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Parenting
Apr18

When is it okay to lie to children?

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“The Easter Bunny’s not real, right?” Henry asked me one night. We had just finished reading a bedtime story, and had moved on to the bedtime deep philosophical discussion. Without thinking, I replied, “Nah.” He didn’t say anything. Crap, I thought. Had I made a grave error? I didn’t think much was at stake, when […]

Apr18
Lifegoggles Great Green Giveaway

Lifegoggles Great Green Giveaway

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lifegoggles.jpgLifegoggles is bringing attention to some of their favorite eco-friendly products with a big giveaway. Click on over and support the smaller green companies who typically don’t have the budgets to get your eyeballs.

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Apr11

What lessons do you want to leave your children?

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In September of 2006, Randy Pausch, a professor of computer sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is, plainly speaking, the worst kind to get: survival rates are extremely low, and the end usually comes within months of diagnosis. So when Professor Pausch was told in the summer of 2007 […]

Apr10
The Best of the Tooth Fairy

The Best of the Tooth Fairy

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Martha%20Stewart%20Tooth%20Bears.jpgEver wonder where the Tooth Fairy comes from? What’s the going rate for a lost tooth? Find out and let us know what the fairy pays in your ‘hood.

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Apr04

Kids and computers: is early exposure all that important?

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The other day, my husband expressed his concern that Henry is, at the tender age of 5 and a few months, a computer semi-illiterate. Surprising as this may be for the child of two parents who are on the computer almost all the time, Henry has little to no interest in the computer. He rarely […]

Mar28

The bullying epidemic

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The New York Times this week profiled Billy Wolfe, a high school sophomore who has been the target of emotional and physical abuse at the hands of his classmates. Three years ago, for whatever mysterious, cruel reason, the school bullies determined that he was unacceptable. Since then he has been beaten and terrorized, again and […]

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