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Just Say No to Branding the Tooth Fairy to Make Millions off our Kids



(Turns out The Real Tooth Fairies, LLC really didn’t want you to see their pitch to investors. Could they be ashamed? Six scantily clad censor fairies slipped a copyright claim under You Tube’s pillow and removed both the edited version and the original. Fortunately (but admittedly, not as much fun), there’s a transcript! Please click […]

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Good News: Scholastic Limits Corporate Sponsored Curriculum



I love sharing good news– because so much of what I cover is what plaques us:  problems with our food systems, chemicals in everyday products, the pollution of our air, water, soil and communities, the marketing of childhood….to name a few. When you doubt the power of real people– over massive multi-national corporations– it helps […]

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USA Today Series: Saving Childhood



Have you seen this great series, called Saving Childhood, out this week in USA Today? Journalist Liz Sabo takes on several key issues we discuss here regularly, including early puberty in girls, the sexualization and marketing of childhood, increasing rates of chronic childhood diseases, children spending less time outside, and less time and value for […]

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New Post on MightyNest: Baby Einstein Videos: Not so Brainy After All (Refunds and Deceptive Advertising)



Did you see this in the news last week? Here’s a post about the recent news of refunds for Baby Einstein DVDs. The link for information about how to get a refund is in the post, as well as some of the educational claims (which are completely untrue) that Baby Einstein has been making for […]

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Green Mama Activism (Obama’s Organic Garden, Sponge Bob, and Women’s Rights in Afghanistan)



How wonderful that our first lady is planting an organic garden, and limiting the conventional chemicals in planting and taking care of the white house lawn. Can you imagine anyone who would be against such a thing? Well, the chemical pesticide makers, of course! Mid America CropLife Association (MACA) actually sent an internal memo about […]

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