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Jul13

The only possible explanation.

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A mother and her son were booted off a plane after a flight attendant became upset when the 19-month-old kept saying “Bye, bye plane” as the aircraft prepared for liftoff. … “‘It’s called Baby Benadryl,’” Penland said the attendant told her, suggesting she give her child allergy medication to help him fall asleep fast. –Grounded! […]

Jul01
Here Comes the Sun… now protect yourself

Here Comes the Sun… now protect yourself

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I’m loving the summer so far with the endless playing outdoors. After hours at the playground my son’s body is so dirty that I need to scrub his toes several times over with a nail brush. I love the unscheduled abandon of summer and the smell of my son’s sweet perspiration mixed with sunscreen. It […]

Jun29

Pedophiles and salmonella! Whee!

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Breaking news this week: adorable chipmunks adopt an orphaned puppy, then build their new family a house out of taffy and peppermint sticks. The public is invited to stop by, gnaw on some candy windowsill, and get their faces licked clean by the puppy, who has giant, watery eyes and craps silver dollars. Silver dollars […]

Jun25
Name Maker: what a well-timed post!

Name Maker: what a well-timed post!

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Melissa’s recent post at the Buzz Off reminded me about my favorite label maker company: Name Maker. It’s quite retro over there. Lots of cloth labels to sew into your kids’ clothes. Yes, it takes more work than Mabel’s Labels (which I also own) or using a Sharpie but there is something so pleasing when […]

Jun22

Why children should be muzzled, and other news.

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In the news this week! A Long Island couple might be going to jail. Why? Because their kids are too loud, silly. William and Rachel Poczatek have been charged with violating a noise code “usually reserved for ‘the shouting and crying of peddlers, hawkers, and vendors.’” In fact the noise was coming from their two […]

Jun21
The Best Children’s Clothing Labels: Good For Stuff, Bad For People.

The Best Children’s Clothing Labels: Good For Stuff, Bad For People.

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I got this letter in my imagination. Dear Melissa Summers, I have amazing news for you. You have won a summer worth of sleep away camp for both your children, all free of charge because this is your imagination. Now, how will you label their belongings so they come home with what they take with […]

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