Monday, July 26, 2010

$1 Family Movies at Lowes Georgetown (on Tuesdays)

Not that any of us are off on a random Tuesday, but in case you are....the Loews theater in Georgetown will be running $1 family movies: next week, 7/27 is Kung Fu Panda. Check it out.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Survey for Parents

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Amit Pandya <>
Date: Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 9:35 PM
Subject: Survey for Moms

Hello friends!

So my good friend YiShaun is writing a children's book and creating a new children's product for the purpose of fostering a love of books in babies and toddlers.  She is looking for moms with a child age 9 months to 3 years old to fill out a quick survey, and I thought of you all.  This is a quick survey, and she is hoping for 400 responses in the next 2 weeks... so if you can also forward the survey link to your mom friends with a child 9 months - 3 years old, it would be greatly appreciated.  Here is the link:

Thanks in advance!


Friday, July 16, 2010

More terrible news about our modern lifestyle

Sitting alone might kill you, regardless of how much exercise you do!

Prego-gear Swap?

Does anyone have a belly band in size small that they are willing to loan out? Let me know.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Time Cover Story on Only Children...

In case it's of interest, Time Magazine's cover story is about only children.

Upgrade for the blog

I just figured out how to add other people as authors on the blog... now, when you want to post, you can do so on your own, without using my email posting address. Let me know what you think of the process.

Jennifer Loukissas

(btw, my husband's last name is Lynott... so sometimes you'll see my name as Jennifer Lynott! I thought I'd change it, and established an email address... then, changed my mind)

2 million cribs recalled


They are recalling about 2 million cribs – many were sold by toysrus and babiesrus in the last few years.  We have one of them – I am about to send off for the refund and the crib is going to the dustbin L



Amy Berrington, DPhil

Investigator, Radiation Epidemiology Branch

DCEG, National Cancer Institute, NIH

6120 Executive Boulevard (Rm 7034)

Bethesda MD 20892

tel: 301-594-7201 fax: 301-402-0207


For working mothers in academia, tenure track is often a tough balancing act - From the Washington Post


Tenure track for women often isn't easily maneuvered

By Daniel de Vise

The tenure system of academia is uniquely incompatible with the biological clocks of working women, according to a new study, one of the first to examine the persistent "leak" of talented women from the pipeline that produces professors.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Slacker Moms Rejoice

Thanks to Amy for this great article on the benefits of slacker parenting.

More Helpful Reading Material...(from NY Magazine)

Dear lord... this is me (more or less)... it's hard to be a parent!