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Monday, January 28, 2008

News of Interest for Late-in-Life Moms January 28, 2008

News to know for mommies-come-lately:

Study touts nasal wash for kids' colds
Research suggests a saline nasal wash, used several times daily, may curb children's cold symptoms. The saline nasal wash, made from Atlantic saltwater, doesn't cure the common cold; nothing does.
The new study shows that children with colds who used the saline nasal wash had three advantages over children who didn't use the saline nasal wash: Bigger drop in cold symptoms
Less use of cold medicines
Fewer school absences

When children catch a cold, help them feel better safely
Recent concerns about the safety of over-the-counter (OTC) children's cough and cold medicines have some parents wondering how to care for their young children. Read this USA TODAY article for suggestions on how to help your child feel better without using OTC medicines.

And you thought you were the meanest mom in the world?

Jane Hambleton thinks she's the meanest mom in the world--and she even said so in an ad in her local paper.

Hambleton found alcohol in her 19-year-old son's car. She decided to sell the car and share her his mistake by placing this ad:

OLDS 1999 Intrigue. Totally uncool parents who obviously don't love teenage son, selling his car. Only driven for three weeks before snoopy mom who needs to get a life found booze under front seat. $3,700/offer. Call meanest mom on the planet.

A lot of people--including emergency medical technicians and nurses--have called to congratulate Hambleton for being such a good mom. The only one not happy? Her son, who said someone else left the alcohol in his car. His mom said it didn't matter. She gave him two rules when she bought him the car: No alcohol and always keep it locked.


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