04/26/17: THAAD Missile Defense System, White House Senate Brief, Sanctuary City Lawsuit, Growing Humans in Plastic Bags and Black Ice Cream
THAAD, a US Missile Defense System, makes significant progress, as tensions continue to mount on the Korean peninsula. All 100 senators are invited to a classified meeting today at the White House to discuss North Korea. A District Judge sides with sanctuary cities to stop the Department of Justice from withholding funds. Could we eventually be growing humans in plastic bags, science suggests it’s possible. And black ice-cream could be the summer craze sweeping the country. Plus our segment “My Kid Said What?” and Daily Deals from Macy’s, Babies R Us and Pottery Barn Kids.
Tearful, tantrum-filled goodbyes are common during a child’s earliest years. Although it’s a normal and essential survival instinct, it can also be problematic. How can you help ease their separation anxiety and transition into a more independent stage in life?
04/25/17: North Korea Military Drill, Government Shutdown, Trump Executive Orders, Astronaut Breaks US Record, Man Wins Lottery Twice
The United States pressures North Korea as a US nuclear submarine arrives, raising the stakes even higher. Trump takes border wall funding off the table in hopes of avoiding a government shutdown, a US astronaut breaks a record for the amount of time spent in space. And a man wins thousands of dollars in the lottery- twice! Plus, we’re featuring flexible jobs for parents in our segment “Job Boreds”, and Daily Deals from Petco, Peet’s Coffee and Tea and Crazy 8.
You’ve heard the phrase “eating for two”. So if you’re pregnant with twins should you be eating for three? What type of nutrition does your body really need to foster a healthy twin pregnancy? Plus, what type of foods should you try to avoid.
04/24/17: North Korea Tension, Congress Returns from Recess, Healthy Frozen Veggies, Airline Stroller Incident and Black Lives Matter Prom Dress
North Korea threatens to sink the US aircraft carrier headed its way- meanwhile China urges restraint. Congress comes back from its recess in hopes of avoiding a government shutdown. American Airlines faces tough criticism as a flight attendant allegedly grabs a stroller from a mom, hitting her and nearly missed her baby. And a Florida teen wears a “Black Lives Matter” dress to prom that’s going viral. Plus, important stress relievers for busy parents and Daily Deals from Walgreens, Toys R Us and Barnes and Noble.
For some women, this happens very naturally during pregnancy. But others have to develop it on their own time. We’ll explore some ways you can naturally connect with your unborn child, especially if the pregnancy is a surprise.
04/21/17: Officials Visit US Border Cities, DACA Deportation Case, Cord Blood Improves Memory, First-Time Astronaut and Real Flying Cars
Prototypes are coming together for President Trump’s border wall with construction possibly starting this summer. A DREAMer loses his DACA status and is deported back to Mexico, Republicans say they are “very close” to a consensus on health care reform. Research suggest umbilical cord blood can improve your memory, and a German company has made the first flying car, and it’s pretty cool! Plus, learn all about contronyms in our Segment of the Day and Freebie Fridays from Bath & Body Works, Payless and Chili’s!
Breastfeeding toddlers can be drastically different than breastfeeding a newborn. What does nursing a toddler really look like? And how much breast milk does a toddler really need?
04/20/17: North Korea Diplomacy, NFL Aaron Hernandez Death, Bose Privacy Lawsuit, Chocolate Raises Heart Rates, and Mom Body Shaming in Target
The U.S. hopes to rid North Korea of nuclear weapons through diplomacy, but the North sends threats instead. The family of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez has many questions today about his apparent prison suicide. Could your Bose headphones be invading your privacy, a news lawsuit says yes. And newly postpartum mom speaks out after a being body shamed while shopping at Target. Plus, our segment “Finish That Phrase” and Daily Deals from Quickbooks Online, Starbucks and Old Navy.
When you go to the pediatrician, they take all sorts of measurements and track your baby’s progress through infant growth charts. So, who created these charts and how are averages determined? Do breastfed babies grow any differently than formula fed babies? And what does the term “failure to thrive” actually mean?
04/19/17: Fresno Killer Arrested, McDonald’s Finds Facebook Killer, Georgia Runoff Election, Asteroid Nears Earth and Starbuck’s Unicorn Frappuccino
Dangerous killers, one in Fresno and one known as the “Facebook Killer”, are no longer a threat to the community. There’s no clear winner in Georgia’s special election yesterday for a house seat. An asteroid zooms past Earth today, but gets super close and Starbuck’s announces their Unicorn Frappuccino. Plus, tips to get your spouse to help with the household chores and Daily Deals from CVS, Janie and Jack, and The PBS Kids Store.
So, you’re planning your family. What work benefits can help you along the way? In this episode, learn more about the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and other programs that can help you during this transition.
