Saturday, September 03, 2005

Chief Family Officer Index

This is the index page for Chief Family Officer. I haven't updated in quite some time, but you can go to the homepage and do a site search, or look for the categories you want to check out in the label (tag) cloud in the sidebar.

*Last updated 11/5/05

Friday, August 19, 2005


Here are links to all of the recipes I've posted, in alphabetical order:

Berry Blend Smoothie
Cathy's Yogurt & Granola
Cauliflower Smush
Chicken Cobb Salad
Crockpot BBQ Beef Sandwiches
Crock Pot Kalua Pork
Crock Pot Shredded Beef Sandwiches
Easier and Healthier Microwave Popcorn
Easy Corn Chowder
Easy Trifle
Hanalei Plantation Banana Bread
Hearty Oatmeal With Cranberries
Marc's Muesli
Pan-Fried Tofu
Pasta Puttanesca
Roasted Cauliflower & Sardine Pasta
Roasted Veggies for the Summer
Salmon En Papillote With Enoki Mushrooms
Sesame Soba And Tofu With Asparagus
Steak Sandwich With Blue Cheese & Spinach
Summer Couscous Salad
Sweet Sesame Soy Dressing
Tex-Mex Cornbread Pizza
Thin Mint Knockoffs
Trail Mix
Tropical Smoothie
Tuna Pasta Salad
Turkey Nachos (Dinner Plus Tomorrow's Lunch)
Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
Yogurt Berry Parfait
Yummy Granola

Cooking & Nutrition

Here are the posts on Cooking and Nutrition (Recipes are a separate category):

December 2005
Beef Wellington
Meatless Main Dishes
Grocery Shopping: Health vs. Wealth

November 2005
Seasonal Produce
Homemade Baby Food And Nitrates
Bread Making
Cooking Thin: Banana Nut Bread
Cookie Recipes
Freezing Food Safely

October 2005
Halloween Links
Quick Mini Tart Shells
IMBB #20: Souffl├ęs Healthier Fish
Cookie Swap
Tips For Weeknight Meals
The Baking Pantry
Hard-To-Find Gourmet Foods
Some Great Recipes
Save Money By Cooking At Home:September 2005
Pizza Day!
Slow Cooker Chocolate Brownie Pudding Cake
Easier and Healthier Microwave Popcorn
Homemade Butterfingers
Salmon With Almond Pesto
Thin Mint Knockoffs
Sun Tea


Here is a list of all posts on finances:

December 2005
Giving To Charity
Talk To A Live Customer Service Rep
Grocery Shopping: Health vs. Wealth

November 2005
Storing Important Documents
Anti-Debt Crusader
Xbox 360: A Lesson In Consumerism
The Radical Guide To Credit Cards
Free Directory Assistance
Baking Bargains
Control Your Holiday Spending
Poor Money Management
Money-Related Gift Ideas
More Thoughts About Customer Service
Tips for Online Shopping

October 2005
Save Money By Cooking At Home:Beware of Payday Loans
9 Ways To Find Extra Money To Pay Off Your Debts
Saving On Gas
Grocery Shopping Help
The Price Book: The Best Way To Cut Back Expenses Without Changing Your Lifestyle
Save Money On Your Hair Color
It Pays To Complain (Politely, Of Course)
Get Inspired! (To Reduce Your Debt)

September 2005
Take Advantage Of Customer Service
Do Good But Be Smart About It
Save For Your Retirement Instead Of Your Child's College Education First
Free Credit Report
2005 Income Taxes
Double Check Those CD Interest Rates
A Better Way To Give
Retail Therapy
Donating Old Stuff
Consumer Alert (Buying A New Television)
Reducing The Cost Of Formula
Sign Up During Open Enrollment
Random Money-Saving Grocery Shopping Tips
Catch Those Billing Errors
Financial Self-Esteem
Saving On Baby Food
Going The Extra Step In Teaching Kids The Value Of Money
5 Ways To Motivate Yourself To Get Out Of Debt
An Affordable Gym Membership

August 2005
Financial Prenatal Prep
Saving On School Supplies
Sign Up For Those Samples And Coupons!
Another Money-Saving Newsletter
Protecting Your Identity
Splitting Pills To Cut Prescription Costs
More Education Savings
State Sales Tax Holiday
Selling Your Used Books
Finding The Lowest Gas Prices
Brainless Investing
The Cost Of Wedding Gifts
Using Coupons & Alternatives To Coupons
Basic Health Insurance Guide
Handling Financial Stress
Becoming A Work-At-Home Parent
Adding Value To Your Home

July 2005
Getting Out Of Debt
Save Money On Your Online Shopping
Saving For College
Bargain Shopping (Amabuddy)
Adequate Homeowner's Insurance
Teaching Your Kids Financial Responsibility
Practical Tips On Teaching Your Kids Financial Responsibility
Make The Most Of Your Credit Cards
Tax Tip
Retirement Calculators
Maximizing Your Diaper Dollars
The Effect Of Common Real Estate Terms
This Is A Handy Shopping Site (
Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft
Financial Aid For Adoptions

