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Sep07

Enough with the Crocs. Do you hear me? Enough!

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Maybe it’s end-of-summer fatigue, but I’ve had it with the sight of kids in Crocs. I was tired long ago of them on adults, but now my disgust has spilled over to the children. First of all, when they get encrusted with filth, as all children’s footwear do—especially by the end of summer—Crocs look especially […]

Sep06
They Grow Like Weeds: Best Growth Charts For Kids

They Grow Like Weeds: Best Growth Charts For Kids

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Right before we put our house on the market I had to paint over our door frame growth chart where we’d tracked our kid’s rapid (Maddie has the growing pains to prove it) growth over the last 8 years. I took pictures of it for the sake of the memories, but I wish we’d had […]

Aug31

In defense of Lauren Caitlin Upton.

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Oh, Lauren, Lauren, Lauren. I’m sorry, Lauren. The Internet can be so cruel. In case you haven’t seen this clip (And if you haven’t–really? You haven’t?) , during the Miss Teen USA pageant, Miss Teen South Carolina Lauren Caitlin Upton was asked the following question: “Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can’t locate […]

Aug23

IM IN UR GUVMINT/ MESSIN UP UR KEDZ INSHURINZ.

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Way back in 1997, the Clinton administration approved a program called State Children’s Health Insurance Program, or SCHIP. SCHIP is a partnership between federal and state governments that provides health insurance to children whose families make too much for Medicaid but too little for private insurance. The program was created to address the increasing numbers […]

Aug22
Trend Alert: Caplets for Girls

Trend Alert: Caplets for Girls

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So, I’ve been perusing the Back-to-School catalogs and am all giddy about this new trend: caplets or capes. True, I have a boy, but perhaps it’s a harbinger and I will see some on the women’s shelves this fall. The first is available at the Children’s Place for $19.50. The second lovely caplet is by […]

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