There are some guys who manage to stay in shape no matter what life throws at them. A career, marriage, kids… they somehow magically manage to stay fit. And then there are the rest of us.
Every week, a front-page article warns us about a terrible side effect of a different medication. This can be especially frightening if you’re a parent, and your child’s medicine is suddenly on high-alert. So, what should you do when one […]
I rarely pay attention to childhood safety guidelines and recall notices. In our house, The Wife ensures we are compliant with the latest OSHA standards. So, I was surprised to find all of our baby bottles in the trash last […]
I don’t know what binds me to my family, or, especially, my father. I have always been a Daddy’s Girl, though not in the “he buys me everything” sort of way. I am not his little princess either. I’m the […]
My family is many things, but experienced product testers we are not. Nevertheless, when given the chance to try out the new Snapple Antioxidant Water, we couldn’t resist. Soon we were the proud recipients of a rare treat: an overnight […]
I fantasize about the life my wife and I would have if we were free to travel wherever we wanted. If we were free to go out to dinner together, see a movie, go to museums without worrying about who […]
“Life is so short that we must move very slowly.” –Thai proverb “We know what we are, but not what we may be.” –Shakespeare For the last three or four centuries at least, men in our culture have generally spent […]
The Accidental Parent is a column about a life-long bachelor, Michael Stusser, and his engagement to Vanessa, the mother of 11-year-old twins. The essays follow his marriage, cohabitation, and blending into a new insta-family. Be advised, it is NOT an […]
You know the phrase “sweets for the sweet.” Does the saying apply to you and your kids? It probably does, and probably more than you think. Refined sugar and other artificial sweeteners are items that have infiltrated our diet and […]
This article originally ran as part of an ongoing column, “The Accidental Parent.” The column is about a life-long bachelor, Michael Stusser, and his engagement to Vanessa, the mother of 11-year-old twins. The essays follow his marriage, cohabitation, and blending […]
Editor’s Note: This article is the second in a series by Dr. Bennett. The first article, an overview of Post-Partum Depression, can be found in our December 3 issue by following this link: Post-Partum Depression: What You Need To Know. […]
Editor’s note: Having faced postpartum (“post-birth” in plain English) depression in both my mother and my wife, I’ve seen how difficult it is for a new mother to even recognize the problem, let alone determine what to do about it. […]
If you haven’t heard of MRSA (pronounced “mersa”), you’ve probably been living under a rock lately—or just watching more NFL Network than CNN. To bring you up to speed, MRSA is a form of staph infection that recently has been […]
Editor’s Note: We hope this article is a useful reminder that a quick workout before the kids wake up in the morning is just as valuable as hitting the fancy equipment at your local gym.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Most of us put on some “sympathy weight” when our kids come into the world… but with the craziness of family, jobs, and life that weight has a way of sticking around.