Category Archives: You Weigh In

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One Year of Blogging? It’s Time For A Party (And A Giveaway, Too)

February 11th was a big day at IBC: We reached our one year anniversary. We did it quietly with just a little Saturday note on our Facebook wall. But really, where’s the fun in that? We’re party people over here! By far the best thing about IBC is the people that we’ve met through our…

LEGO’s Cutesy Controversy

The day my son turned 5, an internal switch was turned to ON—the LEGO switch. I swear that’s all it took for his life’s passions (previously trucks, diggers, and tools) to shift to LEGO. Building with LEGO. Taking apart LEGO and creating something new from LEGO. Following LEGO story lines. Watching LEGO videos. Emulating LEGO…

For Jack: Will You Help Us #LiftMargaret?

I’ve been staring at a blank screen for quite a while. It started out blurry with tears after reading through the past month of Anna’s posts, and then just empty because, as a mother, I’m lacking words. Most of us by this age understand loss. But the pain that accompanies outliving your child is one…

AAP Updates Statement About Young Kids And Television

As you know, some of us at IBC are not always huge fans of studies. This article is a good example of why. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a statement this week that kids under two not be watching TV. They suggest it can delay language development, cause sleep problems and potentially lead…

Jon Stewart Calls Out Megyn Kelly

Fox News Anchor Megyn Kelly has apparently had a chance to reflect upon her political stance. A baby changes everything… Right, Megyn? The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Lactate Intolerance www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog The Daily Show on Facebook Via: Gawker

Finding My Personal Best: Chicago Marathon or Bust

Last week I wrote about my struggle with finding balance as a parent of two young kids. What I wanted? Time to work out. I want to get back in shape! I know a lot of you out there like to do the same – Work out to relieve stress, get time away, train for…

You Weigh In: “Go the F*** to Sleep” Not Funny?

One of  the IBC writers came across an article today on CNN: “Go the F*** to Sleep” not funny. The article asserts that the book is not funny essentially because of the unfortunate truth that violence against kids does exist. Karen Spears Zacharias writes: Joan Demarest is an attorney in Corvallis, Oregon, and the mother…

How Much Do You “Like” Savings?

This is the email that I received this morning from Tea Collection. If enough people “like” their Facebook page, they will increase their discount on a specific selection of t-shirts and tops. Melissa & Doug received some heat earlier this week from bloggers about a slightly different campaign where originally a blogger had to get…