This is an open request to all bank tellers, veterinarians, office managers, store cashiers and especially doctors (who should know better): Stop giving my kids treats -- because they've had too much already!
Nine-month-old "Minty Python" has been battling brain tumors since she was just 6 weeks old. And celeb parents like Naomi Watts, Ted Danson, Tina Fey and Rachel Weisz are rallying to help offset the extensive cost of her cancer treatment.
After my youngest child, Marty, was diagnosed with autism eight years ago, I quickly learned that I had to make room for a new role: advocate. My "mom" and "friend" duties were at times morphed by my obligation to take action and speak up for my son, who was completely nonverbal until age 4. In the early days of his diagnosis, I didn't label what I was doing, nor did I think of it in any grand way. But if I can move from grief to advocacy, so can you.
While Michelle Obama has good intentions, her ideas on how to tackle obesity in children may actually have a negative rebound effect on the very kids she's trying to help.
Think your baby is getting enough nutrients from breastfeeding and baby formula alone? Think again!