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Gardasil & HPV Testing

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I thought I'd share a picture of my tween getting one of her Gardasil doses last year since I'm blogging about HPV Testing today over at Mom of 2 Dancers Reviews.  
My doctors office starts the 3 dose shots at age 11.  I decided to wait till 12 because I figured I was safe waiting the year + at her 11 year check up, she received 4 other shots.  
Now I personally am for my kids receiving shots.  They have never bothered my kids in the least, not even fevers, so I feel on the safe side giving them.  Especially since it has come out that research linking it to Autism was faked.  I do feel that giving 4 at a time is a bit much, that is a lot of medicine at one time.  I really think there should be a limit of 2 at a visit.  I know my brother was bothered by shots, and had many problems with them.
I don't really want to debate shots though, if you are for them and have daughters definately do your research on HPV vaccine.  It is an amazing discovery and I hope that in years to …

Protect yourself against cervical cancer: Learn about HPV testing

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I'm sure you have heard about HPV testing by now, but have you paid attention to it?  I searched my email, and I actually found an email about it back in December of 2005 linking directly to the site I'm about to share with you.  I think the only reason I really paid attention to it though was because I have 2 daughters.


I remember when Gardisal came out, I wanted to run out and get my daughter vaccinated.  She was 9 and at the minimum age for receiving it.  I was just so excited that their was a vaccine that would help prevent cancer.  Then of course, I took a step back and though about the risks involved, etc. I ended up starting her on the 3 doses at her 12 year check up, and she just recently finished the 3rd dose this past July. Gardasil® (Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus [Types 6, 11, 16, and 18] Recombinant Vaccine) is approved to prevent certain conditions caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) in girls and women age 9 to 26. It is also approved to prevent genital…

My Teenage Were-Wolf by Lauren Kessler

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What's more challenging in the life of a woman - being a teenager, or being the mother of a teenager?

When Lauren Kessler's daughter went from being a loving child who adored her mom, to a teenage werewolf who was embarrassed to be anywhere near her, Lauren needed to understand more about this relationship. As a reporter, she embedded herself in her daughter's life, in the 7th and 8th grade classrooms, at home, at the mall, at camp, for an 18 month mission to learn more about the culture of the young teenage girl in the twenty-first century.

Since I personally would never do that and I have a 9 year old and a 12 year old (next month 13), I happily agreed to review this book.  I try really hard to remember what it was like being that age, and most of the time I do remember.  However, it is still hard, even if you remember what it is like.  I was 19 when I had my oldest, and I find that sometimes I almost feel more like sisters then mom/daughter, in the way that we argue wit…

Project Play ~ The Ghost in the Graveyard

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With all of the electronics bombarding our kids, they aren't getting outside as much anymore.  Do you remember all of the fun games we used to play outside with all of the neighborhood kids?  I used to love flashlight tag!  Marlene Byrne has decided to get kids back out playing with a great book series and movement called Project Play.  

Project Play is a movement to inspire kids and their families to make unstructured play a priority. The idea was born when creator Marlene Byrne began writing down the games from her youth for her own children. As a mother of two and working in advertising, she was inspired by the possibility of recreating the games as books after introducing Treasure Hunt to a group of her son’s neighborhood friends.


The Project Play series is designed to grow with readers. The early volumes feature hardcover rhyming books designed for new readers with simple games that entertain and inspire. The later volumes feature a chapter-style narrative in paperback with mor…

CBS The Early Show launches Eye on Parenting Aug 18th

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CBS NEWS' "THE EARLY SHOW" LAUNCHES NEW MULTIPLATFORM SERIES, "EYE ON PARENTING," ON-AIR AND ONLINE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18
Regular Series to Serve as a Place Where Parents Can Gather and Share Information as Well as a Resource that Focuses on a Wide Array of Parenting Topics, Offering Expert Advice From Infancy through Adolescence and Beyond

Bi-Weekly Parenting Segments to be Broadcast on "The Early Show"

Weekly Webcast with CBS and CNET Personalities to Debut on CBSNews.com at  http://cbsnews.com/eyeonparenting

"The Early Show" Anchors and Contributors Will Blog about Parenting on the Site Along With Other Members of the CBS News Family
NEW YORK - August 16, 2010 - CBS News' THE EARLY SHOW and CBSNews.com will launch a new multiplatform parenting series, EYE ON PARENTING, on Wednesday, August 18 (7:00-9:00 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  A weekly webcast will debut the same day on http://cbsnews.com/eyeonparenting.  Sponsored by …