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April 2011 Blog Posts (8)

So we would all like to think our houses are completely child proof.....

So we would all like to think our houses are completely child proof. Or our kids know better than to get into the medicine cabinet. The reality is an accident can happen to anyone, anywhere.

My girlfriend has two daughter and a son ages 7, 5 and 2 respectively. So her house has been “child-proofed” for years. Her son was helping her load the dishwasher (as all 2 years like to do) and he picked up the dish detergent and put it in his mouth. Thank goodness…


Added by Angie Hoffman on April 27, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

No Man, Or Woman, Is An Island


The holidays are over. Gift giving is done. The decorations are down. The snow finally melted. The Christmas parties, the family gatherings, eating on the run, all took their toll. In the constant battling the bulge, your body gained a few pounds. Why is it that the things that taste so good are so often so bad?

You are no loser. You are a human…


Added by Pat. Marsden on April 18, 2011 at 8:47pm — No Comments

When you have to tell your kids a parent has cancer

I've been trying to think of an insightful parenting post to write for the past few days and I will tell you now, I am drawing a blank. So right now you are going to get a very personal post from me.


In the past 4 months my family has been going through a tailspin of sorts. See, Donnie, my husband, was diagnosed with stage 2 kidney cancer in January. Since then we have been going through chemo and radiation treatments. We have dealt with children terrified their dad was going…


Added by Brandi Best on April 18, 2011 at 6:56pm — 1 Comment

My Choice... From Breast Cancer to Motherhood

There's a hot pink line painted down Broad Street.  Did you see it?  Right between the yellow ones?


In the following weeks, Red Bank will transform itself into Pink Bank. The houses and businesses decorated around town, the giant pink ribbons hanging from the lamp-posts, the Wednesday evening Girls’ Night Out at the Downtown and the Pink Hat Tea party will all be reminders to, "Get your annual mammogram!" Pink Bank hopes to…


Added by Brenda Milouchev on April 18, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Being Who You Are

One of the greatest parts of motherhood for me was the confidence that came with it. Sure, at first I felt like I wasn't doing anything right and I questioned every step I had to make. But after some time, when I had some major decisions under my belt and somehow my kid was still thriving, I began to see that I wasn't a complete screw up. So if you're new at this mom thing, never fear-you won't feel clueless forever!

As years have passed and we've added more babes to our menagerie,…


Added by Cristie Ritz King on April 12, 2011 at 11:45am — No Comments

Tips for Teaching Children to be Environmentally Conscious

Climate change is a global problem. We all have a part to play. For future generations, the role is a critical one as the burden of reducing carbon footprints will most likely fall on our children. As we celebrate Earth Day on April 22, there is no better time than the present and no better audience than our children for teaching the importance of saving our planet.


Going green doesn't have to mean going crazy. Empowering your children to take these 5 simple steps will make…


Added by Sheila Hill on April 11, 2011 at 12:25am — 3 Comments

April is National Autism Awareness Month - Learn More About Autism


Cases of autism are on the rise across the country. And many Americans find they have more questions than answers regarding this mental disorder.

Autism is not one single disorder, but refers to a group of disorders known as autism spectrum disorders. At one end of the spectrum are children with little impairment. At the other end, children can be severely limited in their communication skills and social abilities.

"It affects individuals differently and to varying…


Added by Hackensack Meridian Health on April 6, 2011 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Blindsided by Nearsightedness

I've still got 81 more days until I'm a mom to two—though some may argue I'm already a mom to two, but unless I'm changing diapers while chasing after my ten year old, I'm still a mom to one in my mind—yet I had my first experience with missing signs that something is up with one kid due to worrying about another.…

Added by Erin on April 4, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

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