| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Thanksgiving is upon us once again. We had the entire year to prepare after getting inspired during last year’s feast, and yet somehow time always seems to get away. If the thought of scrambling to assemble a last-minute Thanksgiving dinner seems...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 12:40 PM
I'm not a vegetarian, but I imagine it must be stressful ordering off the menu at an unfamiliar restaurant and not being sure if there are secret animal products lurking in a seemingly vegetarian dish. Those with dietary restrictions can order off the...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Some people like to create their own pottery. Others want to write an original story or song, or grow a new kind of tomato, or build a house like no one's ever seen before.
Rosanna Petrella came up with Cape Moonshine: her very own extra-distilled, 80-...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 1:31 PM
I don’t know any parents not struggling with the amount of screen time their children experience every day. I’ve written about this before, and I’m always grateful to not the only one disappointed in the amount of free/outdoor/...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 7:09 AM
Two years ago, I wrote this piece about supporting kids with food allergies on Halloween, a time when food and candy are thrown at them from every direction during classroom parties and trick or treating. It is filled with good suggestions from Dr....
| Feb 5, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Those of us who carry epinephrine in our pocketbooks and hide them in our kids’ backpacks will appreciate this new product: It actually walks you through the injection process. Since I failed miserably the one time I needed to use our Epi-Pen 10...
| May 29, 2013
| 6:45 PM
My kids have pretty bad seasonal allergies, but this year -- because I am a thoughtless and heartless mom -- I’ve put them through the spring allergy season three times. No, really.
In April, before any buds appeared here in New England, I brought...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 6:25 AM
I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t worry about my food-allergic sons 100 percent of the time they’re away from me. Back when they were preschoolers, I worried that someone would offer them a cookie with walnuts and they wouldn’...
| May 14, 2013
| 3:41 AM
The Food Allergy Education Network, based in Branford, has put together a week of activities for Food Allergy Awareness Week (5/12-18). "Friend Day", "Restaurant Day" and "School Day" are all about raising awareness and promoting education about making...
| May 9, 2013
| 11:32 AM
A new study shows that kids whose parents lick pacifiers to clean them are 88 percent less likely to have asthma.
Perhaps my saliva just wasn’t good enough. Despite doing everything right -- using my own saliva to clean my kids’...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 9:01 AM
“You look beautiful!”
Certainly, that’s one of the most common utterances of wedding guests. So common, in fact, it seems as if beauty comes naturally to every bride.
Love’s glow may be a force of nature, but experts stress...