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Archive: July 20, 2008 - July 26, 2008

The Dangers Lurking in Pools

Four-year-old Rose Cozier is one of the lucky ones. Her arm got stuck in a backyard pool drain, but, as the girl turned purple and her eyes rolled back in her head, her mother was able to yank her out and the girl is recovering, according to CBS' The Early...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 25, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Moving: 719 Miles and a Million Questions

By Rebeldad Brian Reid Ten years ago, I moved to the Washington area with all of my possessions in a green Mazda 626. Since I arrived, I've moved four more times. The total distance of those four moves, put together, was less than seven miles. But a week from tomorrow,...

By Brian Reid | July 24, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (234)

The Perfect Water Bottle

I'm in search of the perfect kids water bottle. Durable. Spill-proof. Washable. Sippy cups were bad enough. Drop them, bang them -- in general, treat them like toddler boys -- and many would start to leak regularly. Usually, the leak-proof insert had simply dislodged. Um. Didn't they say that thing...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 23, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Barbie vs. Bratz

Business Week and others dubbed the court case the "Battle of the Dolls." And in Round 1, we had Mattel in one corner and MGA in the other. Mattel, otherwise known as Barbie's corporate parent, said MGA Entertainment -- Bratz' corporate parent, stole work that belonged to it. You see,...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 22, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (186)

The Cost of Child Care

Links: Child/Staff Care Center Ratios Allowed by State: http://www.nccic.org/pubs/cclicensingreq/ratios.pdf Google/NYT Story: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/05/business/05nocera.html?pagewanted=1&ei=5124&en=77aa1e331c0119e3&ex=1372996800&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink Definition: Family Licensed Child Care Homes http://www.nccic.org/pubs/cclicensingreq/definition-fcc.html

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 21, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (160)

 

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