It's Christmas. Pass the Xanax.

Meganstuke

They invented the holidays to make me feel like a bad mother. All this time I thought it was all about religion, or community, or giving, or sharing, or drunken work parties, but I was wrong. It's just all a big plot to make me feel inadequate. Will I make ...

Dads Group meeting at Prairie Moon on Dec. 11

Charlie Bryan

The next Dads Group meeting will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, at Prairie Moon Waldorf School, which is located at [1853 E 1600 Rd, Lawrence, Kansas][1]. For a preview of the planned activities, you can see how felted balls are made by watching this video. ...

Friendly Advice For the Mom-To-Be: Get your village in order

Meganstuke

Thanksgiving: a blessed time for fellowship with family, special moments with the baby, delicious food... and the stomach flu. That's right, I had what we are affectionately referring to as "The Plague" over the holiday and holiday weekend. I do have something to be thankful for, though: this year, unlike ...

Babyproof positive: you don't have to break the bank to safeguard your kids.

Meganstuke

The parenting books, those I have read and those I refuse to read, all talk about babyproofing your house. I hear tell that some people even hire special consultants to come over and help them babyproof their homes. This babyproofing, it seems, is very serious business. When Johnny started crawling, ...

Babyproof positive: you don't have to break the bank to safeguard your kids.

Meganstuke

The parenting books, those I have read and those I refuse to read, all talk about babyproofing your house. I hear tell that some people even hire special consultants to come over and help them babyproof their homes. This babyproofing, it seems, is very serious business. When Johnny started crawling, ...

The working parent's fears realized: I missed his first steps.

Meganstuke

On Wednesday, I dropped in the daycare to pick up Johnny, and as I chatted with the teachers, I flippantly said something about “Yeah, well, if he would ever walk it would be a lot easier…” and she looked at me and said “Oh, he walks.” And she put him ...

There's (no) crying in parenting

Meganstuke

I have had, as a parent, to learn to grow a hard candy shell over my soft nougat-y insides. And, I have had to change my lifestyle, and not only in the obvious ways, like the “I can’t stay up all night drinking box wine on a work night” kind ...

Confessions of a control freak, volume I

Meganstuke

There I go, getting smug again. A few weeks ago, I could be found around town telling anyone who would listen about my baby's eating habits. "He ate a WHOLE PITA covered in SPICY HUMMUS last night," I'd announce to everyone and no one. "He eats six, sometimes seven meals ...

Confessions of a control freak, volume I

Meganstuke

There I go, getting smug again. A few weeks ago, I could be found around town telling anyone who would listen about my baby's eating habits. "He ate a WHOLE PITA covered in SPICY HUMMUS last night," I'd announce to everyone and no one. "He eats six, sometimes seven meals ...

Teeth Care for Kids: Lawrence Pediatric Dentists Offer Tips

Stacey Hatton

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2010/sep/15/198671/ Do you have a child who struggles going to the dentist? Freaks out in the dental chair? You might consider taking your child to a specialist. Pedodontists, commonly known as pediatric dentists, are the pediatricians of the dentistry world. They spend up to three years of specialty training after ...

Bottle blues

Meganstuke

So I'm not sure why it is that the world is dead set on making moms, particularly "new" moms, live the most miserable existence ever, but dang if it doesn't seem to be. Or, at least, it seemed that way to me when I was pregnant and caring for a ...

BOGO: Buy One Get One Massage Free Special ends Thursday September 30!!

Laura Bennetts

Therapeutic Massage appointments available Monday through Saturday, Day and Evening. Certified Massage Therapists. Call 842-0656.

Social Security: Preserve and Protect

Laura Bennetts

Monday October 25th 6:30 to 8pm there will be a panel presentation about Social Security at the Lawrence Public Library Auditorium. Dave Ekerdt PhD, KU Director of Gerentology and Dave Kingsley PhD, KU Medical Center will present on current facts about Social Security and ways to protect our retirement benefits. ...

Healthy marriage, healthy mind

Meganstuke

"Family game night" is my husband's idea of his own personal hell. The idea of sitting around playing board games and "gee golly-ing" all night makes him throw up a little in his mouth. And I get it. We were, just a few years ago, Lawrence scenesters in our own ...

Two parts H, one part O - Redux

Meganstuke

A week ago we took our baby off of formula, cold turkey. In hindsight, a more gradual approach might have been in order. Woops! Parent fail number six hundred and seventy-four. On Saturday, he was, as my friend says, a "Juggernaut." On Sunday, I likened him to Pol Pot. He ...

