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Apr17
The Best Music Boxes: a Round Up

The Best Music Boxes: a Round Up

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I get email asking me for gift ideas for newborns and birthday presents for three year olds and I have to be quite honest here. I am the worst at buying gifts. I will do a round up of some good baby presents at some point in the near(ish) future, but until then, consider this […]

Apr03
The Best Tea Party Sets: Like the Boston Tea Party, only less important.

The Best Tea Party Sets: Like the Boston Tea Party, only less important.

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A very nice lady named Sara emailed me to ask, “I’m looking for a tea set to give my niece. I don’t even know where to find something which isn’t plastic and decorated with princesses.” We all know how I feel about character themed items, so I felt compelled to save Sara. I found a […]

Mar08
Best Birthday Party Favors: Less Is More And Consumable Is Even Better

Best Birthday Party Favors: Less Is More And Consumable Is Even Better

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I have a few allergies. I am allergic to not having the last word and to paying full price for anything. I am also allergic to Polly Pocket’s shoes, or more specifically, tiny pieces of clutter which never seem to have a place. If you open my vacuum bag right now, you’ll find at least […]

Mar06
The Best Children’s Piggy Banks: A stylish penny saved is, well, still a penny.

The Best Children’s Piggy Banks: A stylish penny saved is, well, still a penny.

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The Buzz Off is on the late side today because the wallpaper in my kitchen requires many hours of painful removal. No, I haven’t been actually working on removing the paper. I have been procrastinating by researching topics to avoid the painful process which awaits me. It seems about half of Max’s classmates are March […]

Mar01
Cat in the Hat Anniversary: I wanted this post to have 236 words. Oops.

Cat in the Hat Anniversary: I wanted this post to have 236 words. Oops.

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I was doing so well keeping up with my Tuesday and Thursday publishing schedule. I created an organizational system so I’m not spending 12 hours trying to decide what to write about. But then my son’s toenail had to be removed and all my money went flying out of my pocket…so I was preoccupied. (COBRA, […]

Feb27
Best Children’s Social Networks: Virtual Worlds– Virtual Sanity.

Best Children’s Social Networks: Virtual Worlds– Virtual Sanity.

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I tend to beat figurative dead horses. They stay still when they’re dead and make it easier to aim. The dead horse I am currently beating, or was until yesterday is Midwinter Vacation. Midwinter Break, another attempt by school administrators to make me crazy (-ier). I picture them in a meeting with a pie chart […]

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