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Archive: July 15, 2007 - July 21, 2007

Potter Mania

You might say that my sons were born to read Harry Potter. After all, their dad read them (and me) the Harry Potter books while I was pregnant. And now, as the last, long chapter of the series is about to hit our doorstep, I'm wondering when to start reading...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 20, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Will Barbie Recover?

Barbie is selling less in the United States these days. At least that's what the dolls' mom and pop company, Mattel, reported this week. But Mattel is hopeful the doll will recover now that she has an "online community." Ah, the new buzzwords: online community. Webkinz.com, the site tied to...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 18, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Do the Dutch Have It Right?

I love that a Time magazine article on children's happiness leads with a picture of a little sister pinching her brother's face. He's not crying in pain; instead, he seems to be having fun. Could that truly be real? I'm fairly certain that in my house such a picture would...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 17, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (87)

Manners -- Are They Really Forgotten?

According to Sierra on Friday in the comments, "Manners have been out of fashion for the past 30 years but I hear they are making a comeback. I only hope and pray it is soon." Sierra's not the only one to mention a lack of manners in kids these days....

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 16, 2007; 7:20 AM ET | Comments (183)

 

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