June 2005
Before You Buy All That Baby Gear
Do You Want To Be A Stay-At-Home Mom?
Financial Responsibility
Calculating The Cost Of A Road Trip
So You Want To Buy A House

Product Reviews

Here are posts on specific products:

Baby Products
Fisher Price Healthy Care Booster Seat
EZ Carry Floppy Seat Shopping Cart Seat Cover
Baby Food Ice Cube Trays
Combi City Savvy Stroller
The First Years Infant To Toddler Reclining Feeding Seat
Medela Quick Clean Micro-Steam Bags
Ergo Baby Carrier
Parenting Magazine (from Some Good Articles)
Easy White Noise
"More Milk" Products
Breathable Bumper
Must-Have Baby And Toddler Books
Thoughts About Breastfeeding Pillows
Things I Wish I Had Known About Breastfeeding (breastfeeding gear)
Before You Buy All That Baby Gear (baby gear guides)
A Tribute To Dr. Harvey Karp (The Happiest Baby On The Block)

Food & Cooking Products
Cuispro Stainless Steel Food Mill
Trader Joe's Bacon-Wrapped Scallops
Black & Decker Food Steamer
Salton 1-Quart Yogurt Maker
Rice Cooker Review
A Great Slow Cooker
Which Measuring Cup?
Informal Nutrition Bar Taste Test

Six-Pillars of Self-Esteem
Some Good Mystery Books
Must-Have Baby And Toddler Books
Do You Know Mutts?

Sonicare Elite Toothbrush
A Great Printer
Computer And Video Games That You Will Enjoy
Great Party Toy (20 Questions Handheld Game)


Here are posts related to all aspects of parenting:

November 2005

The Big D (Discipline, That Is)
Babies & Colds
The Shadow Rule
Homemade Baby Food And Nitrates
Free Coloring Pages
Don't Give Your Baby These Medicines
Soothing A Colicky Baby
Keeping Baby Warm"
Pampers Gifts To Grow
Foods To Avoid Giving Your Baby
Holiday Safety For Your Child
Baby Exercise Classes

October 2005
Communicating With Baby
Paying For Baby
It's A Little Early For Toilet Training But Not For Wisdom
Cleaning Baby Toys
Teaching Baby How To Chew
SIDS Awareness Month
Teaching Manners
New Mom Seeking Other New Moms
CIO: Crying It Out

September 2005
An Introduction To Solid Foods
To Be Or Not To Be (A Stay At Home Parent)
Saving On Baby Food
Reducing The Cost Of Formula
Baby's Sleep & Shoes
Childproofing Your Home
Baby's First Solid Food
RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) Disease

August 2005
Becoming a Work-At-Home Parent
Kids' Links
Finding Child Care
Easy White Noise
Autism Worries
Mommy-Daddy Time
School Supplies
Financial Prenatal Prep
Cloth Diapers In Los Angeles

July 2005
Teaching Your Kids Financial Responsibility
Food Safety In The Home
The Color Of The Day (Of Your Infant's Poop)
Suggestions For New Moms
Checking Out Kids Movies Before You Go
Big Kid Bed Diploma
A Loving Family Rule
Congratulations From The White House (follow-up post here)

June 2005
A Tribute To Dr. Harvey Karp


Here are the posts I have published on the topic of breastfeeding, in chronological order:

Things I Wish I Had Known About Breastfeeding - 6/20/05
Breastfeeding Problems - Background - 6/21/05
Breastfeeding Problems - Supply Part I - 6/22/05
Breastfeeding Problems - Supply Part II - 6/23/05
Other Breastfeeding Problems - 6/24/05
Thoughts About Breastfeeding Pillows - 6/25/05
Covers For The My Brest Friend Pillow - 6/27/05
Meet Lactation Consultant Ellen Steinberg - 6/28/05
Ellen Steinberg's Most Important Things To Know Before Your Baby Is Born - 6/29/05
Ellen Steinberg's Most Important Things To Have Before Your Baby Is Born - Plus How To Find A Lactation Consultant - 6/30/05
Breastfeeding Isn't Right For Everyone - 7/31/05
Breastfeeding vs. Formula Feeding - 8/19/05
Breastfeeding Task Force of Greater Los Angeles - 9/24/05
Breatfeeding Works - 10/14/05
Breastfeeding in Public - 10/14/05
Breastfeeding An Older Baby - 10/28/05

Pregnancy & Fertility

Here are the posts on pregnancy and fertility in reverse chronological order:

National Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day - 10/18/05 - 8/12/05
Miracle Of Modern Medicine - 8/3/05
More Info On IVF (Helpful Links) - 7/9/05
Acupuncture And Fertility - 7/8/05
Reproductive Exchange Rates - 7/3/03

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Eric's Move Of The Month

Every month, I post a "Move of the Month" by my brother-in-law, Eric, a former personal trainer. Eric describes each move in precise detail and explains why they're good for you. Here are the moves I've posted so far:

The Push-Up
Wall Squat
Ball Push-Up