A blog for busy moms in Atlanta

1 in 5 women undergrads sexually assaulted: Senators introduce new bill to help

10:16 pm Jul. 30, 2014

A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill to hold colleges and universities more accountable to sexual assault victims.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that about 19 percent of undergraduate  woman have been victims of sexual assault. And that number is believed to be under-reported because of the nature of the crime.

From the Associated Press: 

Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., led the effort, with lawmakers

Vaccinations – what’s your take?

3:33 pm Jul. 30, 2014

With all the talk about kids returning to school, the recent measles outbreaks in as many as 20 states and my own daughter about to leave the country, my mind naturally turned to immunizations.   Diseases that were largely eradicated in the United States a generation ago are returning and children across the globe are getting sick and dying from preventable diseases–in part, because us parents are choosing to skip their

Time to go back to school – better check those eyes

10:58 am Jul. 28, 2014

You remembered the pens, pencils and paper but what about your kid’s eyes?

According to an American Optometric Association survey, 83 percent of children between the ages of 10 and 17 say they use an electronic device for three or more hours each day. And yet more than half of parents actually believe their children use such devices that much.

While access to technology creates educational opportunities for school-age children, it can

Wake Up Sleepyhead, time for school!

9:03 am Jul. 28, 2014


I don’t need to tell you that summertime is the time of the year when we parents let our kids stay-up/sleep-in later than they normally do.  But alas, early mornings are

Do you have any women mentors in your life?

9:22 pm Jul. 27, 2014

I am realizing that at this stage in my life — 42, with school-age kids and ready to dive back into working more hours — that I am seeking female mentors who have been there, done that and who can help me transition into this next chapter. I am lucky though because I have two great women to learn from who are now living close by.

Eighteen years ago, I was

Dirty bathrooms, no privacy and breastfeeding

5:30 pm Jul. 24, 2014

A HuffPost story published today, “Dirty Bathrooms, No Privacy: The Horrifying Struggles Of Breastfeeding Moms Who Need To Pump At Work,” stems from a reporter Dave Jamieson’s Freedom of Information Act request with the Department of Labor, asking for all complaints by workers about bosses who don’t allow space or time to pump at work, as the law requires.

105 closed cases were reviewed, spanning from March 2010, when the Obamacare

Mom and dad out of town: When do neighbors poke their nose into teen parties?

8:04 am Jul. 23, 2014

So apparently our new neighbors have been out of town because there have been some rather loud parties going on at their house over the weekend.

Friday night we returned home to cars parked all the way around the cul-de-sac and up the street. We could hear music and voices echoing on the deck but couldn’t tell which house it was coming from. The same thing happened the next night as