Jun
19

Police: Mom’s homemade remedy killed infant

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by Lorain County Moms

The Associated Press
HOUSTON — A Houston woman is facing for charges for the death of her 11-month-old daughter after the infant was severely burned and later treated with a homemade remedy with lethal amounts of a pain reliever.
Habibo Ibrahim has been charged with injury to a child and reckless injury to a child in the March 5 death of Honay Buwa.
Police say the 27-year-old initially claimed her daughter had been burned with boiling water. But investigators say she later told officers the infant’s pajamas had caught on fire.
Police say the child was burned March 1 and Ibrahim treated her with a mixture of cocoa butter and acetaminophen.
An autopsy concluded the infant died from toxicity due …
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Jun
18

Great grilling: Tricks to tender, tasty beef

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by Lorain County Moms

By W. WAYT GIBBS, Associated Press
You don’t have to go to some high-end steakhouse or shell out $200 a pound for ultramarbled Wagyu beef from Japan to get flavorful, tender beef for your next barbecue. Just keep three crucial factors in mind: the grade, the grain and the aging. A well-informed purchase and a couple of easy prep steps can make the difference between a so-so steak and one that sends your eyeballs skyward.
Step No. 1 — buy the best meat that fits your budget. To do that, you need to know a bit about how beef is graded in the U.S. The system is based mostly on the age of the animal and the amount of marbling …
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Jun
17

Danish mothers hold public breastfeeding protest

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by Lorain County Moms

The Associated Press
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Hundreds of Danish mothers have held a breastfeeding protest outside Copenhagen’s City Hall after customers at a cafe told a woman suckling her baby in public that it was disgusting.
Monday’s protest was organized to promote public breastfeeding by mother Trine Maria Larsen, who says she was approached by customers at the cafe. She told the Politiken daily that some had likened public breastfeeding to “going to the toilet while eating.”
Public breastfeeding in Nordic countries is common, but Larsen, a Danish blogger, says there have been growing complaints about breastfeeding at restaurants and cafes, and she organized the event to urge them not to ban it on their premises.
Danish medical officials recommend …
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Jun
16

Poll: Most men aspire to be dads

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by Lorain County Moms

By JENNIFER AGIESTA, Associated Press
A recent Associated Press-WE tv poll found more than 8 in 10 men said they have always wanted to be fathers or think they’d like to be one someday.
Debates about the different ways women approach motherhood dominate news coverage about parenthood these days, with fathers’ experiences often left unexamined.
A look at what the poll found on how men view fatherhood, and the changes it has brought for those who have become dads:
BECOMING A DAD
About 8 in 10 fathers surveyed said they always knew they wanted to have children, compared with about 7 in 10 mothers, and 69 percent of dads called that long-standing desire to have children an important factor in …
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Jun
15

The new dads: Diaper duty’s just the start

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by Lorain County Moms

By BETH J. HARPAZ, Associated Press
NEW YORK — Laura Radocaj of Vero Beach, Fla., was warned when she was pregnant with twins that motherhood would be harder than she imagined — especially because she planned to go back to work while the twins were still babies. “But this has been the easiest transition,” said Radocaj, 28, who works from home in corporate communications.
So what’s her secret?
Her husband, Marco, also 28, puts in just as much time with child care and housework as she does, even though he works full-time for an air-conditioning company. “If your partner is splitting things 50-50, it’s easy,” said Laura. “Before, when everyone made motherhood seem like such a big deal, men weren’t …
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Jun
14

Zipzicles allow for customizable, DIY ice pops

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by Lorain County Moms

By Jace Evans, McClatchy-Tribune
Popsicles are a great treat to kick back and enjoy on a hot summer day. Unfortunately, not all children, or even adults, can consume the vast array of popsicles due to food allergies.
In comes Zipzicles, the portable, do-it-yourself ice-pop bag. Zipzicles are not a food product; they are resealable bags that hold one-third cup of liquid. The result is a highly customizable frozen treat experience that is great for both children with allergies and parents who are health-conscious.
In fact, food allergies are where WizCo LLC got the inspiration to make the first Zipzicle. Owner Shawna Palmer’s son Luke was allergic to foods with strong dyes. WizCo is a true family affair, with Palmer’s husband …
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Jun
11

TV show earns some snark over pregnant and dating

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by Lorain County Moms

By LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press
NEW YORK — They aren’t looking for sex and they’re not in need of baby daddies. It’s those two things that landed the single ladies of “Pregnant & Dating” on reality TV to begin with.
Five in all, the growing and glowing women in WE tv’s latest lineup play mini-golf, lace up bowling shoes and enjoy romantic non-alcoholic outings, but the mere idea of dating while pregnant has earned them a bit of snark.
“I see @WEtv has a show called #pregnantanddating. You straight people really are something else,” tweeted gay comedian Dave Rubin.
While some of the on-air dates know about the pregnancies, most of the men have at least one awkward deer-in-the-camera-lights moment …
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Jun
10

Right at Home: Beach towels with snap

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by Lorain County Moms

By KIM COOK, Associated Press
Along with the sunscreen, book, toys and snacks we haul to our waterside of choice this summer, we need a beach towel or two.
The big “canvas” of a beach towel lends itself to big ideas, with room to let designs and colors romp.
For instance, the Los Angeles-based, high-end textile house Fresco has a collection of beach towels reminiscent of antique Southwest-inspired rugs. They have a faux-faded quality that’s enhanced by the luminous plushness of the Turkish cotton weave. The Golden Eagle features a dramatic bird image, and Mesa Diamond is another evocation of Native American textile art. www.frescotowels.com
Anthropologie’s carrying a luxe line of beach towels crafted in collaboration with Brazilian fine artist …
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Jun
09

Helping your child through the end of the school year

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by Lorain County Moms

By Priscilla Dunstan, ChildSense.com
The school year is coming to an end and this means either a progression next year into a bigger school or moving up a grade. Although this type of experience is exciting, it also can be very stressful to children, who have little experience to rely upon for understanding change. Because of this it is normal to see some regressive behavior at the end of the school year since a child can feel torn between wanting to progress and feeling their own anxiety at leaving their current class and moving on.
Taste and smell children will tend to become clingy during these types of disruptions. They will find it hard to express this conflict and what …
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Jun
08

Bill to protect nursing moms in Maine advances

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by Lorain County Moms

The Associated Press
AUGUSTA, Maine — Further legislative votes are expected on a bill to accommodate nursing mothers in Maine.
A bill that won a 90-52 vote of approval in the House now faces a Senate vote.
The measure would make an employer’s failure to provide accommodations for a nursing employee unlawful employment discrimination under the Maine Human Rights Act.
State law now requires employers to grant nursing workers unpaid break time and a clean location, other than a bathroom, to express milk in private. The Judiciary Committee’s House chairman, Rep. Charles Priest of Brunswick, says the panel heard from women whose testimony showed that current state law is insufficient.
Priest, a Democrat, says current penalties are toothless and do …
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