Topic: Lindsay Cross

Dr. Drew Is Ruining The World

Dr. Drew Is Ruining The World

I’ve always thought it was uncomfortable when celebrities were analyzed and diagnosed by doctors they’ve never met. Everytime Dr. Drew showed up on CNN calling Angelina Joliemalnourished” or talking about Lindsay Lohan‘s “disease,” I questioned the morality of sharing a medical opinion about a person that you’ve never treated.

Then, my family got their very own dose of medicine from a psychiatrist we haven’t spoken to, and I realized that it’s more than a questionable practice – it’s completely wrong. More »

A Mom’s Guide to Social Networking

A Mom's Guide to Social Networking

Today’s young mothers have a lot of difficult decisions to make: work or stay at home, bottle or breast milk, free-range or attachment. For me, I find that it’s a balancing act. From the very beginning, I realized that the easiest way for me was to combine all those mothering philosophies into something usable. It resulted with Brenna learning to love both fresh fruits and french fries. She really is her mother’s daughter. More »

How to Rock A Baby Bump

How to Rock A Baby Bump

Well, Jane Krakowski said it: “Baby bump is the new black.” On every red carpet and trashy tabloid cover, pregnant women are taking over. Hell, even wanting a baby bump has been enough to provide some much-needed press to the Kardashian Klan. In fact, E!’s line-up has quite a few women who think their uterus is good for a couple US Weekly covers. More »

You Can’t Control Your Kids, and That’s What’s Great About Them

You Can't Control Your Kids, and That's What's Great About Them

I’m not sure if these two are besties yet, but I think they could have a beautiful friendship. They are both strong women, working and succeeding in traditionally male occupations. They’ve both been called monsters, though one might be more fond of the title than the other. They’ve both shared their life’s stories with the world, in hopes that they might be better understood. More »

Should You Kiss in Front of Your Children?

Should You Kiss in Front of Your Children?

My daughter has hit the stage where she wants everything to be a family. She must have three of everything, so there can be a mommy, daddy and baby. A family of stuffed teddy bears, a family of hearts she drew. It’s a little like Goldilocks, there should always be three in descending size. She’s even a little peeved with Disney movies lately because they rarely have a mother and a father. Perhaps most telling, since Brenna is an only child, if there is another sibling, she refers to them as “friend.” So her dollhouse has Mommy, Daddy, Baby and Friend, and she plays with them all the time. More »

New Year’s Eve Doesn’t Have to Suck If You’re a Parent

New Year's Eve Doesn't Have to Suck If You're a Parent

With crap like this being published, I might need to give up my goal of making parenting sound the least bit fun. According to ParentDish, some great ideas for celebrating New Years are: cooking, more cooking, craft, dress up, more cooking – with sprinkles. Happy New Years! This is the life of a parent – planning activities for your offspring and then slowly fading away as they need you less and less. Your only entertainment should be making your children happy. Cheers to that!

Here are 5 alternative solutions, because believe it or not, both you and your child can enjoy a holiday. Your happiness isn’t mutually exclusive! More »

The Post-Christmas Cleanup Ritual

The Post-Christmas Cleanup Ritual

My husband and I have rather large and generous families. Our wonderful families made the holidays fun and loving and extremely special. They also spoiled my child rotten. Brenna had 4 full Christmases with more than 10 gifts at each. She also received gifts from 2 Christmas exchanges we couldn’t make it to. Honestly, her bedroom resembles a Toys’R'Us Express. She received so many presents, that by the end, she wasn’t even paying attention to them. She was just blindly ripping away wrapping paper and exclaiming the name of whatever cartoon character she saw on the box. It didn’t matter how slow we took it, how many play breaks we took. She had past her toy intake. So how does your child recover from this plastic gluttony? I have a few steps that might help your child resume to normal materialistic levels. More »