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Aug14
Back-to-School: PVC-Free School Supplies

Back-to-School: PVC-Free School Supplies

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lunchbag_lands_end.jpgAttention this school season is on sourcing toxic-free products for our children. Behold: The PVC-Free School Gear Guide which lists PVC-free school supplies by category, brand, and product-name.

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Aug12
Back-to-School Week: Staple-Free Staplers

Back-to-School Week: Staple-Free Staplers

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staple-free%20stapler.jpgThe thought of staplers and young kids is very scary. But, now I have come across a staple-free stapler. Go ahead and “staple” away.

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Aug12
Back-to-School Week: Smencils

Back-to-School Week: Smencils

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smencils_home_kit.jpgIf you’re like me and still have weeks to go before school starts, get your kids in the mood by crafting some of their own supplies. Look at these Smencils. They are gourmet scented pencils that kids make on their own.

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Aug11
Back-to-School Week: Sesame Street Sneakers

Back-to-School Week: Sesame Street Sneakers

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sesame%20street%20new%20balance%20sneaker.jpgToday starts the 39th(!) season of Sesame Street. My son and I spent hours going through video archives on YouTube. Now, he’s eager to wear his new Elmo sneakers. And, I am so happy that he’s not asking for Power Rangers.

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Aug11
Bite Me: Insect Repellents That Really Work

Bite Me: Insect Repellents That Really Work

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Bug Repellents That Really Work Hi Amy, So about this time of year, every year, I start to look like a leper. Why? Because apparently I was put on this earth to be a mosquito buffet. I’m not kidding — every time I go outside, I put on bug spray (I’m on my third different […]

Aug08

Only children: will they grow up to be selfish, lonely, self-centered, homicidal maniacs?

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Scott and I have been torturing ourselves over the question of trying again for a second child. We share an urge to embiggen the family, but we also like our little club just the way it is. Henry certainly seems happy enough on his own. True, he has occasionally asked for a little brother, but […]

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