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  • Need More Sleep?

    Need More Sleep?
    "I'm tired." Two words, especially new parents, will utter all the time. But what happens when your little one has the ability to get themselves to sleep, but can't, or won't anymore? "By four months old, your baby has the ability to get...
  • About Mommy Minute

    Teresa M. Pelham I am a freelance writer and mother of three boys. Unless you have three boys you can't imagine how oddly people react when they hear that. It's like I just announced that I have 12 alligators living in my bathroom. When not feeding...
  • 17K with a 14-Year-Old Kid, Part 2

    A lot of training has occurred in the two weeks since my eighth grader and I decided to do a 17K trail run. Seeing as I’ve never run a distance even close to ten-and-a-half miles and the race is just 11 weeks away, I’ve got a lot to do if I...
  • Resolutions, Anyone?

    My go-to New Year’s resolution for many years has been some variation on the same ones most of us make each January: Lose weight, get to the gym, be more organized. But since I’m pretty much at the weight I’m supposed to be, and I...
  • Exercise and Your Baby's Brain

    Many of us used pregnancy as an excuse to not exercise and to eat more ice cream, but there's a lot to be said for exercising while pregnant. Now, in addition to the obvious health benefits for the mother, there's new research saying exercise can help a...
  • Savage Love: Depressing

    Savage Love: Depressing
    I recently ended a relationship that lasted a year and five months. While I loved this woman, for much of the relationship she was, to varying degrees, depressed. I tried to be as helpful and patient as possible with the hope and expectation that she...
  • A National & Local Spotlight on Kid's Sports

    A National & Local Spotlight on Kid's Sports
    How much is too much? Are we pushing our kids beyond their mental and physical limits? Recent pieces about our country's sports culture are raising concerns and questions. In the fall, a Frontline special called League of Denial: The NFL's...
  • Trying to Fight Nature

    Trying to Fight Nature
    Until yesterday, I had bought exactly two Christmas presents. I’m kind of behind, especially since all three of my kids’ birthdays happen between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The main thing keeping me sane this season has been yoga. Okay,...
  • Healthy Tips to Combat Childhood Obesity

    Healthy Tips to Combat Childhood Obesity
    September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Here are some tips to help families adopt healthy habits, provided by the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA:       *Play Every Day/Go Outside: Kids should have at least an hour a day of...
  • Is Obesity Really a Disease?

    I can’t quite wrap my head around the American Medical Association’s decision to label obesity a disease. Obesity, especially in children, can and often does lead to many diseases, but I’m not ready to equate it with diseases that...
  • We're Totally, Like, Going to the Mall After Algebra

    It’s great that these Chinese students have time to enjoy “activities” while studying here in the United States. But I kind of expected that those activities would have been exercise or music or something more worthwhile than shopping....