September 10, 2006
A friend sent me Arnold Schwarzenegger’s recent comments about Cubans and Puerto Ricans. After all, I am half Cuban (my father) and Puerto Rican (mother). Here are his off-the-cuff remarks that made it into the Los Angeles Times: “I mean Cuban, Puerto-Rican, they are all very hot,” the governor says on the recording. “They have […] Continue reading

September 9, 2006
Joel Stein of the Los Angeles Times wrote a laugh-out-loud column about how much he hates Elmo. In a screed reminiscent of those when-I-was-a-kid lecture by our parents, Stein said the self-absorbed three-year-old Elmo was a setback from the “quirky adults” who personified the Muppet characters in his day. When I watched “Sesame Street” in […] Continue reading

September 8, 2006
Editor’s Note: Oh no, someone else is addicted to the trashy news on MSN! Run while you can, Minnmom! Seriously, I’d file this under entertainment along with my People magazine. Ha! -Elisa OK, excuse me while I pick myself up off the floor.  I fell off while laughing. Anyhoo, I just read about this study […] Continue reading

September 8, 2006
A few months ago, I was reading my latest issue of W Magazine. In it, there was an article about how starlets are achieving the latest “skin and bones” look that have been seen on actresses such as, Kate Bosworth, Lindsey Lohan and let’s not forget Nicole Richie. How did they manage to lose SO […] Continue reading

September 8, 2006
There were a series of medical stories this week I wanted to highlight: The first one, which ran in the New York Times found that medically unnecessary caesarean sections were riskier than vaginal deliveries. Even after accounting for socioeconomic and other risk factors, the researchers, whose findings were published in Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care, […] Continue reading

September 7, 2006
Editor’s note: Great, timely topic, minnmom! I have long had a Disney aversion, and recent events are only solidifying it…-Erika I’m sure you’re all aware of the “Path to 9/11” brouhaha.  What surprised me is the number of liberals who seem genuinely amazed Disney would support such a thing.  To which I respond: You kiddin’ […] Continue reading

September 7, 2006
Yesterday a flurry of articles announced a link between older fathers and autistic children. A study of Israeli children revealed: “The older the age of the father at the time of birth, the higher the chances of the offspring to have autism,” Reichenberg says. “In fathers who were 40 years or older, the risk for […] Continue reading

September 7, 2006
My kids are like night and day. Literally. My daughter is fair skinned, my son is a beautiful cinnamon color. My daughter has very straight, light brown hair that gets beautiful highlights during the summer, my son has very curly, black hair. My daughter is an excellent eater, who loves her fruits and veggies, and […] Continue reading

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