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Treadmill Injuries on the Rise



I was saddened to read about the death of Mike Tyson’s daughter several weeks ago. The loss of a young child is a parent’s worst nightmare, and just reading about any loss such as this is heartbreaking. I paused as I read this post from New York Times health blog, Well, which explained an increase […]

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It’s about time: Toys R Us and Wal-mart step up toy safety standards–



I’ve always been quite skeptical and downright weary of big box stores, because of many, many reasons (most of which have been in the press in recent years). It’s not just that I don’t like being in large groups of people, under bright lights, with tacky music playing. It’s all the social and environmental reasons […]

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Tell Corporations How you Feel about Recalled Toys and Product Safety (and reform the CPSC while we’re at it)!



I recently discovered a fantastic non-profit group called Parents for Ethical Marketing. According to their website, PEM is…” is a new grassroots organization of parents and others concerned about corporate marketing practices directed at young children.” They have some sobering statistics about the media and raising kids on their homepage, and they have an exciting […]

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Worried about the Meat Recall in your Child’s School?



After my last post I was thinking about how I would be feeling if I had school age children who might have eaten some of the recalled meat (described first in this post, and then again in yesterday’s post below). I do know from reading the articles that thankfully no one has been sickened yet […]

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Get Recall Updates–



It is dizzying trying to keep up with all the toy and kid product recall updates. I find it all deeply disconcerting, a statement of our lack of connection to where most of our products come from, and a symbol of how powerful large corporations and their outsourcing has become. Here is an important link […]

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