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Monthly Archive for June, 2012

Skating: A Skill Learned Alone

Both girls are in skating camp this week. Their regular camp doesn’t start until next month, so I signed them up at the local skating rink. It’s every day, 9:30 until 3:30. They spend a good portion of their time on skates, something that Little Girl did not know how to do. Okay, so the [...]

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I live in a unique community. About three or four blocks away there’s a little beach club. It’s not fancy or terribly expensive. In fact, it’s very, very reasonable. It costs about $1,000 per year, which for New York is downright cheap. I have friends who pay to “share” cabanas only a few miles away. [...]

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Triclosan is an antibacterial agent that’s found in antibacterial soap as well as mouthwash, toothpaste, toys, and lunch bags. It’s also found at higher levels in the blood of allergic kids, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, solidifying the fact that you really need to avoid the stuff — if you aren’t already. [...]

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Choosing Between Them

Thursday Big Girl had a spelling bee. She was one of three kids chosen to represent her class in a school-wide event. It was bad timing, though since Little Girl’s Tuesday/Thursday preschool moving up ceremony was at the same time. My husband (who works from home Thursdays) and I were forced to make a decision: [...]

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The Dog is Driving Me Nuts

We have a dog. She is cute. She’s quirky. (See above photo proof. What kind of dog regularly sleeps on its back?) She’s also really annoying sometimes. Since I’m the one who works from home, I am also the one who is taking her outside during the day. At night, I want to be able [...]

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I could come up with a great way to start this post, but Walt Disney Co. did a bang-up job with its own press release so I’ll let it tell its own story: Building on its landmark nutrition guidelines established in 2006, The Walt Disney Company [on June 5] became the first major media company [...]

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This weekend we cleaned the shed and the garage. We had tons of stuff that the girls outgrew including my pack-and-play, a Cozy Coupe, a toddler castle climber, a Wave Climber, and a small Tangled toddler table. I put it up on Craigslist, asking very reasonable prices for everything so it would sell quickly. As [...]

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