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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
Alpha mom? Slacker? Good Enough Mother?

Alpha mom? Slacker? Good Enough Mother?

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View Today Show segment here. My comments on this segment are here.

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 […]

Jun22

My Today Show appearance

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So, this morning I went back to The Today Show. Here’s a link to the video if you’re interested. Last time, I was on to discuss Alpha Mom as a consumer demographic that marketers are now coveting more than ever. True, moms have always been influential, but with advances in technology their ability to spread […]

Jun22
How To Clean a Hairbrush?

How To Clean a Hairbrush?

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Hello! Love the column! Obsessively dig through your archives whenever a new question occurs to me, usually on a Saturday night about an hour before I have to walk out the door to my next shindig, leaving not nearly enough time to go buy the recommended product or experiment with the latest featured hair styling […]

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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