doctor. I'm supporting Movember mostly to support men's health awareness and the need for annual checkups for all dads especially. Please support my growing efforts and the 33,000 men who will die of prostate cancer a ...read more
Treat kids’ coughs and colds naturally this winter
Young children commonly get about 6 to 8 colds and upper respiratory tract infections each year. And now, bcause the FDA and Pediatricians recommend not giving over the counter cough and cold medicine to children under the age of six, parents need alternative remedies to give to their kids, and studies now say that the dextromethorphan-based cough ...read more
Bad News for Involved Dads?
On the same day a Wall Street Journal headline proclaims, "Are Alpha Males Healthy?" comes a news report on the involved parenting and testosterone. Testosterone, that most male of hormones, takes a dive after a man becomes a parent. And the more he gets involved in caring for his children — changing diapers, jiggling the boy or girl on his kn ...read more
Review: Baby MedBasics
Baby MedBasicsis a cute little book to stick at the bottom of the diaper bag, "just in case." It covers typical child accidents and illnesses including burns, falls, poisons and fevers. As the book cover proclaims, it's "emergency action steps at your finger tips." It's 62 pages and covers all the major issues pretty well with actual things to do w ...read more