Two parts H, one part O - Redux

Meganstuke

A week ago we took our baby off of formula, cold turkey. In hindsight, a more gradual approach might have been in order. Woops! Parent fail number six hundred and seventy-four. On Saturday, he was, as my friend says, a "Juggernaut." On Sunday, I likened him to Pol Pot. He ...

Two parts H, one part O - Redux

Meganstuke

A week ago we took our baby off of formula, cold turkey. In hindsight, a more gradual approach might have been in order. Woops! Parent fail number six hundred and seventy-four. On Saturday, he was, as my friend says, a "Juggernaut." On Sunday, I likened him to Pol Pot. He ...

Teaching Personal Hygiene to Children Challenging

Stacey Hatton

Why is it that things so easy seem to frustrate parents when their children can’t master the skill? I effectively relieve my bladder every day and don’t leave urine at the base of the toilet. I brush my hair without screaming like I’m on fire every morning. AND I brush ...

Two parts H, one part O.

Meganstuke

So my baby turned one, got his vaccinations, and is a healthy little bugger all around. He's right on track in all possible ways, and I expect him to do some geometry proofs next week. For all of this, we are beyond grateful. We know how very lucky we are ...

Two parts H, one part O.

Meganstuke

So my baby turned one, got his vaccinations, and is a healthy little bugger all around. He's right on track in all possible ways, and I expect him to do some geometry proofs next week. For all of this, we are beyond grateful. We know how very lucky we are ...

Two parts H, one part O.

Meganstuke

So my baby turned one, got his vaccinations, and is a healthy little bugger all around. He's right on track in all possible ways, and I expect him to do some geometry proofs next week. For all of this, we are beyond grateful. We know how very lucky we are ...

Buy One Get One FREE Fall Massage Special extended to September 30th!!

Laura Bennetts

**BOGO** Fall Massage Special. Stephanie Stuhlsatz CMT and Heather Johns NBCMT are taking new clients. Appointments available Monday through Saturday, daytime and evening. Massages available in Half Hour, One Hour and 1 1/2 Hour time frames. Buy one massage and get a second massage FREE. Enjoy the relaxation and health ...

Share, don't compare. I'm working on it.

Meganstuke

Once, years ago, when I was teaching in Kansas City at a Hoity Toity Catholic Joint, we hired a speaker to come and motivate our students to stop bullying one another. I really can't remember who the guy was or what his schtick was, but I remember one thing: he ...

Music to his ears

Meganstuke

Our baby, Johnny, has responded to music since a very young age. As a tiny infant, he'd quiet if I held him and sang softly. I purposely picked out a few favorite songs and lullabies to sing to him frequently, as I hoped he'd grow up associating those particular sounds ...

Music to his ears

Meganstuke

Our baby, Johnny, has responded to music since a very young age. As a tiny infant, he'd quiet if I held him and sang softly. I purposely picked out a few favorite songs and lullabies to sing to him frequently, as I hoped he'd grow up associating those particular sounds ...

The Daycare Dilemma

Meganstuke

There is nothing like talking about daycare to make a new mom get itchy. I mean, let's just put aside for a minute the overwhelming anxiety that new moms have when they go back to work. Let's not talk about the tremendous guilt we feel because for whatever reason (and ...

The Daycare Dilemma

Meganstuke

There is nothing like talking about daycare to make a new mom get itchy. I mean, let's just put aside for a minute the overwhelming anxiety that new moms have when they go back to work. Let's not talk about the tremendous guilt we feel because for whatever reason (and ...

First birthday means cake, ice cream, and a series of immunizations

Meganstuke

In just over a week, my baby, my infant, my little bundle of innocence, he who just arrived, what, yesterday? will turn one year old. Weird. I mean, yesterday I was seventeen. Today I'm thirty-seven. And my tiny infant whose birth just happened mere minutes ago is turning one. Turning ...

First birthday means cake, ice cream, and a series of immunizations

Meganstuke

In just over a week, my baby, my infant, my little bundle of innocence, he who just arrived, what, yesterday? will turn one year old. Weird. I mean, yesterday I was seventeen. Today I'm thirty-seven. And my tiny infant whose birth just happened mere minutes ago is turning one. Turning ...

Back to School Snacks

Stacey Hatton

Now that the kids are getting back to school, it is important to focus on healthy snacks to keep their energy up. Junk food gives your children a surge of energy, but then it quickly drops out and your kid is Mr. Whiney Pants for the rest of the evening. ...

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