04/18/17: Tax Day, North Korea Plans Missile Strikes, Trump Visa Executive Order, Clear Coffee, Kid TV Viewing and Smoking Pot as a Family
It’s Tax Day! Now that you’ve filed your income taxes, enjoy some great discounts from retailers around the country! North Korea ignores warnings from the US and claims regular missile strikes are on the way. President Trump signs an executive order to “Buy American, Hire American”. Clear coffee- could it really be possible? And a new study suggests more parents are smoking pot with their kids as a family.
Most newborn twins don’t need to spend time in the NICU, but it’s always helpful for expecting parents to be prepared- just in case. Today we’re launching a new series focused on all things related to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. If this is your first trip inside the NICU, what can you expect?
04/17/17: North Korea Missile Fails, Judge Gorsuch Starts New Job, United Airlines’ Policy Changes, April the Giraffe Gives Birth
Vice President Mike Pence addresses troop and allies in South Korea, just one day after North Korea’s failed missile launch. Our newest Supreme Court Justice, Neil Gorsuch, begins his first day on the job, United Airlines makes some changes to its company policy, despite another issue with some passengers. And remember April the Giraffe? Well, she finally gave birth! Plus, the tax deadline is tomorrow and we’re breaking down where all your hard-earned money is going. And Daily Deals from Buy Buy Baby, Pizza Hut and Michael’s.
Your body is changing and most of these changes are normal. But, when should you be concerned? We’re focusing on the top 10 warnings signs that warrant a phone call to your medical care provider.
04/14/17: “Mother of all Bombs” Hits Afghanistan, Tension with North Korea, Syrians Evacuated to Aleppo, Las Vegas Hotel Fire, and JCPenney Suspends Store Closures
The U.S. drops the “Mother of all Bombs” on an ISIS compound in Afghanistan. Tension heats up with North Korea as the country plans a big celebration this weekend- possibly with another nuclear test. Thousands of Syrians are evacuated and taken to the city of Aleppo. A fire at the Bellagio hotel closes the Las Vegas Strip overnight, and a University removes a scale from campus so it doesn’t offend anyone. Plus, we have some great ideas on where to hide those Easter eggs this weekend and Freebie Fridays from Toys R Us, Macy’s, and AMC Theater.
Craniosacral Therapy offers a promising approach to solving difficult breastfeeding problems. Learn how it can help bring mothers and babies closer together through a gentle, therapeutic massage.
04/13/17: Russia/US Relations, North Korea’s Defiance, The New “Google Earth” and an 8-Year-Old Drives to McDonald’s
President Trump says Russia/US relations are at an all-time low, despite Tillerson’s trip to Moscow. North Korea flexes its nuclear muscles, claiming a “big and important event” is coming up. A new Google Earth is coming your way this Earth Day and an 8-year-old grabs his parent’s keys and takes his sister to McDonald’s. Plus, we have five tips to help you fit more family time into your routine and Daily Deals from Payless, HoneyBaked Ham, and Melissa & Doug.
For most women, being pregnant means having a nice, long break from your monthly period. But what happens after your baby is born? What should you expect with those first few periods after pregnancy? Is it different depending on if you had a vaginal or c-section delivery? How will you know what’s normal for your body? Today we’re exploring what to expect when “Aunt Flo” strolls back into town!
04/12/17: Tillerson Arrives in Moscow, China Seeks Peace with North Korea, United Airlines Apologies (Again), and a Distracted Driver Study
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in Russia for some tough talks over their support for Syria. China says it will work with the US to end North Korea’s nuclear program, but stresses a peaceful solution. More controversy with United Airlines today after its CEO tries to apologize, and a new study suggests driving slower… Continue Reading
You want your child to socialize with other kids, so what is the standard etiquette when it comes to playdates? How do you find the best group? And how do you deal with potential conflict?
04/11/17: San Bernardino School Shooting, Passenger Dragged Off United Flight, Tillerson Preps for Russia, NASA’s “Adopt the Planet”
A heartbreaking day for many parents yesterday as a man opens fire at a California elementary school. United Airlines has a lot of explaining to do when video surfaces of a passenger being dragged off their airplane. Middle eastern countries side with America and our allies to stabilize Syria. NASA’s wants you to adopt a portion of our planet, and the annual Peep eating competition, how many could you eat in five minutes? Plus, we’ll highlight some flexible jobs for parents in our segment “Job Boreds” and Daily Deals Macy’s, Joann Fabric and Hobby Lobby.
When your kids are close in age, you’re bound to experience some sort of sibling rivalry. So, what can you expect when your twins are just minutes apart in age? Can rivalry between siblings break the close bond many twins share?