Articles published by Chris Fives

About Chris Fives

Chris is the married mom of two spirited, lacrosse-playin' boys. In her single days, she got her kicks running Iron Man triathlons. Now her idea of a good time is two seconds to sit down!

Bringing Baby Home

8 Crucial Ways to make Baby’s Room Safe I know that, for me, one of the most fun aspects of being pregnant was planning my baby’s nursery. My friends had created…

Are Sports Drinks OK for Kids & Teens?

I thought I was doing right by my kids. They love playing sports and when the weather gets warm and their faces get flushed from running with helmets and pads on,…

Tackling Bullies From the Right Side

“You’re a tub of goo.” “Fat boy.” “Stupid.” “Lazy.” Imagine if these words were the soundtrack to your childhood. You’re a Texas boy who is ignored and shunned, even picked on…

The “Sole Survivor” in the Group

My son calls himself the “sole survivor”, the only one of his friends who did not get hit (yet) with the flu this winter. Yes, they were all vaccinated. But…