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Whimsy Press makes some of my favorite paper goods ever in the history of paper goods. There is something about having a gorgeously graphic little notebook to make to-do lists and grocery lists and notes about work almost bearable and even a little wonderful. They make note cards, holiday cards, gift tags, and calendars, most with recycled and sustainable materials and all of them so cute. But now, to my great delight, they're offering a line of adorable things called "Mixed Greens," a collection of cards and wrapping papers and accessories made with certified Forest Stewardship Council paper, soy inks, organic and biodegradable cotton, compostable packaging. It's feel-good loveliness. And if you place an order by October 31, you get 20 percent off with the coupon code GREEN. Then write your mom and tell her you love her.
Use your Whimsy Press paper to create a happiness list--collecting together all in one place reminders of all the things that make you happy!
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We are living in uncertain times. And Crabkid feels it. She is full of tough questions and so she forces me to confront the big issues of the day, whether I'm ready for them or not, e.g., "How do you make a toilet?"
She asked me that at the crack of dawn last Friday. And at breakfast, "How do you make a spoon?" And walking to school: "How do you make a country?" When I was younger I used to laugh at my aunt when her little boys asked questions that made her scratch her noggin for half-baked answers: What do whales drink? Do fish sleep? It's a cute stage cute in kids, yes, but one doesn't feel quite as cute when after many years of living, one still can't spill the answers, or at least, not without some serious hemming and hawing.
After several slugs of coffee, I did manage to spit out something about "runny stuff in molds" for the toilet and spoon questions, but I know this is only the beginning of what is surely to be a long line of questions about the natural and man-madeRead More »from Crabmommy: Kid questions that crack you up (or put you in a daze)
- Glamour Magazine | Parenting – Mon, Nov 3, 2008 5:30 PM EST
Money may make the world go round-but in the face of the upcoming election, which candidate's economic spin best suits your family's needs? Here's how the nominees' plans compare.
--By JJ Ramberg and Jen Rogers
MCCAIN: The senator supports some changes to No Child Left Behind (NCLB) but would not call for increased funding. He supports providing school vouchers for families, which could financially assist parents who want to move their children from struggling public schools and which he believes will foster competition between schools. He also supports merit-based pay for teachers and bonuses for teachers working in troubled school districts.
THE BREAKDOWN: Families that can afford a portion of private- or parochial-school tuition might be able to use funds from their public-school districts to pay the rest of the costs.
OBAMA: The senator wants to reform NCLB by changing the solitary emphasis on standardized tests and putting more funds into the law. He intends toRead More »from Election Cheat Sheet: Which candidate's economic spin best suits your family's needs?
One of the weirder things about being a beauty editor is the perfect-looking people who consult you for solutions to their supposed beauty problems--even as you stand there gazing at them in disbelief. Such people are full of solutions they've already enacted, insisting that they would be completely disfigured if only they hadn't gotten "the problem" under control. But just because they're delusional doesn't mean they don't have great beauty tips:
Vaniqa: This prescription cream minimizes facial hair, and not one but two stunning friends of mine insist that this product is the only thing standing between them and an alternate destiny involving Trotsky's goatee.
Prescriptives AnyWear Multipurpose Makeup Stick. My former-model friend Christy whipped this cream foundation out of her purse one night on the way to dinner, smoothed it on till it was virtually invisible, and went suddenly from tired and blotchy to smooth, lovely perfection. Not that Christy can actually look bad,Read More »from Beauty confessions of the naturally gorgeous
So, I washed my favorite wool scarf this morning. I just scooped it up with a bunch of sheets, and what was once the best neck warmer of all time (a long, soft swath of wool in light brown with a subtle check) is now a fluffy, shapeless, short mess that smells like a wet dog. It is beyond a bummer. And, because it's already freezing outside, I need a replacement immediately. What to choose? Should I go boldly patterned? Something more salt-and-pepper '80s? Or a more classic and bookish version, like this muted plaid? Incidentally, if, say, I was still grieving and unable to let go, does anyone know any way to fix a washed wool scarf?
Had a fashion mishap? These simple tricks might just fix the problem.
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On the one hand, Halloween is all about the delicious, delicious candy. On the other hand, if you eat nothing except delicious, delicious candy, you will go into sugar shock and your heart will seize up and your eyes will roll back in your head, and in that condition, how can you eat even more candy? So I would suggest that maybe it is prudent to save a little room in your stomach and a little piece of your heart for actual, nutritious food. If you can make it Halloween-themed, it might even be just as good! Nearly.Read More »from Delicious: Celebrate Halloween in your kitchen
Heidi of 101 Cookbooks, a site that is as dear to our heart as candy, has pulled together a collection of Halloweenesque recipes from the misty, water-colored archives. Start with a roasted pumpkin salad, move on to Thai-spiced pumpkin soup, and then, who are we kidding? Back to the sugar, with caramel apples and pumpkin pies. You have to save some of that candy for the kids, right? But they can't have any pie.
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You can't allergy-proof your baby, but you may be able to reduce the likelihood of allergies developing.
The best predictor of whether a child will have food allergies is if her parents or siblings are allergic-not just to food, but to anything. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, if one parent has any kind of allergy, the estimated risk of the child developing allergies is 48 percent; the child's risk grows to 70 percent if both parents have allergies. So if they run in the family, you might want to take some steps to limit your child's exposure to common food allergens. Here are some recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP):
Don't eat peanuts during pregnancy: It's been shown to increase the incidence of peanut allergy in children. Studies are inconclusive regarding other allergens, such as eggs, milk, and fish--and given the essential role of these foods in providing balanced prenatal nutrition, no dietary restrictions areRead More »from Avoiding food allergies
Anyone who knows me well knows that one of my personal pet peeves is Daylight Saving Time (Rant Warning: I hate it! I hate that I have no choice in the matter! I hate that time is arbitrary! I hate that you're borrowing an hour in the fall that must be paid back in the spring! I hate that I have what is essentially a week of unnecessary jet lag twice a year! Hate! Ire! Contempt! Gah!). But one interesting component is that scientists have noted a reduction in heart attacks on the Monday following the switch in the fall. They theorize that fewer people are having MIs because they use their extra hour to get some extra shut eye.Read More »from Daylight Saving Time prevents heart attacks?
Here are 5 ways to get better sleep tonight!
Um, holy crap?!
Seriously, that's an impressive statistic on the power of sleep, and I'm kind of amazed that it's buried in a boring news item about Daylight Saving Time. An hour of extra sleep reduces heart attacks. Conversely:
...moving clocks forward in the spring appeared to have the opposite effect. There
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Here at Going Places, we can't get enough of Halloween. Since a night of neighborhood trick-or-treating just isn't enough to satisfy our desire for all things spooky, we found some great Halloween-themed events for this weekend. So, pick one of these destinations, hop in the car, and gear up the family for a haunted weekend getaway.
1. Haunted Happenings (Salem, Massachusetts): In this most bewitching of towns, take part in a "Witch Trial Trail," by hearing the story and witness the sites of the 1692 witch trials or just enjoy the costume ball and the live music. Going on now through November 2.
2. Country Mercantile Maze & Harvest Fun (Pasco, Washington): Come and celebrate the holiday with a straw bale maze, petting zoo, pumpkin patch, and hay rides. October 31, 9 am to dusk.
3. Boo at the Zoo (Sacramento, California): Dress up the kids in their costumes and bring them to the Sacramento Zoo for trick-or-treating, live entertainment, and spooky crafts. October 31, from 4:30Read More »from Top Five Halloween Events Across the Country