Everywhere I look someone is talking about breastfeeding and breast milk. Maybe it’s because I follow KellyMom.com on Facebook or because I’m unsuccessfully weaning my 16 month old son. (I’d like my body back. But he’s allergic to cow’s milk and refuses to drink rice, almond or goat’s milk.) This story about a new milk […]
Drew Ann Long just became someone I really admire. Not only is she a mom of a special needs child, but she invented something that breaks down barriers for her daughter, the elderly and disabled. Did you know there’s a special needs shopping cart? One of my nieces is deaf and another has Down Syndrome, […]
At A.J.’s one year check-up last week I expected his pediatrician to say it was O.K. to turn his car seat to forward facing. Not so. She told us doctors now recommend keeping children rear-facing longer. Here are the new car seat guidelines. The American Academy of Pediatrics has new 2011 guidelines for children and […]
Right around the time a pregnancy test announced A.J.’s pending arrival, I saw a story on CNN about a Georgia mom who started her own organic baby food business. I was captivated by her energy and passion because I’ve always wanted my own business. Little did I know that less than two years later I […]
Like millions of Oprah fans I sat glued to the TV Monday afternoon to hear the talk show queen reveal a family secret: she had a half-sister that had been given up for adoption in 1963 and Oprah’s mom hid it from everyone.
Of course, when you find out your sibling is one of the richest people in the world, like Oprah’s half-sister Patricia did, you probably want to celebrate and tell the world. What’s shocking is how Patricia kept the secret for approximately four years once DNA test confirmed their connection.
All the focus is on Oprah, but I want to dish about her mother, Vernita Lee.